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Welcoming the Watermen’s Wall

Scores turned out to check out an expansive sculptural mural installed over the last two weeks on one corner of the Hobie store at Beach Street and Forest Avenue.

Floods Caused by 100-Year Rainfall

Laguna received 3.44 inches of rain within six hours on Dec. 22, exceeding what’s expected in a 100-year storm, a flood control expert said this past Monday. The deluge flooded Laguna Canyon homes and businesses as well as downtown shops, causing an estimated $10 million in...

Laguna Besieged by 100-year Rainfall

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Laguna received 3.44 inches of rain within six hours on Dec. 22, more than what’s known as a 100-year storm, a flood control expert said this past Monday. The deluge flooded Laguna Canyon homes and businesses as well as downtown shops, causing an...

Flood Blamed on 2002 Council Decision

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy After $3.5 million in estimated damages and clean-up costs, and countless anxiety attacks in downtown merchants, the flood in the village business district that came with the winter’s first rainstorm could have been prevented years ago, according to...

After Laguna Returned to a Lagoon

Despite a precautionary city flyer distributed to downtown merchants the day before last week’s first heavy winter rainstorm, nearly 60 businesses, heeding the warning or not, incurred damages estimated by city officials at $3.5 million.  Water and mud lines are still visible on...