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Harley Restaurant Officially Opened: Old Friends, New Chef, Creative Food

I so enjoy meeting new chefs of new restaurants in Laguna Beach … especially...

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

If you grew up in Laguna Beach or spend any time at the Orange Inn, chances...

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is...

Super “Heart” Fan? Win Tix to Nancy Wilson at KXMas Concert

KX 93.5 is looking for a lucky Heart super fan. Starting now until November...

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most...

Best Food & Drink

Locals Rejoice: 230 Forest’s Happy Hour Blooms Again

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 your home since the first week of June. I understand. I’ve harbored myself, too, in my South Laguna home, escaping when necessary to the south until the “all-clear” sirens began blaring from...

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion. Chef Maro (Mariano) Molteni is back in town AND looking for a new restaurant space to hang his chef’s hat. Last year in May, local favorite Maro Wood Grill suddenly changed ownership and Chef...

Gu Ramen Noodles Past 3-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach

Gu Ramen Noodles Past 3-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach

Three years ago just before the 4th of July, Gu Ramen Taps and Tapas quietly opened its doors in Laguna Beach. Well … they tried to be quiet. They didn't even have a sign up. But, their predictions that Laguna Beach needed a noodle shop proved true. In a matter of...

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Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

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...

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...

Arts & Culture

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Photo above: Crazy Rich Asians Production Designer Nelson Coates with the best-selling book author, Kevin Kwan If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm a crazy, adoring fan of Nelson Coates, a Laguna Beach resident who happens to be an uber-talented...

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...

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Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off on September 30th at the Tivoli Too Grounds. A 22-year tradition, this is one serious contest for pets (well, and maybe their owners) as pets participate in six...

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Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

This Wednesday afternoon, I decided on a very rare lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Clemente. As I sat there enjoying the ocean view, a giant “pirate ship” appeared from the south, winging its way on brisk winds toward the Dana Point Harbor. Ahhh! The Tall Ships are...

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Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

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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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