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City Readies for El Niño

A downpour earlier this week let loose a few rocks and slick roads resulted in an overturned car, but city staff are feverishly preparing for far worse. Consensus among forecasters predict an El Niño, and this iteration of the weather condition could be one of the strongest in...

Architect Mark Singer Dies

The Laguna Beach staff of noted local architect Mark Singer, who for 30 years has designed award winning homes, art galleries and commercial properties with a distinctive contemporary style, confirmed his death Thursday, Sept. 17. The architect’s signature was so well known...

El Niño Brings Endless Summer

A long stretch of warm ocean water combined with humidity and rare summer rainstorms are creating some unusual winners and losers along the Laguna Beach shoreline, say ocean experts. The balmy water normally found off Baja California, where temperatures are typically higher than...

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Jessica Shusko

Jessica Shusko, co-captain of the LBHS water polo squad and a four-year varsity performer, last month signed a letter of intent to play water polo at Santa Clara University next season. Last year, she helped lead the team to second place CIF honors in Division II.  She earned...

Colonial Days Is a True Community Experience

Colonial Days at El Morro Elementary School is much more than a lesson taught to children about the time of their forebears, it’s an institution, a tradition as much beloved by the parents and teachers as by the kids who look forward to it from the minute school starts each fall....

School Power’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge Crowns Winner

What do you get when you take two dedicated principals, give them each a gourmet menu, have it prepared by master chef, Armando Ortega, and then ask school supporters to vote for a winner? SchoolPower’s 2nd annual Lumberyard Chef Challenge! For the second consecutive year,...

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Cancer Study Terminated by Nuclear Regulators

Editor, It is alarming that the radioactive equivalent of thousands of nuclear weapons will now be stored indefinitely at San Onofre (“Coastal Commission OKs Nuclear Storage,” Oct. 19 edition). But this is not the only outrage. A month ago the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)...

It’s Time to Speak Up to Protect the Coastline

Editor: Like many fellow Laguna Indy readers, I was raised in Laguna Beach and am deeply protective of both our city’s natural beauty and wonderful community. The thought of losing my hometown to a nuclear accident is heartbreaking. Much analysis has suggested that the...

Where Is Stater Bros?

Editor, Why can’t we ask Stater Bros. to come to Laguna Beach? We already have one up-scale grocery in Pavilions. We have plain ol’ Ralph’s – always there, always open, friendly with good prices and service, but a little small. Stater Bros. would bring fair prices and ample...

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