Home News Page 5


Laguna Beach Independent News Section

Laguna beach police log

City: Bad Cell Service, Other Factors Hindered Sewage Spill Response

The technical report on the estimated 1.87 million gallon spill caused by a breach of the so-called North Coast Interceptor, a 4.1-mile transmission pipeline that channels raw sewage to the Coastal Treatment Plant, is the city’s official account of what happened last Thanksgiving and the following days.

A New Champ Skims to Shore

                      And division winners, according to the Vic website: Pro men’s division Tim Fulton Austin Keen Blair Conklin Max Bourne Sammy Stinnett Teddy Vlasis Johnny Salta Perry Pruitt                               Pro women’s division Keiao Gucwa-Bucasas Casey Kiernan Alexandra Badie Pipa Pinto Silvia...

School Board Elects Wolff President

The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees reorganized at its Tuesday, Dec. 17, meeting, with members electing Peggy Wolff as president and Carol Normandin as clerk.

Laguna Beach Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Mother

By Daniel Langhorne, Special to the Independent A 34-year-old Laguna Beach man who prosecutors allege killed his mother pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder...

Tennis Players Rally to Block Festival of Arts Expansion

By Daniel Langhorne, Special to the Independent The Festival of Arts is once again eyeing two tennis courts for future expansion, a proposal that has...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted...

‘The Bird’ Celebrates 50 Years

Chuck Harrell is looking forward to seeing some “nice old faces” in the Sandpiper Lounge on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, when...

Tide Pool Life Diminishes

A virus wiped out sea stars along the entire west coast last year. This year, an eerie new phenomenon, urchin balding, is attacking purple-spined...

Obituary: Ken Auster

If you presented him with a creative idea, Ken Auster would pause in silence with a quizzical look on his face. Seemingly detached in a daydream, soon he would emerge from “painter’s planet” into the present moment with a critique so articulate it was as though he had been assessing your concept as you yourself were hatching it.

Laguna Beach Mourns Loss of Toni Leech

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Word of longtime Laguna local Toni Leech’s passing on Monday spread quickly across the city this week. She and her...

Museum Hotel Plan Gets Cold Reception

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday sent the developer of the proposed 118-room Museum Hotel back to the drawing board, saying the project should meet all requirements of the General Plan.

Laguna Looks to Buy Library Property from County

Laguna Beach will pursue purchasing a nearly 6,300-square-foot parcel of land underneath the Laguna Beach Library from the County of Orange.

Huntington Beach Man Drowns While Attempting Rescue in Laguna Beach

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy A 27-year-old Huntington Beach man, Javier Vargas Cuellar, has been identified as the swimmer who died Sunday night after...

Montage Sold a Third Time?

A Chinese company is negotiating to buy the company that owns Montage Laguna Beach resort.

Saying Farewell to Those We Lost in 2019

As the new year begins, we pause to remember the artists, patrons, nurturers and pillars of our community who left us in 2019.