Laguna Beach Indy Live: June 23, 2017 Edition

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Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality...

Shin Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Laguna Man

Edward Shin, 41, of Irvine, was sentenced July 26 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his business partner, 33-year-old Christopher Smith of Laguna Beach, in their San Juan Capistrano office to gain control of Smith’s shares of the company, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Laguna Beach school chorale director terminated after 19 years

By Justine Amodeo, Special to the Independent For Roxanna Ward, a 19-year professional chorale expert with the Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), the recent...

Hotel Laguna owner was ordered to stop unpermitted work twice this summer

The developer pursuing a renovation of Hotel Laguna was ordered to stop unpermitted construction twice within the last six weeks, earning a public rebuke...

Laguna Canyon trail takes beating from mountain bikers

Tex Haines considers the trails and hills behind his Laguna Canyon home to be his church. After years of hiking, the Victoria Skimboards co-founder has...

Laguna Beach cop corroborates ‘Gilligan’s Island’ complaint from Bill Gross’ neighbor

A Laguna Beach police officer testified Monday in Orange County Superior Court that he heard the “Gilligan’s Island” theme song playing from the cliffside...

14-Year-Old Girl Killed, Two Hospitalized after Canyon Collision

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy A 14-year-old Laguna Beach girl has died after the SUV she was in collided with a parked dump truck...

PIMCO founder and South Laguna neighbor launch legal battle over harassment claims

PIMCO founder Bill Gross and his South Laguna neighbor filed countersuits last week accusing each other of harassing behavior, including a claim that the...

Hometown Girl Receives Royal Treatment

Hundreds turned out for a pool party welcoming Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries last Saturday.                    

Wells Fargo orders removal of ‘controversial’ quilt display from Laguna Beach branch

A temporary gallery of quilts was removed within days of being installed inside the Wells Fargo branch in Laguna Beach after customers objected to...

150 People Gather at Laguna Beach Protest to “Open California”

About 150 people gathered at Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue on Saturday afternoon to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order and advocate for the...

Saying Goodbye to One of Laguna Beach’s Shining Lights

By Justine Amodeo, Special to the Independent When a former server from Laguna Beach’s Cottage Restaurant showed up at the San Clemente home Julie McCulley...

Mohammad Honarkar’s creditor seeks $195.5-million foreclosure order

By Bradley Zint & Daniel Langhorne A prominent Laguna Beach real estate investor is on the brink of foreclosure on a $195.5-million loan backed by...

UPDATE: Body found after search for swimmer at Table Rock Beach identified

A body found on Saturday morning after a search for a reported missing swimmer at Table Rock Beach was identified as Jeffrey Tregaskes, 46,...