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City streamlines Laguna Beach artists’ live-work occupancy process

By Jackie Connor, Special to the Independent In a unanimous vote, Laguna Beach City Council approved expediting the application process for artists seeking live-work spaces,...

Visitors flock to Laguna for July 4 weekend

With beach chairs, coolers and umbrellas in tow, visitors braved heavy traffic and congested beaches to enjoy Laguna Beach's coastline on the Fourth of...

Council candidate Judie Mancuso runs on environmentally conscious platform

A self-described "true environmentalist," 30-year Laguna Beach resident Judie Mancuso has entered the city council candidacy ring for the third time. Already a few months...

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Suspect arrested in Costa Mesa after evading LBPD

Laguna Beach detectives arrested a 33-year-old Newport Beach woman on July 10, charged with felony evasion after she fled from police officers during a...

Aquagrom kids swim for ocean conservation

At just 12 years old, Alia Marriner and friend Cedar Reckas have already completed two aquathons – a homegrown swim, climbing and walking event through...

Alloy Market Review: How to Get Cash for Your Gold Jewelry

Selling your old jewelry can be time-consuming, as well as a hassle. Many times, one must go into a physical place of business to...

Brad Oana Knows Luxury Residential Appliances

Knowing how to buy appliances—and the best places to properly buy high-end appliances specifically—can be such a challenge. A quick search online may reveal...

Spotlight on Top 7 Crypto Assets as SEC Approvals Accelerate

The crypto market remains as interesting as ever, as 2024 is nearly halfway through. Bitcoin and Ethereum lead the pack, dominating the conversation thanks...

California’s Tech Boom: Powering Innovation & Opportunity?

The recent technological advancements have greatly benefitted California’s economy but also brought a huge shift in the state’s social structure. While it has created...

Festival of Arts, Pageant of the Masters kick off summer

Special events, live music, art classes, and “À La Mode: The Fashion of Art” continue daily through Aug. 30 In the heart of Laguna Beach,...

Utility undergrounding contruction starts on Laguna Canyon Road

Southern California Edison (SCE) contractors have started construction to underground the overhead utility lines along Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and the...

Capturing beauty in Laguna’s marine protected areas

As the California Fish & Game Commission evaluates the state's network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which represent only 16% of coastal waters,...

The News Continued

LPAPA’s educational programs given a boost

As LPAPA gears up for its 26th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, it was boosted by a recent grant from the Laguna...

Business of The Week Profile

Business of the Week: Farmers & Merchants Bank

Farmers & Merchants Bank The home of strong liquidity, white-glove service, and a commitment to community F&M Bank has been California’s Strongest, since 1907. That’s not...

Non-Profit Spotlight: The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Continues to Make a Positive Impact in the Community The upcoming Grapes for Grads event highlights a year of...

Business of the Week: Coast Hardware Laguna Beach

Coast Hardware Laguna Beach salutes the community! After 100 years of history, Ace Hardware nationwide celebrates a century. Coast Hardware in Laguna Beach has been...

Non-Profit Spotlight: Laguna Beach Garden Club

Not Your Granny’s Garden Club Admit it: you hear “garden club” and you think of grannies who gather only to chat about begonias... snooze. Shattering...

Laguna Beach Sister Cities announces 2024 Young Artists & Authors Showcase winners

Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association (LBSC) has picked the winners of the 2024 Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS). This year’s competition, themed "CLIMATESCAPE: RESILIENT...

OCMA director releases new book

A reading of "Why Art Matters: The Bearable Lightness of Being" by author Heidi Zuckerman was held in front of a packed Good Together...

Town Crier: Week of July 12

Top of the World Neighborhood Association to Hold General Meeting The Top of the World Neighborhood Association (TOWNA) General Meeting will be held on...

Breakers Sports Update: 90 Years of Laguna Football

Seven weeks until the start of the 2024 season The Rural Years 1935-55 Last week, we looked at the first football team representing Laguna, the 1934...

Opinion: Why not ticket distracted jaywalkers?

By Roger Butow AB 2147, passed in 2022, is the so-called "Freedom to Walk Act." It was built on AB 1238, passed in 2021, which...