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Get In Line for Starfish “Love Potion #10” – Two Days Only!

Ready to whip up some love in your life? Make a beeline to Starfish Asian...
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ROUX Closes, Chef Michael Leech Might Step In “Temporarily”

On Tuesday, ROUX Creole, the well-received new restaurant in Laguna Beach,...
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Acclaimed ROUX Chef Quits, ROUX Now Closed

ROUX Creole, the phenomenal new restaurant in Laguna Beach, has just lost its...
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3 Big Superbowl Parties: Just the Stats

Despite the fact that we’ve been seeing a lot of the New England Patriots in...
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66,000 Homeless in O.C. – National Innovators on Homelessness Issues are Here Feb. 8th

On Monday, Jan. 22nd, Orange County officials began clearing the homeless...
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Skyloft “Fancy Friday” event resurrects Frank Sinatra

Skyloft is re-introducing the classic “date night” with its new “Fancy Friday”...
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Best Food & Drink

7000-Pound Pizza Oven Shoehorns Its Way Into Slice

7000-Pound Pizza Oven Shoehorns Its Way Into Slice

I stopped in today at the Lumberyard and owner Cary Redfearn was grinning from ear to ear. It turns out his oven for his new restaurant across the street (Slice), arrived early Wednesday morning … via forklift. This 7,000-pound girl ain’t no ordinary pizza oven. She...

Fit to Be Fried at the OC Fair

Fit to Be Fried at the OC Fair

I’ve lived here 17 years without a single visit to the Orange County Fair. Fearing that the mere fact might physically force me out of California’s borders, I made a commitment to find my way there this summer. This year, the OC Fair rolls through Aug. 13th (next...

ROUX Bringing a Heap of N’Orleans Love on Aug. 15th

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 fave) Café Zoolu location. Completely remodeled from stem to stern in French quarter homeyness, and with an exciting menu based on authentic French Creole, ROUX is going to be a must-visit on...

Upcoming Events

“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....

Arts & Culture

One-of-a-kind holiday paintings in our sky

One-of-a-kind holiday paintings in our sky

During the holiday season in Laguna Beach, be sure to look UP to connect with the very roots of our fine city – nearly 400 hand-painted Holiday Palettes! As we all know, Laguna Beach was – and continues to be - one of the first and finest art colonies in North...

Support our Seals and Sea Lions With Holiday Gift Catalog

Support our Seals and Sea Lions With Holiday Gift Catalog

Before you rush out and finish all that holiday shopping, please remember that our own seal and sea lion hospital – Pacific Marine Mammal Center – offers quite a fun holiday gift catalog of all sorts of inventive gifts. Check it out at https://www.pacificmmc.org/store...

2nd Concert Added on Dec. 3rd – Jack Tempchin!

2nd Concert Added on Dec. 3rd – Jack Tempchin!

Eagles Famed Songwriter Set for Intimate Concert Dec. 2nd AND Dec. 3rd (second show just added!) Jack Tempchin and Glenn Frey were best friends for a long time before either became world-famous, Jack as a hit songwriter and Glenn, the founding member of the Eagles....

Where To Buy For The Most Difficult Person on Your List 

Where To Buy For The Most Difficult Person on Your List 

If you’re one of those gift-buying people who buys socks and coffee grinders for people at the holidays, this column is not for you. You’ll have absolutely no interest in going to Laguna Beach’s annual “Winter Fantasy Festival” on the Sawdust Festival grounds because...

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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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