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

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November 21

Barbara Nolan Reynolds

Jennifer Morris

Noella Pickett


November 22

Marcus Skenderian

Michelle Rousset 


November 23

Diane DiBilzan

Jeff Redeker

Stacie Mead

Susan Savedra Arredondo


November 24

Jesse Westgaard

Robert Story

Thomas Kubisak


November 25

Jim Ragsdale

Joey LeBon

Kate Van Buskirk Rogers

Melissa Wallace


November 26

Elizabeth McGhee

James Boyd

Carolyn Burris


November 27

Brandon Hooper

Dave Tweedie

Jewels Swed

Kyle Naughton


November 28

Jheri St. James

Kedric Francis

Sound Spectrum



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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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



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.  


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    Laguna Beach Books Bi-weekly Bestsellers


In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Orrin by Dan Brown


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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LBHS Schedules




Tuesday, November 21

Girls JV Soccer

@Portola– 4 p.m.


Tuesday November 21

Girls F/S Soccer

@Home–  5 p.m.


Tuesday, November 21

Girls JV Basketball

@Home– 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, November 21

Girls Varsity Basketball

@Home–  7 p.m.


Friday, November 24

Coed Cross Country 

@Woodward Park–  Travel


Saturday, November 25

Coed Cross Country 

@Woodward Park–  8 a.m.



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