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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...

Personnel File

A Hero to Unsung Heroes is Honored   Laguna local Jeanne Meyers, co-founder and director of My Hero Project, won an award as web content director from cable industry magazine CableFax. CableFax honors top executives who display innovation and progress. The nonprofit Meyers...

Enjoy Spring Wilderness Activities

Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Walk to Barbara’s Lake enjoying views of the canyons and mountain ranges from 2- 4:30...

Three Photographers Show at Banking On Art

The exhibit, “Photography / 3 Views,” showcasing the work of three photographers, is free and open to the public in the Wells Fargo Bank building gallery through May 29. A reception for the artists Tom Lamb, Robert Hansen and Jessica Cardelucci will take place from 11 a.m. until...

Writing Coach Helps Authors Tap Their Source

Author Roger Housden will lead a one-day workshop, “Writing Wild:  Finding Your Life’s Deep Current,” on Saturday, April 18, in Laguna Beach. Using poetry and guided writing exercises, Housden will help participants tap into their own “current” and purpose. The 10 a.m. to 4:30...