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Athletes Hike for Hunger

  Sixty-five fitness buffs took off from Aliso CrossFit in Aliso Viejo on a recent Saturday, each with 20 pounds of non-perishable food in their backpacks, for the Laguna Food Pantry. Aliso CrossFit organized the food drive as part of National Hunger and Homelessness...

Streetbeat

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Keep the peace. 2700 Highland Ave. 2 a.m. A 36-year-old Santa Ana woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail. Disorderly person. 2500 Temple Hills Dr. 5:27 p.m. Audrey Cherie Peebles, 28, of Chino, was arrested for a felony bench warrant for drug...

Tennis Court Repairs Hang On City Funding

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy With a $1.4 million bid in hand, the Laguna Beach Unified School District will ask the city to ante-up 70 percent, or $980,000, to repair and improve the dilapidating high school tennis courts, Dean West, the district’s assistant superintendent of...

Many Ways to Give Thanks

Share Thanksgiving Among Friends Bring a favorite holiday dish and join friends and neighbors at noon on Thanksgiving Day for Laguna Beach’s traditional community feast, held at Neighborhood Congregational Church, Glenneyre Street and St. Ann’s Drive. All are welcome to partake...

City Cuts Off Water Due to Drought

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Motorists entering town along Laguna Canyon Road should prepare for the disappearance of the green ribbon of grass lining the median as the result of a new water conservation measure approved by the City Council this week. Turning off sprinklers to...

Protest Erupts Over Ban on Street Play

By Rita Robinson Sarah Copeland is about to pull up her wheels and move. Copeland owns a mobile home in Laguna Terrace Park and is fed up with recent changes made by the new owners, Hometown America. Earlier this month, the new landlords removed “Children Playing” signs from the...

Winter Fantasy Brims With Holiday Cheer

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy The tree-shrouded grounds of the Sawdust Festival will wear a holiday glow for the 24th annual Winter Fantasy that begins Saturday, Nov. 22. Established in 1990, the event has drawn a variety of artists eager to sell their wares outside of the summer...

Mischievous Merriment

  By Kimberly O’Brien Young This past weekend, Laguna Beach High School’s production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale “Midsummer Night’s Dream” opened at the Artists’ Theatre. It is a visually stunning, wondrous production to lose yourself in. The Rustics led by Wyatt Shipp,...

A New Cupcake Queen Rising

By Donna Furey | LB Indy In the past year while still a senior at Laguna Beach High School, Nikki Hunt began making cupcakes in her mom’s kitchen and selling them from her website, La Vie en Rose. Flavors run from the obvious chocolate and vanilla to pina colada, margarita, green...

Garden Seedlings on Sale at Market

Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will hold their annual plant sale at the Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 22.          Outdoor art pieces crafted by garden volunteers will also be on sale. And as always paperwhite and amaryllis...

Unlucky Blow Hits Historical Society

A shopper parking a car unintentionally hit the accelerator and drove into a corner of the porch of the Historical Society about 4:17 p.m. last Thursday, Nov. 13. The motorist was uninjured and visitors to the Murphy-Smith bungalow on Ocean Avenue were detoured to a side...

A Sweet Incentive Assists a Woman in Need

Laguna Beach local Analisa Andrus manages the self-sufficiency program that helps homeless adults rebuild their lives at Friendship Shelter. Now she is in need herself. She suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease that currently has no...

Having a Say on Laguna Beach’s Downtown

Have you ever really considered what kind of walkway you prefer to tread? Or how high buildings should be? Or what might replace parking lots in the downtown? Residents had the chance to share their responses to these and other questions during a three-hour “pop-up workshop”...

Open-Space Advocate Will be Remembered in Perpetuity

Former Laguna Beach Mayor Lida Lenney was honored Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the dedication of a memorial bench to commemorate her leadership in the effort to block development of open space that became part of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The trailside bench is inscribed with a...

Unlucky Blow to Historical Society

A shopper parking a car unintentionally hit the accelerator and drove into a corner of the porch of the Historical Society about 4:17 p.m. last Thursday, Nov. 13. The motorist was uninjured and visitors to the Murphy-Smith bungalow on Ocean Avenue were detoured to a side...