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Business Moves: Local Firm Celebrates Longevity

JKR and Co. Inc., a full service financial brokerage firm, celebrates its 30th year of doing business in Laguna Beach. JKR has been in the same location on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach since 1979. JKR will be hosting the 2012 municipal-corporate bonds seminar Thursday, Sept. 2...

Arts Calendar

Friday, June 29 Arts Anonymous. 5:30 p.m., 12-Step program to unlock creativity. The Living Room, 303 Broadway #107. Free. 949-494-5031 Jazz pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway St. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com . Also 6/30. Rod & The Pistons, 9 p.m.,...

Who’s Kidding Who?

Editor, The Laguna Beach City Council is generations out of touch with much of new Laguna. Bruce Hopping may be in his early 90s but he is right when he says education in relation to drinking and “pot” is better than more laws (“Teen Drinking Law Takes a Summer...

Gratitude for Dedication of City Workers

Editor, Last week the City of Laguna had to replace a water main on Pala Way in Laguna. The work took about three weeks and on the last day we were told that our water supply would be turned off for one day. During that day work crews worked hard to finish the project and get our...

Questioning Public Employees’ Benefits

Editor, Go Mike Rybah! His letter (“A Critic of Profligate Spending at City Hall,” Letters, June 22) regarding our city using pension workers is accurate. Everyone in the city should ask for the budget covering things like picking up trash….It’s great to watch all of our...

Village Matter: On the Edge

“I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge…of glory,” Bronwyn shouted as we rumbled through southern California looking for the best landscaping and maintenance projects of the year.  This was the second of three days, each day started at 6 a.m., and our assignment as landscape judges...

Correction Announcement

Correction: The article “Local Bicyclists Get Boost in City Budget” in the June 23 edition omitted the $67 million figure that represents the city’s entire city budget, which includes the cited $47 million general fund as well as capital project funds, a reserve and a...

Honing in on the Horizon

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach High School’s graduating class of 2012 reveled in their commencement where some 239 students met the end of their high school careers. The air last Thursday, June 21, in the Festival of Arts’ Irvine Bowl was...

Mothering Heights: Parental Unplugging

The last few weeks of school are like the final days of pregnancy. You’re so busy getting ready for it that by the time your water breaks, the final school bell rings, you are desperate for that baby face to pop out and say, “Wah, wah! It’s summer time, Mommy!” Don’t get me...

Lumberyard Enters Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame

By Kristi Cancellieri, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard received Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame award in recognition of the restaurant’s contributions and ongoing support for local public schools. Community-minded owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn have...

Business Club Names Entrepreneurial Winner

Laguna Beach High School senior Bailey Romatoski hit all the right notes. The  self-promoting singer, songwriter, piano teacher, and web/graphic designer, was recently named this year’s recipient of the Laguna Beach Business Club Entrepreneurial Scholarship. She will receive...

Administrators Welcomed

New school administrators, from left: high school Assistant Principal Courtney Robinson, Director of Human Resources and Public Communications Jerry Vlasic, Asst. Supt. pf Instructional Services Deni Christensen, and Director of Fiscal Services Shannon Soto and Asst. Supt. of...

Pros Pump Up the Action

Three tournaments took place during the 57th annual men’s Laguna Open at Main Beach. A deep field of talent played on June 16, which included 19 of 40 players rated at AAA, the highest amateur rating, as well as a few unrated professionals. Casey Patterson and Ryan Doherty...

Openings in Anneliese’s ‘Peter Pan’

Openings remain in Anneliese School’s summer theatre workshop, a fully-staged and costumed version of “Peter Pan.” At least 30 players can potentially be cast, including lead characters, pirates, fairies and more. Children from first grade will have the opportunity to act while...