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7000-Pound Pizza Oven Shoehorns Its Way Into Slice

I stopped in today at the Lumberyard and owner Cary Redfearn was grinning from...
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Nationally Renowned Artist G. Ray Kerciu Hosts Reception Aug 12th

Celebrate Five Decades of Art with G. Ray Kerciu on Saturday, August 12, from...
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Fit to Be Fried at the OC Fair

I’ve lived here 17 years without a single visit to the Orange County Fair....
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ROUX Bringing a Heap of N’Orleans Love on Aug. 15th

The long-anticipated ROUX is opening on Tuesday, Aug. 15th at the old (local...
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PMMC Helps Disentagle Humpback Whale

Many people know about our Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), our homegrown...
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No! This Restaurant is NOT Closing! Wine Gallery Laguna Better Than Ever

You know what I love most about you readers? When you hear of a restaurant...
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Best Food & Drink

August’s Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Tickets NOW on Sale

August’s Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Tickets NOW on Sale

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is a newbie to Orange County, but it’s going to be a world-class classic! Set for August 19th and 20th at the Newport Dunes, and featuring more than 100 food, wine and cocktail stations from the foodiest of foodie chefs at...

Get Your Famous Recipe Published and Created at Skyloft with GiveDish

Get Your Famous Recipe Published and Created at Skyloft with GiveDish

Everyone I know has at least one “famous” recipe they’re asked to pull out for every family and friend gathering. My friend, Lisa, makes a killer filet of roast. My friend, Rhonda, makes a decadent crock pot potato dish, and my buddy, Rob, cooks up the best buttermilk...

Mozambique and Skyloft Expand Safe Ride Shuttle Fleet

Mozambique and Skyloft Expand Safe Ride Shuttle Fleet

In 2003, when Restaurateur Ivan Spiers took on the crumbing remains of Tortilla Flats with plans for a complete renovation, we knew we had a serious contender in town. He wasn't interested in trying a concept in a half-renovated space to see if it would catch on - he...

“Parallel” In Play as 370’s Chef Ryan Adams Opens New Restaurant

“Parallel” In Play as 370’s Chef Ryan Adams Opens New Restaurant

This week, it seems I’m on the subject of great Laguna Beach chefs finding new restaurant space to the south of us. Last week, Chef Rainer Schwarz opened his latest addition, Hendrix, in Ocean Ranch next to the Cineapolis theater. This week, Chef Ryan Adams of 370...

Upcoming Events

3 Cities Connect 5 Trolley Systems For Our 2017 Summer Fun

3 Cities Connect 5 Trolley Systems For Our 2017 Summer Fun

The summer season is officially here and it’s bloomin’ trolleys! Each year – and thanks to Laguna taking the lead years ago with its enormously successful trolley program - it seems that one more city jumps into the trolley trend. 28 Miles of Trolley Trolling Now, you...

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017

For 2017, 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 noon, the area of...

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017

The giant Dana Point 4th of July fireworks show originates from Doheny Beach, and is certainly one of the most spectacular shows in Orange County. Doheny Beach and the Dana Point Harbor fill in quickly on 4th of July morning, so get an early start! You may walk into...

Arts & Culture

Upcoming Fete de la Musique: One BIG Music Party

Upcoming Fete de la Musique: One BIG Music Party

For years now, Laguna Beach has participated in the worldwide party, Fete de la Musique, and for year now, many Laguna residents have no idea what it really is. It’s BIG music party, man! One the same day of the year – June 21st - more than 550 cities worldwide...

Stu Saffer and My History of Newspaper Editors

Stu Saffer and My History of Newspaper Editors

Editor's Note: Stu Saffer, the Publisher of StuNewsLaguna, passed away on Saturday. May 20th. I felt I owed him some love for all the great breaks he's given me over the years. This was the column I published in StuNews that following Friday.   I was born a...

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