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Survey Takes Laguna’s Art Temperature

Too many land or seascapes in Laguna Beach galleries? Not enough art event spaces? Too many part-time home owners edging out cultural concerns of full-time residents? How much does the average Laguna Beach household spend on cultural philanthropy or pursuits? Those are some of the questions approved by a steering committee comprised of members...

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...


Paul, Jones start minor league baseball careers Laguna baseball alumni from the 2011 class started their professional baseball careers this summer signing contacts after the annual June baseball...

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Street Beat


Monday, July 20 Fraud report. 1100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:59 p.m. A storeowner reported receiving a fake $50 bill. Traffic collision. 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:29 p.m. An 85-year-old Laguna Woods motorist died after a collision with a utility pole. Investigators believe he may have experienced a medical emergency while driving. His wife, a passenger, was also injured. Tuesday, July 21 Petty theft. 31800 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:15 p.m. A maintenance supervisor who left a wallet...

Town Crier


Doing Good Globally

Locals Continue to Aid Villagers’ Rebuilding Efforts   While news of the earthquakes in Nepal recedes, residents of 48 remote Nepalese villages that local Rosalind Russell has populated with...

Trailblazing Social Ecologist Changed Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents

  Margot R. Carlson, a long-time Laguna Beach resident, died July 23, 2015, after a brief illness. Carlson, 85, held the role of executive director of Community Service Programs since 1986...

Woman’s Club Honors Bilingual Educator

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent When Elsa Brizzi remembers how her third graders of different ethnicities, speaking different languages, connected with each other in one of the first...

Soroptimists Honor Sandy Vetter

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach named long time Laguna Beach resident Sandy Vetter its Soroptimist of the Year. Vetter has held several board positions and is currently serving as...

Set Out on a Blue Moon Hike

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets Friday, July 31, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. Observe the changes as day...

Indy on Arts

Friday, July 31 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters,...

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Eat + Drink


On the Table

Surf and Sand Resort Preps for Summer Surf and Sand Resort is readying for the Independence Day holiday with July 2-5 wine nights, kid’s camp, massages and a BBQ with a viewing of the fireworks....

Auction Supports Rebuilding Exhibition Space

  The Festival of Arts will hold a special “open house” silent auction Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1 – 4 p.m., with proceeds supporting the Festival of Arts Building Fund. The “housing project”...

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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