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Indy Calendar, July 1-7, 2011

Art Fest Weekend Lowdown   Sawdust Art Festival www.sawdustartfestival.org , 949-494-3030,  935 Laguna Canyon Road. Friday, July 1: Poul Pederson, George Lawton, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Salty Suites, noon-4:30 p.m.; Kelly Fitzgerald, Mary Copin, 5-9:30 p.m.; United Dread, 5:30-9:45...

’11 Grads Weave Their Own Path

As Laguna Beach High School’s graduating seniors paraded into the Irvine Bowl last week through evergreen arches held aloft by younger versions of themselves, there was a sense of achievement that went beyond their academic accomplishments. Whether a relative, friend or teacher...

Marking a New Tradition of Recognition

 The Patience Wright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution completed their pilot program for elementary school awards with a presentation at El Morro Elementary last week.  Excellence in American history awards were presented to the following fifth grade students:...

New Topics, Challenges in Coffee Break’s Future

By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent  Coffee Break, part of the Laguna Beach PTA Council’s parent education program, plans sessions next year on nutrition, critical thinking skills, and raising children to be achievers. Coffee Break presentations provide an opportunity for...

Steps to Teen Sobriety

Discovery in Recovery, treating adolescents with drug, alcohol and eating disorders, is offering meetings in San Clemente at the Presbyterian Church, 119 Ave De La Estrella on Monday nights beginning at 7:30 p.m. Center for Discovery, a residential treatment company, created...

Driving Off Heartfelt Wishes

  Top of the World elementary students celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day earlier this month. Laguna Audubon kids presented their bus driver, Faataitai Atuatasi, known as J.R., with posters and thank you cards drawn and written by the kids along with gift cards and sweet...

Local Grads

 Madison A. Zraick received a bachelor of science in communication from Boston University in May 2011.                                                        Student Receives Honor Pepperdine University student and Laguna Beach native Jadian Brice has been named to the Seaver...

Fun Summer Camps for Kids

Dana Sara and Jacob Cho of Cho’s Academy are offering a series of week-long summer camps. Themes include Harry Potter, Sports, Superhero, Seeing Outside and Western Camp.  Camp dates are Harry Potter (July 19-23), Sports (July 25-29), Superhero (August 8-12), Seeing Outside...

Fitness Guru Pulls Success From Hard Lessons

Raised in the shadows of the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Texas-born Bert Myers has packed more into 55 years than most people do in a lifetime. A former standout in track and football at Los Angeles’ Dorsey High and a father of four by the age of 23, Myers has woven lessons learned...

Yoga in the Park Relocates to Montage

Carl Brown’s free Yoga in the Park classes will start its sixth year in a new permanent home in the public park at the Montage resort, he announced. Classes have moved from Heisler Park, its renovations recently completed. “We waited until after the construction at Heisler was...

Capping Off the 2011 Season

 Teague Hamilton, who plays singles for Laguna Beach High School’s varsity Team, finished off the spring tennis season in strong fashion.  After achieving his personal his goal of winning every match in the team’s 2011 run to the CIF championships finals as well as winning the...

Lewis Places 4th at Irwindale

 By Meredith Kaplan Burns, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis topped off his three-week return trip home in the U.S. at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on Saturday, June 25, driving the late-model stock car to a fourth-place finish. Lewis qualified in the Tim...

LBHS Sports Winners

Scores of Laguna Beach High School students earned recognition for participating in athletics during the school year at a culminating all-sports banquet organized by athletic booster groups last month. What follows is a complete list of recipients as well as their awards, denoted...

Baskets for Boys and Girls Club

 Coach Keith Henderson successfully led the Laguna Beach senior girls sixth- and ninth-grade Liberty basketball team of the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach to winning the 2011 basketball league championship. Team players including Madison Sinclair, Marianna McConnell, Aly...

Get the Ball of Summer Fun Rolling

Champions for Life Tennis and Swim Camp opens its courts to children ages 5 to 13 at Alta Laguna Park, taking place weekly from June 27 through Aug. 15.  The camp includes tennis lessons, activities, lunch, and then a bus trip to the Laguna Beach High School pool. Campers will be...