An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike Beanan and marine safety Capt. Tom Trager along with stunning photos of Laguna’s underwater marine […]
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, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael Kolberg of SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. SEEDS, which stands for “Strengthen, Enrich, Enliven, Develop, Spark,” […]
By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor rhythm and correct dangerous flutters. Another lead was […]
Two musicians of divergent piety are ready for their final judgment. St. Peter peruses his roster and says to the first, “Here my friend is your harp; welcome to heaven.” Collaring the other player he changes his tone. “I’ve been watching you. Here’s your accordion; welcome to hell.” Old as it is, the joke still […]
School board incumbent Jan Vickers describes how she intends to proceed should the school-funding measure Prop. 30 fail as well as how foster parenting has increased her empathy for the necessity of early intervention.
A candidates forum held last week at Top of the World Elementary School offered Laguna voters a deeper look at the positions of the two incumbents, Jan Vickers and Bill Landsiedel, and two challengers, Tammy Keces and Dee Perry, who are running to fill two seats on the district’s school board. The local chapter […]
A rescue team from Laguna Beach successfully freed an adult sea lion entangled in fishing line and also rescued a sick sea lion pup on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s rescue mission started with a phone call from a concerned contractor on an oil platform offshore Huntington Beach about a group of […]
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 an outdoor studio. Artists will also be purposely propelled into Laguna Canyon as part of the organizer’s efforts to educate local youth, college students and art lovers about the fundamentals of […]
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 the election. The Indy will publish other video interviews with candidates in subsequent weeks.
Next week local households can expect to see a surge in political literature in their mailbox from candidates making a special effort to capture the attention of those who cast their ballot by mail. Though the Nov. 6 election is a month away, the county Registrar of Voters begins its distribution of absentee ballots […]
Laguna Beach boys Wyatt Gibbs and Chance Gaul recently competed in Menlo Park’s SkateJam, a downhill skateboard competition. Both boys won top honors in the Junior class of those 16 and under as well as in the open class, beating top pros.