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Boys & Girls Club Reports Positive Impact of STEAM

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach recently announced the positive impact of its offerings for the previous (2017-2018) school year that seek to inspire members’ natural curiosity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). “Our STEAM programming is an...

LCAD Offers A New Approach

Laguna College of Art and Design has launched a new class in which contemporary figurative artists Aleah Chapin, Carl Dobsky, Natalia Fabia, and Andrew Hem will teach and paint along with students. Peter Zokosky, chair of LCAD’s MFA programs in drawing and painting will oversee...

Sawdust Accepting Applications for 2019 Festival

The Sawdust Art Festival is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Festival.

Schools

Cheer Clinic

Laguna Beach High School Cheer’s annual cheer clinic on Oct. 13 was a big success, according to event organizers. On Day 1 of the clinic, kids learned chants, cheers, a dance, played games and tie-dyed T-shirts. On the second day of the clinic, kids wore their tie-dyed shirts,...

Learn to Cheer for the Home Team

The annual Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic returns this Saturday, Oct. 13, to Dugger Gym at Laguna Beach High School, off of St. Ann’s Street. The clinic is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Laguna Beach High School Cheerleaders. Participants will learn cheers, chants and...

Class Notes

‘Brekkie Chella’ served up to Seniors in the Quad   The Laguna Beach Senior Class of 2019 headed to Sunrise at Thalia and back to LBHS for an early pre-school breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5. Thanks to coordination from the ASB team, some very generous breakfast treats were...

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Street Beat

LBPD Seeks Help Identifying Forced Entry Suspects

On Sept. 13, the two subjects pictured were captured on video surveillance at the Seaside Laguna Inn in Laguna Beach. The suspects arrived at the hotel in a dark colored sedan (unknown make/model) and loitered on the property for several minutes prior to forcing entry and...

Street Beat

Sunday, Oct. 14 Disturbance. 1:35 a.m. 600 block of Canyon Acres Drive. John William Dobbins III, 40, of Capitola, was arrested for DUI with two priors and held for $15,000 bail. Saturday, Oct. 13 Patrol check. 9:49 a.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 39-year-old Lake...

Street Beat

Sunday, Oct. 7 Traffic stop. 1:02 a.m. Broadway Street. Vanessa Caraolina, 31, of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Saturday, Oct. 6 Traffic stop. 1:17 a.m. 100 block of South Coast Highway. A 55-year-old Corona woman was arrested for DUI and...

Letters

Letter: ‘Shoreline Project’ Brought Locals, Visitors Together

A tale of alchemy during divisive diatribes: We were all dressed in black from neck to toe, waiting for our umbrellas in lines that twisted from multiple sites on Main Beach. Some of us came from town, and some from afar—each clutching our release waivers and hoping for one of...

Letter: Local News Outlets Provided Fair Election Coverage

Before the election is in the distant past, I want to commend both Stu News and the LB Indy for their fair and even-handed treatment of local election issues over the past few weeks. In a national climate where election issues are hotly contested, and the news media is vilified...

Letter: Proposing Solutions to Laguna’s Homeless Problems

Whose idea was it to solve the homeless problem by bussing the homeless to the bus depot every day and pick them up before dinner time to take them to the shelter? After interviewing a dozen homeless people, it seems to me that their expectation is that all who show up get to...

Videos

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

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...

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, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

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...