Raising Toxic Questions

A panel of eight experts and activists will provide their solutions for moving radioactive nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at a 6 p.m. presentation Wednesday, June 8, in the City Council chambers.

Champs at Last

By Bill Norris, Special to the Independent SAN BERNARDINO — After 78 years, the Laguna Beach High School baseball team finally got to have its dog pile. The Breakers scratched out two runs and pitcher Ashton Goddard made sure that was enough as Laguna Beach defeated Kaiser...

In Mock Trial, Fiction Comes to Life

It took Thurston Middle School students just an hour to unanimously convict Henry Tudor of murdering King Richard III in a mock trial last Friday, May 27.

New Employee Receives Special Perk

With at least one hurdle that confronts most residents, she will receive help. Dupuis is one of four City Hall executive administrators getting assistance from their employer to buy a home in town, said Gavin Curran, director of finance and information technology.

‘Sunbathers’ Transformation Begins

Should they stay or go was the question posed earlier in the year when Leonard Glasser’s sculpture "The Sunbathers" showed enough deterioration to be declared irreparable. In a rare move, the Arts Commission decided to de-accession the piece.

Firebrand Earns Press Club Awards

Two Indy columnists and a Laguna Beach Magazine contributor earned awards last week at the Orange County Press Club, which issued honors in 16 categories for work published in 2015 in print media. Columnist Mark D. Crantz’s Pet Peeves column of last July, “Always on the Wrong...

Whalen Campaign Now Underway

Bob Whalen told a crowd of 175 supporters that he seeks re-election to the Laguna Beach City Council in part because “there is no shortage of things to work on” to improve the town.

Memorial Day Highlights

Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct their 89th Memorial Day ceremony in remembrance of military service personnel Monday, May 30.

Laguna Remembers Their Call to Duty

By 1941, both of the Shive brothers and Wess Balfour had graduated from Laguna Beach High School. Like so many grads since, they had grand plans after graduation: to find their way to Hawaii and the South Pacific to live in the tropical paradise, recalled the brothers’ sibling,...

Class of 2016 Displays an Enterprising Bent

“Stay courageous and stay in touch,” said LCAD president Jonathan Burke, acknowledging the students long hours working on studio projects and excitement to apply their learning. “You are ambassadors and advocates for art,” he said.

Budget Wish-List Spans Butterflies to Lifeguards

After hearing nearly an hour of requests to fund pet projects from various civic groups, the City Council favored some new and unusual requests at Tuesday’s budget workshop and signaled their intent to add staff to the fire and marine safety departments as well.

Coalition Opens Doors to House the Homeless

Troy Phillips roamed around south Orange County for 11 years, landing on beaches, behind bushes, on a bench, wherever he could for as long as he could until he was asked or forced to “move on.” He came to Laguna Beach often, usually to grab a meal at the city’s overnight shelter...

Laguna Wins ‘Most Waterwise’ Challenge

  Laguna Beach residents have again proven their commitment to conserving water and other resources by claiming the title of “Nation’s Most Waterwise City” among small towns for a third year, says a Laguna Beach County Water District statement. The Wyland Foundation, based...

Twisting Career Path Leads to an Unexpected Prize

Margaret Warder decided she needed to ditch her corporate sales job after taking her daughter to a Harry Potter movie and falling asleep, exhausted from a business trip. With an emergency credential for substitute teaching, she applied for a job with the Laguna Beach school...

No Silver Bullet for Congestion

Summerlike weather all-year round is bringing record-numbers of tourists congesting Laguna Beach with cars, the subject of a town hall meeting Tuesday.