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Public Opinion Shapes the Future of Laguna Canyon, Downtown

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Even as taming congestion and improving road safety became part of the campaign spiel of some City Council candidates, new initiatives to address the issues are underway with a number of opportunities for the public to chime in. A task force to...

Celebrating Patriotic Service

Legion Marks Veterans Day With Pageantry The community is welcome to join the American Legion at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honoring veterans for their service at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen will join keynote speaker Frank Daniel, commander of VFW Post...

Restaurants Cook Up New Plans

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Once again Laguna Beach’s menu of dining establishments is under revision. Just as two new restaurants seemed poised to replace long-closed Mosun and well-liked Sundried Tomato, Urth Caffe moves ahead with stalled renovations to the historic...

Grant Takes on Bad Drivers

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Police received a $107,519 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to fund special enforcement initiatives and public outreach over the next year to combat an upswing in traffic related deaths and injuries in Laguna Beach. It can’t come too soon....

School Board Welcomes Old and New

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Incumbent Ketta Brown was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election and will return to the Laguna Beach School Board for a third four-year term. Newcomers Carol Normandin and Dee Perry, who won the other two available seats on the five-member board,...

Voters Choose Familiar Names

The three most well recognized candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council came out on top, with very few votes separating the winners. Incumbent Kelly Boyd received about 60 more votes than incumbent Toni Iseman, who was about 80 votes head of newcomer Rob Zur Schmiede, who...

New Committee to Serve as View Arbiters

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents who want to help resolve local view disputes can apply for appointment to Laguna Beach’s newest citizen-led panel, the View Restoration Committee that is being established to arbitrate claims under the new and still-controversial view...

Historic Moment Celebrated

Remembering the Fight to Save the Canyon         The Laguna Canyon Conservancy marks the 25th anniversary of the Walk in the Canyon with a special presentation during its regular 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 3, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. One of the original...

Concussions Up at High School

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy In the first eight weeks of the school year, 12 Laguna Beach High School students have been diagnosed with concussions, as many as suffered the injury for the entire 2013-14 session, according to a report presented to the Laguna Beach school board...

Political Briefs

Boyd, Madison Skip Firebrand Forum Incumbent Kelly Boyd and candidate Jon Madison skipped the final public forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, for candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council. Madison, who also failed to make a scheduled appearance on a KX 93.5 radio show...

Police Recruit a 4-Legged Partner

By Donna Furey | LB Indy   Laguna Beach police selected Officer Zachary Fillers as handler of a new police service dog, which is expected to join the department next month and start work in January. By then, both the service dog and Fillers, a three-year member of the force,...

If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Steve McIntosh concedes his motive is to lure trick-or-treaters to visit his Short Street neighborhood. He’s noticed a drop off in trick-or-treating traffic over the years and wasn’t making his own elaborate Halloween costumes...

Political Briefs

  Final Public City Council Candidate Forum Set The public is welcome to witness and participate in the final forum among seven candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29. Andrea Adelson, editor of the Laguna Beach Indy, will...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014

Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Better promotion of peripheral parking lots supported by a strong trolley system prevented more cars from circulating downtown in Laguna Beach this summer, according to a city report. While aspiring candidates espouse the strategy in campaign...

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at both campuses were temporarily halted Oct. 9 after three...