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All Users of the Road Must Be Part of the Solution

Editor,   This letter is in response to the Nov. 7 article, “Grant Aims to Change Behavior Behind the Wheel,” about the use of the grant money received from the state Office of Traffic Safety. For all the reasons cited in the article, we cannot fail to take action in...

Art Seen

Opening a Window Into the Chouinard Legacy McCollum opens an exhibit showcasing the Chouinard Foundation, whose collection includes numerous works donated by students and instructors from the legendary Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. The opening is from 6 to 9 p.m....

Helping Girls Attain Their Potential

Even as teenager Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, the youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient, advocates for female education, many Orange County girls also struggle to become educated and lead productive lives. Helping equip girls mostly from low-income families navigate gender,...

Checking in on Community Coops

Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and...

North-South Bike Routes Get Connected

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy For the first time, Laguna Beach will have a continuous, marked north-south bike route through town, as unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday. And it’s not on Coast Highway, where several pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have occurred just...

Those on Foot Also Need to Obey the Rules

Editor, As the mother of two young daughters living in Laguna Beach, I was disturbed to read of another pedestrian collision in the police blog. Yet I was equally disturbed by the misleading language used in describing the traffic incident on Sept. 30, which said the pedestrian...

Allow Street Sweepers to Do Their Job

Editor, My wife and I have lived in Laguna Beach for the 16 years and wish to express our frustration over the amount of trash that accumulates on Coast Highway within the city. Visitors/residents deposit a large variety of refuse and a relatively small number of individuals ever...

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry,...

Highway Signage Fails to Account for Crosswalk

Editor, Poor placement of “No Left Turn” signs on Coast Highway increases congestion and slows the flow of traffic. Is it just me or is anyone else frustrated when the crosswalk lights flash on Coast Highway stopping traffic and you need to make a left. Say you’re heading south...

Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy For his own safety, former Olympic cyclist and bike shop owner Paul Deem would rather cycle through the stop-and-go traffic of downtown Los Angeles than the wide-open roadways of Orange County, where motorists expect to accelerate to highway speeds on...

What Next for Mozambique?

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent Mozambique’s restaurant main floor dining area, voluntarily closed last year in lieu of opening rooftop dining, will not reopen anytime soon. The Planning Commission last week unanimously denied such a proposal by Zambique Properties,...
Posted On 21 Sep 2014

Candidates Weigh in on Sustainable Issues

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Not surprisingly, Laguna Beach’s seven candidates running for City Council paid a lot of lip service to mobility issues and water conservation at a debate hosted by Transition Laguna last week. Despite the candidates’ relative consensus...

Dentist Urges Prevention for Football Players.

Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury sustained during participation in sports. The majority of these injuries are preventable, according to Laguna Beach dentist Adam Vaghari, who recently took over a practice at 31655 S. Coast Highway, Suite B. An athlete is...
Posted On 18 Sep 2014

Pet Peeves

Riding Attire   I’m exercised out after reading the Indy article, “Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety.” I’m excited that the Council put the pedal to the metal to discover alternate biking routes to Coast Highway. It can’t be soon enough. And then I thought, what...

The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

Laguna Beach Live! brings The Barefoot Movement bluegrass players to The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 21 for an outdoor family concert from 5 – 7 p.m. The BBQ warms up at 4 p.m. when entertainment is provided by Evan J. Marshall, a mandolinist. The Barefoot...