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Pearson Bids Council Adieu

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Describing the proudest moments of her 12 years on the City Council, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, who leaves office next month, said they were “those times I was really able to help people in need,” some known to the general public, some...

Forum Reveals Daylight Between Candidates

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Seven candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council took the podium for a sixth debate Tuesday ostensibly focused on downtown development, but which strayed to cover a range of topics from homeless issues to climate change and senior housing. Along...

Weekends for the Four-footed

Come for the Dogs, Stay for the Chili The Laguna Board of Realtors will hold their 18th annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Amateur and aspiring chefs will vie for the best chili award while pet owners of all ages...

National Merit Semifinalists Named

Laguna Beach High School seniors Grant Barton and Aviva Meyers were named among 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced Tuesday. Semifinalists go on to compete for 7,600 scholarships worth $33 million that will be...

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said...

Senior Center Moment

  I read in the Indy that the senior center is looking for a younger crowd.  Be careful what you wish for.  Suppose they get what they want.  The demographic goes from 63 to 11. Won’t we have to change the name to the Susi Q Senior Boys & Girls Club? And then, the...

10 Boys Cared at Honors Convocation

Before this group of philanthropists gave away $3,500 in scholarships, they were out on the grass, shirttails flying, neck- and bowties askew, working up a little sweat and messing up fresh haircuts.  They were playing “Catch 500” with a tennis ball. Less than an hour later, they...

Discover a New Medium at Art-A-Fair

New for the 48th season of Art-A-Fair, a rotating slate of five street artists will create 6′ x 8′ chalk masterpieces each Sunday on the grounds at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. Opening on Friday, June 27 and running through Sunday, Aug. 31, Art-A-Fair will showcase 125...

Two Families Turn Grief Into Good Works

By Sean Tiner What is Memorial Day? Is it a day to mourn? Is it a day to celebrate life? Traditionally, Memorial Day is a time to honor the men and woman who gratefully dedicated their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces, but is it also a time for us to remember the...

Class Notes

DAR Awards Laguna Students  Laguna Beach students were to be recognized on Wednesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre by the Laura Howe Ghahreman and the Patience Wright, Laguna Beach chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The awards...

Class Notes

Deadline Nears for Water District Scholarship Awards Each year, South Coast Water District awards $500 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who live in its service area.  The deadline to submit applications this year is Thursday, May 1. Applicants must demonstrate...

Pearson Will Not Seek Re-Election

After 12 consecutive years on Laguna Beach’s City Council, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson says she will not seek a fourth term, due to the demands of a new job, and looks forward to being a “normal” person with fewer demands on her evenings and time for her dogs, the gym and...

In Appreciation

It’s that time of the year when our graduating high school seniors anxiously await news of acceptance to the college they have their heart set on. There are also local scholarships to be awarded and panels who are diligently meeting to decide who the recipient’s will...

Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Visitors to the first Himalayan Festival held in Southern California will have a chance to experience a sampling of culture from four different Asian countries over two days while in Laguna Beach. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna...