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Four Arrested in Stolen Car Pursuit

Two teens that abandoned their crashed and stolen car and evaded a police manhunt on the ground and from the air for six hours were eventually arrested by a patrol officer, who thought their description matched that of the get-aways, police said. Their wet and dirty clothing...

Schools Assess Their Culture

  This week, parents, staff and students in each of the four Laguna Beach schools were sent an email link to a confidential survey about school culture, fulfilling a pledge by the superintendent to assess the learning environment in the wake of a recent racially charged...

Greeter’s New Role: Sidewalk Philanthropy

Laguna Beach greeter Michael Minutoli plans a 24-hour “greet-a-thon” starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 26, marking the birthday of his favorite musician, David Bowie, and that of Tim Vorenkamp, a local young man that admired the greeter and would have turned 20 on Monday, March...




Public Art to Undergo Review by Experts

the Laguna Beach Arts Commission is seeking more professional expertise from artists, architects, designers, curators, art historians and members of visual arts organizations as part of a public art review panel, the city manager’s report...

Preserving Character Proves Elusive

By Cassandra Reinhart, Special to the Independent If owning a historical home in Laguna Beach is like collecting art, the city wants to add another layer of protective glass. “A lot of people think it is tightening property rights, but it’s...

Arts Backers Dismayed by NEA Cuts

A white clad army of 180 people marched across Main Beach at sunset in October 2014 like a human strand of pearls on the sand. When they retraced their steps, they revealed blue-lit orbs that cast an eerie glow on the performance art of Lita...

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Geezer Laguna

Editor, I can’t help but notice that the initiatives that come out of City Hall and certain political groups in Laguna Beach are either cosmetic or are focused on old issues that are never solved. The city had to be forced to invest in...

Bushes Obscure a Historic Treasure

Editor, Thank you for the Friday morning chuckle. The companion picture of Taverna, an Aubrey St. Clair building, which features a historic tiled mural completely obscured by bushes planted right in front of the mural that no one will be able to...

Celebrating Spring

Editor: Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. The first day of spring is actually a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf in our personal habits –...

Heart Talk

What You Can Do for Your Country Thanksgiving, as well Newport Beach, have felt the slings and arrows of this columnist. The new president, Dana Rohrabacher, and those that kill whales have come under scrutiny and ridicule as well. Now, new targets of opportunity need to be found. A couple...

Village Matters

So Much Fun Ahead On Monday we all gathered for a mini potluck, saying farewell to one of our most dedicated and endearing gardeners. She and her husband are soon moving to Australia. She’ll be close to her family where job opportunities have opened up and housing costs are doable for a young...

Pet Peeves

Beware Pensioners My heart monitor skipped a beat after reading the Indy’s “Pensions Pinch City’s Pocketbook.” My health can’t take any hint of pension problems. A deal is a deal. Right? So I made some calls to verify. “Laguna Beach City Hall. May I help you?” I answered. “Yes, I’m calling...

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Doing Good

Car Dealer Marks its Millionth Deal To mark the sale of 1 million vehicles, Wilson Automotive, based in Orange, donated a new Toyota Tundra to the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, which...

Native Americans Celebrate a Historic Site

The 11th annual Panhe, a daylong Native American gathering that celebrates protection and preservation, starts up at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 26 at the San Mateo campground on San Onofre State...

Church Concert Features Rockstar Locals

Local musicians Beth and Steve Wood headline the Peaceful Easy Fool’s benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. The performance will help...