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No Applications Yet for Former Laguna Drug Storefront

Laguna Drug filled its last prescription on Saturday to the disappointment of many long-time customers and it appears that there are no businesses actively planning to fill its location.

Petrie-Norris: House Homeless at Fairview

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) renewed her support for revitalizing the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa as part of the county’s solution for providing the homeless with housing during a recent forum hosted by Councilman Peter Blake.

Laguna Leaders Receive Recognition for Landscape Plans

The American Planning Association (APA) presented its 2019 Comprehensive Plan Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the planning field, to the City of Laguna Beach for its Landscape and Scenic Highways Element of the General Plan (LSHE) and its companion Landscape and...

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Laguna Author Releases Children’s Book

Laguna local Debby Bowes recently released a children’s book, “Rinnie the Weasel,” about a rascally weasel who does naughty things which shock his animal friends, like refusing to clean up his mess, licking all the frosting off his friend’s...

Transforming the ‘Space’

 Transforming the ‘Space’ A fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 5-8 p.m. to finance the final improvements necessary to transform the BC Space Gallery into the BC Cultural Arts Center. Jason Feddy will perform, and guests can also...

Summer Trolley Service Starts June 17

Summer Trolley Service Starts June 17 Residents and visitors alike can kick off summer early by hopping aboard the Laguna Beach Trolley, with service starting daily on June 17. Canyon service runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Coastal service...





Finding Meaning

Remembering Dad Last Sunday’s baccalaureate, the religious service that honors our graduating seniors, made a big impression. Held in Laguna Presbyterian Church’s lovely chapel, students read scripture important to them, sang songs of...

Summer Camp Roundup

  Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach recently announced it will offer a summer preschool program for children who are 3-4 years old. The Club preschool is a licensed preschool and has been in operation since...

Obituary

Omaya Hassan Charaf Johnson Omaya Hassan Charaf Johnson was born in Damascus Syria, on April 23, 1923, to a Lebanese mother and a Syrian father, Hassan Mahmoud Charaf M.D. He was a physician to (and rode with) Prince Faisal of Arabia and T. E....

Pet Peeves

Bird’s Eye View “It’s time to fly south for the summer,” cooed a Morning Dove. “Sorry dear, but you have that mixed up. It’s fly south for the winter,” answered his mate. “Not this year. Haven’t you read the Indy? She shook her head. “No, I only pass over Indy’s when nature calls. I get my...

Letter: Exercise Less Judgement, More Compassion

As a criminal defense attorney, the question I am asked most frequently is, “How can you represent someone if you know they’re guilty?” What I have learned in my 24 years of defending people who are charged with crimes—beyond the fact that we have a right to be presumed innocent, the burden of...

Letter: More Thoughts on Village Entrance, Village Laguna

In a recent editorial in the Indy, a writer commented that some people may have been disappointed in the outcome of the new walking/parking space referred to as Village Entrance. I was disappointed, and I knew I would be, given the modifications made at the last moment to the plans, which I...

Letter: Questioning Dicterow’s STL Vote

On June 4 at City Council, Councilman Steve Dicterow voted “no” on the second reading of the revised Short-Term Lodging (STL) ordinance that is an agreement between Laguna staff and Coastal...

Letter: Why Silence School Boards’ Most Effective Member?

Do a search for “signs of an effective school board member” and you’ll find positive characteristics including: an altruistic reason for service, an ability to speak for all stakeholders,...

Heart Talk

Of Smartphones and Schools With my size 11 sneakers, I am going to tread not so reverentially over sacred ground. The subject for today is American students and their smartphones. There is a bill...

The Kibitzer

The Duality of Ibiza “Nothing exceeds like excess. You should know that, Tony.” -Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in “Scarface”) If Tony Montana were alive today, instead of being...
Posted On 13 Jun 2019

Class Notes

LBHS Awards Top Two Musicians Laguna Beach High School seniors Zachary Bonnin and Sydney Davison were announced as the winners of the top two instrumental music awards for 2019 at the LBHS Band...

Students Receive $416K in Scholarships

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation awarded $416,125 in scholarships to graduating seniors on Friday, June 7, at the LBHSSF Honors Convocation in the school’s Artists Theater. The...

Laguna Student Places 6th at Nationals

                      Amar Bhatia, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, and his teammate, Noah Cours, were finalists and placed sixth...

LBHS Sports Update

Baseball Cutter Clawson’s recent selection in Baseball’s Amateur Draft by the Washington Nationals made this year’s outstanding senior only the third Laguna player ever drafted directly off the...

Street Beat

Monday, June 10 Traffic stop. 2:19 p.m. 600 North Coast Highway. LBPD was alerted to a stolen vehicle inbound on Laguna Canyon Road, and an officer located the vehicle as it passed Canyon Acres....

Does the Wet Suit You

Happy Campers Recent reports showed that the more LA taxpayers spent fighting homelessness, the worse it got. This is the exact opposite of the results desired. There is no reason to think it’s...

Body Found in Laguna Canyon Brush

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy On Monday, June 10, at approximately 7 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) was notified by the Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD) that a body was...

City Kicks Revised Short-term Lodging Law to Coastal Commission

By Daniel Langhorne, Special to the Independent After more than a year and a half of wrestling with the California Coastal Commission over short-term lodging regulation, the Laguna Beach City...


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