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Enjoy Spring Wilderness Activities

Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Walk to Barbara’s Lake enjoying views of the canyons and mountain ranges from 2- 4:30...

In Memoriam

Lynda Brown What a beautiful, caring and loving soul, Lynda Georgina Brown, born April 24, 1946, and left this existence Feb. 14, 2015, after a four year illness caused by the superbug known as “C-Diff.” Originally from England, Brown moved to Laguna in 1979 with her...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 10 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 19. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast...

Antique Shipment Stolen En Route

Federal investigators and detectives from the Beverly, Mass., police department are investigating the disappearance of Chinese jade from a shipment of antique furniture valued at $5 million that left Laguna Beach in December, law enforcement officials said this week. The load of...

New Rules Restrict Water Use in South Laguna

With Californians cutting drinkable water use by only 2.8 percent in February, local water districts are gearing up for more state-mandated restrictions and telling customers to crimp the flow. Effective Wednesday, April 22, South Laguna residents will not be able to wash their...

Zur Schmiede Misses Coastal Commission Appointment

Roberto Uranga, a Democrat from Long Beach, has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission, effectively dashing hopes that Laguna’s newest City Council member Rob Zur Schmiede might win the seat. California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los...

Historic Building Reaps Parking Benefits

As property owners weigh the pros and cons of having historic status bestowed on their structures, Sam Goldstein, owner of the historic Heisler Building at the corner of South Coast Highway and Laguna Avenue, is definitely reaping the benefits. Current home to Tommy...

Big Bend Undergrounding Hits Road Block

A plan to improve the safety and beauty of Laguna Canyon Road by burying utility poles underground hit a roadblock Tuesday due to the projected costs and necessity of road closures. Design for the project to place the utility wires beneath the ground along the Big Bend section of...

Authorities Press to Silence Drum Circle

Laguna Beach police and county parks officials met with leaders of the Full Moon Drum Circle recently to move or end the long-running tradition at Aliso Beach that was set to reconvene Saturday, April 3, even as spring break crowds have inundated local beaches for the past two...

9/11 Memorial Struck by Vandals

Laguna Beach monument to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks took a beating at the hands of vandals for the second time. During a stroll through Heisler Park this past weekend, its creator, local artist Jorg Dubin, discovered that the shiny sphere at the center...

He Keeps a Foot in Each World

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A group from Laguna Beach United Methodist Church refused to abandon their mission to visit Kenya even after a church they intended to help burned to the ground in the wake of a contested election. “We already had tickets on Air Kenya, so I looked for...

Battling Drought with Private Reservoirs

With Gov. Brown announcing emergency statewide water restrictions this week, pumping out free rain barrels by local water agencies is one way to make a dent in the drought when and if it does rain. To help customers grab every drop of rain or drip of dew, the Laguna Beach County...

Boys and Girls Club Expands in South Laguna

The Boys & Girls Club dedicated their new site in Lang Park earlier this month with a ribbon cutting ceremony that recognized contributors, including the Click family, who helped create the Click Café nutrition center on the premises. Jessica Barbier of Cox Communications,...

Blackburn’s Passion Continues in Perpetuity

A fund to aid a variety of local charitable causes assisting those in need was established at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation in memory of former mayor and longtime Laguna Beach resident Kathleen Blackburn. It is seeded with $100,000 provided by her husband Bill Blackburn...