The Lead

Owner Deluged by Offers on Theater

The owner of the only movie theater in Laguna Beach, which closed Sunday after an 80-year run, said she’s inundated with offers to buy or lease the historic building across from Main Beach. Refusing to say whether any of those offers include another movie theater, Leslie Blumberg of New York said Wednesday that she’s considering all proposals...

Breakers Lose in Opener

The Breakers football team lost 50-0 in its opener on Friday against Valley Christian of Cerritos on the home field. The loss was the most lopsided opening game in 81 seasons of play. The Ted...

Local Boy Wins Back-to-Back Titles

By Amy Capelle, Special to the Independent Nine year-old Laguna Beach resident Everett Capelle captured the gold medal in the boys’ 9-10 year-old division 1500-meter race with a time 4:56:70 at...

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Street Beat

Pub Crawl Ends Without Arrests

Local police patrolled the pubs on foot Saturday, Aug. 29, making pit stops at eight Laguna Beach establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. They weren’t bending the elbow on the job however. They were talking to about a 100 patrons who were, according to Lt. Jeff Calvert. Their intent was to educate drinkers about the science behind imbibing and its affects. Of 66 customers who volunteered to take breath tests, four persons were over .08%, including two individuals who were over twice...

Town Crier


Firefighters on the Front Lines for Flapjacks

LBPD officers will be serving coffee at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club’s annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast being held from 7-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in the picnic area below the corner of...

Jews Welcome the New Year

Chabad Jewish Center prepares for the Jewish new year with workshops and services at 30804 S. Coast Highway. Children can participate in a challah bakery and shofar demonstration Thursday, Sept....

Stephen Lee Runnalls

A former Laguna resident in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Stephen Lee Runnalls died suddenly from a heart attack on July 7, 2015, in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, where he had lived for more than two years....

Indy on Arts

Friday, Sept. 4 A Flock of Seagulls, 6 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, 7 p.m., Hotel Laguna, S....

A Legend With a Happy Ending

This weekend Susan Davis and Janet Young plan a reunion. They only met a week ago, but now have a common bond: a Husky named Legend that Young rescued from the path of passing cars on Coast...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter, of Laguna Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 1, 2015, in Laguna Beach. He was 56 years old. Schluter was born April 12, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and is survived by his...

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Eat + Drink


On the Table

Hotel Hosts Foodie-Focused Weekend The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s first food, wine and jazz festival will feature 50 chefs and 30 vintners Aug. 27-30. Some of the Orange County based chefs in...

Stars Take a Bow at Season’s Finale

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester performed at a benefit concert at the Festival of Arts on Saturday, Aug. 29, despite an injury earlier this month that left her with two broken...

Living Here


Laguna Beach Bliss

Orange County Wedding Trends Ultimate OC weddings feature personal touches from start to finish. – By Cynthia Rupe Weddings are occasions steeped in love, ideals and promise. They are the...

Real Estate


Home Captures Sunsets, Serenity and Style

This beach-close, renovated home impresses with all new designer touches in an extraordinary setting. Fine finishes include mahogany doors, Tuscan and travertine stone, honed black granite...
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

Moorea Masterpiece Awaits Your Arrival

An Italian style palazzo six years in the making, Villa di Sogni is a feat of design and painstaking engineering. Brought to life by Laguna Beach architect John O’Neill, the home was handcrafted...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Luxury, Charming Cottages

Luxury, charming cottages situated on a prime location in Shaw’s Cove in desirable North Laguna that features Pacific Ocean and white water views. This beautiful newly remodeled home is the first...
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

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