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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Love Pageant of the Masters? Tryouts are just ahead. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

A Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

One of SoCal's most festive shop places boasts Santa and other festive touches. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Recycled Fashions in Laguna Beach

One of the highlights of the mega Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach prepares to... See Full Gallery »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Inn at Laguna Beach's Fresh Look

Inn at Laguna Beach's Fresh Look

The classic water-close hotel gets a renovation. Read »

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

The venerable Festival of the Arts turns 80 this year. And to celebrate? They're doing a grand giveaway for fans. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Surf & Sand Packages

New Surf & Sand Packages

Hello, Laguna Beach. Hello, stretching near the water. Hello, sticky s'mores. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Seasonal Shopping Spectacular

Sweet Seasonal Shopping Spectacular

Sawdust Winter Fantasy boasts one-of-a-kind gifts and plenty of twinkly splendor, too. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

45th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

45th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

The Laguna Beach summertime tradition prepares to open for another season. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Art Walk

Laguna Beach Art Walk

Those lovely, lark-about summer Thursday evenings go into higher, happier gear around the LB. Read »

Monday, Mar 14, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach a la Carte

Laguna Beach a la Carte

The ocean-snug burg has a bevy of foodie events afoot. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.