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Church Respects Neighbors’ Appeal

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Neighbors and parishioners who’d been waging a quiet campaign against the placement of a cell phone antenna in the bell tower of the St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Temple Terrace won a collective victory last week when AT&T withdrew its...

Friendship Shelter Joins County Agencies to Snag HUD Funds

Even as Friendship Shelter continues to press city officials for a proposed housing project in the Canyon for Laguna’s chronically homeless, the local non-profit recently secured $600,000 as their share of a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Measles Become Hot School Subject

Even though Orange County has experienced 79 reported cases of measles, the highest number in the state, since an outbreak at Disneyland last month, no one has yet reported contracting the contagious disease in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, state and local health...

Local Selected to Create Main Beach Art Work

A larger than life size bronze sculpture of a woman by Laguna Beach artist Sukhdev Dail was selected for a public art commission for Main Beach by the city’s Arts Commission on Monday. Dail’s proposal includes glass elements that will cast colorful pools of light around the...

Good Deeds

Students Step Up to Halt Child Slavery   Cho’s Academy fifth annual youth awards banquet and fundraiser recognized academy students for their martial arts and academic achievements in 2014. Nearly $3000 was raised by the academy’s Youth Outreach Initative, which was started...

Club Q Salutes the Doctor

Dr. Korey Jorgensen was saluted last week by Club Q Laguna, the Laguna Beach Seniors social group for the LGBT community, as well as at a brunch by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. Jorgensen recently retired after 42 years with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where he played...

Police Target Street Safety for Those on Foot

The Laguna Beach Police Department will step up traffic safety enforcement on Saturday, Jan. 31, by focusing on factors that cause collisions involving motorists and pedestrians and crash locations of the past five years. Locally, the department has investigated three fatal and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Personnel File

Architect Wins Best of Houzz Award Local architect Bob McGraw received a “Best of Houzz” award for design by Houzz, an online website for home remodeling and design. McGraw works for residential and commercial clients including Mother’s Markets, Whole Foods, Laguna Drugs and Von...

Choose Sides for Super Bowl

Laguna Beach police urge football fans to take sides this Sunday whether they are Seahawk or Patriot fans and decide whether to drink or drive. Police will be deploying on Sunday, Feb. 1, to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. “Drunk driving is completely...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Jan. 30 Rasun, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. English Beat, 10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Really Classic, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. John Ondrasik, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Local Activist’s Plea Finally Succeeds

After years of imploring city and school officials to ensure that all local children learn to swim, 50-year Laguna Beach resident Bruce Hopping got his reward Tuesday when the City Council approved a free pilot program to begin this summer. While the city’s Community Services...

Police Chief Clears Up Mysteries From an Earlier Era

Retiring police Chief Paul Workman will crack open the case files on his department’s early days in a Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at City Hall. The presentation will include stories about the department’s first leader, Chief Abe...
Posted On 27 Jan 2015

Tennis Courts, Pool Improvements Get Go-Ahead

With some residents calling them the “worst tennis courts in Orange County,” plans were given the go-ahead this past Tuesday to refurbish rather than upgrade the Park Avenue courts across from Laguna Beach High School. The decision will cost $620,000 and was made at a joint...

Raising ‘L’ Keeper Revealed

Dennis Taylor was in eighth grade in 1937. Bushwhacking up a steep hill across from Laguna Beach High School with some buddies on a Saturday morning seemed like a good idea and a small price to pay, despite the bruises, bloody scrapes and the frequent encounter with a ferocious...

Licensing Now Easier for Dog Owners

Owners of the 7,375 dogs currently on the record books in Laguna Beach should be overjoyed to learn that they will soon be able to obtain a 12-month license for their pets year around, instead of ones previously issued that coincided only with the calendar year. A change approved...