Business & Real Estate

Chamber to hold summer business mixer Thursday

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold the first of its summer business-networking mixers on Thursday at the Surf & Sand Resort,...

Share your views about downtown planning at public workshop

The city and urban planning firm MIG will host a public workshop on the Downtown Specific Plan update July 20 at the Laguna Beach...

City names winners of photo contest

City names winners of photo contest

Charlie Dickerson and Mitch Ridder took first place in the youth and adult categories, respectively, in the My Laguna photo contest.

Homes and businesses honored for outdoor art

A number of Laguna Beach home and business owners have been honored by the Laguna Beach Beautification Council for works of outdoor beauty...

Home of the Day: Resort-style living on a bluff in Laguna

Entered by a winding drive that leads over a wooden bridge, this contemporary-style estate has a resort atmosphere with an infinity-edge...

Club offers social spot for LGBT seniors

Club offers social spot for LGBT seniors

Designed to give senior members of the gay community a place to socialize, Club Q Laguna has been bringing people together for the past...

Tennis star Lindsay Davenport serves up Laguna home for $3.25 million

Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Lindsay Davenport has put her home in Laguna Beach on the market for $3.25 million.

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair, a nine-week summer art festival in Laguna Beach, will kick off its 49th year June 26.

Shop that fell into inventory controversy opens on Forest

Shop that fell into inventory controversy opens on Forest

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a men's and women's clothing...

City won't temporarily shut Forest Avenue after all

Forest Avenue will not be temporarily closed to cars, the Laguna Beach council decided Tuesday night, heeding business owners' concerns...

Laguna Open volleyball tournament draws a crowd — live and online

Laguna Open volleyball tournament draws a crowd — live and online

Laguna Open tournament director Kirk Morgan said he hadn't seen a crowd the size of the one gathered to watch the semifinal and final of the...

Amateur chefs get weekends to shine at pop-up restaurant

Amateur chefs get weekends to shine at pop-up restaurant

A pop-up restaurant is coming to Costa Mesa this summer, and it will offer a youthful twist.

Impact Giving to hand out $125,000 in grants

Impact Giving, a Laguna Beach-based women's collective, will give away $125,000 in grants Wednesday at the nonprofit's sixth annual awards...

Volleyball tradition meets modern as Laguna Open live-streams this weekend's 60th men's pro tournament

Laguna Open tournament officials emphasize tradition but also embrace change.

Workshop to focus on business owners' concerns

The city will hold its next Open for Business workshop June 18, according to a news release.

Laguna seeks photos for website

Laguna Beach is accepting photographs that represent the city for its new website, according to a news release.

Shirley's Bagels finally opens at new Laguna spot after wrangling with city

Shirley's Bagels finally opens at new Laguna spot after wrangling with city

After months of maneuvering through Laguna Beach parking requirements, Shirley's Bagels finally opened Friday in a new location..

Temporary street closure to test downtown plan worries some business owners

A Laguna Beach business owner has collected the signatures of at least 100 people who oppose a downtown street closure that was approved...

Tomatoes 101: Advice on growing more, better at workshop Saturday

Tomatoes 101: Advice on growing more, better at workshop Saturday

A tomato expert will offer tips on growing the fruit during one of the South Laguna Community Garden Park's most popular workshops Saturday.

Laguna art festivals passports available

The public can once again purchase a pass that grants admission to three Laguna Beach art festivals throughout the summer, according to a...

Kids learn in fun ways the seriousness of water conservation

Kids learn in fun ways the seriousness of water conservation

It wasn't all fun and games for the children of the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club on Thursday afternoon, but entertainment helped deliver a...

Time to register for summer recreation

Registration for Laguna Beach's summer recreation activities, camps and men's adult softball league is open.

Laguna halts new Airbnb-type short-term rentals for 45 days

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday declared a 45-day moratorium on new short-term rentals, becoming the latest Southern California...

Laguna officials' open house entertains and explains

Laguna Beach City Council members and representatives from every city department were on hand to speak with the public during an open...

Public invited to learn more about city departments

Laguna Beach will hold an open house May 16 to allow the public to ask questions of various department officials and meet City Council...

Founder of Nepali orphanage OK but struggling after quake

A Laguna Beach woman who spends time every year in Nepal overseeing the orphanage she founded is safe but facing hardship after Saturday's...

OCTA buys open space for preservation

OCTA buys open space for preservation

The Orange County Transportation Authority last week purchased 151 acres in Laguna Beach that will be protected as open space.

City shares its compost

Forty tons of compost will be available for Laguna Beach residents at the city's annual compost giveaway Saturday.

Wellness fair focuses on the holistic approach

Vicky Theris' brother died Thursday, so Friday's wellness fair at the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center arrived at an ideal time to...

Laguna chamber works toward inventory of vacant shops

Laguna chamber works toward inventory of vacant shops

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce officials have long dreamed about having an inventory of the city's vacant storefronts, and now they are...

Woman's Club welcomes new police chief

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will host a welcome event for new Police Chief Laura Farinella April 24 at the organization's headquarters.

City wants to raise your sewer rates over 10 years

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously supported raising customers' sewer bills each of the next 10 years to help repair aging...

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

A street-style taco catering company rooted in Orange County has chosen Laguna Beach for its first takeout store.

Nominations sought for Violet Richardson award

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is seeking nominations for the Violet Richardson award.

Kids get egg-cited

Kids get egg-cited

Twenty-five children with their parents descended on Lang Park in South Laguna Saturday for an Easter egg hunt hosted by Laguna Beach United...

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

The Arts Commission last month selected four artists to paint images of postcards that will hang on the Verizon building on Broadway Street,...

Thrift shop is a front for altruism

Thrift shop is a front for altruism

Linda Hogan-Estrada tries to greet every customer entering her South Laguna thrift and consignment store by saying, "Hi, welcome to...

Collection event nets tons of waste

Laguna Beach, partnering with trash disposal company Waste Management, gathered 13 tons of unwanted items such as paint, batteries, light...

Fund created in name of former mayor

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation recently created a memorial fund in honor of former Mayor Kathleen Blackburn.

Arts Commission announces banner painters

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has selected four artists to paint banners for display throughout the city during the summer.

Seasonal planting workshop Saturday

The South Laguna Community Garden Park will host a free seasonal planting workshop Saturday.

Chamber's Leadership Luncheon a time to share accomplishments

Business and nonprofit leaders will share achievements from the past year at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual Leadership...

Money workshops focus on seniors

Laguna Beach Seniorsand the Laguna Beach Community Foundation will host eight free workshops on money managment beginning April 3, according...

Off-season trolley service meets with success

Off-season trolley service meets with success

The number of passengers using Laguna's free trolleys exceeded the city's expectations during the first weekend of off-season service,...

Group sues Coastal Commission over work/live project

A group that opposed the artist work/live project in Laguna Beach Canyon — approved with special conditions by the California...

Clear skies and tradition mark annual parade

Clear skies and tradition mark annual parade

Laguna Beach partied with an Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer and a World War II pilot as the 49th Patriots Day Parade rolled through...

Digital visitors bureau One Laguna closing

One Laguna, a digital visitors bureau that opened last year in downtown Laguna Beach, has halted operations, the facility's founder...

Chamber to host labor-law workshop

Local business owners, managers and professionals can learn about employment pitfalls during a labor-law workshop March 12 hosted by the...

City ready for Saturday's Patriots Day Parade

City ready for Saturday's Patriots Day Parade

Blue skies are predicted this year for the 49th Patriots Day Parade, set for Saturday in Laguna Beach.

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