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Sen. Dave Min keynotes Laguna Board of Realtors membership meeting

The Laguna Board of REALTORS held its 98th annual membership meeting on May 13. Each year, the REALTOR members and their affiliates get an update from the Board of Directors. Traditionally, there is a keynote speaker from outside their ranks who shares some insight that is relevant to the mission...

Laguna Beach police to host expo promoting bike safety

The Laguna Beach Police Department will host a bike safety expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Top of the World Elementary. Officers will conduct bike safety inspections and register E-bikes in case of future thefts. BMX Riders will perform at noon and 1:30 p.m. There...

Laguna Beach to install more water bottle filling stations

Laguna Beach will convert 25 existing outdoor drinking fountains into stations designed to refill water bottles. The City Council appropriated about $237,000 to Horizons Construction Co. International to complete the work. Two foundations have already been completed and five will be converted as part of planned facility upgrades. Three additional...

Firebrand Media moves to Glenneyre office

Firebrand Media LLC, the parent company of The Laguna Beach Independent and its sister publications, moved to a new Laguna Beach office on Friday. For the past four years, Firebrand has been located at 580 Broadway next to Laguna Playhouse. Readers looking for copies of the Laguna Beach Independent, Newport Beach...

SchoolPower hosts Three Clubs Barefoot golf tournament

The sixth annual Three Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic was held May 9 at The Ranch at Laguna Beach to benefit SchoolPower. The event sold out at record speed and grossed over $65,000 to support students enrolled in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. Eighty-eight barefoot golfers kicked off the afternoon’s...

Letter: In Response To Billy Fried’s “We Can’t Handle The Truth” Column

I don’t know if we can’t handle the truth, as Billy Fried states, but I do know he sure can’t. His column reads like one toxic false accusation after another and one outright lie after another.  He speaks of “frothers in residence” and click-baiting, but as the spewing columnist...

Letter: Regarding Michael Ray’s Hawthorne Road House

I was passing by 337 Hawthorne Road this morning and saw that the City’s Stop Work Order saying “Stop All Work Until Permit is Obtained” was still posted and in effect. It was dated Feb. 3, 2022. This is Michael Ray’s property and it has been known for years as...

Letter: Parking Structure at Presbyterian Church

If what I’m hearing is true, I’m appalled that this plan and concept have been so concealed from the residents of Laguna. I’m outraged by the City Council’s audacity to take it upon themselves to decide if and where a parking structure should even be built within the city...

Letter: Regarding Musings on the Coast

Could Michael Ray find something positive to say in his columns? He has more than exhausted the Village Laguna theme. He and his family are wealthy developers, and that is his perspective. There are a lot of people who find his attitude of knowing what’s best for Laguna condescending...

Letter: Concerning Musings on the Coast

After a most welcome respite, Michael Ray is once again in the pages of The Indy (May 13) pummeling away on his favorite punching bag, Village Laguna. If you must allow Ray to waste space endlessly repeating himself week after week, you might at least change the name of his...