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Council Paves the Way for TOW Path

By Jennifer Erikson | LB Indy Residents of Old Top of the World rejoiced Tuesday when the City Council approved the much-favored design for a path for pedestrians and cyclists between the hilltop communities of Arch Beach Heights and Top of the World, but nixed widening Top of...

Dump Clean-Up Costs Keep Rising

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The bill for the clean up and restoration of a decades-old dump site in a Laguna Canyon ravine that disgorged broken glass and debris across the Sun Valley neighborhood during flooding in 2010 has climbed to nearly double the initially estimated...

Commission Rejects Appeals, Allows Ranch Renovation to Proceed

After a five-hour hearing, the California Coastal Commission voted 9-1 Thursday to grant a local coastal development permit to allow Laguna Beach resident Mark Christy to continue renovation of The Ranch, a neglected hotel and golf course in Aliso Canyon. As one of the conditions...

Parks Offer an Opportunity to Explore

Whether you hike, bike, explore or volunteer, the opportunities abound to get out into the acres of wilderness surrounding Laguna Beach. The weather is perfect, the New Year’s resolutions are fresh; what are you waiting for? Beginning Mountain Bike Ride-Jan. 10: Laguna Canyon...

Personnel File

City’s Promoter Elects New Lead Peggy Trott, general manager of Inn at Laguna Beach, will lead Visit Laguna Beach, the non-profit responsible for promoting tourism announced in a statement. Hospitality leaders oversee the organization’s objectives, strengthening a nearly half a...

Canyon Preservation on Transition Laguna’s Agenda

Hallie Jones, executive director of Laguna Canyon Foundation, is the guest speaker at Transition Laguna Beach’s monthly potluck, Tuesday, Jan. 13. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Jones will describe what is necessary to...

Young Philanthropy

Yard Sale Funds Scholarships The second annual 10 Boys Who Care mega yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Sale proceeds help fund the boys’ goal of raising $5,000 towards two scholarships for graduating high school...

Guest DJs Lure New Supporters to Radio

Larry Nokes, a local attorney and president of the Chamber of Commerce, won the Silver Tongue Award in the friendly competition between guest DJs during local radio station KX 93.5’s fundraising drive last month. The award was bestowed on the DJ who helped raise the most money...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 9 Nate & the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Pianist Emanuel Ax, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center....

Streetbeat

Monday, Dec. 29 Fraud. 800 block of Canyon View Dr. 11:54 a.m. Someone opened a cell phone account in a resident’s name. Tuesday, Dec. 30 Burglary. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 8:25 a.m. Items worth $500 were taken from a locked vehicle. Vehicle burglary. 19200 block of Laguna...

Clunkers Roll Up to the Clinic

Each year the Laguna Beach Community Clinic receives about a dozen cash gifts via Center for Car Donations, an organization that collects unwanted cars, sells them at auction and returns the profit to specified recipients. “We try and offer our supporters many different ways to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015

People Who Will be Missed in 2015

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Lives Cut Short Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, died last April after being struck by a motorist who told police she didn’t see the Laguna College of Art & Design student crossing Laguna Canyon Road. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Santa Ana’s Orange County High...

Laguna Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run

A Valencia man died as a result of a hit and run collision on New Year's Day in Newport Beach. A taxi driver was arrested for suspicion of felony hit and run nearby, in Laguna Beach.

Projects Under Scrutiny

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Two high profile local development projects held in limbo last year due to appeals by opponents move closer to resolution in 2015. The California Coastal Commission set hearings Thursday, Jan. 8, on sculptor Louis Longi’s artist work/live...

Laughter Club Welcomes 30,000th Laugher

Members of the Laguna Laughter Club gave a hilarious ovation to a new attendee on Sunday, Dec. 14, as she was honored as the 30,000th person to laugh on the beach since the club began in June 2005. Paige Gammell received honors, accolades, the club insignia and hilarious gifts on...