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Tutorial Set on Combating Teen Drinking

Keeping children safe and understanding trends relating to teens and alcohol is the focus of a school district parent education presentation, Parenting Alcohol Free Youth, on Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the Laguna Beach High School library. “It is doubtful that schools alone...

On the Blacktop

LBHS Thurston 7th Grade Writing Test, Wednesday, March 2 Top of the World 5th Grade Knotts Berry Farm, Tuesday, March 1 CLC-OC Performing Arts, Thursday, March 3 5th Grade Movie Night, Friday, March 4 El Morro Read Across America, Wednesday, March 2 Science on the Go (K-3)...

Unsolved Murder Unravels 33 Years Later

DNA provided by a Connecticut prison inmate may provide prosecutors with the evidence they need to make an arrest 33 years after a prominent architect, Brent Stapleton Tobey, was viciously stabbed in his Laguna Beach home, police said today. The Orange County district attorney’s...

Making a Difference

By Jim Perkins, Special to the Independent Three members of Laguna Presbyterian Church recently described their three-week mission trip to Kenya and Tanzania, reporting to the congregation about the current and proposed projects to support children and families in Africa. The...

Taking Stock

Double, Double, Toil and Bubble In October of 1987, I was happily enjoying changing from a law career to the stimulations of being a stockbroker with the market having gained 250% since 1982. Then came the ides of October with stocks continuing to slip until “Black Tuesday,”...

SBA Expands its Disaster Loan Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s disaster loan outreach center will expand its hours in Laguna Beach to 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Feb. 22, until further notice. The center is located at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, 357 Glenneyre Street....

Hitting the Brakes on Bike Collisions

Police departments of five Orange County cities including Laguna Beach plan to step up enforcement beginning this weekend against bicycle riders and motorists who disregard traffic rules in an attempt to prevent collisions and injuries. The special bike safety operation Feb....

Carrying on Her Mission in Nepal Despite Setbacks at Home

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Rosalind Russell may be homeless and facing financial ruin here, but in Nepal she’s a heroine. Over two years ago, “the goat lady,” lost her home by fire and is in litigation with her insurance company over rebuilding it. Her personal...

Budding Artists Can ‘Spring Into Art’

Sawdust Art Festival’s 2011 Spring Into Art classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 through April 3. These two-day weekend art workshops offer students one-on-one instruction with local artists covering a wide range of hands-on art classes in a variety of art mediums...

Laguna Observed

Surrounding The Art I’m a lucky woman.  I have artists in my life who are also my friends. The kind of friends to whom I can whine about my life, and look ratty, and say the wrong thing, and they still meet up with me at Zinc. They come to my house at Thanksgiving.  They...
Posted On 17 Feb 2011

The Write Stuff

‘Leadership Coach’ Tries a New Venue Laguna Beach Books hosts Cliff Shiepe, self-styled leadership coach and author of “Cliff Falls,” for a book-signing event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Cliff Falls” is a novel about the exploited child television star...

Art Seen

Get Primed for the Oscars As a warm-up to the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 27, speaker Robert D. Kline will present “The Road to the Oscars,” an insider’s perspective on Oscar history from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, 3459 Via...

Artists Wanted for Two Exhibits

State Sen. Tom Harman is accepting submissions for the state Senate’s Annual Contemporary Art Collection. Each legislative session, Senators select a district artist, whose art they believe best represents the district. The artist chosen will have his or her artwork displayed in...

On the Table

Come Hungry to Sample Town’s Culinary Prowess Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau plans an inaugural “foodie” event, Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food and Wine Experience, slated for March 10-13, which will highlight the myriad culinary options available around town. In...

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Smugglers

A panga boat carrying 18 passengers who lacked any life preservers lost power about 5.5 miles offshore Laguna Beach and was seized about 4:40 a.m. Monday by a patrolling Coast Guard boat, a spokeswoman said. The 18 suspected illegal migrants were outfitted with life preservers by...