The Lead

Laguna Cinema Turns Out the Lights

The only movie theater in Laguna Beach closes Sunday, Aug. 30, due to a lease dispute between the owner and theater operator, according to the manager. Patrons exiting South Coast Cinema on Friday night stopped to take photos of the marquee of what is likely to be final showings, “The Gift” and “The Man from Uncle.” Theater operator Lyndon...

Local Boy Wins Back-to-Back Titles

By Amy Capelle, Special to the Independent Nine year-old Laguna Beach resident Everett Capelle captured the gold medal in the boys’ 9-10 year-old division 1500-meter race with a time 4:56:70 at...

Laguna’s Lawn Bowlers Win

Two players from the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling club have emerged winners in the men’s pairs tournaments, which took past over the past two weekends. Joe Regan and Steve Smith won first...

This Month's Feature

Street Beat

DUI Checkpoint Nets Six Arrests

Police arrested six suspected drunk drivers, seven others for license suspensions and another for drug possession during a six-hour checkpoint in North Laguna that began Saturday, Aug. 22, police said. More than 2,200 cars went through the checkpoint at Irvine Cove Drive. Police believe checkpoints serve as a deterrence to drunk and drugged driving and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Monday, Aug. 17 Burglary. 600 block of Park Ave. 3 p.m. Someone threw a fire...

Town Crier


Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter, of Laguna Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 1, 2015, in Laguna Beach. He was 56 years old. Schluter was born April 12, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and is survived by his...

Jean Doyle-Clem

Jean Doyle-Clem, a resident of Laguna Niguel and member of El Niguel Country Club for 40 years, has returned home to her father in heaven at the age of 81. No one could ever have been more...

Weekend Trolley Service Resumes

Though daily summer trolley service along Laguna Canyon and Coast Highway ends this Sunday, Aug. 30, trolleys will continue operation along a coastal route on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays...

Workshop Explains Historic Inventory

A workshop about the city’s current historic preservation ordinance, the historic inventory and the impact of the California Environmental Quality Act on historic structures will be held from 5-7...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Aug. 28 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Closes Aug. 30. Free entry for final weekend. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m....

Boy and Girls Club Events Offer Fun for All

Three Boys and Girls Club fundraisers over the next three months appeal to different segments of the community, but all benefit an organization challenged by growing demand for its services,...

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Eat + Drink


On the Table

Hotel Hosts Foodie-Focused Weekend The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s first food, wine and jazz festival will feature 50 chefs and 30 vintners Aug. 27-30. Some of the Orange County based chefs in...

No End to Stoke: Exhibit Showcases Surf Art

The work of surf artists, painters and sculptors inspired by surfing and its culture enjoys a brief ride at the Forest & Ocean Gallery during the Labor Day weekend. The pop-up exhib...

Living Here


Laguna Beach Bliss

Orange County Wedding Trends Ultimate OC weddings feature personal touches from start to finish. – By Cynthia Rupe Weddings are occasions steeped in love, ideals and promise. They are the...

Real Estate


Home Captures Sunsets, Serenity and Style

This beach-close, renovated home impresses with all new designer touches in an extraordinary setting. Fine finishes include mahogany doors, Tuscan and travertine stone, honed black granite...
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

Moorea Masterpiece Awaits Your Arrival

An Italian style palazzo six years in the making, Villa di Sogni is a feat of design and painstaking engineering. Brought to life by Laguna Beach architect John O’Neill, the home was handcrafted...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Luxury, Charming Cottages

Luxury, charming cottages situated on a prime location in Shaw’s Cove in desirable North Laguna that features Pacific Ocean and white water views. This beautiful newly remodeled home is the first...
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

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