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Drafters of Short-term Rental Rules Invite Feedback

To affirm transparency of a subcommittee established to structure a law governing short-term rentals, Mayor Steve Dicterow called for an open meeting to air concerns and suggestions at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, in the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers.

Greeter Reveals His Heart

True to his multi-dimensional sidewalk performance, Minutoli says his greeting marathon will also serve several purposes: it will mark his fifth year greeting in Laguna, the first anniversary of his brother’s death and substitute for the lunch he never had with a young man who...

Arts

Examining our Environment

Painter Hyatt Moore and watercolorist Lorraine Adler provide a realistic take on nature—from human figures to colorful fruits and flowers, they reveal the beauty of life and inspire us to give the world a second look. Section by Ashley Ryan HYATT MOORE (Sandstone Gallery) Home...

Why Not in Laguna?

Our guest columnist proposes that the city host an annual chalk art festival. By Beth Fhaner   Laguna Beach is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, particularly with the plethora of annual art festivals that take place during the busy summer months. From the Pageant of the...

Art for Amity

Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo, founders of TIMOTCA, are dedicated to showing 
how artwork can bridge cultures and promote peace around the world. By Ashley Ryan Over the last 30-plus years, longtime Laguna residents Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo have strived to connect...

Town Crier

Carlton Alfred Post

June 14, 1935 – June 9, 2016 Last Thursday, June 9, 2016, our community lost one of its most beloved citizens. Carl Post, a Laguna Beach resident of nearly 45 years, passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Post was born in San Bernardino, on June 14, 1935....

Justice Center Expands with Help of Laguna Locals

Laguna Beach residents Suzy K. and Jeff Elghanayan hosted an event recently that raised $100,000 for the newly established Orange County chapter of the Tahirih Justice Center, which provides legal aid and referrals to social services to immigrant women fleeing violence and forced...

USA Express Tire Rolls Into Town

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the grand opening of USA Express Tire & Service of Laguna Beach at 350 Broadway. The public is invited to meet the new owners, the Andonian Family, on Wednesday, June 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy appetizers,...

Celebrate Global Wellness Day at the Montage

Kerstin Florian skincare, partnering with Montage Laguna Beach, and dedicated to Charlene Florian, celebrates Global Wellness Day, which was first celebrated in 2012 in Turkey as the first “official” international day dedicated to living well.   Now celebrated in 73...

Sports

Rising CO2 Levels Undermine Climate Change Skepticism

Editor, This is in response to Stephen Tygh’s letter criticizing Tom Osborne’s article, “When Ideology Trumps Facts”. The only “common sense” response to Michele Hall’s position on climate change is shock as Tom stated. With 97% of atmospheric scientists agreeing that global...

Election Campaigns Contradict Green Slogans

Editor, I left town last week and returned to a bin full of paper that my mail lady deposited on my doorstep upon my return. Never mind she had to lug that around. Very little real mail. I sifted through all the bulk mail from our council candidates who had so much money to spend...

Your Vote Matters

Editor, Regardless of what one thinks of Citizen’s United and all the money poured into elections, it still comes down to one person, one vote. It all comes down to you. Among the many candidates we must select is our U.S. Congress person. My radio show, “Perspectives,” on...

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Champs at Last

  By Bill Norris, Special to the Independent After 78 years, the Laguna Beach High School baseball team finally got to have its dog pile. The Breakers scratched out two runs and pitcher Ashton Goddard made sure that was enough as Laguna Beach defeated Kaiser High School of...

Holiday Decorations at Home Depot: Up to 50% off

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Trial in Double-Fatality Collision Again Postponed

The trial of Dr. Robert Pettis, accused of vehicular manslaughter in a double fatality stemming from a speed race in Laguna Canyon in 2013, was again put off.
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Drafters of Short-term Rental Rules Invite Feedback

To affirm transparency of a subcommittee established to structure a law governing short-term rentals, Mayor Steve Dicterow called for an open meeting to air concerns and suggestions at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, in the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers.

Greeter Reveals His Heart

True to his multi-dimensional sidewalk performance, Minutoli says his greeting marathon will also serve several purposes: it will mark his fifth year greeting in Laguna, the first anniversary of his brother’s death and substitute for the lunch he never had with a young man who...