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    Political Briefs

    Political Briefs

    Madison Loses Key Supporter Incumbent Kelly Boyd, after remaining steadfast in his support of Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison over the last month, reversed himself this week. “I waited patiently for his information to come in,” said Boyd, referring to the well-liked restaurant owner’s promise to produce university diplomas after his academic credentials […]

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    There’s a New Trail Boss in Town

    There’s a New Trail Boss in Town

    By Donna Furey | LB Indy After moving to Newport Beach a year ago from Flagstaff, Arizona, Alan Kaufmann worked with Earthroots Field School, based in Trabuco Canyon, teaching children wilderness survival skills. Kaufmann is now working on wilderness survival of a different sort. Recently hired by the Laguna Canyon Foundation for the newly created […]

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    Festival Façade Comes to Blows

    Festival Façade Comes to Blows

    Several arts leaders and Laguna Beach’s mayor took turns pulverizing a faux stone entry arch at the Festival of Arts this past Monday, Oct. 13, marking the start of a $3.5 million construction project on the city-owned land that since 1941 has been the permanent home to the city’s original art festival and Pageant of […]

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    Forum Reveals Daylight Between Candidates

    Forum Reveals Daylight Between Candidates

    By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Seven candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council took the podium for a sixth debate Tuesday ostensibly focused on downtown development, but which strayed to cover a range of topics from homeless issues to climate change and senior housing. Along the way, the candidates revealed positions that had yet […]

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    Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

    Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

    Out of an “abundance of caution,” the chief executive of Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo on Friday temporarily suspended elective surgeries at both campuses. Meanwhile, nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital in Orange, operated by the health system that also owns Mission Hospital, publicly called on hospital management to take immediate measures to ensure […]

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    Mission Hospital Prepares for Ebola

    Mission Hospital Prepares for Ebola

    In the wake of the disturbing news that two Dallas nurses contracted the deadly Ebola virus after caring for a patient, staff of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach has readiness protocols in place to both protect their personnel and treat a victim of the infection, officials confirmed this week. “Mission Hospital staff, including physicians, have received […]

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    Art Seen

    Art Seen

    Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, H-5, part of the city’s […]

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    Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

    Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

    Local resident Shaena Stabler performs a full set of original tunes from her debut recording Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Mozambique restaurant. Her 9 p.m. show is preceded by Jill Moran and Connie Lim performing sets at 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  

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    Think Global, Dance Local

    Think Global, Dance Local

    Laguna Beach Live! presents a concert by Todo Mundo, nominated the best world music band by the San Diego Music Awards for their blend of Spanish rumba, reggae, samba and bossa nova. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, with dance lessons and a special wine-tasting for a donation of $7. The concert […]

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    Indy Calendar

    Indy Calendar

      Friday, Oct. 24 Cultural pageant with visiting monks, 7 p.m., Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. The Dan Band, […]

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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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    Fashion Dazzles With Re-Imagined Fabrics

    Fashion Dazzles With Re-Imagined Fabrics

    By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent The sixth-annual Runway Fashion Show at the Festival of Arts astonished spectators with garments re-imagined from used, re-used and recycled items worn by gorgeous, sensuous models. Artist exhibitors, who devised the innovative designs, earned $1,000 prizes in four categories and the People’s Choice Award. The most creative concept […]

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    Halloween Calendar

    Halloween Calendar

    A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in or make an appointment […]

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    Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

    Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

    Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must play in transforming violence to peace.” Tickets, $6-$8 are available […]

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    Benefits and Benefactors

    Benefits and Benefactors

    Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some of the bowls […]

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    William J. Kremer

    William J. Kremer

      William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his career […]

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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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    Utility Ignores Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Utility Ignores Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Editor, About 100 people show up at all of the Southern California Edison meetings about their plans to decommission San Onofre. Serious concerns are raised and ignored. SCE is continuing without changing any part of its plan when concerns are raised. They are moving fast. Dangerous decisions are about to be finalized. In Germany the nuclear industry shut […]

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    ‘The Fool on the Hill’

    ‘The Fool on the Hill’

    Editor, I was recently in attendance at a memorial service for a truly great man. His son was speaking to all of us about his father. Though the man was known worldwide, the son was telling everyone how he had searched high and low for something negative regarding his dad. His search turned up nothing. […]

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    High School Sports Update

    High School Sports Update

    Roadrunners Spoil Homecoming Game 38-31 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-6, 0-2) Laguna bounced back from the failure at Costa Mesa to battle Saddleback (4-3, 2-0) right to the end in the homecoming game played last Friday, Oct. 17, before the usual large crowd at Guyer Field. There were moments it looked like […]

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    Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

    Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

    Several members of the Laguna Beach High School surf team members were standouts at Salt Creek this past Tuesday against Dana Hills. The surf was pumping with four to five foot waves, but the team came up with some noteworthy performances. Sophomore Dante Madrigal looked very sharp, getting both a good right and an even […]

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    New Bike Team Hits the Trail

    New Bike Team Hits the Trail

    Local mountain biking enthusiasts met last week to solidify their support for the newly established Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team for middle school and high school students. The kick-off meeting, led by team director Tony Zentil, was attended by students, parents and sport standouts Troy Lee and Hans Rey, and reps from Laguna Canyon Riders, Crankbrothers, Fizik, Laguna Cyclery, and Oakley. […]

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     Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

    Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy None of the Breakers top runners competed in the Orange Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 at Irvine Regional Park. In the boys’ small school freshman race, Jaden Orr finished 48th out of 229 runners with a time of 19:09. Other sub-20-minute runners with their place and time were […]

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    Halloween Calendar

    Halloween Calendar

    A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in or make an appointment […]

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    Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

    Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

    Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must play in transforming violence to peace.” Tickets, $6-$8 are available […]

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    Benefits and Benefactors

    Benefits and Benefactors

    Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some of the bowls […]

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    William J. Kremer

    William J. Kremer

      William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his career […]

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