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Putting the Brakes on Laguna Canyon Road

Putting the Brakes on Laguna Canyon Road

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Described as the most significant issue in the city and one that will be challenging to resolve, solutions to an “overly congested” Laguna Canyon Road will be vetted by an 18-member task force over the next three months at a cost of $100,000, as approved by the City Council […]

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HS Principal Takes Position at Palos Verdes Schools

HS Principal Takes Position at Palos Verdes Schools

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Saying she took a “significant decrease” in salary, Laguna Beach High School principal Joanne Culverhouse confirmed that she is the new assistant superintendent of educational services at Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. She starts next Thursday. After a week’s vacation in Hawaii, the well-liked principal said Wednesday she’s […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Tuesday, Aug 12 Property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 10 a.m. A citizen brought ammunition to the police department to be destroyed. Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Road at the dog park. 10 a.m. Medics were called, one vehicle was towed from the scene. Traffic collision. 10 a.m. An OCTA bus traveling north on Coast Highway hit […]

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Indy Travels Into the Wild, the West and Beyond

Indy Travels Into the Wild, the West and Beyond

We welcome a photo from your adventures exploring far-flung destinations. Pack the Indy and send along a high resolution image with a caption about the backdrop to [email protected]    

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Science Brings Clarity to Shifting Shores

Science Brings Clarity to Shifting Shores

Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms. How vulnerable is your favorite beach if a hurricane like Katrina, Ike, or Sandy paid a visit? What […]

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Meet the Potential Decision Makers

Meet the Potential Decision Makers

Attend a  forum with City Council candidates at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25 in the council chambers, 505 Forest Ave.  The candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions posed by the local press. Audience members will be able to ask questions by submitting a communication card to the moderator during the course of the evening. […]

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Arts Students Benefit from Grant

Arts Students Benefit from Grant

The Festival of Arts was awarded a $2,000 grant by the Festival of Arts Foundation making it possible to host 270 seventh and eighth grade students participating in the Pacific Symphony’s summer arts immersion program, Arts-X-Press. The students enjoyed complimentary hands-on art workshops and instruction in printmaking, scratch art and ceramics at the Festival’s Art Center. […]

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Martha McCluskey

Martha McCluskey

A gracious lady, wife, mother, grandmother with two great grandsons, Martha McCluskey died in her beach cottage and entered eternal rest with the loving God and His people at age 82. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Florence and Hiram Webster.  Her family moved to California in the 1940s. Martie had an amazing gift for finding […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs Kick Off Ambitious National Campaign

Boys and Girls Clubs Kick Off Ambitious National Campaign

Nationally, Boys &Girls Clubs of America launched their Great Futures Campaign on July 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their goal is to elevate the critical role of out-of-school time and garner public support and resources for Boys and Girls clubs to increase their impact on kids and communities. For every hour a child spends in school, […]

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Bridge Hall Bingo

Bridge Hall Bingo

Celebrate the Endless Summer with another evening of Bridge Hall Bingo at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. in Laguna Beach on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under. Admission includes a 10-game pack with six cards to a page, three […]

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Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

United Studios of Self Defense Laguna Beach, in association with business tenants of the Aliso Creek Plaza Shopping Center, is holding an End of Summer Bash fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The event includes a bounce house, dunk […]

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Get Out Into the Wilderness

Get Out Into the Wilderness

Ages 15 and up can explore the beauty and diversity of Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyons on a strenuous 8.2-mile hike over rocky and uneven terrain from 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Road at SR-133. Bring water, a hat, and a hearty […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 22   Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Space Oddity, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 23 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to […]

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Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety

Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Just three weeks after about 200 cyclists and pedestrians rallied at City Hall advocating safer passage through town, city officials seem poised to act. At their meeting last week, Council members approved new bike racks and signage at the Pepper Tree parking lot and also agreed to officially endorse […]

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El Nino Forecasts Propel Storm Readiness

El Nino Forecasts Propel Storm Readiness

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Due in part to higher-than-normal ocean temps, monsoon weather normally blocked by the mountain ridges managed to cross into Southern California this summer. The resulting thunderstorms created lightning that killed a man in Venice Beach in July and flash floods that claimed the life of a motorist and destroyed […]