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November Marks Laguna Food Pantry’s Annual Drive

Sponsored by the City of Laguna Beach and Waste Management, the this month’s food drive benefits the Laguna Food Pantry, which provides free, fresh groceries to more than 300 local families in need each week.

Laguna Playhouse to Break Ground on Renovation Monday

The Laguna Playhouse will begin breaking ground on its renovation of the historic Moulton Theatre, built 50 years ago, on Monday, Nov. 5, with a ceremony at 4 p.m. After months of design and getting the project approved by the city, the renovation, which will take approximately...

Helping Those in Need

The purpose of the 11th annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, proclaimed by the city council and organized by the Housing and Human Services committee, is to enhance community awareness of the issue in society, our own hungry and homeless in Laguna Beach, and...

Schools

Students Receive $430,000 in Awards

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation awarded 140 graduating seniors $431,013 in the form of 152 scholarships at the annual Honors Convocation Friday, June 8. The foundation was established in 1947 by the women’s community service organization Ebell Club to support...

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...

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Street Beat

Streetbeat

  Sunday, Aug. 5 Traffic stop. 2:04 a.m. 2400 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 47-year-old Santa Ana woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Pedestrian stop. 2:10 a.m. Coast Highway and Montage Resort Drive. Jason Charles Dunkel, 38, of Nevada, was arrested for battery...

Streetbeat

Excerpts from Police Logs   Domestic Violence Report-Turned-Standoff Ends in Arrest A Laguna Beach man was arrested Monday, July 30, following a report of domestic violence that escalated into an hours-long standoff, according to Laguna Beach Police officials. Just before 9 p.m....

Trio in Bar Assault Receive Jail Time

Three men arrested for felony assault charges stemming from a fight that injured three patrons of a Laguna Beach bar last summer pleaded guilty and were sentenced in Orange County Superior Court earlier this month. The suspected combatants, who are all friends, were identified as...

Letters

Letter: ‘No on P’ Sign Theft

Ms. Zeiter (Letters, Oct. 26, 2018) wrote the Indy to report the theft of “No on P” signs by an individual described as “resident James Kretzschmar.” Mr. Kretzschmar was stopped by LBPD with no resulting arrest or citation, in spite of the stolen signs being in the rear seat of...

Letter: Something Fishy about Liberate Laguna PAC

We know that four big fish real estate developers and commercial property owners have contributed almost all of the nearly $100,000 raised by the PAC, and that of that, $55,000 comes from related but opaque entities. (Theme for another day.) Their five issues are parking...

Letter: Yes to Rohrabacher and Prop 6

  Democrats’ gas tax costs Californians 12 cents per gallon on gasoline and 20 cents per gallon on diesel fuel. These costs are meant to cover rising transportation infrastructure costs but are really going toward Governor Jerry Brown’s high-speed railway system. The current...

Videos

Candidates Amp Up Their Message

  Next week local households can expect to see a surge in political literature in their mailbox from candidates making a special effort to capture the attention of those who cast their ballot by mail. Though the Nov. 6 election is a month away, the county Registrar of Voters...

Locals Win in SkateJam

Laguna Beach boys Wyatt Gibbs and Chance Gaul recently competed in Menlo Park’s SkateJam, a downhill skateboard competition. Both boys won top honors in the Junior class of those 16 and under as well as in the open class, beating top pros.

Museum Strives for the Next Level

A freshly painted building façade greeted the 200 people attending Laguna Art Museum’s annual open house this past week. Aside from curb appeal, it’s the sprucing up of the museum’s operations, recapped in detail during the event, that promises to bring the institution founded in...