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Gay Vibe Takes a New Direction

Two months ago, he established the LagunaBeach LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Heritage & Culture Committee, comprised of community leaders from Visit Laguna, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Susi Q Senior Center and other committed businesses and residents.

3-1 Laguna Victory Shocks Again

Breakers advance to the quarterfinal CIF playoff round in the win Tuesday, May 23, against Newbury Park.

Journalist Stu Saffer Dies

  Journalist and entrepreneur Stu Saffer, founder of the Stu News Laguna website and Laguna Beach Independent weekly newspaper, died Saturday, May 20, after a surgical procedure. He had battled a progressive lung disease for several years and was 74. His daughter Jackie...


Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

  In an effort to keep students safe, Laguna Beach’s public school administrators have established a telephone hotline that allows students, staff and parents to report school related concerns confidentially, the district announced last week. A dedicated phone number allows...

Tech Safety Expert Taps Into a Child’s World

Coffee Break is breaking-out of its mold with a free 7 p.m. presentation on children and technology at Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Laguna Beach High School’s Artists’ Theatre. Scott Burnett, owner of Lake Forest’s Integrity Computer Concepts, specializes in online security. The...

Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Student

Laguna Beach High School student Andrew Landsiedel was recognized with the Student of the Month Award at the Rotary Club’s regular luncheon meeting at the Hotel Laguna on Dec. 13. Andrew has excelled in honors and AP Spanish classes all of his four years at the high school and...


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Arrest Made in Mail Thefts Laguna police arrested a Santa Ana woman for suspicion of mail theft after they found correspondence from several people in her possession. A witness told police he observed a woman going through several mailboxes in the 2200 block of S. Coast Highway,...

Street Beat

Monday, Nov. 29 Drug charges. 3:30 p.m. Lake Forest. Two young men and a 16-year-old girl were arrested on various drug related offenses. No further details were available. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Burglary. 8:30 a.m. 2100 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A shop was burglarized and $4,200...

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LB Indy log questions: Arrests Tied to Day-Old Burglary Four transients were arrested last Saturday allegedly in possession of checks reported missing in a burglary of a Catalina Street home the day before, police said. Officers found one woman and three men sleeping in the 1200...


Laguna’s Big Little Lies

Editor, My 2016 campaign for school board called for school governance reform making our good schools better.  That meant school board members and senior school district staff with the skills and experience to strengthen oversight of budget, staffing, facilities, curriculum and...

Cost of Entry is a Barrier to Inclusiveness

Curious why Mayor Iseman’s “State of the City” presentation on Monday could not have been done in City Council chambers or some other venue that didn’t cost $65 to $150 a seat. Kind of pricey for something of a civic nature. Rob Alen, Laguna Beach

New Law Infringes on Personal Liberties

The Nanny State now imposes a citywide smoking ban. And (Mayor Toni) Iseman wishes she could even invade our homes with her assault on personal liberties. Wasn’t she the clown who wanted to spay/neuter the poor sea lions that wash up on our beaches? I propose another ban!...