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A Familiar Coach Leads LBHS Tennis

Longtime Laguna Beach tennis instructor Rick Conkey’s ambition lies outside the baseline: he aims to revive enthusiasm locally for the sport he turned into a career.

Playoffs Conclude: Heartbreak for One, a Title for Another

Winter sports wrapped up with drama, heartbreak and finally a historic title victory with the Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team crowned by a fourth title Saturday, Feb. 25, while the girls’ soccer squad’s playoff hopes stopped in the quarter-final with a nail-biting...

Decorated War Pilot Returns to the Spotlight

The most daring of 50 World War II missions flown by U.S. Air Force pilot Robert W. Sternfels involved the bombing of petroleum refineries in Ploiesti, Romania, known as Operation Tidal Wave.




The New Activists Emerge

Lisenbery started a Facebook page for the 48th Congressional District, whose voters from Seal Beach to Laguna Beach re-elected Dana Rohrabacher last November. “It had 200 members in the first week,” he said.
Posted On 26 Feb 2017

DUI Arrests Drop as Ride Sharing and Enforcement Picks Up

Sam Saad has picked up over 9,000 people in his Honda Accord since he started driving with both Uber and Lyft three years ago. But he refuses to pick up in downtown Laguna Beach.

City OKs Study for a Second Pool

Demand for swimming lessons and other aquatic activities has pushed the city of Laguna Beach to determine if a second pool at an estimated cost of $15 million could be built at Lang Park.

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Postponing Landmark’s Restoration Reverses a Pledge

Editor, Once again I am extremely disappointed in Laguna’s elected and appointed officials who regularly ignore and dismiss public input, talent, and donated time while preferring to squander millions on so-called experts. The Village...

Wanted: A Few Good Republicans

Editor, It’s time for rank and file Republicans to stand up to the bullies in their party.  Starting with the president, who insists the media is the enemy of the people, followed by Laguna’s own, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who claims...

A Glance Back Can Convey Clarity Today

Editor, For years now I have loved to read Ann Christoph’s column in the Indy.  The way she relates her childhood memories and relates them to current events and issues is wonderful.  It gives us an almost seamless continuity in history. And...

Exhibit Review Earns Praise

Editor, Thank you for the very clear overview of the “Incarceration” exhibit. It is a historically significant and a timely issue that certainly deserves more attention and discussion. Knowing that the “Homage to Oscar” room would be controversial for the general public, I particularly...

The Kibitzer

The Outdoor Antidote If there is one thing that can serve as a curative balm in these troubled times, it’s nature. And in Laguna, its expansive – mountains, ocean, meadows, ravines, canyons, arroyos, beaches, tidepools, reefs, and abundant wild marine life. It’s remarkable to live in such a...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

League Honors Service by its Members

  The Laguna Chapter of National Charity League hosted its 28th annual debutante ball at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in December. Eighteen young women were honored for their philanthropic and league service, which began when the girls were in the seventh grade. The local girls include...

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Taking Stock

Buy On The Rumors The beat goes on. The Dow Jones Industrials closed Wednesday at the tenth consecutive record level for this index. That’s the longest record streak since January 1987 when the...

Law Proposed to Curtail Puppy Mills

Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell, a Democrat from Long Beach, introduced AB 485, which if approved will help put an end to puppy and kitten mills. Social Compassion In Legislation, the Laguna...

Michael Sager

Michael Sagar passed away Dec. 20, 2016, with his family, fresh cookies and chocolate ice cream by his side. He was 84. Sagar lived his ideal life surfing, skiing, windsurfing and mountain biking...