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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.

Laguna Beach Celebrates Veteran’s Day

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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...

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...

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.

Lifeguards in Training


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.  

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...

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.

Councilman’s Wife Appointed to Airport Arts Commission

The wife of a Laguna Beach City Council member was appointed to the John Wayne Airport Arts Commission by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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 Jury of Your Piers

By Andy Hedden, Special to the Independent Editor’s Note: With El Nino storms again lashing Southern California piers, we figured readers would enjoy stepping again...