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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...

Holiday Happenings

A Return of the Most Hospitable Night of the Year Street closures begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in downtown Laguna Beach in anticipation of Hospitality Night, annually organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Look for jolly old St. Nick sightings after 5 p.m. as he makes his...

Montage Open House Embraces the Season

Montage Laguna Beach opened its doors to locals and resort guests for its fifth annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and community open house, which was attended by 4,500 people Monday, Dec. 1. Families took photos with Santa on the lawn, participated in children’s activities...
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Gift Shopping Laguna Style

Purchase Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving A free event open to the public, the 10th annual Alternative International Holiday Gift Fair hosted by Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 11 a.m....

Cooler Temps Lure Nature Lovers to the Hillsides

From 9- 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, ages 10 and up can step back 25 million years to a time when the seas receded and the San Andreas Fault was just starting to form. A Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist guides the way in a moderate three-mile hike in the Laguna...

Girls Miss Podium, Finish Fourth at State

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The CIF Southern Section’s third-ranked Laguna Beach High School girls cross country team finished fourth, 14 points behind second-ranked JSerra, at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 29 in Fresno. Visalia’s Central Valley Christian took the Division 4...

Workshop Captures Orchid in Mixed Media

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is presenting a mixed-media workshop at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway, Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beginners and all levels are invited.    Working on a canvas support, participants will combine collage with acrylic...

On the Table

Cheese, Coming Right Up Take the mystery out of pairing wine with the Perfect Four Cheese Class with Starr Cornwall at The Cellar, 156 Avenida Del Mar, in San Clemente. Tickets, $40 to the 2:30 p.m. class on Saturday, Dec. 6 are available at:...

Patron Suspected in Bar Fight

Investigators arrested Waref Riad Assaf, 37, of Long Beach, for suspicion of felony battery on Wednesday, Nov. 26, stemming from an unprovoked attack outside Brussels Bistro restaurant the week before. Witnesses at the bar identified the suspected assailant, Capt. Jason Kravetz...