The independent documentary “Behind The Orange Curtain,” about the epidemic of teenage prescription drug abuse, will be screened free at the Laguna Regency South Coast Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. An expert panel will be available for questions and answers following the film. In addition, residents can turn in their leftover prescription […]
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By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Five years ago, the Orange County branch of Susan G. Komen for the Cure held a breakfast workshop for breast cancer survivors, among them Sol Reyes Roberts of Laguna Beach. “That was my first entre into that world,” says Roberts, who two years later became a Komen board […]
Laguna Beach resident Richard J. Behl, a professor of geological sciences at California State University, Long Beach, has become the second CSULB faculty member to be named a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), joining Professor Stanley C. Finney, a 2011 Fellow. Behl will be recognized at the GSA’s annual meeting in November […]
In April 2010 the Complete Streets Task Force identified sources of grant funding for building street infrastructure in Laguna Beach and delivered them to the City Council. Identifying funding is the fifth phase of a five-step program to implement Complete Streets policy. It identifies federal funding for civic projects such as bike-lanes, pedestrian zones and transit […]
Laguna Beach received a $318,000 grant for the purchase of three trolleys. The grant, available to all Orange County cities through OCTA, requires a 50 percent match by the recipient which can be identified within the existing budget. The new trolleys will replace those rented each summer to supplement the city’s fleet.
A $15,000 grant from outdoor retailer REI will help maintain trails in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, which borders Laguna Beach. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the park’s use over the past 10 years,” said Laguna Canyon Foundation Executive Director Max Borella, estimating that 200,000 or more hikers, bikers, equestrian and dog […]
Four new weekday Metrolink trips were added between Laguna Niguel and Fullerton at 8:50 and 11:30 a.m. beginning this week, making all stops along the Orange County lines. On weekends, four additional trips will run between Los Angeles and Oceanside along the Orange County lines. The added trains will depart Los Angeles Union Station at […]
Impact Giving, an Orange County women’s collective giving organization, distributed six checks totaling $130,000 at its third annual grant awards event last week. Recipients included three local and three international nonprofit organizations working to solve social problems. The three local organizations granted: • Just In Time – $30,000 to provide a safety net of life […]
Editor, I read a letter in the LB Indy last week by Leonard Porto (“Police Tactics Unfairly Pressure Homeless,” Feb. 22) that was both very disturbing and true regarding our unethical police department under the immoral and unethical Chief Paul Workman. Bravo to Leonard Porto, a homeless resident of Laguna Beach. We have […]
Surterre Properties collected about 14,096 pounds of electronic waste at their Jan. 14 eWaste drive. Additionally, approximately 6,500 pounds of confidential documents were shredded on site by ProShred, saving about 60 trees. A free service to the public held quarterly in different areas of Orange County, Surterre’s eWaste drives offer community members a chance to […]
The Superior Court has received far fewer applications to serve on the Grand Jury than in previous years and urges citizens to apply by Jan. 20 for the upcoming year. Serving provides a unique opportunity to impact the lives of county residents. Jurors review and evaluate county and city agencies, schools, and special districts. Past […]