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Canyon Planning Takes Center Stage

Even as urban planners presented their progress in scrutinizing downtown planning guidelines and reviewing land use issues in Laguna Canyon, the City Council Tuesday also heeded suggestions from an increasingly well organized group of canyon residents, who want a seat at the...

Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure

  By Donna Furey | LB Indy When Katie Lang was 17 she learned that her dad spent his boyhood in Meiningen, Germany. Luckily for her father, Fred Lang, relatives in the U.S. paid for his fare to leave his homeland in 1934 as Jews then were forbidden from taking money out of...

Parents Protest ‘Dumbed-Down’ Math

Parents upset about curriculum changes they say dumbs down middle-school math plan a show of force at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, says an organizer. The parents are upset about the possibility of geometry being eliminated as a separate subject from the...

Friends Mourn Lives Upended by Slaying

Late last August, surf school owner James Pribram returned home from the beach in early evening to the broad streets and hillside ranch houses of Laguna Niguel and came upon the unexpected. Richard Begley, who Pribram knew from his boyhood where they both surfed local breaks in...

Plans Brewing to Beautify Laguna Creek

Often referred to as “the ditch,” Laguna Canyon Creek may soon see its own form of urban renewal. With replanted native vegetation, renewed wildlife habitat, walking trails and improved water quality as a result, an environmental team recently unveiled a plan they hope will make...

2014 Campaign Sets Spending Record

Candidates and organizations spent $300,240 on last November’s race for three seats on the Laguna Beach City Council, making 2014 the most expensive campaign in a dozen years. That cumulative figure is based on financial disclosure filings by the candidates and committees for the...

A Season of Reflection Begins Outdoors

The South Laguna Community Garden stood in as an informal open-air chapel for the observance of Ash Wednesday, which uses ashes as a sign of penance and mourning and marks the start of Lent, a time of penance before Easter, which is on April 5. The Rev. Andrea Paddock, deacon of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2015

Taming Congestion Proves No Easy Trick

The groundhog may be a harbinger of an early thaw in colder climes, but here the ring of free trolleys has for years served as the local warm weather indicator that signals the unofficial start of summer. That is about to change. Thanks to the city winning a state transportation...

Updated: Missing Teen’s Body is Found

Describing her son’s death as a “freak accident,” Jennifer Parnell said she still harbored hope that her son remained alive up until his body was pulled from the sea this past Wednesday. A large wave swept 18-year-old Anthony Parnell into the ocean 11 days earlier from Thousand...

City Clerk Performs Laguna’s First Civil Wedding

Gustav Eriksson and Sheila Olsen met downtown at Nick’s restaurant on Feb. 19, 2012. “I was eating dinner alone, and Gustav walked in and sat right next to me,” Olsen said. They struck up a conversation and it was love at first sight. Next week, they will become...

Quiet Man Leaves a Powerful Legacy

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Representatives for longtime Laguna Beach resident Dr. Ted Martonen delivered a $3 million gift last week to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, one of the largest donations the center has ever received. Martonen died in January 2014 at the age of 71; he...

Study Reveals Canyon Road Hazards

A particularly violent crash and bang shattered a bucolic morning for Laguna Beach dog park patrons last August. Several people ran out to Laguna Canyon Road to see what happened as the rest converged on the gate amid confused canines, necks craned, awaiting feedback. Minutes...

Wave Sweeps Teen From Rocks

OC Lifeguards throughout the week continued to search the shoreline between Aliso and Salt Creek Beach for an 18-year-old Nevada man, who was swept from the rocks of Thousand Steps Beach by a strong west swell on Sunday. Waves of five to eight feet prevented lifeguards from...

Laguna Selects a New Police Chief

Laura Farinella, a top Long Beach police commander and longtime Orange County resident, was named to lead the Laguna Beach police department this week. She will become the city’s first female chief of police. Farinella, 50, starts on the job March 16 and succeeds Chief Paul...

Bud Unfurls Nature’s Mystery

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A unique, trademarked rose whose open petals form a heart arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. Ben and Ava Arman’s recently established, Color Blast Flowers, at 210 N. Coast Highway, are one of the only florists in the area to stock the unusual rose....