Easter Services Set

An array of Easter celebrations are planned by the churches of Laguna Beach this weekend. Also listed are non-religious events associated with the holiday.

Public Safety Trumps View for Burying Wires

Public safety has usurped visual aesthetics as the motivation to underground utility cables citywide, says a report presented to the City Council Tuesday. A huge undertaking if pursued, costs are expected to run in the hundreds of millions and would require voter-approved taxes...

Friendly Audience Cheers ‘Greeter’ Film

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent As guests arrived on the red carpet for the debut of the independent “Greeter Documentary,” they had the chance to meet the star of the show. Michael Minutoli, Laguna Beach’s current greeter, pedaled his famously photographed...

Musings on the Coast

The Future Is Now It is 1994. California Republican Gov. Pete Wilson is running for re-election. He is losing. His challenger is Democratic state Treasurer Kathleen Brown. Kathleen is scary smart, beautiful, articulate and more: she is part of the illustrious Brown family...
Posted On 26 Feb 2016

Cinderella Just for Kids

A specially adapted version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be performed at the No Square Theatre venue at the Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 26-March 6. With direction by Ella Wyatt and music direction by Saif Eddin, a cast of 24 youth...

Ruling Favors Laguna in Suit Over Homeless Policies

A federal judge favors Laguna Beach in a ruling over a lawsuit filed by the ACLU over the city's policies towards the homeless.

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 5 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Robert Jon & the Wreck, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Martin Sexton, 8 p.m., Coach House,...

City Hall Flexes Its Schedule

Beginning in April, Laguna Beach City Hall will close on alternate Fridays, but remain open an hour longer Monday through Thursday with revised business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Small Hotels Adopt Big Ideas

In Laguna Beach, small hotels are being revitalized to not only appeal to guests with an aversion for chains, but to capitalize on their historic value.
Posted On 24 Jan 2016

Schools Fill in Emotional-Support Gaps

With teen suicides drastically rising and depression affecting 46 percent of all school children, emotional and social support will increasingly be more available to students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.

Local Philanthropist on Fire for Girl Power

Laguna local Kylie Schuyler will introduce Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World), a non-profit in Santa Ana she founded five years ago
Posted On 09 Jan 2016

Interview Opens a Window on Congressman

Editor, Thank you for publishing your interview with Dana Rohrabacher, our representative in the House of the Representatives (Dec. 31 Indy). It was an opportunity to see just how simplistic his thinking is on the very important issues that face us, such as terrorism,...

Innovators Remix Art Sales

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative. Four enterprising local gallery owners are navigating changes in the art market by devising new business models and adopting new methods to sell art.

Indy on Arts

  Saturday, Dec. 26 Jazz jam, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway. Caliconscious, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Stone Jonez, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Dec. 18 “The 1940s Radio Hour,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $25. Also Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20. Final weekend. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick...