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Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin at Mozambique Dec. 2nd

Jack Tempchin and Glenn Frey were friends for a long time before either became...
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“The Voice” Taps Laguna Voice’s Janice Freeman for Its Monday Night Premier Show

On Monday night, Sept. 25th, more than 12 million viewers will be tuning in to...
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Former Jean Paul’s Goes Vietnamese … BLKdot Coffee … Mais Oui!

If you’re still mourning the departure of Jean Paul’s Goodies in Boat Canyon...
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Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017

  On Saturday, Oct. 7th , 25 of the country’s top “plein air” (meaning...
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“Rocktoberfest” Officially Launches Sept. 16th

While most folks think that Octoberfest begins in … ehrm … October, the event...
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Skyloft’s Beer Program Takes Top OC Honors

In a vote by beer enthusiasts everywhere, Laguna's Skyloft restaurant is now...
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Former Jean Paul’s Goes Vietnamese … BLKdot Coffee … Mais Oui!

Former Jean Paul’s Goes Vietnamese … BLKdot Coffee … Mais Oui!

If you’re still mourning the departure of Jean Paul’s Goodies in Boat Canyon because you miss our dear “Coffee Nazi,” I’m afraid to say … he’s still not coming back. There is, however, a bit of whip cream joy I can share in your otherwise dark espresso cloud: BLKdot...

Skyloft’s Beer Program Takes Top OC Honors

Skyloft’s Beer Program Takes Top OC Honors

In a vote by beer enthusiasts everywhere, Laguna's Skyloft restaurant is now ranked in the Top 3 Beer Programs in all of Orange County. Hundreds of people placed their votes with the esteemed "Golden Foodies" awards online. In late September, the crowning Beer Program...

Ain’t No Blues at ROUX!

Ain’t No Blues at ROUX!

Obviously, the tiny restaurant space at 860 Glenneyre Street has some serious mojo going on. For years the host to Michael and Toni Leech's well-loved Cafe Zoolu, she re-invented herself for a soft-opening last weekend with a soft-spoken Chef and a rowdy rabble of...

2017 Football Season, Skyloft is Ohio State Buckeyes’ Skybox

2017 Football Season, Skyloft is Ohio State Buckeyes’ Skybox

Yesterday, I was tooling down PCH when…What to my wondering eye did appear? A huge Ohio State flag on Skyloft rafters – right here… Last time I checked Columbus, Ohio was 2,250 miles from Skyloft’s front doors. And, there are at least 758 colleges in the U.S. that...

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“Rocktoberfest” Officially Launches Sept. 16th

“Rocktoberfest” Officially Launches Sept. 16th

While most folks think that Octoberfest begins in … ehrm … October, the event begins on the 3rd Saturday of September every year. Who gets to determine this date? Why, Munich, Germany, of course. Held annually in Munich, the world’s largest beet festival begins...

Ohana Fest is Back With Bigger Love

Ohana Fest is Back With Bigger Love

Last year, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the surfing world’s #1 surfer, Kelly Slater, decided to create a music festival at Doheny Beach - Ohana Fest - because they love surfing there and at nearby Trestles. The Fest was a giant success with more than 22,000 fans...

2017 Football Season, Skyloft is Ohio State Buckeyes’ Skybox

2017 Football Season, Skyloft is Ohio State Buckeyes’ Skybox

Yesterday, I was tooling down PCH when…What to my wondering eye did appear? A huge Ohio State flag on Skyloft rafters – right here… Last time I checked Columbus, Ohio was 2,250 miles from Skyloft’s front doors. And, there are at least 758 colleges in the U.S. that...

PMMC Helps Disentagle Humpback Whale

PMMC Helps Disentagle Humpback Whale

Many people know about our Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), our homegrown Laguna Canyon hospital for seals and sea lions. This year, the team at PMMC has rescued 111 sea lions, 53 elephant seals, four harbor seals, two Guadalupe fur seals, a dolphin and a turtle....

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Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin at Mozambique Dec. 2nd

Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin at Mozambique Dec. 2nd

Jack Tempchin and Glenn Frey were friends for a long time before either became world-famous, Jack as a hit songwriter and Glenn as an Eagle. Jack is celebrating that decades-long friendship - and many, many songs spooled between the two friends – with a special...

Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017

Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017

  On Saturday, Oct. 7th , 25 of the country’s top “plein air” (meaning “painting outdoors in natural light”) painters will descend on our lovely town for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017. I love the Laguna Beach Plein Air.  This is a nine-day event,...

Chef Debra Sims Exits Laguna To Pan for Gold at Prime

Chef Debra Sims Exits Laguna To Pan for Gold at Prime

The worst thing about being buddies with the great chefs of Laguna Beach? When they leave. When the great Chef David Fune exited Splashes a couple years ago, I was inconsolable for weeks. (I might still be inconsolable, now that I think about it.) When Chef Camron...

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Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017

  On Saturday, Oct. 7th , 25 of the country’s top “plein air” (meaning “painting outdoors in natural light”) painters will descend on our lovely town for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational 2017. I love the Laguna Beach Plein Air.  This is a nine-day event,...

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Ain’t No Blues at ROUX!

Obviously, the tiny restaurant space at 860 Glenneyre Street has some serious mojo going on. For years the host to Michael and Toni Leech's well-loved Cafe Zoolu, she re-invented herself for a soft-opening last weekend with a soft-spoken Chef and a rowdy rabble of...

read more

Ohana Fest is Back With Bigger Love

Last year, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the surfing world’s #1 surfer, Kelly Slater, decided to create a music festival at Doheny Beach - Ohana Fest - because they love surfing there and at nearby Trestles. The Fest was a giant success with more than 22,000 fans...

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