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  • Youmans: 'Shrek' visually, technically stunning

    A life-sized storybook unfolded on Tuesday night as "Shrek the Musical" opened in Orange County. Everyone's favorite ogre appeared on the stage, bigger and greener than ever, but the stunning visual representation masked a lackluster composition. "Shrek...
  • Our Laguna: Race toward annual classic car show

    Classic and classy cars will be on display from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the Festival of Arts grounds and across the street in the city parking lot. Proud owners had entered 175 distinguished vehicles in the eighth annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show...
  • Greeting life on his own terms

    Greeting life on his own terms
    On a recent weekday morning, Michael Minutoli rolled up to the Main Beach boardwalk on his bike, Starbucks cup in hand, and said "hello" to people sitting on the benches. Those who didn't know Minutoli, wearing an "I Love LB" sweatshirt and pink...
  • Our Laguna: Local authors featured at Friends of the Library event

    Writers are not always the most articulate speakers, but the two featured authors at the Friends of the Library annual dinner at Aliso Creek Inn on Oct. 27 are graced with both talents. Ed Kaufman, author of "From Monks to Mountain Gorillas," and Phil...
  • Hansen: Musicians sing the blues

    We generally like our music uplifting, but for local musicians sometimes life gets in the way. Whether it's the piano player at French 75 or the reggae-fueled singer at Mozambique, the glamour of playing night after night takes its toll. Divorce,...
  • On Theater: Solo shows shone at Playhouse

    On Theater: Solo shows shone at Playhouse
    Of the seven productions staged during 2011 at the Laguna Playhouse, four of them featured one-person casts. And two of these surged to the front ranks as this column's choice for the theater's best shows of the year. Both "Shirley Valentine" and "This...
  • Our Laguna: Looking ahead to their greatest hits

    "Lagunatics," which wound up its 19th season with a gala performance Oct. 30, is already looking ahead to the 20th anniversary of the "Roast of the Coast," which will reprise the greatest hits in the show's history. Everybody has a favorite they would...
  • Rug store owner accused of sexual attacks out on bond

    A Laguna Beach rug store manager accused of multiple sex crimes has been out on bond since Halloween. According to court records, Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan, was released at 11:42 p.m. Oct. 31. The 53-year-old is accused of crimes against 11 women and...
  • Our Laguna: Color the Festival of Arts black

    For the 10th straight year, the festival stayed out of the red, drawing crowds to the art exhibits and events on the grounds and to the Pageant of the Masters. The financial and popular success of the season was announced at the annual membership meeting...
  • Editorial: Go back to Thanksgiving's origin

    Almost 391 years ago a band of 53 pilgrims, who were refugees from religious persecution in Europe, sat down to eat a Thanksgiving meal on the third Thursday in November in Plymouth, Mass. They were the survivors of the Mayflower, a ship carrying some 100...
  • Our Laguna: Snapshots of the news in 2011

    Laguna Beach began 2011 by digging itself out of the mud. Homes, art studios, businesses, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and the Anneliese School suffered damage and destruction in the December 2010 rainstorms. Recovery was on everyone's mind. Outgoing...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: Thoughts turn to gratitude

    "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." —Melody Beattie * There is a lull in the patter of rain on the roof. A mournful hoot sounds from the owl residing in a nearby tree. On this wintry-...