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LCAD Eyes Move to Arts District

LCAD President Jonathan Burke said the idea to consolidate the campus, which occupies buildings on both sides of Laguna Canyon, was floated in the past by city officials and other individuals. 

City Extends Park Plaza Closure

A pilot street closure on Park Avenue, intended as a downtown Laguna Beach pocket-park to encourage foot traffic, will be extended through the end of the year.

Class Notes

After the announced departure of assistant principal Robert Billinger, Laguna Beach High School searched high and low for a replacement. Now, the school would like to give a warm welcome to the new assistant principal, Dale Miller.

Updated Breaker Report:

Five-Sport Sweep is a School First Laguna experienced a first in their sports history as all five winter squads qualified for post-season play, hosted their...

Community Datebook

Hotel Staffers Invited to Learn Laguna Visit Laguna Beach offers front-line hospitality staff training about Laguna Beach’s most popular attractions, historical landmarks, new businesses and...

A Rescue Who Turns Heads

By Joe Cockrell, Special to the Independent I love dogs. I’ve had a canine companion for most of my adult life, including an Australian Shepard...

Stepping Up With Special Deliveries

An Assistance League group put together Easter baskets for children of military families at Camp Pendleton, their second project this year. Earlier, they packed 28...

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Stages Timely Holocaust Play

This infamous period in history is the setting for the play “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Celeste Raspanti, which is being produced by the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre October 19-27.

Welcoming the New Year with Mona

On a cold, wet New Year’s Day, I strolled Forest Avenue looking for inspiration to brighten my day. I was wide-awake at 9 a.m....

Village Entry Inches Forward

Discussion over a village entrance to Laguna Beach has dragged on for years with little accomplished, but residents still showed considerable interest for the...

Sending Off ‘Lord’ Mayor Kelly Boyd

  "He's really a man of the people," said master of ceremonies Bree Burgess Rosen, addressing well-wishers at the Woman's Club on Friday for a...

Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove is Identified

The coroner’s office will perform an autopsy this week to determine what caused the death of a 51-year-old diver, who was unresponsive when pulled...
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Economist: City Permit Process Hamstrings Business

By Daniel Langhorne | LB Indy Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Village Laguna’s position on conditional use permits. An economist hired by Laguna...

Emergency Responders Participate in Drill

Thirty-three Laguna Beach Community Emergency Response Team members took part in the May 31 South County Drill. Jordan Villwock, the Laguna Beach Police Department's...

Broken But Not Shattered

West African Healer Brings True Intimacy to Laguna Beach Eight people formed the Ash Circle.  A man, an alcoholic, was one of the spokes.  His...