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In the Footsteps of the Dalai Lama

The streets were newly paved. A shelter was built to protect hundreds of visitors descending on the tiny Tibetan refugee village from the unrelenting sun. Red, blue, green and gold prayer flags were hung, the corners turning up in the dry breeze. People from across the world traveled for hours, even days, ending up on a long, dusty and craggy...

It’s a Wrap on Class of ‘15

Dane Olson and Tyler Alter ALL-CIF Laguna received two players on the 43rd Annual All-CIF squad announced on June 22. Senior outside hitter Dane Olson and junior middle/opposite Tyler Alter were...

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Street Beat

Lightning Strike Ignites a Tree Blaze

Lightning struck a tree that caught fire in the Temple Hills area during this past Tuesday’s unexpected afternoon thunderstorm. Four fire trucks spent several minutes dousing the palm tree that caught fire on San Remo Drive and prevented it from spreading to nearby homes, fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said. One resident nearby described the lightning strike as the loudest sound they’ve ever heard.   Monday, June 22 Stolen vehicle. 25100 block of Stockport St., Laguna Hills. 8 a.m. Julius...

Town Crier


Survey Assesses Housing Needs of Seniors

Some local residents will soon receive a survey about an issue of concern to aging baby boomers and one that should concern their children, too. The survey probes establishing a concept in Laguna...

Picture This: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Indy photo contributor Mitch Ridder took first place in the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest in the adult category. Second and third place went to Allard van der Graaf and Cheyne Walls,...

New Venue Offers Music, Art Classes

Creative Identity, an organization providing art and music education to the developmentally disabled since 1996, has opened a Laguna Beach branch at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Currently...

Personnel File

Laguna Women Celebrate the Joy of Giving   Laguna local Karen Wilson will serve as chair of Impact Giving, a women’s giving collective that funds non-profit organizations around the world....

Mark Patrick Hanley

Sept. 14, 1962- June 18, 2015. After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Mark Patrick Hanley passed away Thursday, June 18 with his mother, Constance, at his side. Born in Sharon, Penn., Mark...

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards, 37, died peacefully June 23 with her dad and mom by her side. Loving family and her amazing circle of supportive friends surrounded her with love in the hours and...

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Eat + Drink


On the Table

Surf and Sand Resort Preps for Summer Surf and Sand Resort is readying for the Independence Day holiday with July 2-5 wine nights, kid’s camp, massages and a BBQ with a viewing of the fireworks....

Capturing the Spectacular on Canvas

By Torie Hamilton, Special to the Independent Walk into Trevor Christiansen’s Laguna College of Art and Design studio and your eyes will have a difficult time focusing on one subject. Hanging and...

Living Here


Laguna Beach Bliss

Orange County Wedding Trends Ultimate OC weddings feature personal touches from start to finish. – By Cynthia Rupe Weddings are occasions steeped in love, ideals and promise. They are the...

Real Estate


Home Captures Sunsets, Serenity and Style

This beach-close, renovated home impresses with all new designer touches in an extraordinary setting. Fine finishes include mahogany doors, Tuscan and travertine stone, honed black granite...
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

Moorea Masterpiece Awaits Your Arrival

An Italian style palazzo six years in the making, Villa di Sogni is a feat of design and painstaking engineering. Brought to life by Laguna Beach architect John O’Neill, the home was handcrafted...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Luxury, Charming Cottages

Luxury, charming cottages situated on a prime location in Shaw’s Cove in desirable North Laguna that features Pacific Ocean and white water views. This beautiful newly remodeled home is the first...
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

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