Pithy Ideas for City’s Traffic Message Boards

Editor, Re: witty traffic-safety slogans I am a physician who has only lived in town for less than two years and already am very motivated to...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 12 Author Joseph Finder, 6:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy,...

Council Raise Smoking Fines, Approves Memorial Grant

Anyone caught smoking or starting an open fire in so-called "hazardous fire areas" where such actions are prohibited will be subject to a $1,000...

Skateboarding on Skyline Heads Downhill

Skyline Drive may be added to the existing list of eight Laguna Beach streets where skateboarding is prohibited if the City Council adopts the...

New Festival Façade Wins Award

The designer of the Festival of Arts’ new façade, Bauer architects of Newport Beach, has been presented an award of merit in the un-built...

Laguna Terrace Subdivision Thwarted

Court favors Coastal Commission review In an attempt to avoid scrutiny by the California Coastal Commission, owners of Laguna Terrace Mobilehome Park filed a lawsuit...

Taking Stock

‘The Times They Are a Changin’  Tariffs on steel and aluminum were followed by $60 billion of targeted tariffs against China, whom Mr. Trump has...

Friendly Audience Cheers ‘Greeter’ Film

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent As guests arrived on the red carpet for the debut of the independent “Greeter Documentary,” they had...

Public Opinion Shapes the Future of Laguna Canyon, Downtown

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Even as taming congestion and improving road safety became part of the campaign spiel of some City Council candidates,...

Village Matters

Walking Away from Our Heritage?   How did a Walmart end up across the road from the Victorian farmhouse where I grew up?  Because my family...



A Mother’s Love Aims to Return a Sculpture to its Pedestal

Sculptor Steven Harmon’s abstract “Cathexis” of intertwining metallic scrolls once enjoyed great popularity, recalled the late artist’s mother, Irvine’s Alice Harmon. Children in Riddle...

Vickers Keeps Up the Pace

School board incumbent Jan Vickers says she has missed only two board meetings in the 26 years she’s served in elected office, helping govern the four-campus Laguna Beach school district.

Memorial Service Set for Firefighter

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent A memorial service will be held for Mike Herdman, Wednesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Arcadia...

Mission Hospital Prepares for Ebola

In the wake of the disturbing news that two Dallas nurses contracted the deadly Ebola virus after caring for a patient, staff of Mission...