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Candidates Support a New Arts Center

Candidates Support a New Arts Center

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A year-round cultural arts venue, nudity in public art and the city’s role in fostering a creative environment were among the issues addressed by seven City Council candidates at a forum held last Saturday, Sept. 20. The candidates all proclaimed their strong support for the arts in general, though […]

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Political Briefs

Political Briefs

Will Candidates Take Off Their Gloves to Debate? The public is invited to witness the first debate among the seven candidates running for Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Allan Simon, chairman of Firebrand Media and the Indy’s owner, will lead the 6 p.m. event planned for City Hall’s Council Chambers. Simon has […]

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Prepare for Taste of Laguna and Business Expo

Prepare for Taste of Laguna and Business Expo

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Taste of Laguna from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The chamber brings together Laguna’s culinary prowess and unique businesses to transform the Festival of the Arts grounds into a magical food and business district for one evening. Bites ranging from sizzling grilled meats to […]

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Benefits

Benefits

  Roll Out the Barrel for Oktoberfest   Dawson Cole Fine Art hosts an Oktoberfest celebration in their sculpture garden, 326 Glenneyre St., from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Beer, wine, German food and music are included in the $75 per person, tax-deductible, ticket. Tables for six or 10 are also available from $450 to […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Montage Gets New Director   Rick Riess was appointed the new managing director of Montage Laguna Beach, the town’s largest hotel and one of its largest employers. A veteran hospitality executive, Riess has managed resorts from Napa Valley to South Carolina, Hawaii and Mexico. He serves on the board of the American Hotel and Lodging […]

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Rocking Babies

Rocking Babies

Holding and feeding a baby is a pleasure to most people. Every Wednesday morning, Assistance League volunteers experience this special pleasure, settling into rocking chairs where they hold babies and often feed them their bottles while their parents receive counseling. Beginning at 9 a.m., mothers and fathers bring their infants to the Assistance League playroom, […]

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Former Executive Indicted for Insider Trading

Former Executive Indicted for Insider Trading

A federal grand jury indicted the former chief executive officer of an Orange County medical device company on insider trading charges Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Department of Justice announced. James V. Mazzo, 57, of Laguna Beach, the chief executive officer of Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., was added to an indictment that had previously […]

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Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

The Laguna Art Museum presents its third California Art Award to Light and Space artist Peter Alexander on Saturday, Sept. 27, at a reception. Art scholar Ruth Westphal received the first award two years ago, with painter Wayne Thiebaud following last year. The award had been designed to recognize Southern California individuals who have made […]

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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Mortgage Fraud

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Mortgage Fraud

After a two-year investigation, police investigators arrested a 51-year-old Pasadena man Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Los Angeles, now accused of a $400,000 mortgage fraud involving a Laguna Beach home. Police allege Paul Clark siphoned $400,000 in cash from Chase bank in 2012 by obtaining a new mortgage on a home in the 3000 block of […]

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Weekends for the Four-footed

Weekends for the Four-footed

Come for the Dogs, Stay for the Chili The Laguna Board of Realtors will hold their 18th annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Amateur and aspiring chefs will vie for the best chili award while pet owners of all ages can enter […]

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Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy For his own safety, former Olympic cyclist and bike shop owner Paul Deem would rather cycle through the stop-and-go traffic of downtown Los Angeles than the wide-open roadways of Orange County, where motorists expect to accelerate to highway speeds on four and six-lane parkways. “Bicyclists are in the way,” […]

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What Next for Mozambique?

What Next for Mozambique?

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent Mozambique’s restaurant main floor dining area, voluntarily closed last year in lieu of opening rooftop dining, will not reopen anytime soon. The Planning Commission last week unanimously denied such a proposal by Zambique Properties, LLC. Architect Marshall Innins devised an elaborate plan to satisfy the city’s parking requirements […]

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Hurricane Devastates Sister City

Hurricane Devastates Sister City

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association President Karyn Philippsen was on a plane returning from England this past Monday just as Hurricane Odile slammed the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, unleashing 125 mile per hour wind and rain on the tourist-thronged resort area. She and 17 other emissaries had just […]

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133, More than A Winding Road

133, More than A Winding Road

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Imagine gathering together eight of your favorite local musicians, each with big talent and often a big personality (some strong and brooding, some strong and loud), most of whom you’ve known a good part of your life, and creating a new band? First, you’ve got to have some bucks […]

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Utility Pole Removal OK’d in Woods Cove

Utility Pole Removal OK’d in Woods Cove

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke to their diligence in pursuit of undergrounding their utility […]