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Speaker Takes Up Arms Against ‘War on Women’

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.

Candidate Spotlights Spending by Community Colleges

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...

Scores of For-Sale Homes Put Out the Welcome Mat

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...

Film Examines Rx Overdoses

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...

Mission Driven to End Cancer

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...

Academician Honored

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. ...

Laguna Misses Another Opportunity

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...

Trolley Fleet Enriched

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...

REI Funding Park Trail Repair

A $15,000 grant from outdoor retailer REI will help maintain trails in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, which borders Laguna Beach. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the park’s use over the past 10 years,” said Laguna Canyon Foundation Executive Director Max Borella,...

More Trains Roll Out

Four new weekday Metrolink trips were added between Laguna Niguel and Fullerton at 8:50 and 11:30 a.m. beginning this week, making all stops along the Orange County lines. On weekends, four additional trips will run between Los Angeles and Oceanside along the Orange County lines....

CAP’s Gallery Showcases Diverse Media

Community Art Project Gallery presents a curated summer exhibit of 23 artists from Orange County, working in a variety of media, at Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. The exhibit runs through Sept. 7.  

Local Organizations Granted

Impact Giving, an Orange County women’s collective giving organization, distributed six checks totaling $130,000 at its third annual grant awards event last week. Recipients included three local and three international nonprofit organizations working to solve social problems. The...

Police Conduct Questioned

  Editor, I read a letter in the LB Indy last week by Leonard Porto (“Police Tactics Unfairly Pressure Homeless,” Feb. 22) that was both very disturbing and true regarding our unethical police department under the immoral and unethical Chief Paul Workman.   Bravo to...

eWaste Drive Spares Landfills, Saves Trees

Surterre Properties collected about 14,096 pounds of electronic waste at their Jan. 14 eWaste drive. Additionally, approximately 6,500 pounds of confidential documents were shredded on site by ProShred, saving about 60 trees. A free service to the public held quarterly in...