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Many Ways to Give Thanks

Worshipers Invited to Thanksgiving Service   The public is welcome at the eight annual Laguna Beach Interfaith Thanksgiving service, to be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave., at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. Coordinated by the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council,...

If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Steve McIntosh concedes his motive is to lure trick-or-treaters to visit his Short Street neighborhood. He’s noticed a drop off in trick-or-treating traffic over the years and wasn’t making his own elaborate Halloween costumes...

North-South Bike Routes Get Connected

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy For the first time, Laguna Beach will have a continuous, marked north-south bike route through town, as unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday. And it’s not on Coast Highway, where several pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have occurred just...

Drop in Cell Service Panics Officials

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Alarmed by what seemed to be an abrupt disruption of cell phone service to AT&T customers in downtown Laguna Beach last Friday, Aug. 29, city officials returned to work after the three-day weekend poised to act. In their haste to remedy what...

A Car’s Life

Being a car is a tough existence. Laguna Beach makes me an exile. Special meetings take place about us. Proposals have been made to build a faraway structure where cars like me can be far from view. It makes no difference what color you are. Even if you are pretty, fast or come...

Christians Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Local churches mark the coming holiday with Christmas experiences from traditional to trendy and everything in between. In addition to carols and candlelight services, celebrations of the season include an adaptation of the Trans...

Chorale Concert Goes ‘Home’

The Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley’s annual holiday concert program, “Home for the Holidays,” takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace. The program features holiday favorites and complimentary...

Garden Tour Reveals Secrets

A self-guided walking tour of eight of Laguna’s secret gardens takes place Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance. A limited number of tickets may be available the day of the tour for $50 at registration at Laguna Nursery. A ticket includes admittance to...