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Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality...

Shin Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Laguna Man

Edward Shin, 41, of Irvine, was sentenced July 26 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his business partner, 33-year-old Christopher Smith of Laguna Beach, in their San Juan Capistrano office to gain control of Smith’s shares of the company, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Political Lowdown

Saturday, Oct. 6:  Pros and Cons on the Ballot,  Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship, 436 Cypress Dr., 10 a.m., also a League event. Monday, Oct. 8: Council...

Hometown Girl Receives Royal Treatment

Hundreds turned out for a pool party welcoming Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries last Saturday.                    

More Sharks Offshore, But Don’t Panic

Even though there are more great white sharks in the ocean alongside an increasing number of ocean-goers, experts say precaution, not panic, is required.

Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen Closes

After nearly two decades of serving up Caribbean and West Indian cuisine—and plenty of rum—in Laguna Beach, restaurant owner and chef Eva Madray confirmed that as of Dec. 15, Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen is closed

Home Sales Picking Up, But Prices Stagnate

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The volume of home sales in Laguna Beach rose by 18 percent in 2010, the second consecutive year of...

UPDATE: Laguna Beach Woman Found Dead in Home, Son Charged with Murder

Updated Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy A Laguna Beach woman who was found dead in her mobile...

Laguna Beach Celebrates Veteran’s Day

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Remembering Wayne Peterson: Leader and Philanthropist

Wayne Peterson, a beloved former mayor of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 22, just five days before his 80th birthday.

Film ‘Orange Sunshine’, Trippy LSD Love Story

Filmmaker William Kirkley's "Orange Sunshine" depicts the hippie era in Laguna Beach in a premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Children of Drug Cult Spill the Beans

It’s an innocent-looking photo, one many of us might have tucked away in a photo album: a fair-haired toddler pulling at the bow on a birthday present while Dad looks on and Mom snaps the shot.

Former Pro Surfer Held for Suspicion of Drug Dealing

  A retired professional surfer and co-founder of the Gotcha surfwear brand was arrested for suspicion of drug dealing after Laguna Beach police discovered $2,000...

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Laguna Family Law Attorney’s Business Booms During Pandemic

By Barbara McMurray, Special to the Independent The divorce rate has skyrocketed in China as a result of mandatory lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread...