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Raising Toxic Questions

A panel of eight experts and activists will provide their solutions for moving radioactive nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at a 6 p.m. presentation Wednesday, June 8, in the City Council chambers.

Champs at Last

By Bill Norris, Special to the Independent SAN BERNARDINO — After 78 years, the Laguna Beach High School baseball team finally got to have its dog pile. The Breakers scratched out two runs and pitcher Ashton Goddard made sure that was enough as Laguna Beach defeated Kaiser...

In Mock Trial, Fiction Comes to Life

It took Thurston Middle School students just an hour to unanimously convict Henry Tudor of murdering King Richard III in a mock trial last Friday, May 27.

New Employee Receives Special Perk

With at least one hurdle that confronts most residents, she will receive help. Dupuis is one of four City Hall executive administrators getting assistance from their employer to buy a home in town, said Gavin Curran, director of finance and information technology.

‘Sunbathers’ Transformation Begins

Should they stay or go was the question posed earlier in the year when Leonard Glasser’s sculpture "The Sunbathers" showed enough deterioration to be declared irreparable. In a rare move, the Arts Commission decided to de-accession the piece.

Firebrand Earns Press Club Awards

Two Indy columnists and a Laguna Beach Magazine contributor earned awards last week at the Orange County Press Club, which issued honors in 16 categories for work published in 2015 in print media. Columnist Mark D. Crantz’s Pet Peeves column of last July, “Always on the Wrong...

Friends, Family Support Injured Mom-to Be

Shannon Brown is still unsure what her daughter’s medical insurance will cover. In the meantime, she’s paying out of pocket for acupuncture treatments, which provide pain relief to her daughter, Chelsea Rush. Rush, 24, a Laguna Beach hair stylist, suffered a traumatic spinal cord...
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

Realtors Lend a Hand, Laboring for Love

Thirty volunteers from the Laguna Board of Realtors painted, raked, sanded and rebuilt picnic tables, nursery furniture, planters and hillsides at the Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Canyon recently as well as provided funds to cover paint and supplies. They hope to hold a Day of...

City Sponsors Skate Park Field Trip

Join fellow skaters as city staff provides transportation to the Laguna Hills Skate Park on Saturday, June 4. The cost is $10 and all skaters must bring a helmet, elbow, and kneepads. Meet in of front of Laguna Beach City Hall at 9 a.m. Skaters will return no later than 1 p.m....

Fête de la Musique Seeks Student Volunteers

The upcoming Fête de la Musique, where musicians perform al fresco downtown, seeks high school volunteers to help support the children’s parade, taking place on the Main Beach Cobblestones, Saturday, June 18, at 12 p.m. Students will earn community service hours for face...

Annie

A Laguna Dog Who Made A Difference (Nov. 25, 2005 – May 18, 2016) We are saddened by the untimely death of Annie due to inoperable cancer. She together with her handler and owner, Jean Arovas, devoted over six years to helping others in need of comfort and optimism. Annie...

William Joyce

William (Bill) Joyce passed away May 24, 2016, at age 81. Joyce valiantly suffered with Parkinson’s disease for 16 years. Because he was so lovingly cared for by Carrie, his wife of 27 years, he was able to stay in their home until his very last days. Bill was the youngest...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 3 David Bowie tribute, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Sissy Gallo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I...

Checkpoint Results in Two Arrests

A police checkpoint near Aliso Beach resulted in the arrest of one suspected drunk driver and a second motorist detained on other criminal charges between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday, May 29, says a statement from police. A total of 1,658 cars passed through the checkpoint. Of...

Whalen Campaign Now Underway

Bob Whalen told a crowd of 175 supporters that he seeks re-election to the Laguna Beach City Council in part because “there is no shortage of things to work on” to improve the town.