This is as close as we can come to actually singing to our readers on their birthdays! 

We’d love to include yours – and/or your children’s birthdays here.

Just email to:

lynette@stunewslaguna.com

 

Celebrate and enjoy your

birthday!

 

March 21

Ed Smith

Kim Ressler

Lauran Roberson

Michael Dean

 

March 22

Chad Lane

Charles Michael Murray

John Gustafson

Michele Oliver Hall

Tommy Benson

 

March 23

 

March 24

Cathy Nokes

Charlotte Gulley

Christin Milan

Jenny Schmitz

Jim Schmitz

Laura Law

 

March 25

Britany Michaels

Bryan Gianesin

D’Anne Purcilly

Jason Farris

Julie Daw

Suzanne Redfearn

 

March 26

Gilles Sensenbrenner

Jeanette Cotinola

Lee Field

Rachiel Macalistaire

Robert Hansen

 

March 27

Annamaria Pope

H Charton

Laura Bailey

Paul Laos

Sound Spectrum

Faves

 

1.Shins, Heartworms

2. Ed Sheeran, Divide

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3. Thievery Corporation, The Temple Of I & I

4. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

5. The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Monolith Of Photos

6. Ryan Adams, Prisoner

7. Depeche Mode, Spirit

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8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

9. Ty Segall, Ty Segall

10. La La Land, Soundtrack

11. Deadmau5, W:2016 Album

12. Elbow, Little Fictions

13. Tycho, Epoch

14. The XX, I See You   

15. Flaming Lips, OCZY Mlody

16. Lady Gaga, Joanne

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17. Bruno Mars, 24k Magic

18. Neil Young, Peace Trail

19. Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesom

20. John Legend, Darkness & Light

Since 1967

1264 S. Coast Hwy494-5959

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New Blue Bell Gardens will soon bring natural beauty to the Canyon, delighting cats and residents alike

Work has begun on a landmark new project in Laguna Canyon, Blue Bell Gardens, the brainchild of Jeff Zakaryan, volunteer advisory board chairman of the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, and a concept happily embraced by Susan Hamil, chairwoman of the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats. 

The beautiful future “pocket park,” which will be a great resource for the Canyon, is strongly supported by community leaders including Ruben Flores of Laguna Nursery, Jorja Puma, immediate past president of the Laguna Beach Garden Club, Josh Brown of Native West Landscapes, the Laguna Beach Beautification Council, and Jon Madison of Madison Square Café and Gardens. 

Recently the project also received a Community Assistance Grant from the City.

“Blue Bell Gardens will surround the area around the Blue Bell Cat Retirement Sanctuary with beauty at last, after the devastating flooding and mudslides of December, 2010,” Hamil said. “This project will create and sustain a rich, native habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and lizards, enhance the ecology and conserve water through intelligent use of natural resources.”

Native West Landscapes has already begun working on the paths and first few plantings. They specialize in creating sustainable gardens with plants and flowers, native to California that need the minimum amount of watering.

The work on Blue Bell Gardens begins, slowly but surely

The completed project, which Flores has described as a future “…jewel of the Canyon,” will feature 13 unique gardens on the property. Beyond giving the cats in their (safe) cottage home a great view of local wildlife and insects, and many new scents to savor, Blue Bell Gardens will provide a serene horticultural oasis. 

In time Blue Bell Gardens will feature the work of local artists and offer horticultural education programs for residents and local school children.

As a way to raise funds - $17,500 is needed to complete the gardens by the end of 2016 – Blue Bell is offering opportunities to sponsor individual gardens for a tax-deductible contribution of a minimum of $2,500. 

Six of the gardens have already been reserved. Sponsors include Ann and Charlie Quilter, the Birdhouse Village; Barb and Jeff Zakaryan, the Blue and White Floral Garden; Dr. Ned Momary, the Orchard; the Laguna Beach Garden Club, the Monarch Butterfly Garden; Native West, the Canyon Road Garden; Visionscape/Laguna Nursery, the Blue Native Garden; Jan Hobbs, the Cat Nip Garden; and Massen Greene Foundation, the Blue Grow Succulent Garden.

 

Excited and talented volunteer Lisa Villela is already painting birdhouses even though the final design of the Birdhouse Village is still being decided

The Blue Shade, Blue Glass, Mourning Dove, and Blue Flower gardens are still available for sponsorship of $2,500 or above, along with Meow Meadow and a few others. Each garden will have a personalized market recognizing the benefactor, if desired. 

Sponsor and hard-working volunteer Zakaryan said, “We are passionate about the Blue Bell Cat Retirement Sanctuary, which provides a unique and loving home for beloved cats. Given its long history in Laguna we also feel the Blue Bell Gardens project will inspire others – in large and small ways – to enhance and preserve the precious natural resource we all enjoy in the Canyon.”

The Blue Bell Cat Retirement Sanctuary offers loving and compassionate life-long care for cats whose owners can no longer care for them.

To learn more about Blue Bell or to donate, visit www.bluebellcats.org or contact Jeff Zakaryan directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 949-290-6356.

Laguna Craft Guild takes place March 26 on Main Beach

Come on down to the Laguna Craft Guild art show located on the cobblestones of Main Beach Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to sundown. As always, this event is free.

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Laguna Craft Guild takes place Sunday March 26 on Main Beach

There are more than 30 different artists exhibiting unique and handmade arts and crafts, including painters, glassblowers, textile artists, potters, jewelers, & lots of others.

Bring friends, family, and dogs. For more information, visit www.lagunacraftguild.org.

Laguna Beach Books

Bi-weekly Bestsellers

Novels

Exit West by Mohsin Hamad

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

Non-Fiction

The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

Children’s Books

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Egg by Kevin Henkes

My Fabulous Fairy Tale Collection

Staff Recommendation

Hello World by Jonathan Litton

 

1200 S Coast Hwy

949.494.4779

www.lagunabeachbooks.com

Sawdust Studio Art 

The Sawdust Art Festival, in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach, offers some exciting new classes to the Award-Winning Sawdust Studio Art Classes’ schedule for 2016.

The year-round art education program includes special classes in glass, fused glass, jewelry and ceramics.

Call 494-3030 for information and to reserve a class.

Students may register for all classes online or by calling 494-3030. 

Visit the website at: 

http://www.sawdustartfestival.org/studio-classes

 

Class Schedules

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Thursday, Mar 23

6 p.m.

More Torch Enameling

7 p.m.

Palm, Palm, Palms!

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Friday, Mar 24

1 p.m.

Watercolor & Ink Travel Journal Workshop

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Saturday, Mar 25

10 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

Glassblowing

10 a.m.

Jeweler’s Saw

1 p.m.

 Oil Painting

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LBHS Schedules

Varsity

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Tuesday, March 21

Boys Golf

Costa Mesa @ Ben Brown’s – 2:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis

Dana Hills – 3 p.m.

Boys Baseball

Godinez – 3:15 p.m.

Girls Sand Volleyball

El Toro @ Main Beach – 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 22

Boys Tennis

@ Saddleback – 3 p.m.

Coed Swim

Calvary Chapel – 3:15 p.m.

Boys Baseball

@ Warren – 6 p.m.

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Thursday, March 23

Coed Track

Godinez – 3 p.m.

Girls Softball

@ Bolsa Grande – 3:15 p.m.

Girls Sand Vollyeball

JSerra @ Main Beach – 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

@ Calvary Chapel – 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, March 24

Coed Track

@ Mt. Carmel Invite - TBA

Boys Baseball

@ Costa Mesa – 3:15 p.m.

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Saturday, March 25

Coed Track

@ Mt. Carmel Invite - TBA

Coed Swim

@ Mission Viejo Invitational - TBA

Girls Softball

@ Costa Mesa Tournament – TBA

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Lynette Brasfield is our Managing Editor.

The Webmaster is Michael Sterling.

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Allison Rael, Barbara Diamond, Diane Armitage, Dianne Russell, Laura Buckle, Maggi Henrikson, Marrie Stone, Samantha Washer and Suzie Harrison are staff writers.

Barbara Diamond, Dennis McTighe, Diane Armitage, Laura Buckle and Suzie Harrison are columnists.

Mary Hurlbut, Scott Brashier, and Aga Stuchlik are the staff photographers.

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