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Sewer Fixes Require Rate Hikes, Debt

The City Council endorsed a 10-year plan Tuesday for capital improvements to the city-run sewer system, funded by rate increases of up to 4.75 percent annually over the next 10 years and a $10 million loan. A jump in fees, which now average about $48 a month, could take effect as...

Seaside Fests Celebrate Mother Earth

Fun in the sun can be had by the bucketsful for the next two weekends at Main Beach. Free festivities will celebrate the importance of a healthy ocean and earth. Kelp is the fastest-growing organism on the globe. It can grow up to two feet a day. More than 800 species rely on...

Water Cutbacks Deeper Than Expected

Water districts that keep the taps running in Laguna Beach face a state-mandated 25 percent reduction in water use from last September’s levels, which means even tighter restrictions for residents than anticipated, district officials informed the City Council Tuesday....

Laguna Stands in for Peru

Agotilio Moreno herded sheep while living in the high elevations of the Andes Mountains in South America. This week, he’s made a temporary home alongside 100 goats on another much lower hillside, at the end of Poplar Street in North Laguna. Among his neighbors are Karen Redding...
Posted On 16 Apr 2015

Marathon Runner Leaps Past Injury

A few months after undergoing surgery, Laguna local Debra Hayburn is preparing to resume running marathons. In 2012, when her sister-in law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Hayburn established Team Laura through the John Wayne Cancer foundation to raise awareness and funds to...

Meet Laguna’s Police Chief

Meet the town’s new police chief, Laura Farinella, at a 4:30 p.m. reception Friday, April 24, at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.   Forum Helps Seniors With Real Estate Questions With the spectacular increase in property values in Laguna Beach in...

Personnel File

Fire Department Adds New Staff Firefighter Adam Fugate has been hired to work the city’s Agate Street station. Fugate, who holds an associate’s degree from Victor Valley College and is also a licensed paramedic, lives in Orange County. Twelve new reserve volunteer firefighters...

Lynda Brown

Lynda Georgina Brown, a beautiful, caring and loving soul born April 24, 1946, left this existence Feb. 14, 2015, after a four-year illness caused by the Superbug known as C. Diff. Originally from England, Brown moved to Laguna in 1979 with her partner, Mary Lou, thus fulfilling...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, April 17 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 19. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Pilot Touhill, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Collision

A pedestrian suffered minor arm injuries after a collision in a Laguna Beach intersection with a car, which fled northbound about 10 p.m. on Coast Highway last Friday, April 10, police said. The vehicle was described as a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan...

Firefighters Retire a Relic, But Seek Fresh Recruits

By Donna Furey | LB Indy It was a historically significant moment for David Skarman, senior resident officer at Emerald Bay’s fire station, when the air raid siren was silenced last month. The towers that emitted piercing shrieks were installed to warn communities of air raids...

Updated: New Rules Restrict Water Use

With Californians cutting water use by only 2.8 percent this February compared to a year ago, local water districts are gearing up for state-mandated restrictions by telling customers to crimp the flow. Effective Wednesday, April 22, South Laguna residents will not be able to...

Louise Buckley

A Long Life Well-Lived Longtime community activist Louise Buckley died Friday, April 3, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 93. After working at Lockheed Corporation in Burbank and later owning a travel agency in Woodland Hills, Buckley retired to Laguna Beach in 1994 and began...

Study Targets Aliso Creek Estuary

Where seawater mixes with freshwater at the mouth of Aliso Creek lies a six-acre remnant of what was once a broad estuary, which restoration advocates say has the potential to provide habitat for several threatened species and serve as a link between the protected greenbelt and...