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Ed Asner Brings FDR to Life

Actor Ed Asner will perform in a one-man show of the drama, “FDR,” will open for a brief run Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Playhouse. The play based upon Dore Schary’s Broadway hit “Sunrise at Campobello.” “FDR” explores the life of one of America’s...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. Fischer is one of just two high school students and the only member of the class of...

Injury Sidelines Former Laguna Beach Soccer Star

Fourteen minutes into the Big East Conference soccer finals, former Laguna Beach High School standout Marina Paul (‘12) went down with a season-ending knee injury and had to watch from the sidelines as her Georgetown teammates lost 2-0 to No. 13-ranked DePaul on Sunday, Nov. 9 in...

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...

Taking Stock

The Band Plays On In October, the stock market achieved a remarkable reversal to the upside. It is now moving toward new highs like a soprano repeating curtain calls to continuing applause. Investors are a less forgiving audience and many now fret whether the next performances...

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...

Will Double Standard Politics Pay Off?

Editor, So Jon Madison catches hell for embellishing his past, and Michele Hall is accused of being “dishonest” for saying she is a “community volunteer.” But Rob Zur Schmiede claims on a fake Republican mailer he’s a “Proven business leader” who will “protect...

Writer Suggests Insider Meddling in Parking Dispute

Editor, The parking fiasco on La Mirada Street was settled in the worst possible scenario for a city that yearns for more parking spaces, especially those that are easy to incorporate into the flow of traffic without jeopardizing the space needed for emergency vehicles.  The...