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Savoring a Trip Too Long Overlooked   It is hard to fathom that only weeks ago Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen in South Laguna was closed due to an early morning fire in the storage area.  The temporary hindrance forced chef-owner Eva Madray to prep ingredients, blend spices and mix...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012

Art Seen

Enjoy Art Slowly For the International Slow Art Day, Laguna Beach artist Hedy Buzan will lead a group viewing of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series,” at Newport Beach’s Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Saturday, April 28 from 3-5 p.m. Four pieces will be...

Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

The Gallery of Wearable Art, a defunct 10-year Laguna Beach shop, returns to its former roots to participate in the OC Philharmonic House of Design boutique, opening this week through May 21 in a hilltop South Laguna home. To tour the design house and meet designers, catch a free...

Getting Out

Local Chef to Exhibit Healthy Food Azmin Ghahreman of Sapphire Laguna restaurant will shine the spotlight on local vendors and healthy eating at the Sapphire Food Fair, Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, 31641 La Novia in San...

The Write Stuff

Book Club Signs Up for ‘The Hunger Games’ A discussion group about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The book club is usually the third Wednesday of every month. For more info:...

Whale Enmeshed by Debris Spotted Miles Away

“June,” the entangled whale that eluded its would-be rescuers near San Onofre State Beach last week, was sighted off the coast of Monterey County in Gorda, Calif., about 375 nautical miles away. Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center received notification Tuesday...

Study Claims Design Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator resulted in a radiation leak, according to a recently released study by an environmental advocate. The extra tubes weakened the generator’s foundation, claims the...

Eavesdrops

The Apples and the Tree Pop, the kids can’t go to the game with you on Sunday Because there’s a rehearsal for a church play And they need to be there. We’ve had tickets for a month, Phil. We were careful about the date And, I think, everyone is looking forward to it. You know we...

Ecstatic Over Earth Day

The Earth Day celebration organized by Transition Laguna on Park Avenue between Coast Highway and the library drew hundreds of people to its habitats. The eco-village set the example for water reuse, solar, composting and gardening. The eco-exhibition showcased vendors covering...

Creating Space for Recovering Artists

A.I.R. Laguna: Artists In Recovery opened their doors with sparse inventory, displaying the works of two artists. Five weeks later without advertising or marketing, the creations of 20 artists in various media vie for space in Laguna Beach’s newest and arguably most unusual...

Campaign 2012

GOP Club Names New President Michele Oliver Hall will succeed Amy Kramer as president of Laguna Beach Republicans. Hall will also serve as the county GOP chair for her hometown. Hall, who attended LBHS and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in conservation and resource...

Taking Stock

Nix to Bricks Stocks continue to bounce around in response to new quarterly earnings reports and in reaction to their decent advance over the last few months. Summer is icumen in and May often introduces a market lull until the fall. The Presidential campaign will dominate the...

Work Frozen on Halliburton’s Historic House

A stop-work order temporarily halted remodeling of an iconic historic Laguna Beach home after questions arose over the project’s approval without review by historic conservation experts. Even though the city’s chief building director confirmed all work underway was being...

Checking In

Keeping it Blue   Is it just my imagination, or are there measurably more fish in our Laguna waters than a few years ago? While there are those who would argue that the marine protected status was unnecessary, I can attest that the simple view from my SUP board is of...

Whale Gives Rescuers the Slip

By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Rescuers, forced by nightfall to quit efforts to cut lines entangling a whale spotted near Laguna Beach on Tuesday, were unsuccessful in locating the 40-foot gray again by Thursday. The animal was last seen heading west into deeper...