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‘The Fool on the Hill’

Editor, I was recently in attendance at a memorial service for a truly great man. His son was speaking to all of us about his father. Though the man was known worldwide, the son was telling everyone how he had searched high and low for something negative regarding his dad. His...

Our Roads Must Be Shared

Editor: My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist last Aug. 27, 2013 while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County DA filed charges vehicular manslaughter and the trial began Sept. 8, 2014.  The DA presented evidence that my sister was properly making a...

Candidate Vows to Keep Education Creative Not Common

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Annette Gibson gets fiery when she talks about changes in education policy, a subject she thinks is slipping into classrooms without close scrutiny. Gibson, 47, a first-time candidate for the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education,...

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...

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials...

Hobie Goes Home

  “Hobie,” a California sea lion named in honor of the surfing and sailing icon Hobie Alter, successfully recovered at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and was released last week. The sea lion was rescued on April 1, days after Alter’s death. She was found underweight and...

Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

A woman arrested for suspicion of attempted homicide after firing a gun at a man had pulled the trigger multiple times on a revolver that failed to fire, police said. Cristina Marie Higuera, 47, of Laguna Beach, was held for $500,000 bail following her arrest Monday, May 26,...

New Player Emerges in Music Scene

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Hidden in plain sight on Second Street, two shaded glass doors, a buzzer and an inconspicuous sign indicate the entry to Laguna Sound Studio. Inside is equally surprising. Wood shingled walls contrast with white leather sofas and black and white geometric...

Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

A candidate for the 74th state Assembly district, Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry, is the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 26. The 10 a.m. brunch at Mare’s Culinary Lounge, 696 S Coast Highway, costs $50 per person....

Plan a Park Hike

April 11 and 18 Wild Tales, story telling.10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the natural history of the Newport Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, $5 per student, free parking, 949 923-2290 Ages 2 to 8...

Project Helps Preserve Character Slipping Away

Editor, Growing up in Laguna Beach, and having the perspective of living elsewhere for periods of time, I have been able to see the changes to our wonderful home in ways someone who has never left may not notice. It is with this perspective I whole-heartedly endorse building the...

Candidate Divulges His Platform

Laguna Beach is a key city within the 74th Assembly District. As a candidate to represent this city, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about the issues that I feel are important in the upcoming election. As an eight-year council member and...

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The...

Land Deal May Open ‘Gateway’ for Town’s Entry

For the past decade, most residents paid little attention to undeveloped property near the Art-a-Fair grounds at 725 Laguna Canyon Road. If pressed, they might recall purchasing a Christmas tree there, watching brush-clearing goats at work or seeing it overflow with the parked...

Katherine McGilvray Pitts

 Katherine Pitts passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2013, in Newport Beach’s Hoag Hospital after a 48-day illness. She was 66. Kathy was born in Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 30, 1946, to Donald Alexander and Judith Bailey McGilvray. She was raised in Arcadia and attended Arcadia High...