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What’s In A Name?

Editor: This city council election season has been interesting. Not only do we have seven candidates for three seats, but you need a scorecard to keep track of some of the candidates’ names. First, there’s John … or Jon Madison, or John Jay or Jon Jay or John J., etc. While his...

Political Briefs

  Final Public City Council Candidate Forum Set The public is welcome to witness and participate in the final forum among seven candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29. Andrea Adelson, editor of the Laguna Beach Indy, will...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014

Correction:

The article “Madison Leads in Campaign Donations” in the Aug. 15 edition noted that Mayor Elizabeth Pearson made a campaign contribution to Jon Madison, based on the candidates’ financial disclosures for the period ending June 30. The disclosed documents omitted...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014

Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

The Woman’s Club hosts its lunch for former Mayor Kelly Boyd on March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $30 and are available at wclb.org. Boyd, who previously organized his own golf tournament to raise funds for the high school’s golf teams, asked that proceeds from the...

Invisible, Boyd Still Casts His Vote

The first clue something unusual was up was the head shot of Council member Kelly Boyd taped to the back of a chair in City Hall’s Council Chambers, providing a low-tech visual to accompany the voice that would eventually chirp out of a speaker phone at Tuesday’s City Council...

Looking Back on 2013’s Top News

  By Rita Robinson The 13th year of the 21st Century brought good luck as well as bad, victories and resignations, beginnings and abrupt endings.  Here’s the Indy’s list of the top 10 events for the year. #1:  San Onofre’s Shutdown Shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear...

Ire Rises Over Council’s Entrance Decision

Editor, Maybe it’s because we both had civics class with Mr. Simpson years ago at Laguna Beach High School, I agree with Kelly Boyd that the citizens of Laguna Beach have the right to vote on such an important issue as the village entrance. If we don’t have City...

Design Review Failed to Protect His Neighbor’s View

Editor, I strongly support the City’s recent attempt to strengthen the View ordinance, as announced in your paper (“Council Sets Sights on View Ordinance,” Jan. 18).  At the same time, I think the city administration needs to get behind it and begin to support it...

A Race to Bring Out the Kid in Everyone

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent   El Morro Elementary’s jog-a-thon, one of the largest PTA fundraisers, is a day filled with dancing and running laps in the school yard and enjoying some well deserved ice cream at the race’s end. It was held on Friday, March...

City Picks Up the Tab for Events

Each council member will now be reimbursed by $450 a year or $2,250 for the group to attend community events, the council unanimously approved at last week’s council meeting. “We spend $440 a month going to these events,” stressed council member Elizabeth Pearson, adding that...

New Rules Dim Night Lighting

The city’s first outdoor-lighting ordinance that calls on neighbors to cooperate before complaining to police about glaring night lights was given the green light by the City Council Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, the council favored keeping lights low and shielded to avoid “light...

New Art Form Unwinds at Art Fest

  “Yarn bombs” by Twisted Stitchers, from left, Trish Wright, Michelle Madriz, Traci Acosta, and Michelle Boyd adorn the Sawdust Art Festival, where the installation remains through Monday, July 11. On telephone poles on city streets, across highway bridges, over...

Once Historic Cottages Scrapped for Scrap Lumber

Laguna Beach’s City Council sent the three Third Street cottages being stored in an open field in Laguna Canyon to the wrecking crew Tuesday night, denying local landowner Scott Tenney’s offer of financial support to move at least one to open space in Bluebird Canyon for...

Early Days of a Pioneering Laguna Family

Part 1 By Michelle Boyd   In early spring 1871, the Thurston family of eight left their home in Utah in search of government grant land in California. The nine-month journey involved a train ride to San Francisco, a boat ride to San Diego, and a journey by covered wagon with...

One Hill Down

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Councilman Kelly Boyd is on a mission to find the perfect hill for Laguna Beach’s high-speed skateboarders, aka speedboarders, so they won’t need to pack up their decks and get outta Dodge. “It’s a plan, if we can pull it together,” said Boyd about his...
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