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Debate Elicits Sparks From Candidates

Debate Elicits Sparks From Candidates

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy “Is this a three-ring circus I’m in, or what?” asked incumbent City Council candidate Kelly Boyd about midway through a boisterous debate hosted by Firebrand Media, owner of the Indy, Tuesday night at City Hall. Firebrand owner Allan Simon fired provocative questions at the seven candidates vying for three […]

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‘Diploma’ Raises Questions Anew Over Candidate

‘Diploma’ Raises Questions Anew Over Candidate

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison, whose academic and professional claims cannot be independently verified, this week went on the offensive and produced one of two college diplomas that he says demonstrate the veracity of his resume. Even so, the authenticity of the document Madison produced only […]

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Political Briefs

Political Briefs

Arthurs Raise Funds for Hall Lisa and Gary Arthur are hosting a fundraiser for City Council candidate Michele Oliver Hall at their home, 773 St. Ann’s Dr., Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. Children are welcome at the fundraiser where a $99 per person donation is suggested.   Firefighters, Police Endorse Zur Schmiede The […]

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Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

The 11th annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show returns on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 140 vintage and antique cars on display from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the city parking lot opposite the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road. Hundreds of car enthusiasts will attend this invitational event organized by Laguna Beach Rotary […]

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Survivor Appreciates Every Day

Survivor Appreciates Every Day

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Stephan Chapman had just started a new job and was settling into a new apartment when he was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma last January. The 25-year-old’s goals, such as returning to Saddleback College and enjoying surfing, immediately changed. Without medical insurance and unable to work, friends […]

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Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club members and the public are invited to enter the club’s novice rose show, 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on the Laguna Presbyterian Church patio, 415 Forest Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter a single stem rose starting to unfurl. Rose entry must be on the Exhibition Table in Tankersley Hall by 9:55 a.m.  All […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

A Cool Cat Throws Party Enjoy Blue Cat Martinis, appetizers, desserts and raffle prizes at the Meow Mixer at Madison Square Garden and Café, 320 N. Coast Highway from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $25-$30 and can be purchased at www.bluebellcats.org or by calling: 949-547-2222. All proceeds will benefit the community cat […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 3 Hollywood U2, $10 cover, 9:30 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate Hancock and the Declaration, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. ABC, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $30. Salsa 101 workshop with Salsa Caliente, free, 8 p.m., Soka University, […]

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Police Nab Would-be Robber

Police Nab Would-be Robber

Police arrested a suspected bank robber that emerged from a downtown restroom wearing a disguise. Dana Richard Arnold, 28, of San Diego, allegedly presented a demand note to a Wells Fargo Bank teller shortly before closing on Friday, Sept. 26, Capt. Jason Kravetz said. Instead of turning over a single bill, the teller read the […]

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Police Nab Would-be Bank Robber

Police Nab Would-be Bank Robber

Police arrested a suspected bank robber that emerged from a downtown restroom wearing a disguise. Dana Richard Arnold, 28, of San Diego, allegedly presented a demand note to a Wells Fargo Bank teller shortly before closing on Friday, Sept. 26, Capt. Jason Kravetz said. Instead of turning over a single bill, the teller read the […]

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Updated: Document Raises New Questions About Candidate’s Claims

Updated: Document Raises New Questions About Candidate’s Claims

Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison, whose academic and professional claims could not be independently verified earlier this month, on Monday said he has obtained one of two college transcripts that demonstrate the veracity of his resume. Even so, the authenticity of the document Madison produced only raised more skepticism. The Cornell University […]

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Candidate Vows to Keep Education Creative Not Common

Candidate Vows to Keep Education Creative Not Common

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Annette Gibson gets fiery when she talks about changes in education policy, a subject she thinks is slipping into classrooms without close scrutiny. Gibson, 47, a first-time candidate for the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education, passionately opposes any dictums from the state or federal government about […]

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Surviving the Eye of the Storm

Surviving the Eye of the Storm

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Friends call Eric Parizek “Lucky Boy.” Now, after surviving the ferocity of Hurricane Odile while visiting in San Jose del Cabo last week, the 42-year-old Laguna Beach resident concedes the term of endearment suits him. “It was the first time in my life I thought I was going to […]

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Divers May Snag a Research Grant

Divers May Snag a Research Grant

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Local Amber Jackson and her scuba diving partner Emily Callahan are finalists in Expedition Granted, National Geographic’s search to find the next generation of explorers. One of the ten finalists will win $50,000 to fund their dream expedition, the magazine announced last week. Jackson, a UC Berkeley graduate, met […]