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Schools Hire New Principal for LBHS

By Amy Orr, Special to the Independent Dr. Jason Allemann is expected to be named as the principal of Laguna Beach High School during the school board meeting on Tuesday, June 13. Allemann is currently the principal of Dana Hills High School, a school he also attended. He is...

Shark Watch: Changing Times

Jeremy Frimond, marine protection officer for the City of Laguna Beach, noted, “Great white shark sightings are not as new an occurrence as some might think.

Volleyball Fans Flock to 63rd Open

Under cloudy skies, more than 500 fans packed the boardwalk at Main Beach to watch the finals of the annual Laguna Open, a two-day sand volleyball tournament. After 62 matches, a field of 64 players had been narrowed to four men: Ed Ratledge, Eric Zaun, Trevor Crabb, and Sean...

Schools

New Tech Chief Hired

Also Schoolpower fundraising earns ‘A’ grades Drawing from applicants nationwide who went through several rounds of interviews before a district-wide panel, school board members unanimously approved hiring a new technology director Tuesday who is currently employed at Saddleback...

Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Technical classes, traditionally geared for students uninterested in college, are taking a new direction lately.  College-bound students from Laguna Beach High School make up half of the enrollment in trade-school like courses offered by San Juan Capistrano’s South Coast Regional...

LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

Four Laguna Beach High School seniors, Cara Borkovec, Preston GrandPre, Anya Miller
and Jack Wyett, received scholarships to continue their athletic pursuits in college, the school district announced Wednesday. “These student athletes represent the best of the best at...

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Street Beat

Local Surfer Saves a Life By Ted Reckas | LB Indy Maira Khan, 22, of Irvine, was rescued after being swept into the ocean from the rocks at Pearl Street beach Sunday, April 3, by local James Pribram, who intervened after observing the incident from his parents’ house overlooking...

Street Beat

Local Surfer Saves a Life By Ted Reckas | LB Indy Maira Khan, 22, was rescued after being swept into the ocean from the rocks at Pearl Street beach Sunday, April 3, by local James Pribram, who intervened after observing the incident from his parents’ house overlooking the beach....

Street Beat

Tuesday, March 22 Traffic stop. 2:04 a.m. Thalia Street. A 41-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Fraud. 11:01 a.m. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. An employee of a physician is under investigation for allegedly forging the doctor’s signature on a...

Letters

An Unspoken Criticism?

Editor, This is in response to Mr. John Jaeger’s missive regarding statewide percentile immunization standings and our public schools. Firstly, I don’t get his point as he did not take the time or thought to explain in detail his accusations. If he is a medical...

Cell Tower Expansion Opposed

Editor, Verizon Wireless has pulled 18 permits for variances to extend the height on preselected California Edison controlled street lamps throughout Laguna Beach. Their intent is to replace the current street lamp post with a cell tower that resembles a top-heavy street lamp,...

New Rules Will Assist Historic Preservation

Editor, Laguna’s historic inventory professionally developed and officially adopted in 1981, lists properties built before 1940 that had kept their historic value at that time. Since the Inventory was adopted by City Council resolution, it does not lose its validity, but it does...

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