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Wanna Be Guards Brave Frigid Waters

Photos and story by Mitch Ridder A total of 64 men and women who want a job as a Laguna Beach lifeguard tried out last Saturday at Main Beach in choppy seas of 52 degrees. The tryout consists of three physical events; a 1,000-meter swim in under 20 minutes; two run-swim-run...

Taking Stock:

Oil And Troubles The revolutions breaking out throughout much of the Middle East may well be the most significant events of 2011. Their impact remains unsettled and will probably remain so for quite some time. I am reminded of the comment by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, when asked...

Charles Boothe

Charles “Chuck” Meredith Boothe, 85, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away at his home in Mission Viejo on Feb. 16, 2011. He was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Elwood, Utah to Clyde and Lestie Boothe.  The Boothe family moved to Hollywood in 1927 and to Laguna Beach...

One Hill Down

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Councilman Kelly Boyd is on a mission to find the perfect hill for Laguna Beach’s high-speed skateboarders, aka speedboarders, so they won’t need to pack up their decks and get outta Dodge. “It’s a plan, if we can pull it together,” said Boyd about his...

Home Sales Picking Up, But Prices Stagnate

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The volume of home sales in Laguna Beach rose by 18 percent in 2010, the second consecutive year of rising sales, but the median home price of $1.15 million was unchanged over 2009, according to figures compiled by local real estate brokers. The...

DNA Solves Cold-Case Murder

Prosecutors filed charges this week in a 1978 cold-case stabbing of a Laguna Beach architect.

Street Beat

Monday, Feb. 14 Traffic stop. 1:40 a.m. S. Coast Highway. A 55-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Threats. 11:33 a.m. TOW School. A student’s report that her father had threatened the life of er mother is under investigation. Fraud. 1:42 p.m....

Locals Win Commission for Heisler Sculpture Garden

The suspense over which artist team would be chosen to create a sculpture series for Heisler Park ended with a unanimous vote by the Arts Commission to award the $100,000 project to local artists Naomi and Scott Schoenherr last week. To the couple, however, the suspense won’t...

Weather or Not:

Winter’s Homestretch! McWeather is starting his seventh year with the Indy and it’s been an honor to be a team member. Rain totals continue to pile up. Last weekend’s downpour put us well above 18 inches for the 2010-11 season, just about double the season normal as of Feb. 22....

Community Briefs:

Conservancy Hosts Canyon Foundation’s Borella The newly named executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Max Borella, is the featured speaker at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting, Monday, March 7, at Tivoli Terrace. Most recently, Borella designed...

Museum Mixes it Up With Sheep and the Overlooked

The Laguna Art Museum fills its galleries with three diverse shows on Saturday, Feb. 26, two of which are filled with works taken from the museum’s permanent collection. Even so, this is not a mere “shopping from the closet” undertaking but an attempt to exhibit works seldom or...

Hot Dish

Local Chef-Owner’s Chop Delivers a Knockout Sunday Night Chef Fights was a bout to remember for our local hometown hero Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille.  Congratulations to Chef Lindsay for taking home the coveted championship on Sunday Night Chef’s Fight in...
Posted On 24 Feb 2011

Art Star Nominees Announced

The categories and the nominees are: best new arts program, Artist Open Studios, Marine Mammal Studios, Musical Theatre University; arts patron of the year, Robert Hayden III, The James Irvine Foundation, and Wells Fargo Bank; outstanding arts collaboration, Festival of Arts and...

City Hall Calendar

Tuesday, March 1 City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers Wednesday, March 2 Housing and Human Services Committee, Community Center. Thursday, March 3 HIV Committee, Community Center.