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Water Cuts, Sewer Fee Hikes on the Horizon

The two water districts that keep the taps flowing in Laguna Beach say they’ve been ordered to cut usage by 25 percent. The district managers plan to appeal the decision since water use in most of Laguna has already dropped about 20 percent in recent years. They gave no assurance...

Firefighters Retire a Relic, But Seek Fresh Recruits

By Donna Furey | LB Indy It was a historically significant moment for David Skarman, senior resident officer at Emerald Bay’s fire station, when the air raid siren was silenced last month. The towers that emitted piercing shrieks were installed to warn communities of air raids...

Skate Park Fans Aim to Build Broader Support

Over 75 residents, aged 4 to 64, gathered at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 28, to learn about a possible skate park for Laguna Beach. The city has set aside funds for a skate park, but due to the lack of consensus over a location plans have not progressed, says a...

Business Club Hosts Tour Operator

Hoffman, who established Hoffy Tours in 2012, shares his experience offering personalized city tours with the Laguna Beach Business Club Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. The club meets for a buffet breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway....

LOCA Honors One of Its Own

Local arts leader Mary Ferguson, who plans to relocate to Santa Fe shortly, will be honored at the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts fundraiser, Living La Vida LOCA, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Madison Square and Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Highway. LOCA will...

Personnel File

A Hero to Unsung Heroes is Honored   Laguna local Jeanne Meyers, co-founder and director of My Hero Project, won an award as web content director from cable industry magazine CableFax. CableFax honors top executives who display innovation and progress. The nonprofit Meyers...

Enjoy Spring Wilderness Activities

Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Walk to Barbara’s Lake enjoying views of the canyons and mountain ranges from 2- 4:30...

Three Photographers Show at Banking On Art

The exhibit, “Photography / 3 Views,” showcasing the work of three photographers, is free and open to the public in the Wells Fargo Bank building gallery through May 29. A reception for the artists Tom Lamb, Robert Hansen and Jessica Cardelucci will take place from 11 a.m. until...

Writing Coach Helps Authors Tap Their Source

Author Roger Housden will lead a one-day workshop, “Writing Wild:  Finding Your Life’s Deep Current,” on Saturday, April 18, in Laguna Beach. Using poetry and guided writing exercises, Housden will help participants tap into their own “current” and purpose. The 10 a.m. to 4:30...

Kids Meet a Musical Genius

The Pacific Symphony concludes their season with “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The symphony performs excerpts of favorite Beethoven works and a musical carnival takes place at 9...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 10 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 19. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast...

Victims Excise Violence in Primary Colors

More than 850 multicolored t-shirts fluttered outside the Laguna College of Art and Design last Thursday, one of several campuses across the county that gave an airing to the Clothesline Project this year. Each color denotes a different crime, red for rape, blue for child abuse,...