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Families for Philanthropy

Laguna’s parents and kids take pride in working together to help the community. By Vicki Hogue-Davies   Hannalie and Gavin Greene, ages 11 and 7, respectively, can often be found helping set up chairs and tables for the monthly meeting of Transition Laguna Beach, a...
Posted On 27 Oct 2014

Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Better promotion of peripheral parking lots supported by a strong trolley system prevented more cars from circulating downtown in Laguna Beach this summer, according to a city report. While aspiring candidates espouse the strategy in campaign...

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at...

North-South Bike Routes Get Connected

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy For the first time, Laguna Beach will have a continuous, marked north-south bike route through town, as unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday. And it’s not on Coast Highway, where several pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have occurred just...

So Cal Bike Tour Avoids Laguna, Newport

The death of a bicyclist on Pacific Coast Highway at Crystal Cove this past Sunday, Oct. 19, solidified the decision of a regional bike tour to avoid Laguna Beach and parts of Newport Beach as high-risk zones for safe bicycling. Three bicyclists have been hit by cars and killed...

Scare Tactics Flourish in Family’s DNA

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Three-headed monsters, body parts littering the ground, heart removal surgery and scary clowns that suddenly come to life are some of the treats in store for visitors to the annual Freak Show. A carnival theme animates this year’s show at the...

Dump Clean-Up Costs Soar

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy   The clean-up of a decades-old dump site for broken glass and debris in a Laguna Canyon ravine should be completed by Nov. 15, but the City Council learned Tuesday that the cost of remediation and restoration is $1 million more than the $2.25...

Halloween Calendar

A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in...

Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must...

Benefits and Benefactors

Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some...

William J. Kremer

  William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his...

Streetbeat

Monday, 13 Traffic stop. Circle Drive. 1:12 p.m. Joey Brian Caban, 18, of San Clemente, stopped for making an illegal turn, was arrested for allegedly violating his probation and possession of a methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000. Fraud report. 1403595....

Political Briefs

Madison Loses Key Supporter Incumbent Kelly Boyd, after remaining steadfast in his support of Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison over the last month, reversed himself this week. “I waited patiently for his information to come in,” said Boyd, referring to the...

There’s a New Trail Boss in Town

By Donna Furey | LB Indy After moving to Newport Beach a year ago from Flagstaff, Arizona, Alan Kaufmann worked with Earthroots Field School, based in Trabuco Canyon, teaching children wilderness survival skills. Kaufmann is now working on wilderness survival of a different sort....

Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Several arts leaders and Laguna Beach’s mayor took turns pulverizing a faux stone entry arch at the Festival of Arts this past Monday, Oct. 13, marking the start of a $3.5 million construction project on the city-owned land that since 1941 has been the permanent home to t...
Posted On 19 Oct 2014