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September 2, 2022 | Laguna Beach Indy News

Surfers shred again at Brooks Street Classic After a four-year hiatus, the 56th Annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic returned to the surf line on Saturday and Sunday. The Vic skim boarding contest was also held the same weekend as the Brooks Street Classic as both contests sought the same thing—a prime...

Facing incivility and “brick walls”, Toni Iseman steps down after 24 years

As Councilmember Toni Iseman visited mentor Bonnie Hano on her deathbed in April, the long-time Laguna Beach activist held her hand and said she should not run for reelection. When the Aug. 12 filing deadline passed without Iseman declaring her intent to seek another four years in office, it marked...

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Women give back to nonprofits

The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Philanthropy Committee recently awarded grants to several organizations, both local and nationwide. The beneficiaries include Sally’s Fund, Casa Teresa, Miry’s List, Creative Identity, Project Bike Love, St. Michael’s Riverside, and the Friendship Shelter. These organizations support seniors, the homeless, or women and...

August 19, 2022 | Laguna Beach Indy News

Laguna Beach OKs $23M For Closed School Laguna Beach will offer $23 million to buy the closed St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, moving forward on a landmark deal 16 months in the making. The Laguna Beach Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to enter a 120-day escrow with the Roman...

August 12, 2022 | Laguna Beach Indy News

Water Main Break Closes Canyon, Prompting Major Clean-Up Laguna Canyon Road reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon after a water main break sent mud on the highway, forcing an 11-hour closure that closed businesses and triggered some canyon residents’ memories of deadly debris flows. A section of 16-inch PVC pipe cracked between...

Laguna Beach voters may decide hotel worker wage hike, hotel projects’ fate

Two more ballot initiatives collected enough valid signatures from Laguna Beach voters to qualify for the ballot, the Orange County Registrar of Voters said Wednesday. The first would set an $18 per hour minimum wage for hotel workers and see that wage annually increase by a dollar per hour until...

Sean Cook to keynote Laguna Beach Business Club breakfast

Sean Cook, founder of Ciao Languages, will keynote the monthly breakfast meeting of the Laguna Beach Business Club on April 21. The Business Club holds a 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting the third Thursday, hosting speakers that discuss how they’ve achieved success in their personal and professional lives. Cook will talk...

Orange County awarded $3.9M to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) has received $3.9 million in state funding to offer grants to underserved microbusinesses and entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. The County will provide payments of $2,500 to microbusinesses and entrepreneurs facing barriers to accessing capital including businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, individuals without...

Kim Carr to run for 36th State Senate District

Huntington Beach councilmember Kim Carr announced her candidacy for the newly drawn 36th State Senate District, which now includes Laguna Beach, on Tuesday. The district now runs along the Orange County coastline from San Clemente to Seal Beach and stretches inland to several West County cities. Karr plans to run...