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Scouts Earn Their Wings

Four Laguna Beach High School students were recognized by Mayor Elizabeth Pearson at a recent City Council for receiving their Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the Boys Scouts of America program. Ford Brian, Ethan Chesley, Andrew Kimball and Penn Nielson are all members of...

Collaborative Garden Opens in Heisler Park

Members of the Laguna Beach Garden Club joined forces with the Laguna Beach Beautification Council, Laguna Nursery, and the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association to install a Sister Cities garden in Heisler Park. The land was designated by the city in March 2009. The sister...

Personnel File

New Executive Takes the Reins of the Chamber of Commerce Laura Ann Henkels was appointed as executive director of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Kristine Thalman, who retired but returned on an interim basis while a search was underway. Henkels brings a strong...

Marje Adams

Active in Laguna Beach senior life and well-known around town, long time resident, Marje Adams died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 20, surrounded by family and friends. She was 87 years old. Born Marjorie Ann Bernell Johnson on Nov. 26, 1926 in St. Paul, Minn., she had two older...

Athletes Hike for Hunger

  Sixty-five fitness buffs took off from Aliso CrossFit in Aliso Viejo on a recent Saturday, each with 20 pounds of non-perishable food in their backpacks, for the Laguna Food Pantry. Aliso CrossFit organized the food drive as part of National Hunger and Homelessness...

Many Ways to Give Thanks

Share Thanksgiving Among Friends Bring a favorite holiday dish and join friends and neighbors at noon on Thanksgiving Day for Laguna Beach’s traditional community feast, held at Neighborhood Congregational Church, Glenneyre Street and St. Ann’s Drive. All are welcome to partake...

A New Cupcake Queen Rising

By Donna Furey | LB Indy In the past year while still a senior at Laguna Beach High School, Nikki Hunt began making cupcakes in her mom’s kitchen and selling them from her website, La Vie en Rose. Flavors run from the obvious chocolate and vanilla to pina colada, margarita, green...

A Sweet Incentive Assists a Woman in Need

Laguna Beach local Analisa Andrus manages the self-sufficiency program that helps homeless adults rebuild their lives at Friendship Shelter. Now she is in need herself. She suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease that currently has no...

Helping Vets a Glass at a Time

Local Laguna Beach children spent Veteran’s Day selling lemonade outside the apartment complex where they live and raised over $100, which they donated to a non-profit that helps veterans, Patriotic Hearts. HirePatriots.com, part of the organization’s community outreach program,...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Indy on Arts

Friday, Nov. 14 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m., Artists’ Theatre at LBHS, 625 Park Ave., Tickets are $10-$20. Also 11/15 and 11/16 at 2:20 p.m. DJ Flex, White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Nate and the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & ADD, 9...

Garden Potluck Stirs Up Community

Members of the South Laguna Community Garden invite the public to join their fall festival and potluck on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. Bring a dish or snacks for 10 people and your own drinks; enjoy live music and celebrate th...

Good Causes

Girls Give Up Sweets for a Cause The Lion’s Heart Laguna Beach chapter seems not yet prepared to sort candy collected for troops overseas. With the help of local schools including Anneliese’s, St. Catherine’s and El Morro, as well as the Laguna Beach Library,...

Do We Really Lose?


By Steve Erickson Do we really lose when we’ve lost things or people or is it time for a new beginning? A whole life full of things lost. Still seems terrible, no matter what the cost. People dying and you end up crying. Here for a short while, sometimes you can’t...

Personnel File

Police Welcome a New Recruit Ranger, a two-year old Belgium Malinois, became the newest member of the Laguna Beach Police Department, picked up last Friday, Oct. 31, from a breeder in Riverside. Lt. Jeff Calvert, Sgt. Eric Lee and new canine handler Officer Zach Fillers escorted...