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.

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Celebrate and enjoy your



July 25

Denise Ford

Erik Christensen

Gaby Sunheart

Michelle Harper

Suzanne DeCarion Simpson


July 26

Diana Cimino

Katie Bond

Katie Slattery

Michele Martinez

Oday Shakar

Vina Williams


July 27

Brandon Kissen

Jeff Powers

John Jackson

Lyons Brown

Sequoia Slentz

Robin Lee Riddell


July 28

Anthony (Fiz) DeMattia

Caroline Wright

Jamie Beckert

Marcel Mead

Noemia Wingett

Ryan Gaylord

Wendy Pierce


July 29

Bill Bradfield

Jay Rojo

Judy Yorke

Mira Lisa Schiratis


July 30

Maria Neill

Chas. Aufhammer

Laurie Simons

Mary Crites Stinnett

Neel Kashkari


July 31

Aleta Keeling

Nancy Lindsay


August 1

Cynthia Fung

Derek Rados

Karen Petty

Sarah Lynn Higby

Steve Short

Jimi James

Kathie Jepson-Bernier

Sound Spectrum



1. Stu, our Thanks, Love, and Peace to you, Brother!

2. Beatles, Sgt. Peppers 50th Birthday (w/extra tracks)

3. Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up

4. Chris Cornell, Higher Truth 

5. John Mayer, The Search For Everything

6. Phoenix, Ti Amo

7. Thievery Corporation, The Temple Of I & I 

8. Mac DeMarco, This Old Dog 

9. Blondie, Pollinator

10. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

11. Father John Misty

12. Alt J, Relaxer

13. Gorillaz, Humanz

14. Ty Segall, Ty Segall

15. The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Monolith Of Photos

16. Aimee Mann, Mental Illness

17. Gary Clark Jr., Live North America

18. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

19. Ed Sheeran, Divide 

20. Depeche Mode, Spirit

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Bluebird Music in the Park is just around the corner

Bluebird Music in the Park concerts will begin on July 16 and continue every Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. until August 27.

Here’s the listing:

7/16: Cubensis (Grateful Dead Music)

7/23: Tom Nolan Band (Blues)

7/30: Hollywood U2

8/6: Stone Soul

8/13: Los Pinguos (Argentinian)

8/20: Upstream (Reggae/Calypso)

8/27: Springsteen Experience

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Music in the Park is always fun, whatever decade is celebrated

The City asks concert-goers to note the following:

The concerts are free and funded by the lodging establishments.

No dogs are allowed in the park.

No smoking is allowed on the sidewalk or inside the park.

Alcohol is allowed with a full meal. 

Free trolley service is available to the park.

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Fête de la Musique celebrates 10 years with festivities on June 17 in downtown Laguna 

The 10th Annual Laguna Beach Fête de la Musique will take place in downtown Laguna Beach on Saturday, June 17. The day’s festivities start at 12 p.m. at Main Beach with the Children’s Parade and The Swing Set Band playing their swing/jazz tunes. Opening ceremonies with dignitaries begin at 1 p.m. on the Main Beach Cobblestones; at 1:30 - 4 p.m., artists perform at approximately 45 downtown locations, with most along Ocean and Forest avenues, and spreading south along PCH to Legion St with a few venues in the HIP District. A closing musical ceremony at 4 p.m. will take place on the Cobblestones. The event is free. 

Children’s Parade at Main Beach

Originating in France in the 1980s, Fête, also known as the International Day of Music, celebrates the beginning of summer and the close affiliation Laguna Beach has with its sister city, Menton, France. Presented by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association, it promotes the lively arts through music by a variety of musicians, singers and performers.

This milestone event is being presented in partnership with OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, Visit Laguna Beach and the Orange County Visitors Association. 

Musicians play on downtown corner

Performers, whether amateur or professional, can learn how they can participate in this year’s Fête by visiting Photos and videos from past Fêtes are posted.

Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association has three sister cities: Menton, France; San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; and St. Ives, England. Since its inception, Laguna Beach Sister Cities, established in 2008, has been focused on cultural, educational and social exchanges. It is a broad-based City Council approved, all volunteer, non-profit organization. Contact information: P.O. Box 1011, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Call 949.492.0883, or visit

Library Events



Sat, Jul 22

Family Activity/ Program Laguna Beach

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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, Jul 24

Writing 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, Jul 25

B.A.R.K. - Read to the dogs

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Do your kids love to read aloud, or just need to practice their reading skills? Come meet Venus and Georgie, therapy dogs from Beach Animals Read to Kids (B.A.R.K.)! Children can read to a certified therapy dog, eager to listen and love. Aaarf! Sign up at the Children’s Desk. Drop-ins welcome too.

Wed, July 26

Sunshine Reader’ Family Storytime

11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, presents the Sunshine Readers! Enjoy a fun & lively Family Storytime presented by local teen NCL members. Each show lasts approximately 1 hour and includes refreshments. No pre-registration required. All ages welcome!

Thur, July 27

Family Storytime

10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. 

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.

Thurs, July 27

Annual family ice cream social 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Step right up to a sundae bar inspired by old-fashioned ice cream parlors. Enjoy frozen treats on a hot summer night! We’re gathering family and friends of all ages to partake in this fun, family event. Scoop up some books while you’re here, and the cherry on the top is kids may win a raffle prize.


Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.


Laguna Beach Books
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Children’s Books

The Screaming Chef by Peter Ackerman

Newtonian Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie

Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin


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