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The New Activists Emerge

Lisenbery started a Facebook page for the 48th Congressional District, whose voters from Seal Beach to Laguna Beach re-elected Dana Rohrabacher last November. “It had 200 members in the first week,” he said.
Posted On 26 Feb 2017

DUI Arrests Drop as Ride Sharing and Enforcement Picks Up

Sam Saad has picked up over 9,000 people in his Honda Accord since he started driving with both Uber and Lyft three years ago. But he refuses to pick up in downtown Laguna Beach.

City OKs Study for a Second Pool

Demand for swimming lessons and other aquatic activities has pushed the city of Laguna Beach to determine if a second pool at an estimated cost of $15 million could be built at Lang Park.


Class Notes

Young Designer Wins A Prize   Laguna local Dan Lopes, a University of Notre Dame senior, won third place and $1,000 in a student design competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association, says an announcement. His design of the Scoop Pet Food Dispenser eases...

Class Notes

Local Families Sought to Host Exchange Students ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full...


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Monday, Feb. 13 Burglary. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. 10:39 a.m. Detectives are investigating the theft of 24 bottles of Caymus wine worth $2,585 from a grocery store. Fraud. 200 block of Chiquita St. 2:50 p.m. A resident who ran a credit report discovered someone had opened a...

Sunday Drive Attracts Attention

A caravan of nearly 100 motorcyclists, including some exhibitionists pulling wheelies as they rode on Coast Highway, made an impression as they roared into town about noon this past Sunday, Feb. 12, police said. The motorcycle pack, wearing insignias from several different clubs,...


Monday, Jan. 30 Vehicle burglary. 700 block of Bayview Dr. 3:59 p.m. A garage door opener and other items were removed from an unlocked car between 1 p.m. and 6 a.m. the previous day. Vandalism. 1200 block of Bluebird Canyon Dr. 4 p.m. Seven windows in the front of a home were...


Postponing Landmark’s Restoration Reverses a Pledge

Editor, Once again I am extremely disappointed in Laguna’s elected and appointed officials who regularly ignore and dismiss public input, talent, and donated time while preferring to squander millions on so-called experts. The Village Laguna newsletter summed it up:...

Wanted: A Few Good Republicans

Editor, It’s time for rank and file Republicans to stand up to the bullies in their party.  Starting with the president, who insists the media is the enemy of the people, followed by Laguna’s own, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who claims constituents requesting town hall...

A Glance Back Can Convey Clarity Today

Editor, For years now I have loved to read Ann Christoph’s column in the Indy.  The way she relates her childhood memories and relates them to current events and issues is wonderful.  It gives us an almost seamless continuity in history. And yet, through a window of time, she...


Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike...

Community Datebook 7/26/13

Master Gardener Sows SEEDS City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...