Staff videographer Ted Reckas attended last summer’s final Bluebird Park concert.

The outdoor event is a great way to cap off the weekends throughout July and August. Locals and visitors show up hours ahead of...

No-Go for Emerald Bay Traffic Signal

Even after a heart-rending plea from a mother whose son was killed when his motorcycle was hit by an exiting Emerald Bay resident, the...

Turning Over an Edible Leaf

By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Thanks to Transition Laguna volunteers, the Neighborhood Congregational Church will soon be able to grow the organic vegetables...

Youngsters Vie for Track and Field Ribbons

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent The city’s annual track and field meet drew a crowd of spectators and young athletes to the high...

Hometown Girl Receives Royal Treatment

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

Design House Crowns a Laguna Hilltop

Welcome lookie-loos! Tis the season for house and garden tours and here’s one for a good cause. The annual Philharmonic House of Design, now...

Disaster? Citizens to the Rescue!

“I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding,” yells a disaster victim sprawled on a staircase. Two people respond to the cries and evaluate the extent of the...

Paint Out Revisits its Plein Air Origins

About 40 selected painters from all over the nation arrive for the 14th Annual Plein-Air Painting Invitational beginning next week, transforming Laguna Beach into...

New Teen Drinking Law Gets Summer Hiatus

To applause from both sides of the issue, an ordinance fining adults for hosting parties where minors are drinking and using drugs was tabled...

Redemption Song | Playing For Change

This video is a version of "Redemption Song" performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley's birthday. We have reunited Bob with his...

Community Datebook 7/26/13

Master Gardener Sows SEEDS City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry,...

The Winner Tips His Hat to the Hatter and Billy Joel

"Dan the Piano Man from Sunny Laguna" wins the Pacific Symphony's concert. See video below.

Candidates Divided Over Open Space

With little disagreement on most issues, the only real divide between City Council candidates during their first public debate Tuesday was over supporting an...

Honoring Their Best and Brightest

Exhibitor Jorg Dubin found himself unceremoniously ejected from Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts in 1989 for a rules infraction over hosting an overly raucous...

School Board Candidates Out for Votes

Candidates for school board share their viewpoints at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World school, the only scheduled forum before...