Jane Fonda joins Laguna Beach rally for ending offshore oil operations  

By Breeana Greenberg, Special to the Independent Actor and Activist Jane Fonda spoke in support of a ban on offshore oil drilling during a press...

Man suspected of child annoyance at Laguna Beach restaurant, police say

A man was arrested on child annoyance and drunk driving charges after propositioning a juvenile male employee of a Laguna Beach restaurant, authorities said. Around...

Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

  The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park tonight. That area of the park...

Fundraiser Monday for Skipper Carrillo Statue

Roux Creole Cuisine is hosting a fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 19 with the aim of funding the creation of the long-awaited life-size statue of Skipper Carrillo, Laguna baseball icon who is credited with coining the phrase, “Have a home run day.”

Unpacking Tools to Build Affordable Housing

When Laguna Beach resident Bette Anderson's husband Ken suffered a severe stroke in 2009, his convalescence involved months in nursing care in San Juan...

Court Delays Ruling on Artist Housing Project

Sculptor Louis Longi says he remains undeterred by yet another delay in his years-long plan to build a studio and communal workspaces for other artists in Laguna Canyon.

Laguna Beach City Council to mull raises for elected, appointed officials

The Laguna Beach City Council will consider Tuesday whether to give its members raises, including an option that would bump their monthly compensation to...

Year of Snake Charms Club Supporters

Over 300 people attended the most successful gala in Boys & Girls Club history last month. Carrie Click and Paula Hornbuckle co-chaired the event...

Street Beat

Monday, June 11 Burglary.  400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12 p.m. A business owner discovered someone had entered the business, breaking some items. Fraud. 1...

Updated: Ex-Campaign Treasurer Faces Theft Charges

A former treasurer for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s campaign was arrested at his home Tuesday, Feb. 2, and accused of embezzling over $300,000 from campaign coffers and from a business where he previously worked.

‘Cool’ Auction Reflects Museum’s Direction

At the 34th annual California Cool auction, eager buyers will confront 120 works of art from a stellar roster of Orange County and California...

Council Approves Pay Raises, Revamps Design Review Appeals

The Laguna Beach City Council approved a 5 percent annual raise for itself and city commissioners and raised the threshold vote needed to allow a full-blown appeal of a Design Review Board decision.


letters to the editor

Letter: Rebutting A Column

May I ask why you give so many column inches to Billy Fried's one-sided political column? He consistently makes false claims. If he desires to...

Developer-funded campaign for Laguna Beach election exceeds $82,000

A political action committee largely funded by local developers collected five times more than its opposition this calendar year, according to the most recent...