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Endearing Local Left an Indelible Mark

By Michelle Rice Doherty, Special to the Independent Marion Flora Ohanesian Rice Dec. 13, 1937—March 10, 2015 If you drove down Catalina Street any sunny Saturday, you were bound to catch a glimpse of one of Marion Rice’s signs pointing the way to another fabulous garage sale....

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Steven Roth, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Michael Schenker, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 20 Property. 1600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 8:30 a.m. There are no known suspects in the disappearance of jewelry valued at $4,000 and $900 in cash. Grand theft. 200 block of Broadway St. 11:40 a.m. A man who left his car downtown while working returned eight hours...

Grossman Ousted from Planning Commission

Norm Grossman will end 26 nearly consecutive years on the Planning Commission, when his current term expires June 30 after the City Council rejected his reappointment Tuesday. Council members appointed Susan Whitin to fill a seat vacated recently by Linda Dietrich and Roger...

Council Debates Conflict of Interest Issue

General contractor Ken Fischbeck’s demolition work on the historic Heisler Building may proceed despite his earlier involvement in approving another project there as a member of the Heritage Committee, the City Council decided Tuesday. Since Fischbeck is working on the...

Young Filmmakers Launch from Laguna

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The newest artists from the Laguna art colony are a budding crop of young filmmakers, who will be showcasing their talent in south county and abroad in coming weeks. “The AC Project,” by brothers Doug and Ryan Wekenman, Ethan Matott and Matt Fons will be...

Changes Expected at High School Field

  Changes are in the making for the Laguna Beach High School football stadium and baseball diamond with school board members siding for safety Tuesday rather than ocean views. The baseball field will either be reoriented to its original position for at least $1 million or...

Vision Maps Beautifying Laguna Creek

Locals driving out Laguna Canyon Road may appreciate its natural beauty, yet few probably consider the largely hidden Laguna Canyon Creek since shrubs and man-made obstacles obscure nearly the entire watercourse. Near Anneliese’s School, for example, beyond a weed-choked...

Spring Fling Hosts Garden Potluck

    The South Laguna Community Garden welcomes all to their Spring Fling celebration from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Live music by the Garden Band features Tony Bisson and radio show host Tommy J, joined by guest slide steel guitar artist Doc Law. Please bring a dish or...

Eco Heroes Receive Honors

The eighth annual Laguna Hero Fest kicks off on Thursday, May 14 with the premiere screening of a 30-minute documentary, “Laguna Beach Eco Heroes,” honoring filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, who established the One World One Ocean Foundation; biologist Nancy Caruso, who helped replant...

Jose Rosales

Jose Rosales was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on March 19, 1950. He was one of nine children. He moved to Mexico City in his teens to follow his dream of becoming a public accountant. There, he met his future wife, Leah, and came to Laguna Beach in 1971 where they were married...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 24 Turning Pointe, 7 p.m., LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. $10-20. Also 4/25 at 2 and 7 p.m. Stone Jonez, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S....
Posted On 23 Apr 2015

Grapes for Grads Scholar Pursues His Dream

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The Fifth Column Gallery in downtown Los Angeles owes its existence to the determination of Enrique Escobedo. The Laguna College of Art & Design student, who had served eight years in Iraq and Afghanistan, was considering quitting school in 2008...

Thoughtful or Guilt-Laden, Thief Returns Car Keys

A car thief took $1,000 worth of electronics and cash from a vehicle abandoned near St. Catherine’s Church Friday, April 17, just a half mile from where it had disappeared, police said. Its owner, who had left the key on the bumper, discovered the Nissan Pathfinder missing after...

Entrance Moves Ahead Despite Controversy

The City Council Tuesday approved hiring RBF Consulting to lead the design process for a village entrance park, a project that has been a source of controversy for years. Tuesday’s decision proved no different. The vocal public denounced the move that the Council pushed...