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Eavesdrops

By Grampa Grant             Hey, Grampa, Who’s your favorite player these days?   Weaver.   Jered Weaver?  He’s an Angel.   He’s the best pitcher in baseball right now.   You can’t always go for the flash in the pan Grampa.  ...

Limelight

Annual Gate and Garden Tour Explores North Laguna Copious rain that precipitated tragedy in December yields a floral bounty in spring, vividly on display next Friday, May 6, when 10 private North Laguna gardens welcome the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Gate & Garden Walking...

Indy on Arts

                    Friday, April 29 Sawdust Art Festival classes: water casting, ceramic wind chimes, 10 a.m.-noon; tidepool bracelet or tile making, 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also...

Street Beat

Thieves Steal Sculpture   Santa Fe artist Mark White’s stainless steel and copper sculpture, “Flame II,” valued at $1,950, disappeared from outside 44 North Gallery, 484 N. Coast Highway, last Sunday, April 24, the gallery owner said. The artist creates kinetic pole...

Taking Laguna Out to the Ball Game

Laguna Family Night at Angels Stadium was cooked up by resourceful parents at a neighborhood barbecue as a fun-with-kids outing that also benefited Laguna schools. Now in its third year, the event planned for Saturday, June 11, comes with all the fixings of a full-blown annual...

Breakers Crush Grizzlies 18-2

Baseball Now 20-2 Tough pitching and strong bats led Laguna to another league romp defeating Godinez on Tuesday, April 26,  at the loser’s field in Santa Ana. The victory clinched a CIF playoff spot for the Breakers who now are hoping to capture their first league title in 48...

Embarking on a Home Tour

Tickets are on sale for Village Laguna’s Charm House Tour on May 15, which features some of Laguna Beach’s most interesting and often historic homes. The 39th annual tour is produced by Village Laguna, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the town’s history, village...

Spring Break Crime Spree

Two 17-year-old Laguna Beach boys, including one who is a resident of Three Arch Bay, were arrested on the first day of spring break for suspicion of burglary and theft late last Monday, April 18. Owners of at least 15 unlocked vehicles along S. La Senda, N. Portola Road, and S....

Celebrating a Century

Though only long-time residents may recognize the name, Mayor Toni Iseman declared Friday, April 22, Helen Keeley Day in honor of one of the first women elected to the Laguna Beach City Council who would go on to serve her adopted hometown in many ways. Keeley, who also turns 100...

Historic Cottages on Chopping Block

Saying his opponents “shot themselves in the foot,” Laguna Beach resident and developer Ken Fischbeck rescinded a proposal made earlier this month to move and renovate two historic cottages sequestered to an empty lot in Laguna Canyon four years ago. Fischbeck,...

Skateboard Ban Courts a Challenge

Editor:   I have to admit I was rather surprised when I picked up a copy of your fine paper and learned that I was suing the city of Laguna Beach. (“Skateboarding Ban OK’d on 8 Steep Streets,” April 8).  I wish staff writer Rita Robinson had taken the time to get her facts...

‘True Story’ author responds

Editor, There is only truth in what happened to the two boys and the attempted hit and runs on Skyline on March 28, 2011. I suggest you check all your facts before you make an assertion of “lacking truth.” For an example, it was indeed reported to the police on Friday, April 1,...

Plea for a Redwood Cottage

Editor, This is in reference to the April 8 article in the Indy, entitled “Open Space Prevails At Big Bend.” The cute little early 1920s one-bedroom brown craftsman cottage, all redwood, except for the outside front porch (no termites ever!), was the winner of a city...

Repairs Need to Go Beyond the Animal Shelter

Editor, Alas the Laguna Beach City Council is spending $30,000 to repair the “creek bed” near the city animal shelter (“Animal Lovers Fund Shelter Makeover,” April 15).   What about the creek as it runs further east? No $$$$ for this part of the creek that was...

Noisy Motorcycles

Editor, I have nothing against motorcyclists, and some of their machines are beautiful, chromed and shinny, high revving, and high powered.  Why is it that there are some who are insistent upon making their ‘bikes” so extremely noisy ? It must be a “Hey Marcel,...