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Laguna Opposes Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents thronged City Council chambers Tuesday to show their support for a strong resolution in opposition to the indefinite storage of spent nuclear fuel at the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente. The resolution...

Mozambique Receives a Reprieve on Parking

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Patrons enjoying winter sunsets on Mozambique’s rooftop deck will now also be able to retreat inside at least temporarily to the Durban Room, a space previously placed off limits when the deck opened a year ago. The reprieve came Tuesday when...

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...

Mozambique’s Parking Solution Hits Roadblock

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Mozambique restaurant shuttles 30 to 40 patrons a night between their homes and the establishment, eliminating drinking and driving concerns for customers and reducing its own parking needs. Owner Ivan Spiers hopes the unusual service will make up...

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...

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...

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

Laguna’s Ex-City Manager Receives an Unexpected Gift

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A small park created in 2012 at a trailhead off of Park Avenue was formally named the Kenneth Frank View Park by the City Council last week, honoring the retired city manager who served the city for 31 years. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, who leaves...