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If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Steve McIntosh concedes his motive is to lure trick-or-treaters to visit his Short Street neighborhood. He’s noticed a drop off in trick-or-treating traffic over the years and wasn’t making his own elaborate Halloween costumes...

Caltrans Installs College Signal

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Caltrans began work this week installing a traffic signal on Laguna Canyon Road at the pedestrian crossing where a Laguna College of Art and Design student was fatally injured in April, school officials said Wednesday. Caltrans estimates work will be...

The Art of Hanging Art

Local experts reveal that decorating the home requires much more than simply hanging a piece of art on a wall. By Ashley Ryan | Photos by Jody Tiongco   As an integral part of interior design, art can transform the look and feel of a room. The pieces that decorate a home not...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014

Center Shows Off Its New Addition

By Donna Furey | LB Indy After observing Pacific Marine Mammal Center staff releasing a sea lion into the ocean from a bluff overlooking a Laguna Beach cove, Ted Bauer visited the rescue operation on Laguna Canyon Road last year and inquired how his foundation might help the...

Operator Error

A 62-year-old woman escaped injury this past Wednesday, Feb. 19, after unintentionally driving her car backwards through a chain link fence and into a drainage channel in downtown Laguna Beach, police said. The woman refused medical care and took a cab home, leaving a tow truck...

Mayor Receives Plaque

Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson succeeded Kelly Boyd as mayor of Laguna Beach this past Tuesday. City Council member Bob Whalen was nominated mayor pro tem, meaning the newly elected council member will become mayor in his second year on the dias. Boyd received a special plaque...

Monsters, Ghouls and Zombies, Oh My

So how old was ET really? Anyone who attends the Pageant of the Monsters staged this year by the same creative crew that puts on the “Pageant of the Masters” might just find out whether the lovable alien has remained a kid or died a codger. An alien autopsy is among the...

Leaving the Strands Behind

After nearly 30 years, the owners of The Bead Shop, one of Laguna Beach’s two long-lived stores for beads and jewelry-making, are moving on. The sale of the shop is still in limbo, but Peggy Smith and her husband George Harney, who helps run the store, are moving together to Port...

Grieving for a ‘Best Buddy’

As members of the Laguna Beach community join Penguin Cafe owners Sabrina and Michael McMurray at a memorial today for their son, William, another young boy copes with the passing of his best friend and partner in all things Pokemon. “I will never forget you and will...

Laguna’s Mayor Battles Bone Cancer

Mayor Kelly Boyd stunned the City Council audience by announcing that he is battling multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer. “Fortunately, it’s at stage two, and I have no intention of stepping down from this dais,” he said, as a compassionate audience rose in...

Three Injured in Two-Car Crash

An Upland woman suffered a leg fracture when she was trapped against a light pole as a result of a 2:30 p.m. collision that closed Coast Highway last Friday, police said. The accident at Coast and Cress Streets involved two vehicles colliding head on as the driver of a southbound...