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Grant Takes on Bad Drivers

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Police received a $107,519 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to fund special enforcement initiatives and public outreach over the next year to combat an upswing in traffic related deaths and injuries in Laguna Beach. It can’t come too soon....

Posted On 07 Nov 2014

To Re-invision Downtown, Planners Take Their Ideas Into the Street

A portion of Ocean Avenue will undergo a transformation Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with examples of mini parks, curb extensions for pedestrians and seating areas. The so-called pop-up downtown serves as a way of soliciting public feedback on city planner’s...

School Board Welcomes Old and New

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Incumbent Ketta Brown was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election and will return to the Laguna Beach School Board for a third four-year term. Newcomers Carol Normandin and Dee Perry, who won the other two available seats on the five-member board,...

Personnel File

Police Welcome a New Recruit Ranger, a two-year old Belgium Malinois, became the newest member of the Laguna Beach Police Department, picked up last Friday, Oct. 31, from a breeder in Riverside. Lt. Jeff Calvert, Sgt. Eric Lee and new canine handler Officer Zach Fillers escorted...

Helping Girls Attain Their Potential

Even as teenager Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, the youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient, advocates for female education, many Orange County girls also struggle to become educated and lead productive lives. Helping equip girls mostly from low-income families navigate gender,...

Good Causes

Brunch Welcomes Four-Legged Friends Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park host their annual fundraiser, My Best Friends Brunch, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road. For $25, two-legged folks and their four-legged friends can enjoy brunch,...

Lend A Hand Ending Hunger

Myriad opportunities exist for those who seek to play a role in ending hunger and homelessness in Laguna Beach, said Faye Chapman, who chairs the city’s Housing and Human Services committee. November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, which kicked off with this...

Experience Fall in Guided Park Hikes

Friday, Nov. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., ages 8 and up can meet at the Nix Nature Center for a two mile walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about native plants with a volunteer naturalist. Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon ages 12 and up can take a...

Gerald Allen Cohen

Gerald Allen Cohen, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2014, at his home in Laguna Beach. Cohen was born March 5, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., to Benjamin and Leah Cohen. He was a remarkable mathematician and a very talented engineer who contributed greatly to the U.S. space program and several...

Indy Calendar

Friday, Nov. 7 White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. $20. Blue Medicine, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. DJ Xclusv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Berlin, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157...
Posted On 06 Nov 2014

Coop Tour Yields Much to Cluck About

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Who knew backyard chicken coops were such a draw? Apparently, about 100 people who turned out mostly on bicycles this past Saturday, Nov. 1, for the second annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop. Clusters of bicyclists could be seen around town, visiting 16...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 27 Burglary. 200 block of Lower Cliff Dr. 1:25 p.m. While a resident was away, an unknown suspect broke into an apartment and stole cash, two watches and a Go Pro camera valued at $1,600. A suspicious man on an expensive mountain bike was seen in the area. Disorderly...

Voters Choose Familiar Names

The three most well recognized candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council came out on top, with very few votes separating the winners. Incumbent Kelly Boyd received about 60 more votes than incumbent Toni Iseman, who was about 80 votes head of newcomer Rob Zur Schmiede, who...

New Committee to Serve as View Arbiters

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents who want to help resolve local view disputes can apply for appointment to Laguna Beach’s newest citizen-led panel, the View Restoration Committee that is being established to arbitrate claims under the new and still-controversial view...