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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.

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 Laguna newsletter summed it up:...

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 constituents requesting town hall...




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...

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...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

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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...

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 market hit 12 consecutive record days. Stock...

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 Beach-based animal welfare advocacy organization...

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 with a little layering of jazz trumpet thrown in. A lure of the ocean and dream of being a small...

Pet Peeves

Reader’s Digester   Readers always ask me, “Where do you get your story ideas?” I used to say the bathtub, where I’m most relaxed. But I can’t say that any more. I took out the bathtub, the shower and all the plumbing to meet Laguna’s strict water usage. Unfortunately, I still got a water...

Arts Town Embraces Poetic License

Laguna Beach poets, arise. Lift your spirits and endeavor to become the town’s first ever poet laureate, commissioned to celebrate its artistic nature and legacy in the written word. Time is short. The candidate willing and able to become the city’s official ambassador of the creative writing...

Upcoming Events




Flamenco Whirls its Way to ArtWalk

Laguna Dance Festival will host two performances of flamenco by Marcela Aguayo and her band at 6:30 and 7 p.m. during Artwalk on Thursday, March 2, at Saltfineart +RawSalt Gallery, 346 N. Coast...

An Aesthetic on Wheels and in Two Dimensions

In a mix of art and design, Salt Fine Art’s opening reception for its current exhibition, “Radical Home,” shared space with Tesla Motors, which has earned a reputation for atypical auto marketing...

Author Offers Advice on Sidestepping Faux Pas

Laguna local Rebecca M. Lyles will discuss her latest book “From the Errors of Others,” a non-fiction guide to avoiding mistakes in writing and speaking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb....