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District Presses on With Desalination

The South Coast Water District voted to take another step towards building a $100 million plant that converts ocean water into drinking water for its customers by 2021.

Local Girl Stars in International Reality Show

Laguna Beach High School senior Charlie Hoffs spent much of October in costume, but her attire had nothing to do with Halloween. For weeks, the teen was styled by a professional team of hair and makeup specialists while competing in a televised, international challenge in China.

Tribute to Local Hero is in the Works

Plans are underway for a life-sized tribute to Skipper Carrillo, the larger than life personality and local baseball icon who is credited with coining the phrase, “Have a home run day.”
Posted On 18 Nov 2017

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Art Finds a University Home

Not long after Malcolm Warner started as executive director of the Laguna Art Museum, Gerald Buck invited him to check out works by California artists in his personal collection.

Protest Planned Over Nuclear Waste Storage

A non-denominational prayer and meditation at Main Beach beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, kicks off a rally over nuclear waste. Protestors are contesting a California Coastal Commission permit that allows the burial of 3.6 million pounds...

Time to Rein in Toll Road Authority

Editor, We are beyond disgusted in Orange County that the Transportation Corridor Agencies is an out of control joint powers authority; their debt could bankrupt Orange County again. There are less than 75 employees earning $6.5 million; the...

Keeping the Art Alive

Editor, We have lost many very special Laguna Beach artists in the last few years. I’ve noticed that when an artist passes away, sometimes his or her website does as well. Perhaps families don’t realize the importance of keeping it...

School Results Measure Success

Editor, Currently our school district spends $56 million annually on four small schools with declining enrollment of around 2,900. That’s nearly twice the annual cost per student at OC’s highest-ranked Irvine schools, and over 25% above...

Look to Scholars for Parking Solutions

Editor, I want to respond to the Indy’s article, “Trolley Use Dips as Congestions Remains Unchecked,” in the Nov. 10 edition. There are many issues in this article. I want to focus on Mayor Toni Iseman expressing her frustration over...

Hypocrisy in Stand by Tourist-Dependent Town

Editor, The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously supported a resolution opposing new fossil fuel drilling off the coast.  “We put all this energy into nuclear and space programs, it baffles me that we are not environmentally forward,” said Councilman Steve Dicterow. – (O.C....

Village Matters

It’s Just the Perception The truth of the matter is something else again. How do urban legends/false perceptions live on? Do people really believe false statements if they are said often enough? The past elections proved that they do, but somehow I thought Laguna would be different, that we are...

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Letter Writers:

Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the Indy’s production schedule will move up a day. Letter to the editor submissions this will are needed by Monday, Nov. 20.  

Troop Fledges Three New Eagle Scouts

Jonathan Ranabarger, Andrew Keyser, and Michael Davidson, members of Laguna Beach Boy Scout Troop 35, have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, a troop spokesman announced. Only 4% of youth achieve...

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