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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...

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.

Don’t Overlook Arch Beach Heights When Looking for Laguna History

By Suzanne Dunn, Special to the Independent When my realtor told me three years ago that my $1 million plus home was a great Laguna...

Who Owns Hotel Laguna?

Investor Group Recently Claims Control of Laguna Beach Company's Assets over ongoing business dispute According to recent reports, at least some of Laguna Beach Company's...

The 44th Annual Laguna Open Women’s Beach Volleyball Tournament

The 44th annual Laguna Open women’s beach volleyball tournament took place at Main Beach on Saturday, May 11. (L-R): Hitting is Tessa VanWinkle, blocking is...

Laguna Loses Toni Leech

Scores of Toni Leech’s friends shared fond memories and funny stories about the popular local who passed away on Aug. 12 at her home in Laguna Beach with her husband of 41 years by her side. “Toni was one of the facets in the jewel that is Laguna Beach,” Mark Christy said.

Local Man Dies in Africa Train Wreck

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy About 60 people diverted their holiday weekend plans for a tribute at the Sandpiper Bar in Laguna Beach to...

Restaurants Still Awaiting Design Guidelines to Expand Outdoor Dining Space With “Parklets”

By Bradley Zint A pilot program intended to help struggling Laguna Beach restaurants add new outdoor dining space is still winding its way through City...

Pastor BJ Beu Says Adieu

Neighborhood Congregational Church Rev. B.J. Beu said he has resigned following a vote of the congregation asking him to leave.

San Diego Man Arrested in Laguna Beach Hit-and-Run

At about 9:26 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, Laguna Beach Police and Fire responded to Cleo Street and South Coast Highway to a report...

Carolyn Wood Safeguarded Laguna Beach’s History, Environment

Carolyn Wood, described by Laguna Beach environmentalists as the “brain trust” of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, died Nov. 1 at 90 years old.

‘Camouflage House’ Pops Up at City Hall

Los Angeles-born sculptor and installation artist Tom Fruin recently returned home to the West Coast to take on his first temporary installation in Laguna Beach.

June Neptune Remembered for Her Generosity

June Neptune, known for her generosity to nonprofit organizations in Laguna Beach and her kindness to animals, has died at 95.

‘Enchanted Garden’ Loses Its Sorcerer

Customers juggling intended purchases and wine-filled glasses stood eight-deep at the Laguna Nursery cash register last week. Such a sight apparently proved as rare at...

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...