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Laguna Loses Renowned Artist, Arts Advocate

Anne England passed away Oct. 29 at her home in Laguna Niguel with family by her side. She was a Festival of Arts and Sawdust Festival exhibitor and tireless advocate for the arts and artists in Laguna Beach. She was founder of The Festival of Arts Artists Fund, the Sawdust...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018

Updated Election Results: Iseman, Blake and Kempf Lead Council Race

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy The results of the 2018 midterm election began rolling in just past 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 after polls closed throughout California. In the Laguna Beach City Council race, with 4 of 16 precincts reporting as of 9:30 p.m., incumbent Toni Iseman...

LBPD Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant

Laguna Beach Police Department has been awarded a $115,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.

Schools

Class Notes

Graduates Make the Grade Four Laguna Beach residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester. Olivia L. Clark, Maya J. Clemons, Rachel M. Freedman and Dominic B. Sadeghi attained at least a 3.5 GPA or were in the top 30 percent of their...

Class Notes

Top Musicians Earn Accolades Laguna Beach High School seniors Marco Lybbert and Andrew Keyser received the top two instrumental music awards for 2018 from instrumental music director Jeremy Chung at the Music Boosters’ annual picnic earlier this month. In recognition of superior...

Durand Hired As Schoolpower’s New Executive Director

SchoolPower named Sarah Durand as its new executive director, according to an announcement issued this week. Durand was chosen from a field of over 80 applicants during a search that began after Robin Rounaghi, the organization’s current executive director, announced that she was...

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Street Beat

Street Beat – Police Log

Saturday, Aug. 25 Traffic stop. 2:32 a.m. Boat Canyon Drive and North Coast Highway. A 22-year-old Virginia resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Traffic stop. 2:36 a.m. Legion Street and Glenneyre Street. A 21-year-old Foothill Ranch woman was arrested for DUI...

DUI Checkpoint Leads to Three Arrests

The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 18 in the area of Coast Highway and Aliso Beach between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Of the 2,162 drivers who drove through the checkpoint, 902 drivers were greeted, four citations were issued,...

City Reminds Residents to Leash Canine Companions

  The city of Laguna Beach recently issued a reminder to residents that dogs are prohibited on city and county beaches between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from June 15–Sept. 10. During that time, dogs can be on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m., provided they are...

Letters

Letter: Election Season Observations

The Sierra Club did not endorse anyone running for city office in Laguna Beach – not even those that claim to be sensitive to the environment such as Ann Christoph and Toni Iseman.  I wonder why? Have you noticed how much money is being spent this year on midterm elections?  Some...

Letter: We Can’t Afford Another Four Years of Iseman

This election comes at a critical juncture for our city. It’s a vote for new voices instead of the same old tired faces. Village Laguna has launched a vitriolic campaign filled with distortions and outright lies in their desperate attempts to cling to power and keep their puppets...

Letter: Laguna Doesn’t Need a Commercial Makeover

Most of us feel this place is special, and it’s not just the coastline. Unlike the towns around us, very few of our houses are similar, not many of our streets are straight, our Canyon is still pretty wild, each beach has its own personality, and our commercial districts are...

Videos

Sea Lion Freed by Rescuers

A rescue team from Laguna Beach successfully freed an adult sea lion entangled in fishing line and also rescued a sick sea lion pup on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s rescue mission started with a phone call from a concerned contractor on an oil platform...

Paint Out Revisits its Plein Air Origins

About 40 selected painters from all over the nation arrive for the 14th Annual Plein-Air Painting Invitational beginning next week, transforming Laguna Beach into an outdoor studio. Artists will also be purposely propelled into Laguna Canyon as part of the organizer’s  efforts to...

School Board Candidates Out for Votes

Candidates for school board share their viewpoints at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World school, the only scheduled forum before the election. The Indy will publish other video interviews with candidates in subsequent weeks.