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“ Our Town , Our Paper ” lagunabeachindy . com DECEMBER 23 , 2022 | Volume XIX , Issue 50

Laguna Playhouse ’ s Holiday Panto ‘ Wonderful Winter of Oz ’ is Fun for

All Ages

Santa Brings Holiday Cheer to Laguna

Olivia Sanabia stars as “ Dorothy and Dave stars as “ Toto ” in “ The Wonderful Winter of Oz ” at the Laguna Playhouse .
By Eric Marchese | Special to the LB Indy
Laguna Playhouse is where the Lythgoe family creates an all-new family-oriented show each year at Christmastime , Americanizing the traditional British panto – a combination of theater and music hall .
And since each show gets its world premiere in Laguna , the original scripts always contain plenty of playful references to not just that beautiful city , but others in
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Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he is transported via golf cart from North Laguna to the Art of Fitness . The third annual golf cart Christmas parade saw many turn up to celebrate the holidays last Sunday , decorating golf carts with lights and jump starting the holiday season for Laguna Beach . Photo by Mitch Ridder


By Tasmin McGill , Special to the Independent
When the votes were counted and the race called , Peter Blake lost his bid at reelection for Laguna Beach ’ s City Council bringing in only 10.59 percent of total votes and landing him in sixth place . The last four years have been tumultuous for Blake , who found himself criticized by residents during open city council sessions and censured by co-council members . Now , after vacating his seat , Blake is back at his Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna ready for normalcy .
“ I ’ m thrilled and frankly lucky that I didn ’ t get reelected ,” Blake said . “ I ’ d like to go back to being an art dealer and resident of this community .”
Blake never anticipated running for city council but , after seeing what he believed to be oppressive restrictions placed on Laguna residents by Village Laguna , his wife convinced him he could help make a change .
Blake saw Village Laguna as a powerful presence that needed to be called out , whether it was the denial of building permits or the excessive stipulations


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