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  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 9 Traffic collision. 2000 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 8:38 a.m. One car rear-ended another that had stopped short to avoid crossing traffic. A driver complained of pain but was not hospitalized. Vehicle burglary. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 1:15 p.m. A purse...

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...

Ceramic Artist Richard White Dies at 63

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Richie White, a well-known contemporary ceramic artist and professor at Saddleback College’s Art Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home in San Clemente. Former students, peers, friends and family flocked to the campus in...

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...

Lu Campbell, Festival of Arts Exhibitor, Dies at 82

Former Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Lu Campbell passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at home with her husband, John, and daughter Darcy by her side. Campbell had been fighting lung cancer since 2007. Lu was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1932, to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

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...

Club Honors Standout Members

  The Boys and Girls Club bestowed youth of the year awards to individuals at each of their branches last month. Taylor Towe, Ava Knepper and Morgan Zevnick received honors from the canyon, Bluebird, Lang branches, respectively. Aaron White received the honor for the club’s...

Sister Cities Bonds Take Root

The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cliff Drive, just north of Jasmine Street. The garden represents native foliage from Laguna’s adopted siblings, the cities of San Jose del...

Clinic Records Now State of the Art

Patient information at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is now available to staff through electronic medical records, a system a year in planning. The system is hosted by Oregon Coastal Health Information Network, a co-operative that provides access to top of the line systems...

Gift Stocks Pantry’s Larder

Residents John and Lisa Mansour have directed the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to send a $1,000 check to the Laguna Food Pantry from their donor-advised fund managed through the foundation. “We thought about what would have the most impact, and we recognized that the Laguna...

Personnel File

GOP Names New Leader Laguna Beach Republicans elected Fletcher Berryman as its new president, succeeding outgoing leader Howard Hills. “We are going to build the broadest possible coalition of people in Laguna Beach who love our town and love liberty,” Berryman said in a...

Streetbeat

  Monday, Feb. 2 Burglary. 1700 block of Glenneyre St. 11:24 p.m. Several windows were broken while a resident was out of town, though no entry was made. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Traffic stop. Calliope St. 12:26 a.m. A 24-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for...