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Having a Say on Laguna Beach’s Downtown

Have you ever really considered what kind of walkway you prefer to tread? Or how high buildings should be? Or what might replace parking lots in the downtown? Residents had the chance to share their responses to these and other questions during a three-hour “pop-up workshop”...

Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

Laguna Beach High School hosts its annual College Round Up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, attended by representatives of more than 130 colleges and universities as well as test prep companies. The PTA-sponsored event is a cost effective opportunity for students and their families...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Jews Welcome a New Year

Chabad Jewish Center plans Rosh Hashanah services and a workshop in the next week, marking the beginning of the Jewish new year 5775. At a 7 p.m. cooking class in a private home on Sunday, Sept. 21, cook Mazal Yuditsky introduces participants to Rosh Hashanah foods and customs...
Posted On 18 Sep 2014

Village Entry Plan Moves Ahead

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The City Council signed off Tuesday on saving a historic sewer digester tower in a City Hall Parking lot, which sits on the proposed village entrance site. They also approved the estimated $300,000 makeover of the structure’s exterior, but...

Views on Transportation Workshop

Editor, Good luck to those who plan to attend the next transportation workshop next week. I will not be among them. I attended last time, along with several others who hoped that ideas from all residents would be welcome. But those of us who wanted to focus on resident concerns...

Wisdom Workout

Unsolicited Opinions Advice giving is becoming a runaway habit in our society. I suspect it is on the rise in direct proportion to the decline of a general code of accepted behaviors that fall into the old-fashioned category of manners and politeness. Since our local political...

Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents overwhelmingly supported the preservation of Laguna’s historic sewer digester building last week during a workshop on the proposed village entrance at the corner of Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. The City Council wanted public...

Let’s Go Dutch

I thought the door was closed on the village entrance project. Then I read there’s a community workshop scheduled to discuss the project for July 16at the village entrance. Above, level and underground parking available next door. I made up the last sentence to see if I could get...

Historic Landmark Deserves Preservation

Editor, The future of the historic sewer digester tower will be under discussion at the village entrance workshop on July 16. The restoration and reuse of the tower and the building attached to it (which now houses Police Department records) have been part of the village entrance...

Author Leads Summer Workshops at the Susi Q

A summer workshop, Photo Narratives, with Tammy Lechner, is offered at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Participants will learn to tell stories through photographs and ways to archive, organize and edit photographs. The class meets from 12- 3 p.m. on Wednesdays June 25 to Aug....

Locals Weigh in on Transit Options

About 60 residents and numerous city officials attended a public workshop Tuesday to discuss getting around town and preliminary recommendations for improving the experience of pedestrians, cyclists and riders of public transport. A loose consensus evolved that the city needs to...

Village Entrance Workshop

The public is invited participate in a workshop to be held July 16 at 6 p.m. in Council chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The will be an overview of the updated Village Entrance project and an opportunity to provide feedback on specific elements and features, such as the fate of the...

Tony’s Treehouse Grows New Teen Leaders

Seven teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach joined 1,500 peers for a leadership Conference in Anaheim made possible partly by a $400 donation from Tony’s Treehouse. Founded by Becky Martinez of Laguna Beach, Tony’s Treehouse has contributed nearly $4,000 over the...

Experts Share Insights on Drug Trends

Parents are invited to attend a workshop on drug trends that will include a short film and three experts on Monday, May 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the high school quad and library. A 13-minute film, “Overtaken,” will be shown alongside speakers Superior Court Judge John Adams,...

Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In his latest book, “Keeping the Faith Without a Religion,” spiritual guide and culture observer Roger Housden encourages readers to peel back layers of doctrine to perhaps uncover truths that resonate more with their personal...