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9/11 Memorial Struck by Vandals

Laguna Beach monument to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks took a beating at the hands of vandals for the second time. During a stroll through Heisler Park this past weekend, its creator, local artist Jorg Dubin, discovered that the shiny sphere at the center...

He Keeps a Foot in Each World

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A group from Laguna Beach United Methodist Church refused to abandon their mission to visit Kenya even after a church they intended to help burned to the ground in the wake of a contested election. “We already had tickets on Air Kenya, so I looked for...

Battling Drought with Private Reservoirs

With Gov. Brown announcing emergency statewide water restrictions this week, pumping out free rain barrels by local water agencies is one way to make a dent in the drought when and if it does rain. To help customers grab every drop of rain or drip of dew, the Laguna Beach County...

Boys and Girls Club Expands in South Laguna

The Boys & Girls Club dedicated their new site in Lang Park earlier this month with a ribbon cutting ceremony that recognized contributors, including the Click family, who helped create the Click Café nutrition center on the premises. Jessica Barbier of Cox Communications,...

Blackburn’s Passion Continues in Perpetuity

A fund to aid a variety of local charitable causes assisting those in need was established at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation in memory of former mayor and longtime Laguna Beach resident Kathleen Blackburn. It is seeded with $100,000 provided by her husband Bill Blackburn...

Religious Services

The town’s religious institutions hold special services this week. St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, on Good Friday, April 3, holds a morning prayer at 8 a.m. A solemn liturgy takes place at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in English and Spanish. On Holy...

Scouts Embark Upon Adventure

Cub Scout Troop No. 38 kicked the year off with a bang and a clang as they took a trip to the fire station, arriving just as the trucks were speeding away to an urgent call. The scouts toured the station until the fire fighters returned to give them a demonstration of their...

Garden Club Tours Woods Cove

The annual Gate and Garden tour presented by the Laguna Beach Garden Club takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The self-guided walking tour of eight gardens includes an undersea succulent garden, a proper English garden, orderly vegetable gardens and gently...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 3 Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 4. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

Streetbeat

Monday, March 23 Burglary. 300 block of Forest Ave. 9:59 a.m. Someone opened a locked back door and took $200 in cash from a business. Traffic collision. Virginia Way at Fifth Ave. 6:42 p.m. A 7-year-old girl on a scooter fell in front of a turning vehicle, but investigators are...

Task Force Tackles Canyon Road Blocks

When a task force began a review of six alternatives for improving safety and access on Laguna Canyon Road last week, it became clear that they will need to clear a few hurdles before reaching a consensus. Their goal is to evaluate the pros and cons of five road configurations, A...

Free Trolleys and Fee Hikes Reduce Congestion

Fee Hikes Aim to Discourage Downtown Parking Banking on the success of last summer’s efforts to tame congestion, the City Council signed off on similar measures for the upcoming festival season. These include rate hikes for parking meters and lots taking effect in July to...

Cycling’s Rise Outraces Park Resources

Part 2 Mountain biking is on the rise locally, and both trail users and environmentalists are concerned about threats to sustainability and safety. The resources of OC Parks, which has responsibility for park preservation, have not kept pace, despite the steady trek of bikers...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015

Scientists Know Why Sea Lions Are Starving

Nearly 130 stranded and starving sea lions are once again pushing recovery cages and pools to the maximum at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon, the organization says. More than 1,900 sea lions have been stranded along California coasts since January, the highest...