The Lead

Hotels Strive to Gild the Guest Experience

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent Since developers of the first Montage resort built a luxurious craftsmen-style sandcastle in Laguna Beach in 2003, nearby resorts from Newport Beach to Dana Point have been scrambling to compete. Other top-rated ocean view luxury hotels have invested in major property upgrades – Surf & Sand and...
Posted On 04 Oct 2015

Boy’s Water Polo (5-6)

Seeded 17th, Laguna finished 15th in the 32-team South Coast Championships held last week at four pools in three cities. On Thursday at Newport Harbor, Laguna surprised No. 16 seed Villa Park...

Girls Tennis (5-1, 2-0)

Laguna easily swept Godinez last Thursday, Sept. 24, 18-0 and faced matches this past week against Aliso Niguel, Calvary and Estancia. The squad has now won 93 straight league matches dating back...

Street Beat

Teens Arrested in Park Robbery

Teens from out of the area were arrested for suspicion of robbing a Bluebird Park visitor Sunday, Sept. 27, about 8:13 a.m., according to police. Police spotted and stopped a car outbound on Laguna Canyon Road that matched the description of the fleeing thieves. The victim said four men pushed her and grabbed a wallet from her hand containing $200 in cash and fled in a car with paper plates, Sgt. Tim Kleiser said. Most of the money was retrieved from the car and the wallet was found at the...

Town Crier


Dry Landscaping Reaps Praise

  Sharleen Sweeney’s re-landscaping of her Three Arch Bay yard earned kudos this week from the South Coast Water District, which presented water saver of the month awards Tuesday, Sept. 29...

Peacemaker Shares Her Story

Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts international peacemaker Sushma Ramswami from India at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. She is among a 10-member group touring the country in a program that over 30 years...

Personnel File

Easter Seals Re-Elects a Supporter Easter Seals has re-appointed attorney and Laguna Beach resident Mike Murtaugh to its board, president and chief executive officer Mark Whitley said. Murtaugh,...

Volunteers Make War on Trash

Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to clean up stretches of Laguna Beach shoreline last month during Coastal Clean Up Day, says organizer James Pribram. Though unable to weigh their haul, about 500...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Oct. 2 “Lagunatics,” opening night party, 6 p.m., Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. $80. (949) 715-0333 Nick I & ADD, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. John Waite, 8 p.m., The...

Clinic Is Awarded HIV Testing Grant

The Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee has awarded the Laguna Beach Community Clinic a $9,950 grant; “a well-earned tribute for the LBCC, a nationally recognized leader in testing and delivery...

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Eat + Drink


On the Table

Locavores Sample the Town at Taste of Laguna The annual Taste of Laguna food and drink fest takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, organized by...

Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park

Performers Jason Feddy and John Gardiner return to the the Heisler Park Amphitheatre to reprise their presentation of Shakespeare’s Fool at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The free performance includes...

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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