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Theater’s Reopening Remains Uncertain

By Cassandra Reinhart, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach’s only movie theater is again listed for sale, as almost six months have come and gone since the target date to reopen. The building, centrally-located at 162 S. Coast Highway, is directly across from Main Beach and...

Beach Provides a Canvas for Landscape Art

Zalan Szabo departed from his home in Laguna Niguel in darkness on Memorial Day to take advantage of a low tide and pursue his unusual hobby. On the wave-smoothed sands below Heisler Park’s Monument Point, Szabo said it took him about two hours to cover a football-field sized...

Veterans, Exchange Club Prepare for Memorial Day

Assembly member Matthew Harper is the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony planned for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Monument Point in Heisler Park. The Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars host the event, their 90th remembrance of comrades who died in...

Schools

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights High School Talent Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard Restaurant will host a $65 per person pre-show dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes reserved seating for the 26th annual No Suits Allowed concert at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Both the 7:30 p.m. concert and...

St. Catherine Holds Open House

Prospective students and families are invited to an open house and dinner at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants will have a chance to visit the campus at 30516 S. Coast Highway, meet the teachers and principal and learn...

Embracing the Technology in a Child’s World

By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Technology is changing so fast it’s almost impossible for parents to monitor.  In the past, parents knew the world in which their children were growing up and could guide and protect them accordingly.  This is no longer possible as the...

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Burglars Gain Access With Subterfuge A woman apparently working with a male accomplice distracted the attention of two homeowners in North Laguna in the early evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 22, allowing her cohort to enter their unsecured homes and flee with valuables. An elderly...

Street Beat

Monday, Feb. 14 Traffic stop. 1:40 a.m. S. Coast Highway. A 55-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Threats. 11:33 a.m. TOW School. A student’s report that her father had threatened the life of er mother is under investigation. Fraud. 1:42 p.m....

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Smugglers

A panga boat carrying 18 passengers who lacked any life preservers lost power about 5.5 miles offshore Laguna Beach and was seized about 4:40 a.m. Monday by a patrolling Coast Guard boat, a spokeswoman said. The 18 suspected illegal migrants were outfitted with life preservers by...

Letters

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Editor, Saturday I took a trolley north from south Laguna to Divers Cove, in Heisler Park. The trolley was filled with local young people going from beach to beach. I walked north to Monument Point and the flagpole and there sat a friend. We looked north to see Picnic Beach, the...

Cars Are a Bigger Health Problem Than Smoking

Editor, In response to your article on the Laguna Beach City Council expanding the prohibition of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, I found it a little ironic given City Hall broadly endorses outside dining on Coast Highway.  Apparently, no one on Council or within the city has...

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