Clicky

Laguna Beach Independent

Laguna Beach Independent www.LagunaBeachIndy.com The definitive resource for Laguna Beach news, sports, and event information. The Laguna Beach Independent is a locally owned news paper serving the residents of, and visitors to Laguna Beach.

Operating as usual

Laguna Art Museum will host a fundraiser benefitting the Ukrainian Red Cross from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 5.Nadiia, a Uk...
04/01/2022
LAM to host Laguna-based refugee at fundraiser for Ukrainian Red Cross - Laguna Beach Local News

Laguna Art Museum will host a fundraiser benefitting the Ukrainian Red Cross from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 5.

Nadiia, a Ukrainian woman who fled Kyiv with her eight-year-old son and has been sheltered by a book club of Laguna Beach mothers, will speak about her experience as a refugee and rebuilding her life in the United States.

Laguna Art Museum will host a fundraiser benefitting the Ukrainian Red Cross from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 5.

Executive Esthetics Non-Surgical Facelift!This procedure is ideal for anyone looking to tighten loose skin, get rid of f...
04/01/2022

Executive Esthetics Non-Surgical Facelift!
This procedure is ideal for anyone looking to tighten loose skin, get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to lift and reposition drooping fat pads for a much younger appearance!

Treatment time: 1 - 3 hrs
Recovery Time: 24hrs w some tenderness
After Care: No extraneous exercise for 1 week
Cost: $1,200 - $4,000

Payment plans available: (949) 715-0768
Execesthetics.com

#pdothreadlift #nonsurgicalfacelift #pdomax #lookyounger #facialrejuvenation #ocmedspa #lagunabeachmedspa #executiveesthetics #familyowned #eliteaestheticclinic
(Sponsored Post)

The Laguna Beach City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to overturn the Design Review Board's approval of a controversial second...
03/30/2022
Laguna Beach City Council wades into Three Arch Bay home design - Laguna Beach Local News

The Laguna Beach City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to overturn the Design Review Board's approval of a controversial second-story home addition in the Three Arch Bay community, citing an increase in proposed lot coverage and preserving neighbors' views as key unresolved issues.

The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday to overturn the Design Review Board approval of a controversial second-story home addition in Three Arch Bay.

The California Transportation Commission recently announced an earmark of $16.5 million for a pair of projects along Coa...
03/25/2022
State panel earmarks $16.5M for Coast Highway upgrades - Laguna Beach Local News

The California Transportation Commission recently announced an earmark of $16.5 million for a pair of projects along Coast Highway from 7th Avenue to Ruby Street.

The California Transportation Commission announced an earmark of $16.5 million for a pair of projects along Coast Highway from 7th Avenue to Ruby Street.

It’s been two years since the onslaught of the pandemic, but for many business owners in Laguna Beach, memories of the t...
03/24/2022
Two years of COVID-19: Business owners, residents reflect on Laguna Beach's resilience - Laguna Beach Local News

It’s been two years since the onslaught of the pandemic, but for many business owners in Laguna Beach, memories of the tumultuous spring of 2020 still serve as a fresh reminder of the importance of adaptability, resilience, and local government support in a time of nationwide crisis.

Two years after the onslaught of the pandemic, many business owners in Laguna Beach, have fresh memories of the tumultuous spring of 2020.

The chief executive officer of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center announced Monday he’s resigned after four years with the...
03/23/2022
Pacific Marine Mammal Center CEO resigns after four years - Laguna Beach Local News

The chief executive officer of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center announced Monday he’s resigned after four years with the storied nonprofit that just celebrated 50 years of rescuing sick and injured seals and sea lions.

The chief executive of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center announced he’s left after five years with the nonprofit that celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The Laguna Beach Fire Chief will retire after a 36-year career in public service, including more than four years at the ...
03/21/2022
Laguna Beach fire chief set to exit in July - Laguna Beach Local News

The Laguna Beach Fire Chief will retire after a 36-year career in public service, including more than four years at the helm of the small coastal fire agency, city officials announced Thursday.

The Laguna Beach Fire Chief will retire after a 36-year career in public service, including more than four years at the helm of the coastal fire agency.

03/18/2022
Poll - Laguna Beach Local News

Do you support the City Council's emergency action to blunt a new state that allows single-family lot splitting?

To weigh in, click the link below.

The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously approved the adoption of an urgency ordinance Tuesday that puts guardrails on ...
03/18/2022
Laguna Beach OKs rules to blunt state housing law’s impact - Laguna Beach Local News

The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously approved the adoption of an urgency ordinance Tuesday that puts guardrails on the implementation of a new state law banning single family zoning, which went into effect Jan. 1.

The Laguna Beach City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday that puts guardrails on a new state law banning single family zoning.

Arnold Hano wished to be remembered as a writer.But after his 99 years, Hano was eulogized Saturday for much more than h...
03/17/2022
Laguna Beach offers fond farewell to Arnold Hano - Laguna Beach Local News

Arnold Hano wished to be remembered as a writer.

But after his 99 years, Hano was eulogized Saturday for much more than his world-renowned book “A Day in The Bleachers”—Village Laguna’s first president, environmentalist, civil rights activist, Peace Corps volunteer, father, and husband to his wife Bonnie for 75 years.

Arnold Hano wished to be remembered as a writer.But after his 99 years, Hano was eulogized Saturday for much more than his world-renowned baseball book.

Lt. Jim Cota sent a Tweet on Sunday announcing his decision to retire from an agency he’s served after nearly 28 years. ...
03/16/2022
Longtime Laguna Beach police spokesman announces retirement - Laguna Beach Local News

Lt. Jim Cota sent a Tweet on Sunday announcing his decision to retire from an agency he’s served after nearly 28 years. As the public information officer, Cota was effectively the voice of Laguna Beach police in some of the most intense moments in the City’s recent history.

Lt. Jim Cota, a longtime spokesperson of the Laguna Beach Police Department, said will retire from the force on April 1.

AREO Laguna Bi-annual warehouse sale is here! Join us 3/17/22 - 3/21/22 from 10AM-7AM for up to 80% off! 👉 @areolagunabe...
03/16/2022

AREO Laguna Bi-annual warehouse sale is here! Join us 3/17/22 - 3/21/22 from 10AM-7AM for up to 80% off!
👉 @areolagunabeach

#lagunabeach #homeaccessories #furniture #californiacasual #green #coastalaesthetic
(Sponsored Post)

Julie Laughton is known as a powerhouse locally who homeowners rely on for her design and construction expertise. "It's ...
03/11/2022

Julie Laughton is known as a powerhouse locally who homeowners rely on for her design and construction expertise.

"It's rewarding to be a leader in the man's world of construction. I enjoy every minute standing in the dirt getting things done." ~ Julie Laughton Design Build

#womensmonth #womeninconstructionweek #womeninconstruction #womenindesign #womeninarchitecture #femalecontractors #womeninbusiness #womenceos #womenincharge #womenbusinessowners #womensupportingwomen #lagunabeach #newportbeach #balboapeninsula #customhomes #designbuild
(Sponsored Post)

Laguna Beach is projected to see a $6 million revenue increase along with a second round of federal COVID-19 relief fund...
03/11/2022
Public safety upgrades lead Laguna Beach budget talks - Laguna Beach Local News

Laguna Beach is projected to see a $6 million revenue increase along with a second round of federal COVID-19 relief funds in the next year, prompting discussions over public safety budgeting in light of the City’s high wildfire risk.

Laguna Beach is projected to see a $6 million revenue increase, prompting discussions over public safety budgets in light of the City’s high wildfire risk.

03/11/2022
Poll - Laguna Beach Local News

Should Laguna Beach live stream meetings of the City Council's newly-formed parking master plan subcommittee?

To weigh in, click the link.

In a rare sign of bipartisanship, Laguna Beach’s political parties called on members to rally together at Main Beach on ...
03/08/2022
Laguna Beach Democratic, Republican parties unite for Ukraine - Laguna Beach Local News

In a rare sign of bipartisanship, Laguna Beach’s political parties called on members to rally together at Main Beach on Sunday in support of the Ukrainian people’s defense of their country against the Russian Invasion.

Laguna Beach’s political parties called members to a bipartisan rally at Main Beach on Sunday in support of the the Ukrainian people.

Address

580 Broadway Street, Suite 301
Laguna Beach, CA
92651

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(949) 715-4100

Products

News stories, arts stories, sports stories, school stories, photo essays, community forums for discussion of relevant topics.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Laguna Beach Independent posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Laguna Beach Independent:

Videos

Category

Our Story

Founded in 2003, and acquired by Firebrand Media LLC in January 2009, the Laguna Beach Independent is the weekly newspaper of Laguna Beach, Calif. We feature local news, politics, the arts and festivals, news features, and sports.

Nearby media companies


Other Newspapers in Laguna Beach

Show All

Comments

Fond memories in Laguna Beach? I and my family, way-back in 197?, visited my brother and his family in Dana Point. For a day out we visited Laguna Beach, where something magical happened! We were hungry, and I stopped in the car to ask a pedestrian whether he knew of a friendly, but not too expensive, restaurant. 'Sure', he said, 'just around the corner, bla, bla. So we parked up, and took his advice. It came near the time to 'get the bill', as we Brits say, so I asked the waiter over with: 'Can I settle the bill please'? 'No problem', he said, and quintessentially American added, 'it's all taken care of'. 'Thanks', I replied', quintessentially a Brit, expecting him to bring the bill; but he didn't! So, I asked him over again and we had this weird conversation where he wouldn't bring me the bill! Eventually the strangeness turned into delight when he told me, that shortly before we orderded, a gentleman had come in and left money to cover whatever we needed! We had never heard of this before, and have never heard of it since! But I tell you, periodically we relate this happening with friends and family, and tell of the majestic and magical generosity of Americans, and especially those in Laguna Beach! You wouldn't believe the good will that that gentleman established by that single act! I don't suppose anyone knows who he was? Greetings to you all in LB!
Thank you Laguna Beach Independent for featuring Project Scientist, our founder and CEO Sandy Marshall, and our amazing partner Trane Technologies. We are thankful to be able to continue our mission to serve #GirlsInSTEM👩‍🔬
We are all proud of Sandy and her accomplishments with Project Scientist.
Please read.
Could anyone be of recent historical help? As a kid I vividly remember (1981-ish time frame) A restaurant/diner that stood before where Ruby's and flower stand are today. (I want to say it was called Dukes...but I was a tiny kid, but have a feeling the flower stand stood there before Ruby's built the more recent flower stand) *I see it in my dreams, would love any help
Did you know in 2007 Officer Torres and Officer Cindel told me they were working on getting rid of "the g**s" in Laguna? A personal feat for them maybe. They told me that they KNEW it was the "G**s" bringing all the drugs to town. Please begin to actually know who works for you as they just may be working against you. They spent 7 months and $80,000 taking down someone that sold a joint and an eighth and a quarter ounce of w**d. They wired a guy and had him beg for some w**d, a total setup. That is why I am gone. The two cops used to come in a chat and get free flowers. It is all on record on my file. Unless they altered it. They smile in your face but never trust them.
Did you know a very popular and famous figure in Laguna with a prominent role in town who sold tons of drugs in Illinois while living in Laguna? Through family members out of a home, he owned in Ill.? He is still 100% a big name in Laguna. I have known for years but I thought I may be killed if I were the one to make a slip and reveal him. I am old now and don't care. But maybe the IRS needs to know how that house was paid for. Any guesses? I am not going to reveal until he is dead. This is a gift surprise for his family and all that trusted him.
Does anyone know the evil and damage Steve Esslinger caused in this town? He ruined lives, killed businesses, and tried to destroy his own family. His father and mother, at the notice of Steve's death, were nothing short of extreme relief and joy and happiness. The quote was from his parents was "Hi**er the Second is dead" with giant smiles on their faces. Steve, also ran "Christian Schools" in SJC for no reason but for money. Those places were built with evil in his mind. He cost Ruby's Diner over a million dollars trying to destroy them. His great fun was crushing the flower stand at Ruby's...Bill's Flowers. He spent three years trying to take Bill's Flowers down. He succeeded, after, Bill's first attorney was paid off by Steve. Got the greatest lawyer and low and behold, the Judge was paid off. Anyone who wants to know the name of the Judge just ask me. There is a huge story that goes with that family, and they had a huge part of old Laguna History.
We hope that you can see "The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton" #exhibit in person before it closes on Nov. 21st. Stop by from 11-4pm Laguna College of Art + Design Gallery at 373 Ocean Ave. Enjoy the article in Laguna Beach Independent: https://moultonmuseum.org/lcad-opens-the-art-of-nellie-gail-moulton-exhibition (Left to right) Cindy Keil, co-curator of The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton), Mary Lee Lindquist, dressed as Nellie Gail Moulton), and Jennifer Keil co-curator of The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton). Photo courtesy of Eric Stoner #MoultonMuseum #art #LagunaBeach #NellieGailMoulton #MoultonRanch #artist #enpleinair #painter
Congratulations to Thomas on his new car! You may remember Tom from the recent Laguna Beach Independent article that featured his story. After reading about him, a generous supporter sent a donation to help in his goal of buying a car❤️