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City Sues Over Impact to Wildlife Corridor

The city of Laguna Beach is preparing for a legal battle against the County of Orange over the Board of Supervisors’ recent approval of a 32-acre housing development in Irvine known as the West Alton Parcel Development Plan.

Political Briefs

Democrat Harley Rouda edged past his Democratic opponent Hans Keirstead by a 62-vote margin in the still undecided race to determine who will challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in November in the 48thCongressional District.

Does the Wet suit You

Grass Roots Garden There is a Interlandi cartoon depicting Mr. Laguna accompanied by his long suffering wife looking at another couple. That couple is dressed like antebellum plantation owners. “They’re from South Laguna,” Mr. Laguna is saying. South Laguna has always been...



Green Light

Climate Activists Accept Another Inconvenient Truth   What a week.  Washington, D.C. in June was abuzz with throngs of climate change activists who came to the nation’s capital to hear from former NASA climate scientist-administrator Dr. James...
Posted On 21 Jun 2018

Historian Uncovers Early Artists’ View Spots

Local historian Eric Jessen shares his detective work finding the spots where several pioneering plein air artists plopped down their easels along the Old Coast Road on Thursday, June 28. The 6 p.m. talk at the Laguna Art Museum is part of the...

Personnel File

Tankersley Bids Adieu After 46 years of ministry, Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley is retiring as senior pastor of Laguna Presbyterian Church on June 30. The community is invited by the church to celebrate the Rev. Tankersley’s last service Sunday,...

Kim Harley

Kim Harley passed away peacefully on June 2, 2018,  in his Laguna Beach home. A 42-year long resident of Laguna Beach, Kim was known for his love of the outdoors, but even more so for his love of fishing. Being out on the water was his favorite...

Richard Carlson

A paddle out in honor of Richard C. Carlson, a Laguna Beach resident who died this past week, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. An 11 a.m. service is planned the same day at Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., in Laguna Beach.  

Greg Slevcove 1963-2018

Greg Slevcove took his last breath and joined his father and grandparents late in the evening on June 9. Although Greg did not live a long life, he lived a full life in the short time he was here. Greg moved to Laguna in 1990 and was quite...

Pet Peeves

A Boatload Sometimes more news reveals itself between Indy stories.  Last week was an example.  I read the Indy’s “Human Smugglers Return to Crystal Cove.” Followed by “Seven Sea Creatures Return to Local Tidepools.” These news stories appear to have nothing in common, or do they?  I went...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals HELP ME PROPOSE TO MY GIRLFRIEND.  Flash mob of talented singers, dancers and musicians wanted for event at Heisler Park gazebo, Laguna Beach, Friday, rehearsal at 6 p.m.  I will propose at 7. #DaisyDaisyGiveMeYourAnswerTrue   MOCK JURY PARTICIPANTS needed by prominent...

Play Sifts Beliefs, Social Challenges

In “Clybourne Park,” the current production of Laguna Playhouse, playwright Bruce Norris deftly examines contemporary issues with sly humor and a surprising structure. The seven member cast delve into plot twists that challenge notions about gentrification, marginalization, racism and sexism....

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Revamped Art-A-Fair Makes its Debut

Laguna Art-A-Fair, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., showcases its newly renovated grounds with an opening night gala from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 29. Guests purchasing a $150 ticket will enjoy food and...

Taking Stock

Dow Reverses Year’s Gains This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went negative for 2018. In contrast, the broader S&P 500 is currently up 3% and the NASDAQ 100 12%. Although becoming...

LBHS Sports Update

  Looking Back at 84thSeason Laguna Beach High School wrapped up their 84th season capturing 17 league titles in the 24 varsity sports the school competed in during conference competition. The...

Class Notes

Top Musicians Earn Accolades Laguna Beach High School seniors Marco Lybbert and Andrew Keyser received the top two instrumental music awards for 2018 from instrumental music director Jeremy Chung...

Durand Hired As Schoolpower’s New Executive Director

SchoolPower named Sarah Durand as its new executive director, according to an announcement issued this week. Durand was chosen from a field of over 80 applicants during a search that began after...

Gesture Builds Understanding

Editor, My family and I drove to Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach not because they were offering free coffee and desserts as part of a court settlement stemming from a law suit two years ago involving...