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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Posted On 28 Mar 2012

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...