| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Jack Archer spent most of his life as a businessman. He was 50 years old when he began to embrace his college minor and become a staple in the Laguna Beach art scene.
"At some point in your life, you have to realize what your passion is, and he [Archer]...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future.
"The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:32 AM
One in an occasional series of stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council and their endorsers.
The outdoor patio at Madison Square Garden & Cafe in Laguna Beach couldn't hold another person during Jon Madison's official campaign...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening. The next Art Walk is Thursday. Asterisk [*] denotes the participating galleries.
Dedicated shuttle service starts at 6:15 p.m. from the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In the year and a half I've been writing for the Coastline Pilot, nothing has generated more heat than my last column on safe biking and walking in the wake of John Colvin's senseless death. Hopefully that passion will show up at Tuesday's City Council...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.
Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall." To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The Festivals of Arts Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $90,000 in grants to nonprofits in Laguna Beach.
The recipients include the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach Live!, No Square Theater and the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has recommended a piece by two local artists who have a track record of creating public art to commemorate two police officers who died in the line of duty.
Commissioners voted Monday to recommend a work by Gerard...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Pamela Martinez approached Sarina Shohet with a proposition late last year.
"I said to Sarina, 'Can I give you a really difficult assignment?'" Martinez recalled. "She said, 'Yes.'"
Students in Martinez's Advanced Placement art class at Irvine-based...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Friends said Nina Fitzpatrick could light up a room when she walked in.
On Thursday night, those same friends and family paid tribute to the 22-year-old Costa Mesa woman, a senior at the Laguna College of Art + Design, by lining Laguna Canyon Road while...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Sometime ago I attended a City Council meeting to draw attention to a lighting issue.
Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church had installed some inordinately bright light fixtures on its remodeled parking lot. The folks at the church distinguished themselves...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach recently honored Makenna Pitz as Laguna Beach High School Student of the Month for March in the Performing Arts Department.
Makenna performed in the high school's "Guys and Dolls"...