Montage Laguna Beach, the 248-room resort that overlooks rock-lined coves and opened in 2003, earned its first five-star ranking from Forbes Travel Guide this week. Nearby Dana Point’s St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa and Newport Beach’s Resort at Pelican Hill also received the five-star distinction, the guide announced. “Montage Laguna Beach not only […]
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Editor, Orange County librarians are admitting that the internet system in the 35+ libraries has been slow for at least a month and may either improve or get worse. The use of computers in the orange county library system is way down because of on-going internet problems, and yet this is one of the most popular […]
We were desperate for new cats. In November of 2002 our two cats died of cancer within weeks of each other. For a while we were just in shock and in our grief couldn’t think of any other cats. Then there was the holiday season. Finally we went on a search. At the end we […]
For the third consecutive year, Pacific Symphony invites community musicians from across Orange County to play with the orchestra onstage in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This year, the Symphony is again offering four sessions over two nights to allow up to 180 adult amateur musicians (ages 22 and older) the unique opportunity […]
“Fly Me To The Moon,” Friendship Shelter’s annual gala on Friday, Nov. 9, set records for both attendance and funds raised. Gala chair and Laguna Beach resident Keiko Sakamoto and her committee presided over an exuberant and thriving evening that raised nearly $400,000 for Friendship Shelter’s work rebuilding the lives of homeless people in Orange […]
Editor, The Social Host Ordinance known as SHO takes the combination of greed and ignorance that are now common with the Laguna Beach City Council into a new playing field, the legal system. State judges don’t care about local ordinances, because they don’t compare to the programs the courts already have. But we as a city should […]
Laguna Beach resident Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian experienced the chaos and upheaval of Iran’s 1979 revolution as a confused 4-year-old whose family subsequently fled the country. By the time the family landed in Orange County in 1986, those traumatic events were as good as swept under the rugs of her father’s Persian carpet business. Andalibian said […]
Lori Vandermeir, president of the Orange County chapter of the National Organization for Women, speaks at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, about the assault on women’s issues since the 2010 election. The talk takes place at the Democratic Club headquarters, 1401 S. Coast Highway.
Editor, My name is Mike Moodian and I am a candidate for South Orange County Community College District board of trustees (Area 7). Laguna Beach will vote in this race. Former public administrator John Williams is my primary opponent. I am writing to send you my new report, which exposes Orange County’s community college trustees’ […]
Surterre Properties will be helping buyers streamline their search for the perfect home by allowing them to explore over 100 properties in one weekend during Surterre’s Orange County open house event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. Surterre agents will show over 100 current listings from Newport Coast to San Clemente in a wide range of […]
The independent documentary “Behind The Orange Curtain,” about the epidemic of teenage prescription drug abuse, will be screened free at the Laguna Regency South Coast Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. An expert panel will be available for questions and answers following the film. In addition, residents can turn in their leftover prescription […]
By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Five years ago, the Orange County branch of Susan G. Komen for the Cure held a breakfast workshop for breast cancer survivors, among them Sol Reyes Roberts of Laguna Beach. “That was my first entre into that world,” says Roberts, who two years later became a Komen board […]
Laguna Beach resident Richard J. Behl, a professor of geological sciences at California State University, Long Beach, has become the second CSULB faculty member to be named a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), joining Professor Stanley C. Finney, a 2011 Fellow. Behl will be recognized at the GSA’s annual meeting in November […]
In April 2010 the Complete Streets Task Force identified sources of grant funding for building street infrastructure in Laguna Beach and delivered them to the City Council. Identifying funding is the fifth phase of a five-step program to implement Complete Streets policy. It identifies federal funding for civic projects such as bike-lanes, pedestrian zones and transit […]
Laguna Beach received a $318,000 grant for the purchase of three trolleys. The grant, available to all Orange County cities through OCTA, requires a 50 percent match by the recipient which can be identified within the existing budget. The new trolleys will replace those rented each summer to supplement the city’s fleet.