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Updated: Boy Suspected in Laguna Trolley Stabbing

By Allison Jarrell, Special to the Independent

Ballot Measure Decision Put Off

Discussion over a controversial potential sales tax measure on the November ballot, originally planned for this week’s City Council agenda, will be postponed a week until next Tuesday, July 17, the city manager announced today. Mayor Kelly Boyd will miss the July 10 meeting due...

Mending Safety Nets Locally and Globally

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Impact Giving, a collective giving group started by Laguna Beach women, awarded $130,000 to six nonprofits at their annual awards event on June 7. Since it’s inception nine years ago, Impact Giving has awarded $1.1 million to 59...

Schools

Student Test Results Show Growth

Students in Laguna Beach public schools ranked second in Orange County for overall percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards in English and math on a recent state test, says a district announcement. The state Department of Education released results of the 2017...

Special Parent Receives SchoolPower’s Top Award

SchoolPower presented its top Hall of Fame Award to parent Brent Martini recently. The award was created in honor of the late Claes Andersen, owner of Hotel Laguna and Claes Restaurant. Andersen opened his restaurant to SchoolPower back in 2001 and underwrote an annual dinner for...

Class Notes

  Next Generation Artists Show Promise Two St. Catherine School students won first place in the Festival of Art junior artist contest. Sixth-grader Charlotte Sekerka, left, and Franky Rasic, both received certificates for their work.   Welcome Mat Rolls Out for New...

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Street Beat

Streetbeat

Sunday, June 25 Traffic collision. Oak Street. 4 p.m. A bicyclist who ran into a gardening truck and was knocked unconscious was transported to Mission Hospital-Mission Viejo for a possible head injury. He has since been released. Monday, June 26 DUI. Pearl Street. 8:40 a.m....

Suspected Stalker Arrested

Police say they arrested a 28-year-old Laguna Beach man who earlier this month allegedly broke into the home of an ex-girlfriend that he had harassed with a barrage of threatening text messages. Investigators obtained a confession from Gregory Murray, who was detained at his home...

Streetbeat

Monday, June 12 Traffic collision. 11:14 a.m. Ninth Ave. A bicyclist suffered a leg injury in a collision with a car. Traffic stop. 700 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. After failing to yield to police and a short foot pursuit, officers arrested Oscar Mendoza, 24, of Palmdale, for...

Letters

Thumbs Up for Coverage of Auto Racers

Editor, Thank you very much for including the news item about Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis in the June 8 edition of the Laguna Beach Independent. I really enjoyed reading about fellow PWC competitor Nicolai Elghanayan in the same edition. You and your team always do a great...

Gesture Builds Understanding

Editor, My family and I drove to Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach not because they were offering free coffee and desserts as part of a court settlement stemming from a law suit two years ago involving seven Muslim ladies who were dining at Urth Caffe and were asked to leave after they...

More Than Expected in Signs Story

Editor, I’ve been meaning to write to you ever since I saw the street sign article in last Friday’s Indy “Signs Point the Way to Town’s History.” I thought it was a fascinating and beautifully written piece; way more extensive than I thought it would be. Your research into all of...

Videos

The Winner Tips His Hat to the Hatter and Billy Joel

"Dan the Piano Man from Sunny Laguna" wins the Pacific Symphony's concert. See video below.

Redemption Song | Playing For Change

This video is a version of “Redemption Song” performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday. We have reunited Bob with his son Stephen and the support of the entire planet. In this song there is a felling of rising above the past and moving forward...

Resident Michael Spencer Taylor’s video about Laguna’s continuing efforts to regulate skateboarding.

Another moment in time! From Moments in Time Films! Please come and Support the 2-1-2011 City Council Meeting in Laguna Beach Tues 6pm!!!!! or E mail [email protected]