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Laguna Stands in for Peru

Agotilio Moreno herded sheep while living in the high elevations of the Andes Mountains in South America. This week, he’s made a temporary home alongside 100 goats on another much lower hillside, at the end of Poplar Street in North Laguna. Among his neighbors are Karen Redding...
Posted On 16 Apr 2015

Marathon Runner Leaps Past Injury

A few months after undergoing surgery, Laguna local Debra Hayburn is preparing to resume running marathons. In 2012, when her sister-in law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Hayburn established Team Laura through the John Wayne Cancer foundation to raise awareness and funds to...

Meet Laguna’s Police Chief

Meet the town’s new police chief, Laura Farinella, at a 4:30 p.m. reception Friday, April 24, at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.   Forum Helps Seniors With Real Estate Questions With the spectacular increase in property values in Laguna Beach in...

Personnel File

Fire Department Adds New Staff Firefighter Adam Fugate has been hired to work the city’s Agate Street station. Fugate, who holds an associate’s degree from Victor Valley College and is also a licensed paramedic, lives in Orange County. Twelve new reserve volunteer firefighters...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, April 17 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 19. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Pilot Touhill, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Collision

A pedestrian suffered minor arm injuries after a collision in a Laguna Beach intersection with a car, which fled northbound about 10 p.m. on Coast Highway last Friday, April 10, police said. The vehicle was described as a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan...

Firefighters Retire a Relic, But Seek Fresh Recruits

By Donna Furey | LB Indy It was a historically significant moment for David Skarman, senior resident officer at Emerald Bay’s fire station, when the air raid siren was silenced last month. The towers that emitted piercing shrieks were installed to warn communities of air raids...

Updated: New Rules Restrict Water Use

With Californians cutting water use by only 2.8 percent this February compared to a year ago, local water districts are gearing up for state-mandated restrictions by telling customers to crimp the flow. Effective Wednesday, April 22, South Laguna residents will not be able to...

Louise Buckley

A Long Life Well-Lived Longtime community activist Louise Buckley died Friday, April 3, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 93. After working at Lockheed Corporation in Burbank and later owning a travel agency in Woodland Hills, Buckley retired to Laguna Beach in 1994 and began...

Study Targets Aliso Creek Estuary

Where seawater mixes with freshwater at the mouth of Aliso Creek lies a six-acre remnant of what was once a broad estuary, which restoration advocates say has the potential to provide habitat for several threatened species and serve as a link between the protected greenbelt and...

Skate Park Fans Aim to Build Broader Support

Over 75 residents, aged 4 to 64, gathered at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 28, to learn about a possible skate park for Laguna Beach. The city has set aside funds for a skate park, but due to the lack of consensus over a location plans have not progressed, says a...

Business Club Hosts Tour Operator

Hoffman, who established Hoffy Tours in 2012, shares his experience offering personalized city tours with the Laguna Beach Business Club Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. The club meets for a buffet breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway....

LOCA Honors One of Its Own

Local arts leader Mary Ferguson, who plans to relocate to Santa Fe shortly, will be honored at the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts fundraiser, Living La Vida LOCA, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Madison Square and Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Highway. LOCA will...