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Candles, Carols and Celebrations Fill the Town’s Churches

By Donna Furey | LB Indy On Christmas Eve at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr., operatic tenor Peter Nathan Foltz will perform a solo during the 7:30 p.m. service. Foltz, a resident artist with the Los Angeles and Pittsburgh operas, will be accompanied by...

Police Add a Video Camera to the Uniform

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Laguna Beach police Officer James Michaud set out on patrol with a flat rectangular camera affixed to his chest, testing out gear that law enforcement agencies around the country are now adopting. This week, the city of Los Angeles became the latest,...

Sign Up for Youth Theatre Classes

Parents with children ages 4 through 13 can sign up now for Laguna Playhouse Winter 2015 Youth Theatre Classes. The session runs from Jan. 27 to March 27.  Acting Fundamentals for ages 9 to 11 meets Tuesdays at The Women’s Club, 286 Saint Ann’s Dr. The Magic Suitcase for ages...

Locals Win Film Festival Acclaim

Two Laguna Beach residents won top awards at The U.S. International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. “Journey to the South Pacific,” narrated by Cate Blanchett and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films of Laguna Beach, won in the documentary feature category, and...

Seniors Spread Holiday Cheer

On behalf of Laguna Beach Seniors, its president emeritus, Chris Quilter, accepted his brother Patrick’s traditional challenge grant, encouraging others to donate by matching their gift at the annual lunch last week. The entire City Council was in attendance along with 200 others...

Mystery Pic – December 17, 2014

Where are we now? Photo by Jahn Levitt
Posted On 17 Dec 2014

Survey Finds a Decline in Historic Homes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A presentation of findings from a new survey of Laguna Beach’s historic resources devolved into frustration Monday night among residents owning these structures, confused as to what the city’s Historic Resources Inventory means to them and why...

Updated: Hospital Receives Windfall Gift

  Local philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $10 million to support expansion and advances in emergency room technology in their hometown hospital. In recognition of the gift, the department will be renamed the Sue and Bill Gross Emergency Department at Mission...

Clinic Receives an Early Gift

  The Assistance League awarded the Laguna Beach Community Clinic $78,000 to purchase gear for electronic medical records as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The system will support the clinic’s pursuit of accreditation as a patient centered medical home and increase its...

Museum’s Avant Garde Champion Shifts Focus

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy She unveiled Orange County’s art history in the Laguna Art Museum exhibition “The Best Kept Secret,” and created ex.pose, an exhibition series to introduce overlooked emerging artists. She rolled up her sleeves to fulfill the dictates of a James Irvine...

Scientists Identify Virus in Sea Star Die-off

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Millions of sea stars, virtually the entire west-coast population along the Pacific Ocean, disintegrated into slime from Alaska to Baja last year due to a densovirus, says a scientific report released last month. Even so, scientists are continuing to...

Jury Splits Its Decision in Teacher’s Lawsuit

By Rita Robinson A jury awarded retired science and biology teacher Barbara Joan McKnight $50,000 in damages against the Laguna Beach Unified School District last week for disclosing private facts, and denied two other claims against the district for unlawful retaliation and...

New Mayor to Take a Stand on San Onofre

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy In one of his first actions as the newly selected mayor of Laguna Beach, Bob Whalen pushed for a formal city resolution opposing the nuclear waste storage conditions at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station during the City Council meeting...

Writer Questions GOP Involvement in School Race

Editor, I read with some amusement Laguna Beach Republicans board director Christopher Kling’s letter regarding our recent school board election. In that race, an unconnected, unqualified, single-issue candidate lost by more than five points to the three qualified and capable...