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Seaside Fests Celebrate Mother Earth

Fun in the sun can be had by the bucketsful for the next two weekends at Main Beach. Free festivities will celebrate the importance of a healthy ocean and earth. Kelp is the fastest-growing organism on the globe. It can grow up to two feet a day. More than 800 species rely on...

High School Scholar Earns First-Recruit Status

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Earning the National Merit Scholar can be the admission ticket to any college or university of choice, and Aviva Meyers now has her pick. Aviva, a senior at Laguna Beach High School, is the school’s only National Merit Scholar this year out of 1.5...

Updated: New Rules Restrict Water Use

With Californians cutting water use by only 2.8 percent this February compared to a year ago, local water districts are gearing up for state-mandated restrictions by telling customers to crimp the flow. Effective Wednesday, April 22, South Laguna residents will not be able to...

New Rules Restrict Water Use in South Laguna

With Californians cutting drinkable water use by only 2.8 percent in February, local water districts are gearing up for more state-mandated restrictions and telling customers to crimp the flow. Effective Wednesday, April 22, South Laguna residents will not be able to wash their...

Battling Drought with Private Reservoirs

With Gov. Brown announcing emergency statewide water restrictions this week, pumping out free rain barrels by local water agencies is one way to make a dent in the drought when and if it does rain. To help customers grab every drop of rain or drip of dew, the Laguna Beach County...

Scientists Know Why Sea Lions Are Starving

Nearly 130 stranded and starving sea lions are once again pushing recovery cages and pools to the maximum at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon, the organization says. More than 1,900 sea lions have been stranded along California coasts since January, the highest...

Vocational Program Shifts Direction

The location of Regional Occupational Program classes for Laguna Beach High School students may change next year, with the program eventually dissolving into a broader curriculum, according to school officials. “ROPs are going away across the state,” Darlene Messinger, the...

Updated: Blackburn, Former Laguna Mayor, Dies

Updated March 20: Kathleen Blackburn, 71, died Monday, March 16, from lingering medical complications resulting from a car accident 34 years ago, said her husband, Bill Blackburn. Mrs. Blackburn served on the Laguna Beach City Council from 1992 to 2000, and was instrumental in...

Former Mayor Blackburn Dies

Longtime Laguna Beach resident and a former mayor, Kathleen Blackburn, died Monday, March 16, from compounding medical complications resulting from a car accident 34 years ago, said her husband, Bill Blackburn. She was 71. Mrs. Blackburn was a former Laguna Beach City Council...

Math Classes to Undergo Changes Next Fall

With an uncommon dissenting vote, the Laguna Beach Unified School District voted 4-1 Tuesday to change how math is taught. The change will eliminate geometry in the eighth grade. New board member Dee Perry voted against the changes, which will commence next fall. She supported a...

Schools Explore Higher Fence to Catch Power Hits

Updated March 27: After 12 years of hearing complaints from neighbors who have collected more than 500 over-the-fenc baseballs, the school board is considering installing a higher fence around the Laguna Beach High School baseball field. Resident David Nelson lives on St. Ann’s...

The Stand Changes Hands

The Stand, the original home of Hav’A Chips and a favorite surfers’ stop for carrot juice, avocado sandwiches and date shakes, has been sold for the first time in 40 years. The new owner, Alizabeth “Alisa” Arciniaga, says she intends to keep the vegan outdoor eatery...

Parents Protest ‘Dumbed-Down’ Math

Parents upset about curriculum changes they say dumbs down middle-school math plan a show of force at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, says an organizer. The parents are upset about the possibility of geometry being eliminated as a separate subject from the...

Plans Brewing to Beautify Laguna Creek

Often referred to as “the ditch,” Laguna Canyon Creek may soon see its own form of urban renewal. With replanted native vegetation, renewed wildlife habitat, walking trails and improved water quality as a result, an environmental team recently unveiled a plan they hope will make...

Pop Music Plans for Classical Guitarist

For the first time in years, classical guitarist and Laguna Beach native Eric Henderson will be playing an electric guitar with a quartet, including a former drummer for world-renowned musician Sting. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in Bridge Hall at...