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Teens Glimpse an Insider’s View of the Hospitality Industry

Residents of Community Service Programs’ Laguna Beach Youth Shelter had the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry first-hand during a recent tour of the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine. The quarterly tours began in 2014 and include lunch and motivational talks about the...

Keller Receives League’s Kudos

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach named Chris Keller businessperson of the year. Keller is an active member of the League’s advisory council and has been involved with the Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed infants, a program that he participated in...

Personnel File

Laguna’s Motor Officer is Top Cop Motor Officer Matt Gregg was honored as Laguna Beach’s “top cop” on law enforcement appreciation night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last month. Gregg was selected for his work ethic and professionalism. Recently Gregg has had to take on extra work...

Shore Scene

Torpedoes of the Sea For the last nine months, Laguna Beach and much of Southern California has been experiencing higher than normal water temperatures. Associated with this warm water event, El Niño, is the appearance of some marine visitors that are usually found in tropical...

Indy on Arts

Friday, July 10 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Survey Assesses Housing Needs of Seniors

Some local residents will soon receive a survey about an issue of concern to aging baby boomers and one that should concern their children, too. The survey probes establishing a concept in Laguna Beach that could help seniors remain in their own homes with the support of an array...

Picture This: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Indy photo contributor Mitch Ridder took first place in the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest in the adult category. Second and third place went to Allard van der Graaf and Cheyne Walls, respectively. In the youth category, winners were Charlie Dickerson, Chloe Mansour and Deja...

New Venue Offers Music, Art Classes

Creative Identity, an organization providing art and music education to the developmentally disabled since 1996, has opened a Laguna Beach branch at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Currently five students from the organization’s Anaheim branch are attending the local class,...

Personnel File

Laguna Women Celebrate the Joy of Giving   Laguna local Karen Wilson will serve as chair of Impact Giving, a women’s giving collective that funds non-profit organizations around the world. Recently, the organization made grants totaling $125,000 at its sixth annual awards...

Mark Patrick Hanley

Sept. 14, 1962- June 18, 2015. After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Mark Patrick Hanley passed away Thursday, June 18 with his mother, Constance, at his side. Born in Sharon, Penn., Mark was 3 years old when his family moved to Southern California. He attended Laguna...

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards, 37, died peacefully June 23 with her dad and mom by her side. Loving family and her amazing circle of supportive friends surrounded her with love in the hours and days preceding her passing. Richards loved Laguna Beach intensely and adopted h...

Summer Just Got Cooler

Laguna Beach residents Steve and Jim Muzzy and Dan Bolar helped raise $17 million to remodel Discovery Cube in Santa Ana with new exhibits. Kids can now design and build a space rover or satellite, take virtual helicopter tours or go on a digital scavenger hunt. The expansion...

R Star Receives Unexpected Windfall

Laguna local Mary Williams’ Lacewings Foundation made a $10,000 gift to aid the R Star Foundation in rebuilding quake-damaged villages in Nepal. “We are delighted and grateful,” said Rosalind Russell, founder of R Star, which began working in poor rural Nepalese villages in 2003....

Michael Allard

Michael John Allard of Laguna Beach passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Michael was born April 18, 1954, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Orange to John and Tania Allard of Newport Beach. Later the family moved to Corona del Mar, where Mike grew up...