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‘Mayhem’ Lives Up to His Name

Mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested on multiple charges after police were called to a disturbance at the White House restaurant Saturday, March 7. The restaurant’s usual crowd included boxing fans and mixed martial arts fighters, invited by Tom Atencio...

Where Some See a Blessing, Others See a Curse

Ross St. Clair, grandson of Aubrey St. Clair, the renowned Laguna Beach architect who designed such prominent structures in town as the City Hall, the Fire Department and Laguna Beach Water District, is all for preserving his progenitor’s legacy. Yet he now finds himself in...

The Stand Changes Hands

The Stand, the original home of Hav’A Chips and a favorite surfers’ stop for carrot juice, avocado sandwiches and date shakes, has been sold for the first time in 40 years. The new owner, Alizabeth “Alisa” Arciniaga, says she intends to keep the vegan outdoor eatery...

Parade Steps Off With Last Year’s Lineup

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The 49th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, will closely mirror what was planned in 2014 for the 48th parade, which was cancelled due to rain. A definite bonus for this year’s parade goers are the free...

Laguna’s Greeters Inspire Novice Filmmaker

Former Canadian ice hockey pro Martin Yewchuk moved to Laguna Beach from Calgary to fulfill his self-described goal of becoming “a famous Hollywood producer who makes films that change how people view the world.” Little did he know that his first film subject would...

Doctor Settles Kickback Allegation

Dr. Charles R. Denham, of Laguna Beach, has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that he accepted kickbacks to promote use of a surgical antiseptic in national guidelines for hospitals, the Justice Department announced Monday, March 2. The settlement does not include a...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Uber to Pull Into John Wayne

Soon, John Wayne Airport passengers will be able to depart for home or their travel destination without hailing a cab or a shuttle but by summoning Uber, a web-based car service that up to now has been banned from airports. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Monarch butterfly expert and author Susie Vanderlip describes how to lure Monarch butterflies to home gardens at a meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club Friday, March 13. The 9:30 a.m. meeting is free and takes place at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.  ...

Making the Jump from a Shirtless Sport to a Clothing Line

Boxing fans at the White House restaurant will have a reason to cheer this Saturday during a live NBC broadcast when one of the main event fighters, John Molina, Jr., enters the ring. He will be wearing a Lambs to Lions shirt, a brand Tom Atencio is launching at the Laguna Beach...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Mary Jo Mancuso

Laguna lost a bright star and true Laguna original on March 1 with the passing of Mary Jo Mancuso. She would have been 80 on March 6. Mancuso was actively and energetically involved with a host of causes and organizations dating back to 1969, when the family first moved to...

Deirdre Naughton

Deirdre Carmel Ann Naughton, fashion maven and former Hollywood costume designer, passed away in Los Angeles on Feb. 27. She was 63. Naughton, who was always referred to as Dee, was a long time Hollywood resident. Born on Friday the 13th in the West of Ireland, she lived...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 6 “20,000 Days on Earth” screens at the free Flicks at the Forum, Forum Theatre, Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate...

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 23 Vehicle burglary. 32300 block of Coast Hwy. 7:32 a.m. Rear windows were smashed in four plumbing trucks and their contents of tools plundered. Burglary. Cliff Dr. 10:12 a.m. A wallet and cellphone together valued at $800 were taken. Vehicle burglary. 300 block of...

Historian Revisits New Deal’s Impact in OC

History scholar Charles Epting will revisit New Deal era landmarks in Orange County at a free 7:30 p.m. Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Tuesday, March 10, at Laguna Beach City Hall. The program will include a visual tour of the buildings, bridges, and other...

Council Vows to Limit Scrutiny of Appeals

After revisiting the public appeal process to challenge decisions made by the Design Review Board, the City Council decided Tuesday to maintain the current approach, but with a renewed determination to follow the letter of the law. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow asked for a...