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Putting Kindness on the Political Agenda

Laguna Beach Councilman Steve Dicterow recently shared his concerns and spoke about a plan to make life a little better in Laguna, and on Sept. 11, the city of Laguna Beach is slated to take what Dicterow calls a “step in the right direction.”

School’s Back, Bullies Be Gone

He knows a bully when he sees one.

Rock On

Luci Francis took her usual walk up Rim Rock canyon with her dog on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and found a delightful surprise awaiting her—little rocks, painted with upbeat and encouraging words lined the path culminating with a community of rocks at a bench.
Posted On 08 Sep 2018


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...

With New Sports, Athletic History Starts Afresh

By Amy Orr, Special to the Independent Athletes and fans will have more to cheer about this year as Laguna Beach High School adds two new sports to its athletic line-up. Wrestling squads will appear at LBHS this winter and lacrosse teams will play in the spring. The school board...

Class Notes

LBHS Students Among National Merit Contenders Students Charlotte Hoffs, Andrew Keyser, Joseph Ravenna and Ben Sharp have been named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships. These seniors will compete among 7,500 of their peers for National Merit Scholarships worth more than...


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Pedestrians Flee from Erratic Car

Beach-goers on the Main Beach cobblestones at twilight Sunday escaped injury when a motorist drove through the heavily populated area and across the sidewalk to flee southbound on Coast Highway, according to police. When police located the erratically driven vehicle nearly four...


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...


Letter: Why I’m Voting Against Measure P

I am in favor of undergrounding the utilities. I am also in favor of the 1 percent increase in the sales tax. In the past, I voted in my neighborhood to remove utility poles. I paid for the removal of the poles in my neighborhood, and I am willing to pay for the removal of poles...

Letter: Remembering Mr. Laguna

Last Monday, Oct. 1, came and went with no mention of Harry Lawrence, “Mr. Laguna,” who was the driving force behind the creation of Main Beach Park. Maybe Mayor Kelly Boyd can say a few words about this great man at this week’s City Council meeting. In 2008, the City Council...

Letter: Hypocrisy, Pure and Simple

This is in response to the letter by Mr. David Raber regarding Village Laguna. The irony of his letter is that it is not at all about Village Laguna. His first paragraph negates the rest of the entire article. He is upset that those we disagree with have to be made into villains....