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    Political Briefs

    Political Briefs

    Boyd, Madison Skip Firebrand Forum Incumbent Kelly Boyd and candidate Jon Madison skipped the final public forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, for candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council. Madison, who also failed to make a scheduled appearance on a KX 93.5 radio show this past Sunday, could not attend due to “unforeseen business […]

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    Police Recruit a 4-Legged Partner

    Police Recruit a 4-Legged Partner

    By Donna Furey | LB Indy   Laguna Beach police selected Officer Zachary Fillers as handler of a new police service dog, which is expected to join the department next month and start work in January. By then, both the service dog and Fillers, a three-year member of the force, will have completed six weeks […]

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    If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

    If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

    By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Steve McIntosh concedes his motive is to lure trick-or-treaters to visit his Short Street neighborhood. He’s noticed a drop off in trick-or-treating traffic over the years and wasn’t making his own elaborate Halloween costumes anymore. So he decided to re-channel his creative energy by turning his grassy […]

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    Political Briefs

    Political Briefs

      Final Public City Council Candidate Forum Set The public is welcome to witness and participate in the final forum among seven candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29. Andrea Adelson, editor of the Laguna Beach Indy, will moderate the 6:30 p.m. event hosted by Firebrand Media in […]

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    Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

    Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

    By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Better promotion of peripheral parking lots supported by a strong trolley system prevented more cars from circulating downtown in Laguna Beach this summer, according to a city report. While aspiring candidates espouse the strategy in campaign speeches, the current City Council has implemented it. Preliminary data shows a dramatic […]

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    Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

    Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

    By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at both campuses were temporarily halted Oct. 9 after three surgical patients contracted an […]

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    The Art of Elizabeth Turk

    The Art of Elizabeth Turk

    Communing with Nature in Marble and Stone By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy. The object in its white purity looks as if it has been swept up by the ocean and deposited in the shallow surf, and there it lays, looking like a mysterious sea creature, impervious to the waves washing over it. On close […]

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    Concert Combines Music with Medicine

    Concert Combines Music with Medicine

    A concert intended to demonstrate the healing power of music is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Laguna Woods Clubhouse 3 Theatre, 23822 Avenida Sevilla. The “Music Heals Project” is a collaboration between neurosurgeon Christopher Duma, founder of the Foundation for Neurosciences, Stroke and Recovery, and pianist composer Mike Garson, known for his […]

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    On the Table

    On the Table

    Drinking Up Fall’s Best Flavor Craving pumpkin pie, but don’t want to overindulge on sugar? nekter Juice Bar offers a pumpkin spice smoothie blended with dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, agave, raw house-made cashew milk, and ice. The $4.75 16 ounce pumpkin smoothie tastes like pie, but its filling is rich with nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, […]

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    Indy Arts Calendar

    Indy Arts Calendar

    Friday, Oct. 31 Bruce White’s Annual Dead Man’s Party and Costume Ball, 9 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. $20. Halloween Spectacular, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. $5. Costume contest. Halloween Bash, Past Action Heroes, 9 p.m. Costume contest. Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. “Year of Magical Thinking”, […]

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    Striving for Peace a Grain at a Time

    Striving for Peace a Grain at a Time

     

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     Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

    Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   The long arms of Hurricane Lowell, spinning just off the coast of Baja California, pushed overhead southern swells into Laguna Beach last weekend, setting up near-perfect conditions for the 51st edition of the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, a two-day event billed as the world’s longest running surfing contest. […]

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    Indy Travels Into the Wild, the West and Beyond

    Indy Travels Into the Wild, the West and Beyond

    We welcome a photo from your adventures exploring far-flung destinations. Pack the Indy and send along a high resolution image with a caption about the backdrop to [email protected]    

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    Exploring the Backyard Wilderness

    Exploring the Backyard Wilderness

    Photos and story by Ron Chilcote Above El Morro Elementary School, at Laguna Beach’s northern edge, is a trail access entrance to the upper portion of Crystal Cove State Park. Those who hike the trail that leads up into El Moro Canyon are confronted with a diversion to the south, the Moro Ridge Spur, the […]

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    Political Briefs

    Political Briefs

    Boyd, Madison Skip Firebrand Forum Incumbent Kelly Boyd and candidate Jon Madison skipped the final public forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, for candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council. Madison, who also failed to make a scheduled appearance on a KX 93.5 radio show this past Sunday, could not attend due to “unforeseen business […]

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    City council Candidate Q & A

    City council Candidate Q & A

    First Question: What is the single most important issue facing the city? Kelly Boyd: There is not just one single thing. We need to continue to work on safer bike lanes throughout the city and better pedestrian sidewalks from Diamond Street to Nyes Place. And although the city has achieved 20 percent water conservation, we […]

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    Scouts Meet the Guards

    Scouts Meet the Guards

    Cub Scout Pack 35 of Webelos Scouts and their siblings and parents visited the new lifeguard headquarters on Main Beach. Capt. Tom Trager served as tour guide, pointing out state-of-the-art technology, sharing fun anecdotes and showing artifacts and photos of historical significance to the department. The scouts were able to satisfy their curiosities about what was behind the black out […]

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    Checking in on Community Coops

    Checking in on Community Coops

    Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and addresses to the poultry hotspots. Coffee for early arrivals. […]

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    Pet Peeves

    Pet Peeves

    An Elongated No Thanks I was invited to participate in the upcoming performance art entitled “An Elongated Now.” The event is an inspiration of artist Lita Albuquerque and is being sponsored by the Laguna Art Museum. Well, I actually didn’t receive an invitation. It was a shout out to any able body person who can […]

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    Taking Stock

    Taking Stock

    ‘Tis The Season Like a vanishing Halloween ghost, the Federal Reserve ended the tapering of its bond-buying program, at least for the time being. As the Fed announced last month that it intended to end the program this month, the news should not have been surprising although Wall Street seemed shocked and sold off briefly. […]

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    Pet Peeves

    Pet Peeves

    Liar Liar Liar, liar, pants on fire. City Council candidates are shopping for new trousers on a daily basis. “I can’t explain it,” shrugged one candidate, who cradled a fire extinguisher for protection. “I was at a forum. I answered a question about kelp. I said that I was an oceanographer with 50 years of […]

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    Green Light

    Green Light

    When Ideology Trumps Facts In the ongoing, fractious city council election, Lagunans have been jolted by Jon Madison’s inability to validate implausible, phony academic achievements. Lagunans received another jolt at the Firebrand Media-organized candidate forum on Oct. 14 when candidate Michele Hall expressed mocking skepticism about human-caused global warming in response to a question from […]

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    High School Sports Update

    High School Sports Update

    Breakers Fall Short at Estancia 17-6 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-7, 0-3) Laguna played a tough well-played game last Friday, Oct. 24, at Scott Field on the Estancia campus in Costa Mesa, nearly spoiling the 50th anniversary year celebration for the Eagles (6-2, 3-0). Breakers were tough on defense, holding the frustrated […]

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    Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

    Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

    Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18. Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses were extremely close matches, with one match […]

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     Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

    Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Deadlocked at nine after 18 matches with Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach High School girls’ tennis team lost its regular season finale 71-72 in a tiebreaker based on total games played. “It showed them how important one game can be,” Coach Don Davis said, hoping the experience will motivate his […]

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    First Tournament Nets a Medal

    First Tournament Nets a Medal

    The co-ed, 10 and under team of Laguna Beach Water Polo won third place at the 2014 Evan Cousineau Memorial Cup, held Oct. 18-19. The Laguna Beach team started the tournament with a 12 – 10 win over Riverside Water Polo on Saturday, and another 10-8 win against OC Water Polo on Sunday. They lost […]

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    City council Candidate Q & A

    City council Candidate Q & A

    First Question: What is the single most important issue facing the city? Kelly Boyd: There is not just one single thing. We need to continue to work on safer bike lanes throughout the city and better pedestrian sidewalks from Diamond Street to Nyes Place. And although the city has achieved 20 percent water conservation, we […]

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    Scouts Meet the Guards

    Scouts Meet the Guards

    Cub Scout Pack 35 of Webelos Scouts and their siblings and parents visited the new lifeguard headquarters on Main Beach. Capt. Tom Trager served as tour guide, pointing out state-of-the-art technology, sharing fun anecdotes and showing artifacts and photos of historical significance to the department. The scouts were able to satisfy their curiosities about what was behind the black out […]

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    Checking in on Community Coops

    Checking in on Community Coops

    Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and addresses to the poultry hotspots. Coffee for early arrivals. […]

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    A Victory for Open Space Advocates

    A Victory for Open Space Advocates

    Future generations will be able to enjoy 297 acres on Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains thanks in part to local Candice Burroughs. Coordinating with the Conservation Fund to secure a grant from the state of California, the property was purchased recently by the Watershed Conservation Authority and will be managed by the Forest […]

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