The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150 competitors ages 4 and up are expected to compete. The contest […]
San Diego’s Lisa Rutledge (pink hat) and Laguna Beach’s Lynne Brinkman (pink top) won the Women’s Main Beach Volleyball Open that took place Saturday, May 5. For Brinkman, this was her third Main Beach open victory (2009, 2011, 2012). Photo by Cameron Brinkman
Laguna’s schools added two new feathers to their cap. All four schools, El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School, were among 1,614 public schools in the state to make the 2011 honor roll of the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE). Laguna’s schools made the honor […]
Richard P. Carlson May 22, 1926- Feb. 15, 2011 Please join the Carlson Family in remembering Dick Carlson and his life and loves at this first anniversary of his death. In 1961, Carlson was selected by Rexall Drug and Thermoplastics Company as general manager of their Santa Ana plastic extrusion operation. So he […]
Editor, In regards to the front page article on home sales: “Good News & Bad Bad News,” Jan. 27. The author refers to ” high levels of inventory,” “and the currently high level of inventory,” “at year end 411 properties were on the market ” etc… As of today there are only 231 […]
Editor, The last couple of weeks have seen letters from climate change skeptics in response to Tom Osborne’s article (Green Light, “Rollinger and Council Act on Climate Change,” Jan. 27). I wonder over the hypothetical situation; if these individuals were to be given the same diagnosis from nine medical doctors and a different […]
The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was recently with a SASI (Shop America Salutes Innovation) award for “Best Dining Tourism Program” by a destination marketing organization in the United States at the 2012 ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining & Cultural Tourism held last month. “Research shows that Foodies travel and stay in destinations […]
Editor, Randy Kraft’s article “Home Sales: Good News & Bad News” in last week’s Indy contained errors that and I would like to address. Ms. Kraft states that the inventory at the end of the year in Laguna Beach was 411 homes. The correct number is 228. I am a meticulous keeper of […]
Dolores “Maya” Bargiela, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, independent spirit and world traveler, passed away on Dec. 30, 2011, in San Juan Capistrano. She was 81. The cause was heart failure due to complications from a stroke.
Bargiela was born in Newark, N.J., of Spanish and Hungarian immigrant parents. Benefiting from her talent in ballet performance, she moved to Laguna Beach when she was 16 to study under a Russian ballet master and later was among the first students at Orange Coast College. For a few years, she divided her time between Laguna and New York City but settled in Laguna in the mid-‘50s where she worked for a local business.
The Quiet Rally Stocks continue a stealth rally, quietly moving to their best levels in five months. The market has recently been untroubled by bad news from Europe, even receiving some sparks of good news like another small downtick in the unemployment rate. Quarterly earnings season kicked off with a few decent reports while trading […]