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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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    Indy Calendar

    Indy Calendar

    Friday, Oct. 17 Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. DJ Xclusiv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Smooth Sounds of Santana, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Andrew Bloom Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, Oct. […]

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    Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

    Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

    The 35 artists painting throughout Laguna Beach’s coastal canyons and scenic coves as part of the Plein Air Painters Association invitational will compete for a $10,000 best in show award at the Afternoon Collectors’ Soirée, Saturday, Oct. 18. The gala and public sale the following day, Sunday, Oct. 19, takes place in a vast tent […]

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    Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

    Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

    A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton, From Tennessee to Timbuktu,” explores Halliburton’s […]

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     On the Table

    On the Table

    Boat-to-Plate Chef Catches the Moment In honor of National seafood Month, food truck turned restaurant, Slapfish, 211 Broadway St., will introduce new specials in October. Chef Andrew Gruel, starring as a guest judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, will offer a striped sea bass taco on Oct. 19 and a black cod ramen burrito landing […]

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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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    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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    Musings on the Coast

    Musings on the Coast

    The Madness At Fisherman’s Cove This is the story of the almost laughable madness at Fisherman’s Cove. I say “almost” because you either have to laugh or cry. It begins with Boat Canyon, which drains a small part of north Laguna’s coastal hills and outflows at Fisherman’s Cove. The cove is tiny. Rocky points protect […]

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    Musings on the Coast

    Musings on the Coast

    The Madness At Fisherman’s Cove This is the story of the almost laughable madness at Fisherman’s Cove. I say “almost” because you either have to laugh or cry. It begins with Boat Canyon, which drains a small part of north Laguna’s coastal hills and outflows at Fisherman’s Cove. The cove is tiny. Rocky points protect […]

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    Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

    Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

    Editor, Michele Hall and I go way back, at least 20 years.  She is a hard worker, does her homework and is not afraid to take a stand when making hard decisions. Michele and I stood side by side in our successful defeat of the parcel tax like we did years ago when we worked […]

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    Hall Rebuts a Voter’s Assumption

    Hall Rebuts a Voter’s Assumption

    Editor: As a candidate for city council, I understand completely that residents who do not agree with or question some of my positions are going to take “shots” at me through letters to the editor etc. I honestly have no problem with this. However, when my character or work I have done in this community […]

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    Western Surfing Association

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    High School Sports Update

    High School Sports Update

    Costa Mesa Defeats Laguna 48-0, Worst Orange Coast Loss By Frank Aronoff | LB Ind Football (1-5) The Mustangs celebrated their homecoming last Friday, Oct. 10, on Jim Scott Field at Estancia High School with their first win of the season at the expense of the Breakers in a very one sided event, the worse […]

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    Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

    Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

    Laguna Beach High School hosts its annual College Round Up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, attended by representatives of more than 130 colleges and universities as well as test prep companies. The PTA-sponsored event is a cost effective opportunity for students and their families to explore post-secondary educational options before visiting college campuses. Information […]

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    Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

    Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF second-ranked cross country teams traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Clovis Invitational on the same course where both teams took runner up honors last November at State finals. Only this time the girls finished third and […]

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    Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

    Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

    Tri-chord chanting will begin and end each day of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour by Drepung Gomang Monks of southern India, who are returning to Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach beginning next week. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, the visit begins with an opening ceremony and the drawing of the wisdom mandala, which […]

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    Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

    Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

    The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and trinkets from local merchants. The parade ends at the Laguna Beach […]

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    Personnel File

    Personnel File

    A New Manager Sets Music Festival’s Tone With the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival set for early next year, a new festival director, Laura Ricker, was recently appointed to take the reins. Ricker worked for nine years with Western Arts Alliance, a membership association based in Portland, Ore., of touring and performing arts professionals. She […]

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    Mary L. Farrar

    Mary L. Farrar

    Dec. 22, 1925-Oct . 5, 2014 Mary L. Farrar, affectionately known as MiMi, passed away peacefully with family by her side Oct. 5, 2014. She was born on Dec. 22, 1925, to Luis John and Maria Lawrence Santos in Tulare, Calif. She was raised on the family farm west of Tulare. For many years, she […]

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