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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...

Clinic Receives an Early Gift

  The Assistance League awarded the Laguna Beach Community Clinic $78,000 to purchase gear for electronic medical records as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The system will support the clinic’s pursuit of accreditation as a patient centered medical home and increase its...

New Inn Keeper Unlocks Boutique Hotel

Francois Leclair, 15-year owner of Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, handed over the keys to the new owners of the historic Laguna Beach landmark inn last week. Casa Laguna will be managed by PRG Investment and Management Inc. of Los Angeles for the new owners, Villa Carlotta LLC, the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Holiday Happenings

A Caroling They Go Watch and listen for the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts as they sing in the holidays Friday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Driven by Santa Claus, who traded in his sleigh for a Laguna trolley, scores of local Girl Scouts will be on board to sing holiday carols...

Pedestrians in Crosswalks Struck in Two Incidents

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Vehicles southbound on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach struck pedestrians in crosswalks in separate incidents this past Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, police said. Due to the severity of the injuries in Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. accident at Calliope...

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

Gift Shopping Laguna Style

Purchase Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving A free event open to the public, the 10th annual Alternative International Holiday Gift Fair hosted by Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 11 a.m....

Spiritual Matters

Chamber Singers Perform Christmas Evensong The community is invited to attend a free 6:30 p.m. holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. The program is comprised of songs and readings of winter and the coming of Christmas. Solos duets and...