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College Art Takes a Hike

Laguna College of Art and Design invites the public to a 3 p.m. dedication ceremony Thursday, April 26, for “Canyon Walkers,” a trio of heroic-scale figurative sculptures installed along Laguna Canyon Road at the main campus. Visitors are also welcome to campus library that will...

Extortion Scheme Frightens Parents

A frantic mother called Laguna Beach police last week even as she was holding a conversation on another phone with a person claiming to be holding her son and demanding a ransom. Detectives determined that her son was safe and that the call was a hoax to attempt to coerce the...

Women’s Surf Team Wins State Championship

Laguna Beach High School’s women’s shortboard team won the crown as team champion at the Scholastic Surf Series high school state championship Saturday, April 21 in Oceanside. Under light winds and four-foot surf, 14 high school teams competed, with many LBHS students doing...



Congressional Candidates Debate Tonight

Harley Rouda and Hans Keirstead, candidates from Laguna Beach running for Congress in California’s 48th district, face off tonight Monday, April 23, in the final in a series of four debates hosted by Indivisible OC 48, a progressive grass-roots...

Side Deal Tunes Up as Film Fest Headliner

Side Deal hopes for a similar triumph in returning to the Newport Beach Film Festival to perform during the opening night gala party on Thursday, April 26, in Fashion Island. It’s a coveted gig, but the band members are no strangers to...

City Plans Crackdown on Noisemakers

Seventy-five motorcycles cruising Coast Highway on Sunday, April 15, made a big impression on Council member Toni Iseman.

Public Art May Embellish Entrance

The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with creating a public art concept at the long-awaited village entrance, allocating an additional $100,000 from the city's art-in-lieu fund for a $180,000 artist honorarium.

Public Access Returns to Thalia Beach

Mayor Pro Tem Rob Zur Schmiede took up scissors at the Thalia Street beach access Tuesday, April 17, snipping a ribbon to mark the return of public access to one of Laguna’s favorite surf breaks.

Open-Space Star Steps into the Spotlight

“50 Years of Preservation,”a documentary which chronicles the history of the Laguna Greenbeltand reveals the conflicts that influenced Laguna Beach,will premier at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St. The...

Does the Wet Suit You?

Slip Sliding Away The notion that our small town civic leaders would need the services of consultants and professional pollsters, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, to understand the opinion of their constituents on any certain issue doesn’t sound much like a small village.  Civic...

Finding Meaning

New ‘Old’ Friends? The Beautiful Wife abhors violence.  But she also loves a TV show full of murder and mayhem.  It’s called “Blue Bloods” and follows a New York police family.  What hooks her is that each show features the four generations gathering for a family dinner.  They begin with grace,...

Mack Marks Her 100th Year

Congratulations are in order for Margaret Mack, a resident of Laguna Beach since 1972.  On her 100th birthday she welcomed friends and family at her home to celebrate the occasion on April 14, according to her daughter, Kathy Short. Mack is the longest standing member of the Patience Wright...

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Personnel File

Local Film Maker Gets Prestigious Award Laguna Beach resident and chair of MacGillivray Freeman Films, Greg Mac Gillivray, was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the eighth annual  New...

Beautification Council Hosts Special Speaker

Bill Hoffman will give a talk, Trends in Urban Design: Best City Practices, at the Laguna Beach Beautification Council 6 p.m. meeting Thursday, April 26 at the Montage Resort, room 225. Hoffman,...

Political Briefs

Candidates Campaign for Supporters Congressional candidate Hans Keirstead discusses gun violence prevention in a town hall talk Wednesday, April 25, with guest speaker and gun violence victim Ron...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals TWIN SISTERS – 37 years old.  We sing and dance, we bake deliciousness from the homeland.  We are work live-in maids, for big or small house.  We clean, cook and make happy...

Pet Peeves

Flushed with Cash I was on the royal throne when I read the Indy’s “Auditor Finds Shortcomings in Agency’s Books.” An obscure group, South Orange County Wastewater Agency (SOCWA), has been...

Guest Column

Quest for Mellon “Coke’s tasty, but all that sugar just gets in your belly and starts radiating heat like a blacksmith’s forge. It just cools you for a second, then it’s hotter than ever. Who...