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Armen Tigran Gasparian

Nov. 25, 1933 – Feb. 15, 2014 Armen Tigran Gasparian, a contemporary Impressionist painter, was born in Abadan, Iran, on the Persian Gulf of Armenian...

Murder Suspect Arrested in Laguna Hills

Laguna Beach detectives have arrested Dino Rojas-Moreno, 26, in connection with the murder of Laguna Beach restaurant manager Tatum Goodwin, authorities said.  “This arrest was...

DUI Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 17, between 9 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

From White House to Laguna Beach Streets

Not unlike the pinnipeds brought in sick or injured, the Army veteran was given a fresh start at the PMMC after living on the streets of coastal Orange County for more than four years.

Landmark Hotel Laguna to Close

The local family that has operated the iconic Hotel Laguna for more then three decades intends to close its doors next month and has filed a lawsuit alleging they are being illegally forced out by the property’s owners.

Students Learn About Tourism Industry

Representatives of the Orange County Visitors Association talked to nearly 200 Laguna Beach High School students about career opportunities in the region’s tourism and...

Laguna’s Lighthouse

The Hills are Alive On March 8, Laguna photographer Mitch Ridder ventured high above downtown on a vertical hike to capture this idyllic image.

A Miracle in Mystic Hills

'The Castle’ withstands a firestorm By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent Twenty years ago, Laguna Beach homeowner Lona Ingwerson lived in a Mystic Hills home...

Local Lobster Fishermen Greeted by Another Local

Longtime Laguna Beach residents and father/son team Ron and Casey Marks encountered a friendly face looking for some bait earlier this month.

Applications Open for Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force

The City Council is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force.

Tammy Keces, School Board Opposition Candidate

Check out the Indy's interview with the second opposition candidate seeking election to Laguna Beach's school board.  

Giving Where He Lives

Tony Ciabattoni moved to Laguna Beach on a trial basis from Mission Viejo in 1996 after he sold his company. He and his wife...

Friends, Family Support Injured Mom-to Be

Shannon Brown is still unsure what her daughter’s medical insurance will cover. In the meantime, she’s paying out of pocket for acupuncture treatments, which...

Math Teachers on Maternity Saw Paychecks Slashed to Fund Substitutes

When four Laguna Beach math teachers told their supervisors they planned to take maternity leave, they knew they would have to chip in for their substitutes.