BB King is looking for a harmonious new home; right now is feeling the blues

BB King, our Pet of the Week, is a black neutered male terrier mix, 10 months old. He loves other dogs and people, so any home is fitting for him. 

Also, BB King is very playful and has lots of energy. Currently, he is in need of a new owner, and is hoping someone will come visit him and bring him in. Nancy Goodwin, shelter director, hopes to see him adopted as soon as possible. 

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BB King is looking for a home fit for a king 

The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter adoption procedures are designed to make sure that both the potential family and the animal adopted are in the very best situation possible. Due to their approach to adoption, their return rate is five percent as compared to the national return rate of fifty percent.

The LB Animal Shelter is located at 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd. Call (949) 497-3552 or go to the website for information on adoption procedures: www.puplagunabeach.org/our-pets.php.

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!

 

April 20

Bo Powell

Brian Seveland

Danielle Fendon

Olando Edie

Tristan Abel

Troy MacDonald

Wendy Goldberg Grand Pre

 

April 21

Bill Hoffman

Cindy Mastagni

Dottie Spisak

Ernest Hackmon

Karen Lindekugel

Lucas Rise

Miriam Eaton

Silvia Colladay

Sam Dowell

 

April 22 

Barbara Easley

Devylee Lloyd

Karen Rasmussen

Mary Ferguson

Mike Hilburn

Ryan Clark

 

April 23

Bolton Colburn

Lisa Lawn

Shannon Higuera

 

April 24

Ari Novick

Bara Waters

Christina Lomonaco

Don Suskind

Gina Waggener

Karl Weber

Marcia Yury

Susie Jaqua

Terri Johnson


Sound Spectrum

Faves

 

1. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Greatest Hits

2. Grateful Dead, Live

3. Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides Of The Sky 

4.The Decembrists, I’ll Be Your Girl

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5. Jack Kerouac, Blues and Haikus 

6. King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland 

7. David Byrne, American Utopia 

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8.Ty Segall, Freedom’s Goblin 

9. MGMT Little Dark Age 

10. Sublime, Robin The Hood

11. Beck, Colors

 

Since 1967

1264 S. Coast Hwy

949-494-5959

Time to visit the Laguna Craft Guild Show this Sunday from 9 a.m. to sundown

On Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to sundown, a small group of local Laguna Beach artists will sell handmade goods on the Main Beach cobblestones. 

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Fun on Sunday at the Craft Guild Show

“You will find many of us at the Sawdust Art Festival. Our show is very special and what better way to spend a Sunday strolling along the boardwalk with friends, family, and pets while gazing at the ocean,” organizers note. “There are always many treasures to be found at our show, you really never know what you’ll find - It’s kind of like looking for that perfect seashell along the shore line.”

Visit www.lagunacraftguild.org for more information.

Mystery boxes, art auction, and modern dancing at Mystery Box Event at Virga Gallery this Saturday

A Mystery Box Event party at one of Southern California’s most beautiful locations, Virga Gallery, will be held this Saturday, April 21 from 6 - 9 p.m. Each hour, seven of 21 mystery boxes will be given out, each of which holds a unique surprise gift.

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Work by A Tarman

There will be wine and light appetizers, an exciting fine art auction of Virga’s incredible figure paints, A Tarman’s inspiring abstract realism, Elena’s contemporary abstracts, and seven other exceptional artists’ work on display. At 7 p.m., there will be an auction of selected art. 

A portion of the auction proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

 “Why Not” by Elena Anaya

Elena Anaya says, “Painting moves me. It comforts me, energizes and brings me peace. I am so grateful to my family and friends that support me and my work.” 

The gallery will also feature a modern dancer, Courtney Lapenta, improvising dance movements inspired by the gallery’s paintings.

Virga Gallery is located at 305 N Coast Hwy. Call (949) 338-0554 with questions.

For more information, go to www.virgaart.com.

 Volume 10, Issue 32  |  April 20, 2018                                       


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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.

Library Events

April

Month of April (ongoing)

20th Annual Community Poetry Contest, in memory of John Gardiner

During the month of April, which is National Poetry Month, Laguna Beach Library presents its 20th Annual Poetry Contest, this year dedicated to the memory of John Gardiner, Laguna Beach’s legendary poet. Last year, he served as Master of Ceremonies at the winners’ reception, where he hosted a public reading of winning poems from the community poetry contest.

The theme is “Seascape Sonnets,” and entries will be accepted from April 1 - 30. This event is for all ages, and there will be winners in all categories. Winning poets will be notified by late May. Original poems cannot be returned. Courtesy of Friends of Laguna Beach Library, prizes of $25 - $100 gift certificates will be awarded.

 

Sat, April 21

Children’s Craft Open House

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Get creative! Let your imagination run wild! Children under 12 are encouraged to come to the library during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make fun and creative seasonal crafts. Adult supervision is recommended.

 

Mon, April 23

Third Street Writers Group Ink 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support. This is not a workshop for beginners. Please contact the library for additional information.

 

Tues, April 24

Crazy 8’s Math Club

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Crazy 8’s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! This is an 8-week program for K-2nd grade. The club will meet once a week for one hour. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. 

 

Wed, April 25

Pre-School Playtime

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Calling all pre-schoolers and toddlers! You are invited to enjoy our new Wednesday storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplay, dancing and more will encourage a love of books and learning in a fun and interactive environment. Come for the stories and stay for playtime afterward.

 

Thurs, April 26

Family Storytime

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Welcome to the Peapod Academy. Join some of the cutest babies, toddlers, & preschoolers in town and adults of their choice at the Library. Little peas will enjoy books & storytime, songs & music, fingerplays, movement, hands on activities, arts & crafts, and other cadets. Each week has a different theme. Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills. No preregistration required.

 

Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.

www.ocpl.org

949-497-1733

  Laguna Beach Books

Bi-weekly Bestsellers

 

Novels

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 

Varina by Charles Frazier

 

Non-Fiction

Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff & David Corn

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

 

Children’s Books

The Coral Kingdom by Laura Knowles

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate

Alabama Spitfire by Bethany Hegedus 

 

Staff Recommendation

Lonely Planet Atlas of Adventure

 

1200 S Coast Hwy

949.494.4779

www.lagunabeachbooks.com


Beer and Hymns brings music to Laguna Beach United Methodist Church to celebrate Earth Day, April 22

In celebration of Earth Day, Chad Markley and Kristen Howerton, from Beer and Hymns OC, will bring toe-tapping hymns to Laguna Beach United Methodist Church at its Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. service.  

Markley and Howerton helm the group that conducts singalongs on Sunday nights in Costa Mesa. They will lead the congregation in singing during worship. And, although they will be offering hymns without beer, they also will perform during a BBQ following the service.

Chad Markley and Kristen Howerton

In addition, the children of the church will recognize Earth Day, as they will be led on a short nature walk during Sunday School time by local ecologist Jen Kucera Rothman, the director of Children and Youth Ministries at LBUMC.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service and the BBQ. Laguna Beach United Methodist Church is located at 21632 Wesley Dr, up the street from the Gelson’s shopping center.  

For additional information, go to www.lbumc.org or contact Pastor Lynn Francis at pastorlynn@lbumc.org or Donna Feeney at feeney@aol.com.

Chabad Jewish Center offers course that explores six of life’s most intriguing questions; begins May 2

Beginning on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center will be offering What Is? Rethinking Everything We Know about Our Universe, a fascinating new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

What Is? explores six of the most intriguing questions that have ever challenged mankind: Is the world real? Is time travel possible? Why does evil exist? Who is God? What is consciousness? Are we bound by fate?

“I find that many people are looking to deepen their experience of life,” said Rabbi Gorevitch. “This JLI course invites participants to live more deeply, by deepening their thinking, insight, and awareness of the fundamentals of life and of our universe.”

Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

For more information or for interested students, call (949) 499 0770 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration. Chabad is located at 30804 S Coast Hwy.

April 26 and 29 one-of-a-kind art jewelry and clothing sale by Carole Zavala

Carole Zavala of CZ Jewelry Designs and Kim Maxwell of Faye Maxwell have a California Boutique special showing and sale on April 26 and 29 at Carole’s home.

“I hope that you can join us for this clothing and jewelry show at my beautiful apartment here in Laguna Beach. I’m moving in mid-May to Laguna Woods, so this will be my last Laguna party and a chance to enjoy this great space,” says Zavala.

Laguna Beach artist Carole Zavala

There will be brand new designs and merchandise, including the “Ocean Breezes” line of clothing and accessories, and Laguna Beach artist handmade jewelry. These will be original designs – not found in stores.

The event is from 4 – 7 p.m. on April 26, and from 1 – 4 p.m. on April 29, located at 330 Cliff Drive, Apt. 303.

There will be champagne, wine and treats. Credit cards are welcome.

For information and to RSVP, call (949) 683-0433 or email czavala831@gmail.com.


LBHS Schedules

Varsity

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Friday, April 20

 Boys Tennis

@ San Juan Hills (Dana Hills TC)

3 p.m.

 

Girls Swim

@ Foothill (Prelims)

3 p.m.

 

Girls Softball

@ Saddleback – 3:15 p.m.

 

Boys Baseball

@ Saddleback – 3:30 p.m.

 

Coed Track

@ Mt. SAC – TBA

 

Girls Lacrosse

@ El Dorado – 4:30 p.m.

 

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Saturday, April 21

Coed Track 

@ Mt. SAC – TBA

 

Coed Swim

@ Foothill (Finals)

10 a.m.

 

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