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When this issue of the Vibe hits the stands we will be headed into autumn and for most of the country that means  cooler days and nights as we head into fall. However, as any Laguna local would tell you, this time of year is highlighted by what many call “Indian Summer” when cool nights and mornings give way to warm balmy afternoons highlighted by hot, dry Santa Ana “devil” winds! These winds form when cool winds blow from the Great Basin and collide with the hot air from the L.A. Basin. They continue to push throughout all of Southern California drying out everything with any moisture, from your skin to all plant life, which creates our most precarious fire season of the year.

Along with weather changes, autumn brings fall sports and to most that means FOOTBALL! Laguna Beach High School just completed a $2.3 million dollar renovation of the track and football field which will hopefully bring our team home field advantage. The makeover was long overdue and the players love it, but the concrete bleachers weren’t upgraded so make sure to bring your seat cushion when heading to Guyer Field to cheer on the Breakers! High school football in Laguna is always highlighted by the annual homecoming game and accompanying dance. Alumni from years gone by come home for the big game, renewing friendships and reminiscing on “good ole days” while the current student body relish the big dance so they can dance the night away!

In October as the foliage starts to change color it’s the perfect time for Plein Air Painters to converge on Laguna Beach to capture the mesmerizing beauty and colors our coastal terrain provides. During the 18th Annual Plein Air Invitational, October 8-16, you can witness these prolific painters turn our land and seascapes into their personal outdoor studios.

So get out and enjoy the great Laguna outdoors!


Lisa Farber