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Garden Club Tours Woods Cove

The annual Gate and Garden tour presented by the Laguna Beach Garden Club takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The self-guided walking tour of eight gardens includes an undersea succulent garden, a proper English garden, orderly vegetable gardens and gently...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 3 Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 4. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

Streetbeat

Monday, March 23 Burglary. 300 block of Forest Ave. 9:59 a.m. Someone opened a locked back door and took $200 in cash from a business. Traffic collision. Virginia Way at Fifth Ave. 6:42 p.m. A 7-year-old girl on a scooter fell in front of a turning vehicle, but investigators are...

Task Force Tackles Canyon Road Blocks

When a task force began a review of six alternatives for improving safety and access on Laguna Canyon Road last week, it became clear that they will need to clear a few hurdles before reaching a consensus. Their goal is to evaluate the pros and cons of five road configurations, A...

Free Trolleys and Fee Hikes Reduce Congestion

Fee Hikes Aim to Discourage Downtown Parking Banking on the success of last summer’s efforts to tame congestion, the City Council signed off on similar measures for the upcoming festival season. These include rate hikes for parking meters and lots taking effect in July to...

Cycling’s Rise Outraces Park Resources

Part 2 Mountain biking is on the rise locally, and both trail users and environmentalists are concerned about threats to sustainability and safety. The resources of OC Parks, which has responsibility for park preservation, have not kept pace, despite the steady trek of bikers...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015

Scientists Know Why Sea Lions Are Starving

Nearly 130 stranded and starving sea lions are once again pushing recovery cages and pools to the maximum at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon, the organization says. More than 1,900 sea lions have been stranded along California coasts since January, the highest...

Design Contest Open to All Beer Lovers

The Laguna Beach Beer Company is holding a label design contest open to Laguna residents 21 or older for its Greeter’s Ale. The winning design will feature an artistic interpretation of a Laguna Beach greeter and capture the essence of the product. Submissions are due by email by...

Grocer Bags Its Conversion

Most customers seemed pleased by the whirlwind makeover that took place earlier this week inside the former Albertsons supermarket that anchors the Aliso Creek Shopping Center. Inside the newly rechristened Haggen supermarket, 12-year Laguna Beach resident Patty Barnett said she...

 

Easter, Passover Nearly Coincide This Year

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The town’s religious institutions offer myriad services over the next two weeks marking spring rituals celebrated by different faith’s traditions. St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, will hold a Penance service at 7 p.m. on...

Re-live the Glory of Patriots Day

  The 49th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade will be broadcast on Cox 3 Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.- noon; Sunday, March 29, from 4 -6 p.m.; and Saturday, April 4, from 9-11 p.m. The broadcast will also be on Cox on Demand, channel 2636, from April 5 to May 5.  ...

Garden Happenings

Flores Tours Claremont’s Native Garden Join California horticultural expert Ruben Flores on a tour of Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, departing at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, from Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway. Seating is limited for the garden walk and bus...

Doing Good

Children’s Hospital Stages Annual Follies   CHOC Follies XVIII, the annual original musical comedy production that raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, will present “CHOCago, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” at the Robert B. Moore...

John S. Hedges 1926-2015

  By Jack Casey, Special to the Independent John Hedges, my dear friend from Laguna Beach, left us Saturday, March 14. Although I live across the country in upstate New York, our families have shared much over the past 40 years. His beloved Barbara asked if I would write...