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Council Paves the Way for TOW Path

By Jennifer Erikson | LB Indy Residents of Old Top of the World rejoiced Tuesday when the City Council approved the much-favored design for a path for pedestrians and cyclists between the hilltop communities of Arch Beach Heights and Top of the World, but nixed widening Top of...

Dump Clean-Up Costs Keep Rising

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The bill for the clean up and restoration of a decades-old dump site in a Laguna Canyon ravine that disgorged broken glass and debris across the Sun Valley neighborhood during flooding in 2010 has climbed to nearly double the initially estimated...

Commission Rejects Appeals, Allows Ranch Renovation to Proceed

After a five-hour hearing, the California Coastal Commission voted 9-1 Thursday to grant a local coastal development permit to allow Laguna Beach resident Mark Christy to continue renovation of The Ranch, a neglected hotel and golf course in Aliso Canyon. As one of the conditions...

Clunkers Roll Up to the Clinic

Each year the Laguna Beach Community Clinic receives about a dozen cash gifts via Center for Car Donations, an organization that collects unwanted cars, sells them at auction and returns the profit to specified recipients. “We try and offer our supporters many different ways to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015

People Who Will be Missed in 2015

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Lives Cut Short Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, died last April after being struck by a motorist who told police she didn’t see the Laguna College of Art & Design student crossing Laguna Canyon Road. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Santa Ana’s Orange County High...

Projects Under Scrutiny

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Two high profile local development projects held in limbo last year due to appeals by opponents move closer to resolution in 2015. The California Coastal Commission set hearings Thursday, Jan. 8, on sculptor Louis Longi’s artist work/live...

Casting Call for Pageant Volunteers

Producers of the Pageant of the Masters’ 2015 show, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” are looking for men, women and children to volunteer in the summer production. People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the tableaux vivants and a casting call will be held Jan....

Dressler to Take His Last Bow

By Rita Robinson Across the now dark and empty high school quad, the song, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” wafts through the breezeway. More than 50 sweaty and chatty students are spending their Monday evening letting elbows and knees fly in an audition for Laguna Beach High School’s...

Laguna Police Add a Video Camera to the Uniform

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Laguna Beach police Officer James Michaud set out on patrol with a flat rectangular camera affixed to his chest, testing out gear that law enforcement agencies around the country are now adopting. This week, the city of Los Angeles became the latest,...

Laguna Opposes Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre

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 proposed by Mayor Bob Whalen and...

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...