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Fleeing Suspect Collared in South Laguna

A brief manhunt in South Laguna sent people scurrying indoors as two law enforcement helicopters circled and siren-blaring cars jammed the small lanes Monday, June 1. Laguna police say sheriff’s deputies collared a man hiding in bushes near Scenic and Fourth Street who earlier...

Artist’s Death Attributed to Natural Causes

  Well-regarded Laguna Beach artist Terry Thornsley died of natural causes, supervising Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal said Monday. An autopsy was conducted Thursday, May 28, on Thornsley’s body, he said. Thornsley, 57, a sculptor and painter, in April was nominated as artist...

Recycling Gets Serious

Residents and businesses that routinely toss the wrong kind of garbage into their green waste and recycle bins may now be fined for their negligence, one of several trash disposal changes the City Council considered last week. Waste Management, the city’s garbage collector,...

Summer Trolleys Track Simpler Routes

Summer trolleys will roll along the same coastal route as the off-season weekend trolleys that began in March, running north to south along Coast Highway without detouring for a connection at the downtown bus depot. In recent years, summer trolleys followed loops originating from...

Fans Return to Applaud Dressler

After 25 years of building an acclaimed student drama program at Laguna Beach Unified School District, Mark Dressler is expected to experience another outstanding showing. More than 150 former students, parents, friends and theatrical associates are planning to attend Dressler’s...

Media Owner Gives Employees a Parting Gift

Ownership of the Laguna Beach Independent newspaper, Laguna Beach Magazine and other publications of Firebrand Media will soon shift to 10 of its employees. Owner Allan Simon, who since 2009 has invested $7 million in expanding the company’s portfolio with new titles, announced...

Schools Receive Sizeable School Power Gifts

Two longtime school fundraising organizations awarded the Laguna Beach Unified School District some of its largest gifts ever this past Tuesday, May. 26. A check for $316,117 was gifted to the district by School Power, a volunteer fundraising group that augments the school’s...

A Visit to Their Namesake

Laguna Beach residents Sue and Bill Gross visited Mission Hospital Laguna Beach last week to get their first glimpse at the transformation their $10 million gift is making in the hospital’s emergency department. Last fall, the Grosses donated money to enhance and expand emergency...

Realtors Host Taste for Charity

The Laguna Board of Realtors will host their 20th annual “Taste for Charity” benefit from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Proceeds, amounting to $120,000 last year, will go to nine local organizations ranging from the Boys and Girls Club...

Personnel File

Educators Join Board of Laguna Beach Live!   Carol Reynolds, community activist and retired music teacher, and Juan Vázquez, recently retired president of Santiago Canyon College, joined the board of Laguna Beach Live! Both Reynolds and Vázquez, frequent patrons at Laguna...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 29 Singer songwriter John Troy, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. “Love, Lost and What I Wore,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $41-$61, 949 497- 2787. Thru 6/7. “You Can’t Take it With You,” 7:30 p.m.,...

Checkpoint Snags DUI Suspects

Six drivers suspected of inebriation and 11 others driving with restricted licenses were arrested at a Laguna Beach police checkpoint Sunday on Coast Highway, north of Wesley Drive. More than 1,600 vehicles passed through the checkpoint over its six hours of operation beginning...

Prolific Local Sculptor Dies

Festival of Arts officials announced the death of local sculptor Terry Thornsley, 56, earlier this week, but a spokeswoman declined to provide other details. The name may not be familiar to those outside the artistic community, but Thornsley’s work embellishes the town from north...

Quakes Continue to Unsettle Nepal

As aftershocks shook the house where he was writing last week, Rabindra Sitaula, program manager for Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation, sent a progress report about supply deliveries to quake hit villages. Sitaula had just come from Khampur, Bagultar, where he distributed...