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Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and...

Personnel File

Accomplished Firefighter Wins Top Honor By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach’s firefighter of the year David Lopez is a man who welcomes a...

Indy on Vacation

A copy of the Indy accompanied the couple on a small ledge at an elevation of 10,000 feet,

Festival Waits Out El Niño

Planned reconstruction of the interior grounds of the Festival of Arts will take place a year from now, postponed due to an expected wet...

Street Beat 7/13

Monday, July 2 Traffic collision. 8:55 a.m. Third Ave. Michael John Guerrero Jr. of Corona was arrested for suspicion of possessing oxycodone for sale after...

Sinkhole Causes Temporary Closure of Bluebird Canyon Dr

  The City of Laguna Beach closed 600 Bluebird Canyon Drive in both directions after 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 after a sinkhole was reported....

Parade Leadership Line-up Remains Unchanged

Ed Hanke continues as president of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee, which also elected Charlie Quilter as vice president, Kathy Hanke as...

Updated: Gifted Teacher, Musician Roger Shew Dies

Roger Shew, the popular jazz instructor in the Laguna Beach public schools, died eight months after his diagnosis with cancer.

A Look Back at Laguna’s Lifeguards

The Laguna Beach Historical Society hosts Kai Weisser Tuesday, Oct. 27, who with the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Association, is documenting the history of Laguna’s...


Monday, April 27 Burglary. 100 block of Chiquita St. 12:19 p.m. During a two-hour absence by the resident, someone entered a home window and took...

Thurston Gets Portable Classrooms

Due to rising enrollment, Thurston Middle School will get two portable classrooms, school board members unanimously decided this week. The classrooms are scheduled to be...

Major Laguna Sculptor Dies

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Long-time Laguna Beach resident and ceramic sculptor Jerry Rothman died Thursday, June 5, of a heart attack at...

Study Reveals Canyon Road Hazards

A particularly violent crash and bang shattered a bucolic morning for Laguna Beach dog park patrons last August. Several people ran out to Laguna...

Up Close With Birds of Prey

Join OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. for a special weekend at the Nix...