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Marathon Runner Leaps Past Injury

A few months after undergoing surgery, Laguna local Debra Hayburn is preparing to resume running marathons. In 2012, when her sister-in law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Hayburn established Team Laura through the John Wayne Cancer foundation to raise awareness and funds to...

Meet Laguna’s Police Chief

Meet the town’s new police chief, Laura Farinella, at a 4:30 p.m. reception Friday, April 24, at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.   Forum Helps Seniors With Real Estate Questions With the spectacular increase in property values in Laguna Beach in...

Personnel File

Fire Department Adds New Staff Firefighter Adam Fugate has been hired to work the city’s Agate Street station. Fugate, who holds an associate’s degree from Victor Valley College and is also a licensed paramedic, lives in Orange County. Twelve new reserve volunteer firefighters...

Moon Police Play Farewell Concert

The Moon Police, featuring local artists Doug Miller and Sasha Evans, perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. For Evans, the piano-playing lead vocalist and a founding member of the band, the concert will be her last with the...

Taste of the Nation Returns to Montage

Tickets are on sale for the eighth annual Taste of the Nation benefit featuring celebrity chefs Sunday, May 17 at the Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway. Host Share Our Strength aims to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation. Chefs will prepare...

History Teacher Leaves Her Own Mark

High School AP and U.S. history teacher Kristin Cowles has been named teacher of the year by the Laguna Beach school district. “Kristin is constantly searching for ways to make the subject matter interesting and personally relevant to students, and they appreciate that,” said...

Bike Racers Ascend New Peaks

The Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team recently participated in their second National Interscholastic Cycling Association race, a six-mile course with 275 feet of climbing at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles. Six middle school riders completed the cross-country course...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, April 17 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 19. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Pilot Touhill, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

Water Cuts, Sewer Fee Hikes on the Horizon

The two water districts that keep the taps flowing in Laguna Beach say they’ve been ordered to cut usage by 25 percent. The district managers plan to appeal the decision since water use in most of Laguna has already dropped about 20 percent in recent years. They gave no assurance...

Firefighters Retire a Relic, But Seek Fresh Recruits

By Donna Furey | LB Indy It was a historically significant moment for David Skarman, senior resident officer at Emerald Bay’s fire station, when the air raid siren was silenced last month. The towers that emitted piercing shrieks were installed to warn communities of air raids...

Skate Park Fans Aim to Build Broader Support

Over 75 residents, aged 4 to 64, gathered at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 28, to learn about a possible skate park for Laguna Beach. The city has set aside funds for a skate park, but due to the lack of consensus over a location plans have not progressed, says a...

Business Club Hosts Tour Operator

Hoffman, who established Hoffy Tours in 2012, shares his experience offering personalized city tours with the Laguna Beach Business Club Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. The club meets for a buffet breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway....

LOCA Honors One of Its Own

Local arts leader Mary Ferguson, who plans to relocate to Santa Fe shortly, will be honored at the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts fundraiser, Living La Vida LOCA, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Madison Square and Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Highway. LOCA will...