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Merritt Protests Ballot Revisions

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Paul Merritt knows his candidacy for the U.S. Senate is a long shot, but he’s incensed that in his view the California Secretary of State has made the odds longer.

Next Generation Cultivates New Activists

“You see the same 40 people all the time,” says Aaron Talarico, founder of Laguna NextGen, an independent organization urging civic and philanthropic participation and a social networking group for young business people and professionals. “We want to see new faces.”
Posted On 24 Apr 2016

Sick Animals Again Crowd Marine Center

Once again the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is rescuing large numbers of distressed pinnipeds and is seeking financial help to replenish supplies needed to rehabilitate the animals
Posted On 23 Apr 2016

Short-term Rentals Owned by Out-of-Towners

More than half of the legally permitted vacation rentals in Laguna Beach are owned by people who don’t live here, according to a city planning report.

Second Lumberyard Mall Tree to Fall

Yellow ribbon will mark trees in the future intended for cutting   With four arborists saying the tree’s roots are decayed to a dangerous point, the second towering eucalyptus tree in a downtown shopping area will be removed as early as today, Friday, April 22, the City Council...

Making It Big, Keeping It Fresh

They started selling homemade frozen fruit concoctions from a pushcart on the patio at The Old Pottery Place three years ago. Modern Pop, at $3 each, soon became available at Pizza Lounge in Laguna Beach and Bristol Farms in Corona del Mar. An Indy article of 2013 describes how...
Posted On 21 Apr 2016

Garden Opens for Spring Fling

Enjoy music, potluck eats and an opportunity to see the latest garden attraction, “The Elf” by joining the Spring Fling Sunday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. at the South Laguna Community Garden Park Bring drinks and a dish to share to Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. For more info:...

Seeking Peace Along a Common Scale

A benefit to fund weekend music immersion sessions for Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave. Musician and local radio host Jason Feddy recently led a weekend of songwriting and...

Ronald F. Amberg

Ronald Frederick Amberg, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, in the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in New York City and grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Amberg lived in Laguna Beach for many years and had many great friends who will sorely...

Barbara Jean Burkhardt Barnett

Aug. 17, 1937-April 2, 2016 Barbara Barnett, a long time resident of Laguna Beach, passed away at home Saturday, April 2, 2016. Barbara was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, to Issac and Bessie Burkhardt. While Barbara was very young her mother passed away and Barbara...

Beverly Blumenfeld

Longtime Laguna Beach resident and Sawdust Festival member Beverly Blumenfeld passed peacefully in her Canyon Acres home on Tuesday evening, April 5. Born on Sept. 3, 1944, in Hornell, N.Y., Bev met her husband Mark in 1963 while she was attending beauty school and he was...

Personnel File

Impact Giving Hires its First Director Impact Giving hired its first executive director, Jeanine Stafford, announced the women’s collective giving organization based in Laguna Beach. Chair Karen Wilson said Stafford was selected because of her 25 years of experience working in...

Police Issue Phone Scam Warning

Police issued a warning about a telephone scam where the calling party identified themselves as a police captain and appeared to be calling from the department’s non-emergency number. The individual demanded that a resident withdraw $2,000 in order to avoid arrest for a supposed...