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!

 

November 14

Api Weinert

Laura Parisi

Susan Hough

 

November 15

Alison Brown 

Annette Modica-Malinowski 

DeAnna DiFavio 

Eva Evans 

Gene Felder

Holly Morrell 

Mark Dressler 

 

November 16

Brian Cuddy

Mario Romero

 

November 17

Alina Pavlenco Corbeanu

Josef Wojtkow

Kristie Carsten-Hensley

Lauren Crowley

Thomas Hale

 

November 18

Barrie Egan

Bobby Navarro

Kate Buckley

Rich Pederson

 

November 19

Angie Miller

Courtney Finn

Dave Kiff

John Wagner

Kristi Deutsch

Lauren Howell

Moorea Howson

Phil Falcetti

Spence Hurlbut

Tina Marquette

 

November 20

Bolette Albertsen

Kay Metis

Marni Spencer-Devlin

Meghan McManus

 

November 21

Barbara Nolan Reynolds

Jennifer Morris

Noella Pickett

Sound Spectrum

Faves

 

1. War on Drugs, Deeper Understanding

2. Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely hearts Club 50th 

3. Lana Del Rey, Lust For Life

4. Cage The Elephant, Unpeeled 

5. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, Self Titled

6.George Thorogood, Party Of One

7. Arcade Fire, Everything Now

8. Haim, Something To Tell You 

9. Chainsmokers, Memories: Do Not Open

10. Foster The People, Sacred Hearts Club

11. Lorde, Melodrama

12. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN

13. Manchester Orchestra, A Black Mile To The Surface

14. Imagine Dragons, Evolve

15. Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip (S.T.) 

16. Mac DeMarco, This Old Dog

17. Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up

18. John Mayer, The Search For Everything

19. Phoenix, Ti Amo

20. Violent Femmes, 2 Mics & The Truth

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Cinderella’s stepmother spills the beans on the new production

Special feature by Carmen Fernandez, LBHS senior

Our cast is thrilled to see all of its hard work come to life when our magical production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” opens this weekend. This show, which is based on the classic fairytale, champions the idea of self-empowerment while throwing in a bit of humor and lots of fun. 

I am a currently a senior at Laguna Beach High School and play the role of the stepmother. I’ve been a part of the drama department since my freshman year. I’m so glad that my last musical performance as a Park Avenue Player will be this production of Cinderella. Not only is the show beautiful both visually and musically; but all of the cast members and directors are incredibly talented. This has culminated in what is likely one of the most stunning shows that the high school has ever produced. 

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Photo credit: Kalani Gee

L-R: Bayley Thomas (King Maximillian); Jordan Burton (Queen Constantina); Hunter Mills (Prince Christopher); and of course, the glass slipper

The cast alone is made up of almost fifty students, comprised of not only high schoolers, but also younger children from the Laguna Beach elementary and middle school. “These kids are just little bundles of joy,” says Jordan Burton, who plays Queen Constantina in the show.  “The age range is from around six to eleven or twelve, and they are so excited.” 

Many of those participating in and working on the show feel that the cast is not only incredibly talented but also has great chemistry. Wyatt Shipp, who plays the Royal Steward agrees, saying that “This has been one of the best casts. They have [been growing] ever since the beginning of the rehearsal process and have really skyrocketed to the top.”

No production of Cinderella would be complete without its beautiful costumes. Much of the magic is a result of the efforts of our costume designer Angela Irish, and her volunteer helpers. “Her costumes, props and set decoration enhance every single aspect of the show, and our audiences will be amazed,” Director Paul Nygro comments.

Though a few of the costumes are rented from other schools, many of them have been donated to the high school’s drama department. From the elegant gown that Cinderella dons when she goes to the ball, to the (purposefully) frumpy outfits the stepsisters wear, the costumes are a vital element that help the actors and audience members immerse themselves in this fantastic world. 

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Photo credit: Kalani Gee

The joyous Cinderella cast (post-slipper-fitting)

What makes many of the musical numbers so impressive is the sheer amount of diversity in choreography. Ellie Glade, who plays the title character in the show, comments, “It’s cool watching some of the scenes where there is choreography with twenty different things happening at once. It makes it look so good as a whole.” 

While some of the cast members were initially tripped up by the famous Cinderella Waltz sequence, many found it gratifying to learn a new style of dance that they previously had known. “Paul relates to us well which is a huge help when we are learning these numbers,” Ava Pacheco, who portrays the stepsister Joy, states. “He knows how to choreograph to fit the abilities of the individuals performing in it.”

Audience members of all ages will be delighted with our gorgeous, hilarious, and poignant production that runs March 17-19, 24 - 26, and 31, as well as April 1 and 2. Friday and Saturday night shows begin at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m. in the Artists Theatre at 625 Park Avenue.

Library Events

November

 

Fri, Nov 17

Homework Help

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Homework is an important part of educational process. It improves your child’s thinking and memory, helps them develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life. That’s why Laguna Beach Library is hosting a Homework Club. Children from Kindergarten through 8th grades are welcome to attend and receive help with their homework for subjects Math and English. 

 

Sat, Nov 18

Family Activity 

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. 

 

Sat, Nov 18

Class Workshop

2 - 4 p.m.

Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work-shopped.  Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. 

 

Mon, Nov 20

Class/ Workshop

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.

 

Tue, Nov 21

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s club

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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

 

Wed, Nov 22

Pre-School Storytime 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Calling all pre-schoolers! 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.  

 

Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.

www.ocpl.org

949-497-1733

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Novels

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Orrin by Dan Brown

Non-Fiction

What Unites Us by Dan Rather 

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson 

Grant by Ron Chernow

Children’s Books

Crocodali by Lucy Volpin 

Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein

My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart

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Small Business Saturday takes place on Nov 25

“Think Laguna First” is a Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce program that encourages residents to shop, dine and frequent local businesses.

Small Business Saturday is an annual Nov event celebrating small local businesses, advocating a “Shop Small” reminder to encourage consumers to shop local businesses.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce (LBCC) is proud to be a neighborhood champion for Small Business Saturday. 

Checklist for small businesses

Small Business Saturday Checklist: Register your business with the Chamber of Commerce to be featured in Small Business Saturday Brochure, join the “Open For Retail” Nov 13 at 5:30 p.m. for Small Business Saturday best practices and networking with other businesses in town.

Also, download custom marketing materials from American Express Shop Small -- and then come to the Chamber to pick up Small Business Saturday Collateral while supplies last. 


LBHS Schedules

Varsity

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Friday, November 17

Girls All Levels Water Polo 

@Dos Pueblos– Travel

 

Saturday, November 18

Coed Cross Country

@Riverside–  TBA

 

Saturday, November 18

Girls Varsity Water Polo 

@DPHS–  TBA

 

Saturday, November 18

Girls JV Water Polo 

@DPHS–TBA

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