Ditching Corporate Stress for Backyard Farming

Broming assesses the amount of moisture and microbes in the soil for a soon-to-be vegetable patch

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

Storms Lead Churches to Open Their Doors to the Homeless

As rain swept across Southern California this week, a determined group of volunteers secured temporary overnight shelter for homeless people turned away from the at-capacity, city-run shelter in Laguna Canyon. Elsewhere in the city, the storm system expected to produce more than...

Q&A With Rohrabacher

Congressman Shares his Views on Gun control, San Onofre and a Favorite Break

A Glance Back at 2015

While much remains unchanged in Laguna Beach, memorable stories filled the year just concluded. Here’s a rundown. Gelson’s Buys a Foothold After a swift roll out early in the year and an even swifter bankruptcy by fall, the Haggen grocery chain started selling stores, including a...

Laguna Targets Pregnant Coyotes

Laguna Beach will intensity its offensive against aggressive coyotes by killing pregnant ones snared in rope traps beginning later this winter, according to a plan the police department will present to the City Council in January. The juvenile pups who avoided the traps are on...

City Settles Suit Over Water Violations

Laguna Beach city officials reached a court settlement with an environmental watchdog group that requires multi-million dollar improvements to the city’s sewer system to prevent spills in coming years.

Residents Agree to Fund Their Own Improvements

When all the ballots were counted, property owners in Coast Royal and the historic Sara Thurston Park overwhelmingly voted to tax themselves to finance infrastructure improvements...

For One Family, Concert Carries a Special Tune

By Christine Fugate, Special to the Independent When Laguna Beach resident Robyn Sherain came home from work last December, her boyfriend, Jay Spence, had surprised her by beautifully decorating her house with Christmas lights and a homemade wreath. He had hot cocoa ready and...

Court Rejects Ranch Appeal

A recent court decision rejected Mark Fudge’s latest attempt to block renovations at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a hotel and golf course in Aliso Canyon. Undeterred, the Laguna Beach resident pushed on by filing an appeal against coastal regulators over its approval of the...

In Rare Vote, Council Closes Downtown Shop

In an unusual vote, the City Council voted to uphold revoking the operating permit of a downtown skin care boutique due to aggressive sales tactics by its staff.

Sea Lion Pups In Trouble Again

With the lowest body weights ever documented, California sea lion pups are not only starving from lack of food, they’re infested with parasites and immune to antibiotics, said the director of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. The rehab center in Laguna Canyon is gearing up to...

In Rare Vote, Council Closes Downtown Shop

Arizona resident Barbara Barrett, who shopped at the Oceane Skin Care shop on Forest Avenue during a visit in August, was not surprised that the Laguna Beach City Council took the unusual step of revoking the store’s operating permit Tuesday. “They were high-pressure salespeople...

New Resource Opens for Troubled Teens

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach will expand its behavioral health services for the first time to include group therapy for teens and their parents, one of the first mental health programs for adolescents in south-county.