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‘Chappitti’ Delights Hearts and Minds

He enters the stage calling out to a dog named Chapatti and segues into a monologue about the animal’s idiosyncrasies and wanting to give his piano to his landlord. Except there is no dog in sight, no one plays the piano and for the first 10 minutes one might think that the man...

Shark Sighting Cancels Surf Team Contest

Laguna Beach High surf team’s match against Santa Margarita was cut short after stingrays injured two of their surfers and the sighting of an 8- to 10-foot shark resulted in a beach closure near the Huntington Beach this past Sunday, Jan. 8.

City Hall to Remain Closed on Alternate Fridays

The Laguna Beach City Council voted to approve the continuation of what is called the 9/80 employee work schedule at Tuesday’s council meeting, but not without some push-back from residents.


School Officials Respond to Racial Attack

In response to a racially motivated attack against a Laguna Beach High School student that occurred over the winter break, administrators issued a statement saying those involved will face discipline “within the limits of our jurisdiction.” “As...

Fittingly, Foundation Settles in a Canyon Home

The Laguna Canyon Foundation is making plans to relocate to a ‘40s canyon ranch house this year, the first time its staff and volunteers will have a home base within the open space they protect.
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Public Trail Requires Renewed Pressure

Editor, The long-envisioned trail from South Laguna to the picturesque Woods Canyon has become a distant memory, it seems. Mark Christy, and lead partner at the Ranch at Laguna Beach, increased the number of rooms from 64 to 97 at the vintage...

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Promoting Women Takes More than a March

Editor, This letter is in response to “Locals Sign on for Women’s March” in the Jan. 6 edition. First, let me say, it is with great regret that I am compelled to speak out against the women who claim that this march is focused on women’...

Story Highlights a Newborn Activist

Editor, Thanks to the Indy for highlighting Carrie Reynolds’s new role as an activist (“Locals Sign on for Women’s March,” Jan. 6 edition).  I’ve never marched for or against anything – until now – now I’m an activist. I’m joining 39 other...

Column More Diatribe Than Insight

Editor, I was disappointed, but not surprised, to read the article by Michael Ray about his recent visit to Buenos Aires.  Although expecting an objective and pleasant description of his trip, instead we readers received a political diatribe...

Alarmist Post on Coyotes Lacks Accuracy

Editor, As others who use Nextdoor, I, too, received images of a snare trap and fear messages about coyotes. Upon checking, the city and police department corroborated “We currently do not have a contract with Critter Busters and we are not trapping coyotes.” Nevertheless, during...

The Kibitzer

The Beautiful Ones Happy New Year. I’ve been pondering death a lot lately, what with another trip around the sun and the spate of heartbreaking losses this past year. I’m looking for the takeaway, the through line to make sense of it all. Such towering, uncompromising and groundbreaking talents...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

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Guest column

SoLag Resident Sounds Off Instead of making a list of personal resolutions for the coming year, I have made a list of resolutions that I hope will happen this summer for the community of South...

Heart Talk

Janus, January, and an American Hero   The holiday lights that festooned the village have come down. Santa no longer drives the city trollies. January has arrived. This cold month, named for...

A Look Ahead to Planning Matters

Policy Would Broaden Review of Construction Projects The Planning Commission will consider a proposed policy to require administrative design review of certain projects that are now exempt at its...