Indy Bids Farewell to Managing Editor

After two years with The Laguna Beach Independent, Managing Editor Allison Jarrell is returning to her home state of Michigan.
letters to the editor

Letter: Can We Prevent Our Village’s Demise?

No, we can't, if we keep blaming and asking others to fix it for us. We're feeding an environment that nurtures stagnation. I wrote two...

School Resource Officer Named Among Top O.C. School Employees

LBUSD School Resource Officer Cpl. Cornelius Ashton was recognized by OC Parenting Magazine as one of the Top 25 Employees of Orange County Schools.

Guest Opinion: City Finance Fact Check

By City Manager John Pietig The purpose of the following fact check is to clear up misconceptions that appeared in columns and letters to the...
letters to the editor

Letter: Preserve the Historic Sewer Digester

The mission of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy is to protect and preserve Laguna Canyon. Our board would like to strongly urge the City Council...
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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.

Concert Band Celebrates Memories

"Thanks for the Memories," a free concert marking the 20th anniversary of the Laguna Community Concert Band, will take place at 2 p.m. on...
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Village Matters

On the Front Lines We’ve talked a lot about the difficulties applicants have navigating the plan check process at city hall and their frustrations at...

‘Camouflage House’ Pops Up at City Hall

Los Angeles-born sculptor and installation artist Tom Fruin recently returned home to the West Coast to take on his first temporary installation in Laguna Beach.

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.

Can You Stand Still for 90 Seconds?

The pageant's casting call will be held at the Pageant of the Masters amphitheater on the Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road during the following dates and times: Friday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m.and  Sunday, Jan. 12, 2-5 p.m.

Aliso Creek Estuary Restoration Closer to Reality

The mission to restore the Aliso Creek estuary, spearheaded by Laguna Ocean Foundation two years ago, received a second gift from the California Coastal Conservancy this holiday season, a $400,000 grant to implement the plan’s next phase.

Landslide Temporarily Closes Laguna Canyon Road

Caltrans closed Laguna Canyon Road last Friday while workers suspended from ropes used pickaxes, shovels, and their hands to clear debris from a cliff disturbed by last week’s storm.

Wisdom Workout

A Sanity Assessment Instead of making a list of New Year's resolutions, maybe it is time for another approach. Knowing where you are is the...

Former Laguna Resident to be Honored in Rose Parade

The City of Laguna Beach honored former Laguna Beach resident and Plano, Texas firefighter, Brody Fleming, at a community event on Thursday, Dec. 12