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Archive for March, 2012

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Guest Column

Guest Column

Intolerance Be Gone!   Last week the Indy published an article titled “Groms be Gone!” in which columnist Christine Fugate describes an annoying encounter with three skateboarders. She took pen to paper in a diatribe that ended up taking out (at the knee caps) all skateboarders in this town. She also took a wide sweep […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar, March 30-April 5, 2012

Indy on Arts Calendar, March 30-April 5, 2012

Friday, March 30     Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m., tidepool bracelets with Linda Ames;  2 p.m., silver earrings with Lorraine Hornby  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also Saturday.   Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway St. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com   Instigator, 9 p.m., Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027   Nick I […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Treasures Sale Funds the Gift of Clean Water   Help Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach save lives with donations of time, money or contributions to its Hidden Treasure fundraiser on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the American Legion, 384 Legion St. The club has partnered with Women of the Wells […]

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Checking In

Checking In

Whose House, Anyway?   Design Review has always been contentious, and how could it not be?  A property owner wants to alter their home to their unique tastes or physical needs only to find that that they are pitted against neighbors and a panel of city selected officials.   The recent bickering over whether a […]

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Kids Rescue Coyote Pup

Kids Rescue Coyote Pup

By Melissa Pihl, Special to the Independent   As fourth-grade Top of the World students Jackson Pihl and Luke Bernard were skateboarding in their neighborhood they came upon a very small animal they thought might be dead.   They ran home, recruiting third-graders Macy Pihl and Lola Bernard as well as Jackson’s parents Melissa and John […]

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Club Dates

Club Dates

Transition Laguna’s Food Group Gets the Spotlight   The public and Transition Laguna members are invited to the group’s Tuesday, April 3, meeting at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anne’s Dr. Guest speaker Facundo Malbran of My Botanica landscape design, will be discussing water efficient irrigation systems.   The meeting culminates in a vegetarian […]

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A New Chapter for Local Volunteer

A New Chapter for Local Volunteer

Laguna Beach resident Pamela Talarico will receive a “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.   Talarico will be awarded for her dedicated volunteer service to the library system, where she volunteers to teach small […]

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Making a Splash Over Water Conservation

Making a Splash Over Water Conservation

To seal a bet over whose citizens will conserve the most water, the mayors of Newport and Laguna Beach today kickoff the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation at Newport’s Back Bay Science Center.   As part of a challenge to mayors across the nation by the foundation established by the Laguna Beach artist Wyland, […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert Hoyk, Phd. Sept. 17, 1952- Feb. 24, 2012   Robert Magnuson Hoyk, 59, died at home in Laguna Beach on March 12 after a seven-year struggle with ALS. Dr. Hoyk was a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego.  In private clinical practice in Dana Point, […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Daniel Desilva Huston 3/23/21 – 3/15/12   Daniel DeSilva Huston passed away at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach on March 15, 2012,  just eight days shy of his 91st birthday.   He was born in Riddle, Ore., where his parents were homesteading on land won through a lottery for WWI veterans. He and his family moved […]

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Gold Stars

Gold Stars

Local Business Earns Its Industry’s Praise   Laguna Beach’s Young Company was named to the BtoB Magazine’s annual list of the top business-to-business advertising agencies. The agency was one of five in the state to be recognized in a national report in the magazine’s March 12 issue.   Police Nominated for an Award   Corporal […]

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Spring’s Rituals

Spring’s Rituals

Egg Hunt Planned for Kids   An annual Easter egg hunt will take place at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8, at the Laguna Beach High School baseball field.   This free event organized by the veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 and the women’s auxiliary is open to all children 9 […]

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Turning a Page on Mystery and Intrigue

Turning a Page on Mystery and Intrigue

An Evening with Dean Koontz at Laguna Playhouse   Among best-selling contemporary American authors, Newport Beach’s Dean Koontz, whose books have sold 400 million copies translated into 38 languages, nearly tops the list. The author’s success even translates into other media, serving as the platform for audio books, films and television shows. Koontz is moving […]

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

Culture in a Coffee Cup   Writing is a solitary act so I often work at a café. I frequent several, taking comfort in the white noise of conversation and the familiarity of alternative living rooms. The café culture, perfected by Europeans and promulgated by Starbucks, is integral to social interaction. We chat with friends […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Stepping Out for Art Walk   Enjoy an art-filled evening in Laguna Beach Thursday, April 5, featuring a self-guided tour of member galleries, with artist demonstrations and receptions, a special pre-event at City Hall and dance performances.   The event is free to the public and so is the trolley service.   At 5 p.m., […]