Rivian Given Go Ahead by City to Renovate Downtown Theater

By Lou Ponsi | Special to the Independent   Despite objections by The Laguna Beach Historic Preservation Coalition, the Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved plans...

UPDATED: Game wardens looking for coyote that attacked Laguna Beach resident

State game wardens have been unsuccessful in their efforts to capture a coyote that attacked a Laguna Beach resident on Friday. A forensic test of...

Hoag ER doc shares pandemic losses, gains, and warnings

By Barbara McMurray, Special to the Independent In January, when he first heard about the coronavirus, Dr. Eric Alcouloumre was not particularly worried. Having worked...

No curfew order in Laguna Beach, police department doubles patrols

Laguna Beach has not issued a curfew for Monday night as southern California braces for another night of protests and looting. Laguna Beach Police Sgt....

South Coast Hwy. Carmaggeddon tentatively scheduled for September

By Bradley Zint | LB Indy A flood-prevention project tentatively scheduled to begin in September in downtown Laguna Beach is setting the stage for an...

Man arrested during FBI raid of Laguna Beach home

Federal agents executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a Laguna Beach home in the 1100 block of Catalina Street, authorities said. The warrant was...

Laguna Beach restaurant reopens after employee had coronavirus

A Laguna Beach restaurant reopened Wednesday following a two-day closure for deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. Marc Cohen, chef and...

Judge tosses complaint against Laguna Nursery, new eviction date looms

A candidate for Laguna Beach City Council triumphed over an unlawful detainer lawsuit filed against his landscaping nursery in Orange County Superior Court but...

Anneliese Schools reopen to students with state waiver

Anneliese Schools of Laguna Beach recently reopened two campuses to students after obtaining waivers from state and county health officials. The waivers were approved Sept....

More Sharks Offshore, But Don’t Panic

Even though there are more great white sharks in the ocean alongside an increasing number of ocean-goers, experts say precaution, not panic, is required.

Honarkar properties ordered back to receivership after creditor files $175 million complaint

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge appointed a new receiver Wednesday to assume control of a prominent Laguna Beach real estate investor’s companies,...

Laguna Beach council candidate’s business flouts city law

A Laguna Beach City Council candidate identified as a business owner on the Nov. 3 ballot has been flagged for multiple code violations over...

Laguna Beach mulls outdoor dining to shore up restaurants

The Laguna Beach City Council directed city staffers on Tuesday to proceed with most parts of an economic recovery plan designed to stop the...

Steel widens lead over Rouda in 48th congressional race

Michelle Steel’s lead over Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach) widened Thursday night, signaling a possible Republican flip of the 48th Congressional District. The Orange County...

Wyland Resurrects Original Whaling Wall in Laguna

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy Acclaimed marine life artist Wyland surprised residents and visitors to Laguna Beach last week as he began recreating his...