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Just Announced: Doheny’s Driftwood Fest Featuring Chase Rice, Big & Rich

The hottest country crooners are back in play for the Driftwood Festival at...

Locals Rejoice: 230 Forest’s Happy Hour Blooms Again

If you’re a Laguna local, this might be the first week you’ve emerged from...

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion....

Harley plans uncommon guest experience for 370 Common’s former space

One of our most talented chefs in Laguna Beach, Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common...

Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet...

Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

This Wednesday afternoon, I decided on a very rare lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf...

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Chef Craig Strong Names New Restaurant, Menu

Chef Craig Strong Names New Restaurant, Menu

This press just in on Chef Craig Strong's move to the old Taverna location (See our initial breaking news story on July 3rd here.) Chef Craig Strong, after serving nine years as executive chef at award-winning Studio restaurant, is opening and cheffing his own...

Chef Ryan’s Fried Chicken Night: Perfect Summer Fare

Chef Ryan’s Fried Chicken Night: Perfect Summer Fare

As a dedicated foodie and restaurant reviewer, there’s nothing better in life than discovering a truly talented chef who doesn’t take himself (or herself) too seriously. When a chef takes the time to chat with you and proves more excited about creating amazing food...

Your Fortune Lies in the Grounds of Turkish Coffee – GG’s Bistro

Your Fortune Lies in the Grounds of Turkish Coffee – GG’s Bistro

For 14 years now, the two husband-and-wife teams of GG’s Bistro have managed to keep the life in the main level of this 540 South Coast Highway complex. GG’s Bistro came about when two brothers, Bulent and Ragip Gundogar, decided it was time to get out of their...

Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

If you’re a SoLag resident, your restaurant options are few and far between. So, when Coyote Grill closed down for a purported 6 weeks of renovation, we residents here had to face some tough questions: Do we move? If we don’t move, how do we survive the 6-week...

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World’s Largest Skim Contest, The Vic 2019, Returns Aug. 18th

World’s Largest Skim Contest, The Vic 2019, Returns Aug. 18th

In May this year, the Pros' United Skim Tour began 2018's seasonal run for the crown at a full-on gallop. The Tour hits both coasts, with Cabo San Lucas and Santa Cruz early in the season, followed by East Coast Outer Banks (NC) and Dewey Beach, Delaware continuing to...

Monthly Garden Walk a Unique Discovery of this Magical Town

Monthly Garden Walk a Unique Discovery of this Magical Town

Saturday morning, on a last-minute whim, I joined Ruben Flores’ monthly Garden Walk. Years ago, Ruben started the Garden Walk at his original location at Mountain and Coast Highway and continued the tradition after moving the nursery to North Laguna at Jasmine. I tell...

Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

My favorite weekly event at the Festival of Art? Easy. Thursday evening’s “Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate.” It's a great evening of wine and chocolate tastings, with great music to boot! I’m not sure that this event needs a lot of salesmanship. When you have art, live...

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

For 2018, the Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks show is once again originating from Monument Point at Heisler Park. Here’s the official scoop: Closures & Fireworks Schedule The Point itself will be closed the entire 4th of July day. And, at 5:00 p.m., the area of...

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Watch What You Do With That Tree!

Watch What You Do With That Tree!

The City of Laguna Beach recently adopted a Tree Removal Ordinance to establish protection of the urban forest in the City by requiring a permit be issued before the removal of private trees in three categories. This ordinance is in effect starting Thursday, July 26,...

Bluebird Park Summer Concerts 2018

Bluebird Park Summer Concerts 2018

Amidst all the bustle of mid-summer Laguna Beach, the Bluebird Park Summer Concert Calendar is rolling into play, and this year two weeks earlier than ever with an additional live music group added in. Each year on July and August Sunday evenings, our more southerly...

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Nine years ago, the vacant lot at the corner of Coast Highway and Eagle Rock in South Laguna was choked with weeds. At that time, owner Paul Tran gave written permission for the South Laguna Civic Association to install a Community Garden. Today, it is thriving with...

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live! presents a special fundraiser concert on Wednesday, April 25th, starring Leslie Lewis Paris Quartet, to support the non-profit's youth program Live! Music & Kids. Singer Leslie Lewis and pianist Gerard Hagen have been making beautiful music together...

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Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

This Saturday, August 11th, something really big will be swimming in our Laguna waters. All 32 of the Southern California Outrigger Paddling Clubs begin the most strenuous part of their summer season – the 9-man relay race – in the annual Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic...

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