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Boys Basketball (6-2) Breakers opened this past week’s Charlie Wilkens Tournament with a 72-45 romp over host Westminster on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Blake Burzell and Darin Richardson each scored 18 points with 13 from Karim Jones and 12 by Isaac Wulff. Last week, Laguna picked up a...

New Resource Opens for Troubled Teens

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach will expand its behavioral health services for the first time to include group therapy for teens and their parents, one of the first mental health programs for adolescents in south-county.

Hospitality Night Magic

Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along Forest Avenue, anchored by the Kenny Garcia band at the far end, a faux ice rink on Glenneyre and the Laguna Community Band...

Senior Needle Guild Warms Up Recipients

Laguna Beach Seniors’ Needle Arts Guild held its annual holiday gift wrapping party, the culmination of their Friday afternoons spent knitting and crocheting scarves, hats, shawls, children sweaters, dresses and lap blankets. Their handiwork is donated to local groups and special...

Local Merchants Find an Antidote to Black Friday

Overall, sales at brick and mortar stores across the county was down on Thanksgiving and Black Friday to $12.2 billion from $13.6 billion last year, according to the retail analyst ShopperTrak.

Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Nuclear Waste

A lawsuit asks a state court to order the removal of nuclear waste stored at San Onofre to the Mojave Desert.

Chinese Restaurant Receives Mixed Reviews

Significant uproar over a new proposed restaurant at 680 S. Coast Highway, ..., caused the Planning Commission... to put off consideration of the project

Rotary Names Student of the Month

Stuart Webb, a senior at Laguna Beach High School, was honored as student of the month in the mathematics department by the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. Stuart earned placement on the superintendent’s honor roll an the OC all-league tennis team. He plans to attend UC Irvine and...

Century Old Town Wrestles to Define What’s Historic

Emily Sparkuhl’s 440 Aster St. home is a charming 1919 bungalow that sits on the city’s Historic Inventory List. Sparkuhl, who splits time living in San Francisco and Laguna Beach, currently rents the property to her brother, Jason Wineinger. “We both grew up there,” said...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Nov. 27 Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival through Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 935 Laguna Canyon Road, 949 494-3030. Also Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29. Nick I & ADD, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Higgs, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast...

Updated: Objections Stall Deal for Haggen Store

Closed Haggen grocery stores in Laguna Beach and Carlsbad remain in limbo this week...

Storm Upends Pageant, Surf Contest

Tropical moisture from Hurricane Delores that drenched Laguna Beach last weekend rained out the Sunday production of the Pageant of the Masters, only the third cancellation since 1933. Storm-generated surf also built up anticipation that the 52nd annual Brooks Street Surfing...

A Primer on Buying Flood Insurance

By now most people know that weather forecasters are predicting one of the largest El Niño’s on record, perhaps rivaling the storms of 1982-1983 and 1997-1998. Even the latest storm in 2010 caused heavy flooding damage to properties and infrastructure around Laguna Beach. Are you...

Brewing a Cauldron of Wicked Fun

While the annual Boo Blast carnival at El Morro gives local children an early sample of the year’s spookiest holiday, the main event arrives at sundown Saturday, Oct. 31. A witch’s cauldron full of events are brewing to keep goblins, ghouls and ghosts amused. Festivities After...
Posted On 31 Oct 2015

City Dismisses Preventative Flooding Ideas

Editor, In response to my letter published in the Indy Oct 9 regarding El Niño flood preparedness, I was contacted by Public Works Director Steve May. His email told me that council member Rob Zur Schmiede and city manager John Pietig had asked him to meet with me about my...