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Pageant of the Masters Hosts Red Carpet Affair with Priscilla Presley to Benefit the Arts

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters held its glamorous end-of-summer soirée, a...

Meet City Council Candidate Alex Rounaghi

24-year-old lifetime resident pledges to make wildfire prevention a top priority It's not every day you see a 24-year-old put their name into the hat...

Letter to the Community: Laguna Beach Police Chief Jeff Calvert

Dear Laguna Beach Community, As I reflect on the last year as your Chief of Police, serving this community has been the most rewarding part...

St Mary’s awards grants to local and national organizations

The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Women Philanthropy Committee recently awarded grants to several local and nationwide organizations. Sally’s Fund, Casa Teresa, Miry’s List, Creative...

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Town Crier – Week of Sept. 23

David Ellenstein named new Interim Artistic Director of Laguna Playhouse Laguna Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced today that North Coast Repertory Theatre's Artistic...

Town Crier: Week of Sept. 23

Laguna Craft Guild Show Sept. 25 at Main Beach The Laguna Craft Guild will be having a show at the Main Beach Cobblestones on Sept....

Town Crier: Week of 9-16-22

Joelle Pedue hired as new Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Events Manager Joelle Pedue has joined the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce as...

South Laguna Community Garden Park gathering this Saturday

South Laguna Community Garden Park volunteers invite the community to join in a gathering of garden friends at the community garden, 31610 Coast Highway,...

Laguna Beach nonprofits team up to steward community wellness

The Laguna Beach Nonprofit Council recently met at the Community and Susi Q Senior Center. This volunteer council promotes collaboration, unity, and awareness. Some...

Letter to the Editor: Measure Q: a battle of money versus people.

The song says, "… battle lines being drawn, Nobody's right if everybody's wrong." Measure Q is shaping up to be a battle of money versus...

Letter to the Editor: Prop Q is the wrong way to go

I love Laguna Beach, its charm, its beaches and hills. I have lived here for 45 years and been involved with the community at...

Letter to the Editor: Follow Newport’s lead with Measure Q

In 2000, Newport's Greenlight slow growth initiative prevented Newport from looking like Manhattan Beach. In 2022, Laguna's Measure Q has the ability to stop...

Letter to the Editor: Fire Station relocation should be based on data

A professor of mine once told our class that one of the most expensive mistakes a city can make is putting a fire station...

Letter to the Editor: Analyzing Citizens For Laguna’s Future’s Mission Statement

The Indy recently published an article about the latest Political Action Committee to be launched in Laguna. So, Let's analyze the Mission Statement of this Political...

St Mary’s awards grants to local and national organizations

The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Women Philanthropy Committee recently awarded grants to several local and nationwide organizations. Sally’s Fund, Casa Teresa, Miry’s List, Creative...

Playhouse, Boys & Girls Club Strengthen Youth Mental Health Through Art

By Barbara McMurray Special to the Laguna Beach Independent Three workshops held at the Teen Center at Boy & Girls Club of Santa Ana allowed youth...

Town Crier: Aug 25 to Aug. 30, 2022

Laguna Playhouse Chief Artistic Director Exits The Executive Producing Director at Laguna Playhouse resigned Wednesday after a six-year run with the community cornerstone that celebrated...

Laguna Beach Community Concert Band awarded FOA Foundation grant

The Laguna Community Concert and Jazz Band recently received a $3,000 grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation. Now in its 22nd season, the Band...

From plein air to comics, LCAD Grad Mason Williams steps into spotlight

By Tasmin McGill, Special to the Independent Landscape and Plein air painter Mason Williams, 27, is ready for the next chapter. While house-sitting for his...

Fall Sports Update for Sept. 23

CROSS COUNTRY Laguna participated in the 41st Annual Woodbridge Cross Country meet last weekend at Irvine’s Great Park. The girls competed in the Varsity White...

Fall Sports Update – Week of Sept. 16

CROSS COUNTRY Laguna traveled to O'ahu last week to compete in the twenty-fourth Iolani Invitational held on Kualoa Ranch. Anoua Carrie was the top runner...

Featured Grom: Zade Harrison

Zade Harrison hits the lip riding a wave all the way into shore break beneath the Surf and Sand hotel. Harrison is a senior...

Fall Sports Update: Sept. 9, 2022

CROSS COUNTRY Laguna is unranked in the first poll of the season. The varsity squads are off to Hawaii this week. FOOTBALL (1-2) Breakers Rally Past Northwood...

Beach Volleyball’s Oldest Tourney to Hit The Sand in Laguna This Weekend

Since 1955, Laguna's Main Beach has been the backdrop for the Laguna Open, the longest-running beach volleyball tournament in history. From Sept. 9 to...

El Morro Families Hopeful At School Year’s Start

By Clara Beard, Special to the Independent Excitement was in the air as El Morro Elementary School students, teachers and staff rolled up for their...

Laguna Beach USD prez won’t seek reelection, UCI professor joins ballot

The Laguna Beach Unified school board president won’t seek reelection in November, potentially creating an opening for a UC Irvine history professor. Carol Normandin, an...

Laguna Beach USD spokesperson exits for Placentia-Yorba Linda

The public information officer for the Laguna Beach Unified School District said Tuesday that she plans to leave just over a year after taking...

Laguna Beach USD Superintendent’s new salary exceeds $331,000

The top employee of the Laguna Beach Unified School District will see his annual salary increase to $331,813 starting Friday. A 3% pay increase and...

Innovative Laguna Beach High School English teacher retires 

By Timothy Hessen, Special to the Independent In the months before the pandemic, English teacher Dawn Hunnicutt accomplished her goal of launching a Creative Writing...

Laguna Beach jubilant at Class of 2022 graduation

Laguna Beach High School capped the 2021-22 academic year with a graduating ceremony for its seniors at Guyer Field on Thursday night. Principal Jason Allemann...