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City to Break Ground on Village Entrance Tuesday

Members of the public are invited to attend the city’s long-awaited Village Entrance groundbreaking on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will take place near 725 Laguna Canyon Road (between Parking Lot 10 and Parking Lot 11).

Laguna Canyon Conservancy to Host 1993 Fire Program

The LCC will present a program about the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Wildfire.

City Works to Avoid Debris Slide on Hilltop Property

The Laguna Beach City Council approved Tuesday a $951,000 regrading of soil on a city-owned hilltop property that city officials say will prevent a potential debris slide during heavy rains into the Boys & Girls Club and Sawdust Festival grounds.


Young Philanthropists Ascend Stage a Final Time

Sam Reynolds, Noah Linder, Enzo Sadler, Ayrton Garcia, Sam Kluver, Kent Cebreros, Mason Lebby, Blake Pivaroff, Zack Bonnin, and Gus Morck took the stage together for the last time during the Laguna Beach High School honors convocation. They presented scholarships to Alex Peros...

Class Notes

Special Meeting Will Reveal Data on Academic Calendar The school board plans a special meeting to review survey data about a proposed change to the school calendar Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in the Laguna Beach High School library. No action will be taken June 19; the board will...

Class Notes

Performances Cap Off the School Year Music and art students in Laguna Beach schools prepare for a full program of spring performances in the coming week, which are free and open to the public. The high school concert band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the on-campus...


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Street Beat


Sunday, July 15 Traffic stop.  1:28 a.m. Wesley Drive and Coast Highway. A 24-year-old Murrieta man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Automated license plate reader. 2:08 a.m. Miguel Castaneda, Jr., 38, of Inglewood, was arrested for suspicion of stealing and driving...


Sunday, July 8 Traffic stop. 1:29 a.m.  20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. Kalina Isabella Rusell, 23, of Irvine, was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Traffic stop. 3:02 a.m. Canyon Acres Drive and Laguna Canyon Road. Dawaun Dee Williams Flowers, 39, of Anaheim, was...

Boy Emerges Uninjured From Sand Collapse

A young child buried by sand when he fell into a hole that collapsed on Aliso Beach was extracted without injury, authorities said. Lifeguards who were alerted by a bystander about the 5:45 p.m. cave-in Friday, June 22, were able to free the child’s face and supplied the boy with...


Letter: Zur Schmiede is Wrong About Complete Streets Policy

At the end of the first City Council candidate forum on Sept. 6, Councilman Rob Zur Schmiede remarked the city of Laguna Beach has already adopted a Complete Streets Policy. Public remarks like this placate a parting audience and spread disinformation; worse, the remark leads...

Letter: In Opposition of Laguna Beach School Calendar Change

My husband and I are both graduates of LBHS, and our three children are the third generation to go through the district as my mother-in-law graduated from LBHS. Our family, and our family foundation, has been a supporter of the district over the past decades. Laguna Beach is a...

Letter: Be Prepared for an Emergency by Denying Your Denial

Preparation for future events is common behavior. The more certain we are of something that will occur, the more rigorous our planning and preparation. We know we have to go to work or get the kids to school or soccer practice or the dinner with friends…the list goes on and on…so...


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.