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Talk Reveals Clues to Preventing Teen Suicide

“I learned this information in the worst way possible,” admitted Annette Craig, whose high-achieving daughter took her own life in 2005. At a workshop attended this week by about 150 parents, Craig, founder of a teen-suicide prevention foundation in Placentia, disgorged the hard...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 19 Traffic collision. State Hwy 73. 1 p.m. Witnesses say two motorcyclists were taking turns blocking traffic to allow the other to pop wheelies and collided with each other. The two riders, both men in their 20s from Pasadena, fell from their bikes and were...

Police Arrest Four in Gift-Card Scheme

Store clerks suspicious of shoppers who repeatedly purchased high-dollar amount gift cards in a local market led to the arrest of three people in Laguna Beach and a fourth in North Hollywood last week, suspect in a conspiracy using stolen credit cards to commit theft and...

A New Sunset Viewing Spot Opens Shortly

Occupancy permits still await final signatures at Skyloft, the newest rooftop restaurant in Laguna Beach, expected to open in a restored historic building overlooking Main Beach next month. Even so, local resident Sam Goldstein exudes confidence that permits will finalize in time...

Hop Aboard For a Coastal Tour

Village Laguna will sponsor a coastal tour of Laguna Beach from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel Sea Explorer, casting off from 24200 Dana Point Harbor. Take in the beauty of Laguna’s Marine Life Protected Area while guest...

Burglars Raid Downtown Boutique

A break-in at a specialty jeans store in downtown Laguna Beach early Monday, Oct. 12, has police detectives on the hunt for thieves with a discerning eye. Officers who responded to a 3 a.m. alarm in the 200 block of Forest Avenue found a broken glass door at Robin’s Jeans and...

Youth Pastor Struggles With Another Suicide

By Sam Ellis, Special to the Independent Can I be honest with you? Before I was called to serve as youth pastor at Church by the Sea, the departing pastor told me Laguna Beach can be like peeling an onion. As you pull back the layers, you start seeing past the beauty. Keep...

Burglars Raid Downtown Boutique

A break-in at a specialty jeans store in downtown Laguna Beach early Monday, Oct. 12 has police detectives on the hunt for thieves with a discerning eye. Officers who responded to a 3 a.m. alarm in the 200 block of Forest Avenue found a broken glass door at Robin’s Jeans and...

Court Offers Plea Deal Over Cyclist’s Death

Relatives of cyclist John Colvin, killed by a motorist in a collision in North Laguna two years ago, read statements that struggled to capture the enormity of the loss they endure during a court hearing on Monday, Oct. 5. The hearing in Superior Court in Santa Ana was for Dylan...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Oct. 9 “Lagunatics,”, 7:30 p.m., Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. $60. (949) 715-0333. Also Oct. 10-11. Nick I & ADD, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Joe Brooks, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino...

Suspect in Car Break-ins Arrested in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa police chased down a 25-year-old Santa Ana man Tuesday, Sept. 29, who allegedly had fled from a stolen car filled with items reported missing from cars by Laguna Beach and Newport Beach residents, police said. Five different Laguna victims have been identified and...

Paddle Out to Honor a Local Teen

Friends and family plan a paddle out honoring Hunter Schwirtz at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Oak Street Beach lookout and a remembrance celebration throughout the afternoon. Pastor Sumo Sato of H20 Community Church of Huntington Beach said he will lead the service. Schwirtz...

Teens Arrested in Park Robbery

Teens from out of the area were arrested for suspicion of robbing a Bluebird Park visitor Sunday, Sept. 27, about 8:13 a.m., according to police. Police spotted and stopped a car outbound on Laguna Canyon Road that matched the description of the fleeing thieves. The victim said...

The Slant

Welcome to Urth, an Interview with its Leaders Last Sunday, Urth Caffe had its first unofficial open day to the public. Laguna Beach residents were invited by mail to come and enjoy food and beverage in party like atmosphere. Generous samples from their menu were given including...

Icon Passes to Next Generation

  After his father’s death, Stefan Andersen resumed hotel management studies and a part-time job as banquet manager at a 450-room Marriott in Denver. He also squeezed in a second job as a chef on a gourmet food truck, rising at 5 a.m. to prep ingredients and packing up at...