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Christy Rounds Up Support for Ranch

Christy Rounds Up Support for Ranch

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy A standing-room only crowd and elected Laguna Beach officials turned out for a Coastal Commission hearing Wednesday in Newport Beach to support remodeling of The Ranch golf course and hotel in Aliso Canyon, which is now under commission review. Three elected City Council members, Laguna’s city manager, and a […]

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Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry, is the former director of the […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Architect Recognized for Organizing Skills   Local architect Bob McGraw was named R Star Foundation’s board member of the year for leading its most successful fundraiser to date. The Laguna Beach non-profit founded by Rosalind Russell provides goats to women in rural Nepal. McGraw met Russell when she hired him to rebuild her Park Avenue […]

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The Music Man: Roger Charles Bailey 1923-2014

The Music Man: Roger Charles Bailey 1923-2014

Roger Charles Bailey, a man of honor, pride and distinction, served his country, but cherished his family as well. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 15, 1923. One of five kids, Bailey loved to play baseball and sing in the church choir. His singing used to annoy his brothers and sisters and even […]

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Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

The second annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop takes place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Chicken lovers and coop curious will bike coop-to-coop to learn all about keeping backyard chickens during this community bike ride. Check in at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, for information, bike maps, guest speaker, water and light […]

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Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Dr. Matthew Wheaton of Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo has been sniffed out as one of six semifinalists for insurance provider Petplan’s 2015 veterinarian of the year aware. Clients, colleagues, friends and family can have a paw in the process by voting for their favorite semifinalist at: gopetplan.com/form/petplan-veterinary-excellence-awards-public-voteGoPetplan.com/raiseapaw. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. […]

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Indy onArts Calendar

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Kim Wilson’s All-star blues band, 8 p.m., […]

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Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

A Surf and Sand hotel employee trying to cross Coast Highway without the benefit of a crosswalk was struck by a southbound vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 30, about 4:58 p.m., police said. The accident is the 24th collision between a vehicle and pedestrian so far this year in Laguna Beach, nearly double the collision rate of […]

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New Owner Nets Big Fish

New Owner Nets Big Fish

Jim Walker and Louie Feinstein, owners of The Bungalow restaurant in Corona del Mar, say they acquired of The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer and will rename the popular Laguna Beach restaurant Big Fish Tavern effective Nov. 1. The deal announced Thursday, Oct. 9, saves the planned closure of the restaurant, which […]

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Arrest Made in Cold-Case Murder

Arrest Made in Cold-Case Murder

Sixteen years after a woman’s body was discovered in Laguna Canyon, law enforcement investigators early Wednesday, Oct. 8, arrested her son-in-law as the suspect in the cold-case homicide about 7 a.m. as he was about to enter an Aliso Viejo gym. John Edward Gutierrez, 46, who police interviewed early in the investigation, was being held […]

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Hold the Roast

Hold the Roast

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent By now, Laguna Beach residents would have been clamoring for tickets to the 23rd annual “Lagunatics,” the homespun production that delights audiences by skewering Laguna life and people using original lyrics matched to popular music. However, No Square Theater’s annual ”Roast of the Coast” is on hold until […]

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Time to Get Serious, Says Surfrider’s New CEO

Time to Get Serious, Says Surfrider’s New CEO

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Chad Nelsen, the new chief executive officer of the Surfrider Foundation, says it’s time for his team of ocean-protection advocates to pull up those board shorts and lead changes rather than wait to react when problems arise. “It’s really important to go from being reactive, which is stopping bad […]

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A Drought of Solutions for Drawing More Water

A Drought of Solutions for Drawing More Water

Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Even as Laguna Beach County Water District prepares to raise rates over the next five years to pay for the escalating cost of supplying local customers with 1.5 billion gallons of imported water annually, local resident Michael Beanan sees a solution in what he describes as a “goldmine”: 4 billion […]

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