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Blood Drive to Pull Into a Shopping Center

A tiny clinic on wheels from Hoag Hospital will roll into the parking lot of the Albertson’s market in South Laguna on Thursday, Feb. 5, allowing people running errands to also stop by and donate blood. All donations will support patients in need at Hoag Hospital’s campuses in...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Assistance League’s Grant Put in Play

Members of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach visited R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility in Dana Point recently to see students enjoying the new swings, music wall and rocking rides the group helped fund with a $25,000 grant. The specialized playground equipment – including...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Paula Jean Brown

Oct. 8, 1946 –Dec. 23, 2014 Paula Jean Brown was a gentle, generous soul: lover of animals, children, travel, satire, fashion and literature. She was born and raised in San Gabriel, Calif., and graduated from San Gabriel High School. Subsequently she attended the University of...

Laguna Paddler Encounters Killer Whales

Rich German figures he’s paddled 7,500 miles since he took up paddle boarding five years ago and made daily excursions into the Pacific Ocean part of his routine. “It’s my church, my sanctuary, my exercise, my meditation,” said German, 45, who relocated to Laguna Beach in 2005...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 23 Vibe Tribe, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Solos and Ensembles, Niguel High students, 7:30 p.m., Soka University...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Bridget Graney

Bridget C. Graney, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and Dana Point, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 13. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, “Bridie” spent more than four decades running an in-home day care in Laguna Beach....

John Mancuso

The man known to many in our community of Laguna Beach as “Mr. Giovanni,” John Carmen Mancuso, began his life in Hastings, Penn., Nov. 6, 1932. His parents, Michele Mancuso and Carmela Todaro, immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the century from Grotte, Sicily. He was the...

Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Officers

Officer James Michaud and Community Services Officer Niki Hernandez were honored as the police department’s 2014 employees of the year at the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club this past Thursday, Jan. 22. Police employees who have gone...

Legion Honors Local Firefighters

The Laguna Beach American Legion hosted an overflow crowd to honor members of the police and fire departments at their monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 15. “Our news is flooded with reports of failed societies whose governments cannot establish or maintain justice because they...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

League Honors Volunteer Service by Debutantes

The Laguna chapter of National Charity League hosted its 26th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel last month. Debutante honorees included: Arianna Assad, Liliana Bellinghausen, Cali Bradshaw, Chanel D’Epagnier, Meighan Dolan, Caroline Furman, Kylee Fracassi,...

LB Indy Log

Monday, Jan. 12 Disturbance. 31900 block of Coast Hwy. 7 p.m. Two 18-year-old from Huntington Beach, Joseph Anthony Farfan and Michael David Moody, who had alcohol and glass on the beach, were arrested for outstanding warrants. Burglary. 1900 block of San Remo Dr. 9:30 p.m....

Resident Falls Prey to Phone Scam

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Police say an astute store clerk who advised a customer against buying $7,000 worth of gift cards helped avert a second loss by the elderly patron, who had already distributed a first round of gift cards to con artists. The elderly woman’s son told...

Ocean Animal Rescues on Rise

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy With already 14 sea lions rescued in the first 13 days of January, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon is gearing up for another record year in rescues, says an announcement by the center. Last year, there were only two rescues during this...

Windows to the Sea Up for Redesign

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Beach access points serve as more than stairways to the sand. When big surf hits and surfers charge across the waves below, stairways and landings throughout Laguna Beach turn into informal amphitheaters for admirers and prospective riders checking...

Dispute Over Courts Closer to End Game

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy A cordial handshake over a solution was finally reached this past Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the contested repair of the highly used high school tennis courts, according to reports from both sides. Years of dispute over how to repair cracked and buckled...