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Kashkari to Open Local GOP HQ

Kashkari to Open Local GOP HQ

Republican candidate for governor and local resident Neel Kashkari will attend the inauguration of the new Laguna Beach Republicans’ Voter Information Center headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 13, local GOP leaders announced. Congressional Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will cut a ceremonial ribbon at a rally. He will be joined by Kashkari and local politicians for a 2 p.m. […]

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Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy An investigation of the traffic death of Laguna Beach motor Officer Jon Coutchie last year concludes that a motorist was primarily at fault in the collision, but says Coutchie’s speed 30 m.p.h. over the posted limit was a contributing factor, according to findings in the report released Thursday. After […]

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Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Darrin John Reed, a longtime Laguna Beach resident whose parting words revealed his unending enthusiasm for life, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, after a two year battle with leukemia and its complications. Last month, Reed was admitted to Hoag hospital’s ICU fighting sepsis and multiple organ failure. “He ran out […]

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Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

David Cabot and managers of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, and board members of its allied charitable fund, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the sand in Laguna Beach to honor the memory of their friend and former chief executive Jon Cook. Donations by Berkshire agents from San Diego to Santa Barbara have contributed $30,000 to […]

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Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster An elegant, yet understated luncheon reflecting the personality of Cheryl Kinsman, the 2014 Woman of the Year, will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach. The event, honoring the long-time Laguna Beach resident and community champion, is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per […]

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Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Tickets of $125 are available for the sixth annual Girls Night Out, a Thursday, Oct. 2, benefit for the Boys and Girls Club at the spectacular oceanfront home of David and Holly Wilson. Supported by Wilson Automotive Group, Newport Lexus, Starfish restaurant and Lugano Diamonds, the benefit for 250 women will feature models dripping in […]

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Maureen Bober

Maureen Bober

Long time Laguna Beach resident Maureen Bober passed away on Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago, Ill., after a 15-year battle with cancer. True to form, she surpassed the expectations of the wonderful doctors and nurses at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital.  She died without pain, surrounded by her family, and was finally able to find peace. […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Friday, Sept. 5 The Screaming Furniture Jazz Outlet, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Free. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Jack Russell’s Great White, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San […]

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Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

A two-hour search for a missing child ended without incident Sunday, Aug. 31, when the 12-year-old was discovered playing in the Montage hotel spa about 8:15 p.m., not far from Victoria Street Beach where he was last seen. Laguna Beach police deployed all available resources, including search and rescue personnel, bloodhounds, lifeguards and a helicopter […]

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 Trail Upgrades OK’d for Top of the World

Trail Upgrades OK’d for Top of the World

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy The steep and winding dirt footpath that joins a paved fire road between the two hilltop communities of Top of the World and Arch Beach Heights may soon be easier to maneuver for school children, moms with babies in strollers, dog-walkers, hikers, bicyclists and skateboarders. The trailhead at Top […]

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Sawdust Wraps Up With Festivities Aplenty

Sawdust Wraps Up With Festivities Aplenty

Join more than 200 Laguna Beach artists for entertainment and art activities leading up to the closing of the 48th Sawdust Art Festival. Visitors can paint, draw, make leather bracelets and create mosaics. Entertainment includes rock, bluegrass and reggae music along with magic and balloon artistry. On closing day, Sunday, Aug. 31, the final raffle […]

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Top Nonprofit Execs Receive 6 Figure Salaries

Top Nonprofit Execs Receive 6 Figure Salaries

By Carisa Carlton, Special to the Independent Many leaders of the most prestigious Laguna Beach nonprofit organizations receive six figure salaries, nearly 25% more than the city’s mean job salary. The top ranking nonprofits aggressively compete for personnel with businesses and government by offering top salaries and benefit plans to key employees. The rankings include […]

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Caltrans Installs College Signal

Caltrans Installs College Signal

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Caltrans began work this week installing a traffic signal on Laguna Canyon Road at the pedestrian crossing where a Laguna College of Art and Design student was fatally injured in April, school officials said Wednesday. Caltrans estimates work will be completed by Oct. 16, an installation fast-tracked in the […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 29 Robert Jon &The Wreck, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant. 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Steve Tyrell, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 ADAAWE, 5:30 p.m., Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday, […]

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Pancake Breakfast Serves as Summer’s Capstone

Pancake Breakfast Serves as Summer’s Capstone

Join your friends in marking summer’s end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at the annual al fresco pancake breakfast in Heisler Park. Firefighters will be serving up flapjacks and sausage from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Cliff Drive near Myrtle Street, above Picnic Beach, organizer Sande St. John said. The $5 per person […]