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Excess Harvests Most Welcome

Editor, Last week, a Ms. Harrison called us at the Laguna Food Pantry.  It seems she has more oranges and lemons from her trees than she can possibly use. Would we like the rest? she asked.   It occurred to me that others of you might also have Ms. Harrison’s happy...

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Open Space Initiative: Our “Home On the Range”    

Local Currents

Mutual Responsibility   “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Abraham Lincoln.     Last week a local friend called with a concern about potential energy drink abuse by his daughter. It wasn’t the brand that I’m affiliated...

Bee A Luv: Donate to Book Drive

Help preschool children discover the magical world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14, sponsored by the school district’s readiness program. “Reading to children every day develops the language and literacy skills...

Ready to Return to School?

If you have an hour or two a week to spare during the school year and would like to help a child learn, consider becoming a volunteer tutor for The Learning Club.   The Learning Club (TLC) is sponsored by The American Association of University Women, Laguna Beach Branch. ...

Student’s Work Serves as Event Logo

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach selected a logo created by Laguna College of Art + Design graphic design major Charlene Chand that will represent the seventh Grapes for Grads event, on Sunday, April 29. The scholarship fundraiser with samples from 80 wineries benefit students...

Students Receive Club’s Kudos

The Rotary Club recently honored Macklin Thornton as the Laguna Beach High School’s Student of the Month for January.   He was accompanied by his history instructor Kristin Cowles.   Macklin is active in the high school marching band, wind ensemble, Model United...

Learning English and Making Friends

Laguna’s school district is offering English as a Second Language classes weekday evenings free to adults, beginning Jan. 30. All levels are welcome.   To sign up, join the class, which meets in Room 90 across the street from Laguna Beach High School, 760 Park Ave., behind...

Grasp a Chance for Tuition Grants

The deadline to submit an application for a Cal Grant award is March 2. Under the Cal Grant program, every college-bound student who qualifies and meets the March 2 application deadline will receive a Cal Grant award for tuition and fees.   “Cal Grant awards are an important...

Soccer Teams Earning Respect of Peers

Keeping in step with a year-long pattern of sports success at Laguna Beach High, both soccer programs are putting together strong seasons that could end up rivaling the surprising efforts of last year’s baseball and football teams. “They want to do as well as their friends did in...

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball (2-0, 9-9) Breakers completed their first week of league play with a pair of key conference wins, defeating Estancia 46-38 on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Dugger Gym then following up with a 65-30 victory at Calvary Chapel on Friday, Jan. 13.   Against Estancia,...

A Win and a Tie for Boys Soccer

By Horst Noppenberer, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach’s boys varsity soccer team posted a 4-1 victory and a tie last week in the opening games of regular season play.   On Friday, Jan. 13, Laguna won against Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana and tied 2-2 against...

Street Beat

Monday, Jan. 9 Power outage. 7 a.m. Power outage affecting 4,000 customers from Nyes Place to Aliso dip. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Burglary. 8:36 a.m. 400 block of Hawthorne Rd. Two bikes valued at $4,000 taken from tool shed. Probation search. 5:33 p.m. San Clemente. Andrew James Barley,...

Making Art in Cuba Exacts a Price

Salt Fine Art’s ¡Cuba! exhibition, featuring multi-media works imbued with sly political commentary by 11 artists, opened early this month with something missing: most the artists were absent. Part of gallery owner Carla Tesak Arzente’s planning included making arrangements to...

Taking Stock

The Quiet Rally Stocks continue a stealth rally, quietly moving to their best levels in five months. The market has recently been untroubled by bad news from Europe, even receiving some sparks of good news like another small downtick in the unemployment rate. Quarterly earnings...