An assault involving three men escalated into a struggle with Laguna Beach police, who ultimately deployed a taser twice to subdue the younger combative suspect in the 300 block of Cozumel around 1:15 a.m. Friday, May 10, police said. Police ultimately arrested Laguna Beach resident Sergio Gabriel Borgognone, 51, for allegedly resisting arrest and his [...]
Editor, The other night as my husband and I sat down at the counter of our favorite Laguna Beach sushi bar, I was shocked to see bluefin tuna written on the dry-erase specials board. It’s pretty common knowledge that the bluefin’s populations are in serious decline worldwide. In recent years it has become the “poster [...]
By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent The city’s annual track and field meet drew a crowd of spectators and young athletes to the high school field last Friday. Participating athletes were born in 1997 or later, ruining my chances of competing. Each competitor was eligible to compete in three events in addition to relays, [...]
Lights, Camera, Theater! Thank you for your travel tips. I have been stopped at the grocery store, Girl Scout meetings and the Patriot’s Day Parade by enthusiastic readers who wanted to share their favorite island hotspots. I have Catalina very nearly planned; Hawaii, not so much. I’ll keep you updated and still welcome your [...]
Editor, It’s amazing to me that any candidate for office (including Kelly Boyd) would have a campaign party at the Marine Room or any other bar and send followers out into the streets of Laguna where the Laguna Beach Police Department is notorious for giving DUI tickets that can cost $10,000, give or take, and literally wreck [...]
Asada restaurant will host a fundraiser dinner prior to “No Suits Allowed,” the 24th annual Shap Show on Feb. 11. Proceeds from both will benefit the Class of 2012’s grad night party. Tickets to the pre-show dinner will include a two-course meal, no host bar, and a reserved seat in the Artists’ Theatre. The [...]
By Horst Noppenberger, Special to the Independent The LBHS boys’ varsity soccer team maintained their preseason, unbeaten record with a come from behind 1-1 tie against soccer power-house Tesoro High School. Early in the game, Tesoro shot from inside the six-yard box, which deflected off a LBHS defender for a goal. Laguna then mounted [...]
The national discussion about childhood obesity took a local turn last week during Coffee Break as the school district’s foodservice manager Debra Appel and local dietician Melanie Silverman described local nutritional practices in schools and common-sense guidelines.
Mia Tavonatti, a part-time mural instructor at Laguna College of Art and Design, won the $250,000 top award at Michigan’s Art Prize, for her 13-foot tall stained glass mosaic of the crucifixion of Christ. Originally commissioned by the St. Killian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo, “The Crucifixion,” was crafted from small, hand-cut stained glass [...]
Laguna Beach’s Katsuya is the latest brainchild of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and Sam Nazarian, founder and chief executive officer of sbe, a conglomerate of real estate, entertainment and hospitality businesses. Known for hearty fare and signature cocktails, this eatery generates an LA-hip vibe that attracts patrons with a flair for panache.
The Boys & Girls Club has combined education on healthy lifestyles and fitness into their daily programs. This summer over 200 young people regularly participated in the Club’s Healthy Habits program and learned about nutrition, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Club leaders also stepped up efforts to get families involved as well. A healthy twist [...]
The popular Laguna Beach sushi bar and night club Mosun abruptly closed last week under legal pressure, an attorney for the landlord said. After filing various legal appeals that forestalled eviction for more than seven months, the restaurant’s owner abandoned the premises on Sunday, Aug. 7, leaving behind shattered mirrors in the upstairs nightclub, and [...]