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Personnel File

Crosscultural Council Hires its First Director   Mary G. Schmidt has been named the first executive director of the Laguna Beach Crosscultural Council, which supports the day workers center in Laguna Canyon and La Playa Center, which teaches English as a second language to...

Indy on the Move

Thanks to readers for sharing a snapshot from their travels with those at home. Return the favor and send a photo with the Indy from an interesting landmark discovered on your next journey. Please send high resolution images to [email protected] Newlyweds Andy and Natalie Alison...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 16 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. xx, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Mary Stallings, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center. Aliso Viejo. $29. (949)...

Streetbeat

Monday, Jan 5 Vandalism. 200 block of Ledroit St. 8:12 a.m. A resident suspect’s a neighbor in the cutting of five of his trees. Disturbance. 200 block of Beverly St. 1:18 a.m. Damon Harold Roberts, 51, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. His bail was...

Council Appoints View Committee/ DRB Members

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The City Council Tuesday appointed the first five members of the new View Restoration Committee, established to arbitrate claims under the new view ordinance that took effect Dec. 17. Doug Cortez, Rubin Flores, Ara Hovanesian, Katherine Koster and...

Charges Filed in Laguna Beach Traffic Deaths

Prosecutors filed criminal charges against two motorists last week in two separate traffic fatalities that occurred in Laguna Beach in 2014, police said today. In both instances, the motorists will be arraigned for vehicular-manslaughter next month, police Capt. Jason Kravetz...

Bright Convicted in Friend’s Stabbing

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Former classmates Jensen Gray and Ryan Tyler Bright remained in touch long after their graduation from Laguna Beach High School. Twice the pair was arrested together, in 2007 and again in 2009, ultimately pleading guilty to drug and paraphernalia...

Laguna Steps Up the Pace for Safer Streets

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Tragedy is often the catalyst for official action to an obvious problem. And grant money helps, too. Local advocates have pushed for safer passage for cyclists and pedestrians in Laguna Beach for years. With funding now available, the city government is...

City Stops Volleying in Tennis Court Dispute

  Emphasizing that the benefits do not justify the expense, the Laguna Beach City Council benched a request to pay for the majority of a $1.8-million upgrade to the high school tennis courts Tuesday. Instead, council members unanimously voted to try a new approach, negotiate...

Beautification Council Honors Christoph

Former Laguna Beach mayor and landscape architect Ann Christoph, who has designed Montage gardens, portions of Heisler Park and is currently working on the city’s highway beautification projects, was awarded the Harry Lawrence Star of Excellence by the Laguna Beach Beautification...

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...