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Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless of the passage of time. These subjects set to rock ’n’ roll comprise the gist of the ‘70s era musical and...

Guest Column

Leaving Laguna, But Still Glowing By Judy Kelly After being a part of Laguna Beach’s retail community for over six years, we are closing the Laguna Beach location of Pure Light Candle Studios this Friday, Oct.  26. What may look like yet another tale of a small retailer closing...

Incumbent Vickers Seeks Re-election

School board incumbent Jan Vickers describes how she intends to proceed should the school-funding measure Prop. 30 fail as well as how foster parenting has increased her empathy for the necessity of early intervention.  

Tammy Keces, School Board Opposition Candidate

Check out the Indy’s interview with the second opposition candidate seeking election to Laguna Beach’s school board.  

Final Candidate Forum Puts Being Prepared First

After months of campaigning, an unprecedented number of debates and less than two weeks before the election, the five City Council candidates held an on-point yet almost cozy eighth and final forum Tuesday sponsored by the Top of the World and Temple Hills neighborhood...

Gearing Up for All Hallow’s

The Oak Street home of Liv and Eli Taub is gearing up for the Halloween invasion next week, though local festivities begin in earnest with El Morro’s Boo Blast carnival, beginning at 2:30 p.m. today.

School Candidates Ensnared by Garden Project

School board incumbent Bill Landsiedel’s characterization of challengers Tammy Keces and Dee Perry as single-issue candidates has transformed a PTA garden project into an unexpected political hot potato. Asked to support his allegation in a video interview with the Indy,...

Survey Extracts Positions on Water District Election

Despite that South Laguna residents live within the South Coast Water District, residents have not played a role in electing its governing board since 1999 when Laguna Beach contracted with the district for services, a spokeswoman explained. Nevertheless, a South Laguna citizen’s...

Taking Stock

Election Jitters The market stumbled recently amid uncertainties about third quarter earnings and the imminent election. Down 2% in October, it’s still up over 12% for the year. Momentum should carry to higher returns once the election is past us and we approach yearend. In most...

New Additions Inject Variety to Gallery Scene

Economic optimism prevails in the Laguna Beach arts community, judging by the recent opening or expansion of four diversely specialized art galleries. Avran Art and Design, a gallery devoted to contemporary art glass, photography and jewelry, just opened its doors on South Coast...

Art Seen 10/26/12

Experts Give an Assist to Dancers Olympic medalist Apollo Ohno came up with his concept of living statues to be included in his dance number with partner “Dancing With the Stars” producer Karina Smirnoff. She called the experts on the subject, the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna...

Getting Out 10/26/12

Thriller Debuts in Halloween Benefit “Mirror Image,” filmed in Laguna Beach by local resident and executive producer Joey DePinto, will premiere on Oct. 28 at South Coast Cinema in a benefit for Irvine’s Guard A Heart, a non-profit foundation whose “Know Your Risk, Inspire Life”...

Artistic Opportunities

Dance Festival Offers Master Class Laguna Dance Festival is offering a series of master dance classes beginning with Michael Trusnovec, the most senior member of Paul Taylor Dance Company on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m., in the Laguna Beach High School dance studio, 625 Park...

Weber Surfs Into History Books

The much-anticipated biography of flamboyant surfing legend Dewey Weber (1938-1993) is the inspiration for an exhibition that will open to the public Sunday, Sept. 30 and run through Sunday, Nov. 4 at Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente. “Little Man On...

Son of Susi Q: Seasonings

by Chris Quilter               A couple of Saturdays ago, Kaiser Permanente lined up 10,000 members and shot them at its Sand Canyon Drive-Thru Flu Clinic. I know this because (a) I asked, and (b) I was in the middle of a pack of thousands of cars snaking through those...