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Archive for April, 2013

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Cyclists Pedal for Artistic Racks

Cyclists Pedal for Artistic Racks

Cycling enthusiasts lobbied Laguna Beach’s Arts Commission to consider adding an artist designed bike rack competition to its portfolio of publicly funded projects during a meeting on Monday, April 22. Under state mandates to create streets accessible to bicyclists, pedestrians and autos, Laguna is moving towards designating bike routes through town and have added painted […]

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Setting a Feast for Filmgoers

Setting a Feast for Filmgoers

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy   Movie fans are preparing for cinematic nirvana with the arrival of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which began this past Thursday with a glitzy gala opening and concludes Thursday evening, May 2, with a world premiere and party at Lido Theatre. In between, fervent filmgoers can […]

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Historical Society Unveils New Photos

Historical Society Unveils New Photos

The public is invited to the Laguna Beach Historical Society’s program about recently acquired historic images, which takes place Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The program will be videotaped and is to be televised on the local Cox Cable channel 30. For Heritage […]

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Circle of Women Walk For Wishes

Circle of Women Walk For Wishes

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   When attorney Jennifer Zeiter moved to Laguna two years ago, she sought a philanthropic cause so that she might settle into her new community both productively and thoughtfully. Local real estate broker Cheryl Fouts recruited Zeiter to join the Women’s Circle of Wishes, a group of professional women […]

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Funding Aid to Fight Child Trafficking

Funding Aid to Fight Child Trafficking

A French themed soiree to help fund the rehabilitation of victims of child trafficking in the U.S., will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 7-10 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. “Joie de Vivre” will feature music and dance along with wine, cheese and dessert bars plus a “not-so-silent” auction. Tickets are $15 and […]

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Community Datebook 4/26/13

Community Datebook 4/26/13

Prayer Breakfast Spotlights Homeless Advocate The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council’s sixth annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast is Thursday, May 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Mission Hospital, 31872 Coast Hwy. The breakfast will include prayers of gratitude for acts of compassion while highlighting the service of Don Black, who will […]

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‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

Prominent residents will share their personal stories of challenge and change during a 7 p.m. speaker series beginning Thursday, May 2, at Corona del Mar’s Port Theatre, part of Friendship Shelter’s 25th anniversary celebration. The “Speaking of…” series will have a twist: the talks will be directed as advice for homeless people currently rebuilding their […]

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Dewitt Hutchings Carson

Dewitt Hutchings Carson

DeWitt “Dewey” Hutchings Carson, 52, formerly of Laguna Beach, passed unexpectedly while on vacation in Machu Picchu, Peru on April 4, 2013. He was born May 9, 1960 in Newport Beach. A son of the late Clarence William Carson and Helen Hutchings Carson, he was also a descendant of Frank Miller, founder of the Mission […]

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Williams, Hero to Bluebird Slide Victims, Dies at 62

Williams, Hero to Bluebird Slide Victims, Dies at 62

  Charles D. Williams, known to all as “Charlie,” passed away on April 23, 2013 after a battle with cancer. He was 62. Williams was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Charlie was born to Charles Earl and Louise Williams in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 26, 1950. He graduated from high school in […]

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Shore Scene: Observing Opaleye

Shore Scene: Observing Opaleye

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Since January 2012, fishing in much of Laguna Beach is prohibited by law.  Prior to that, one fish popular with anglers was the opaleye (Girella nigricans).  The fish has dark olive-green backs and light undersides.  Opaleye can be easily distinguished from other fish because they usually have two white […]

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Hawaiian Trip Does Good For Students

Hawaiian Trip Does Good For Students

By Laura Yale, Special to the Independent   This spring break, 37 Laguna Beach High School students and eight adult leaders traveled to the small island of Molokai, Hawaii, for Laguna Presbyterian Church’s annual Molokai Mission Trip. The islanders are some of the poorest people in the nation. Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet, senior associate pastor […]

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Indy Calendar April 26-May 2, 2013

Indy Calendar April 26-May 2, 2013

Friday, April 26 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/27. Tijuana Dogs dance band, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Michael Dena, 8 p.m, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. Also 4/27. DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., Mare Culinary Lounge, 695 S. Coast Hwy 949-715-9581 […]

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What Scouts and Young Men Most Need

What Scouts and Young Men Most Need

Editor, I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America from the time I was a small child, and my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop, until I went off to college, proud to […]

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Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Editor, Re: Local Current’s “Blood Alley,” April 19 edition.   Your letter was right on target. All drivers who are not thoughtless and self-absorbed have waited for such an article to be published locally. The insanity begins on Laguna Canyon Road where we all stare in disbelief as the autos go speeding northeast on their […]

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Consulting the Obvious

Consulting the Obvious

Editor, Did I read correctly that the Council voted to authorize $50,000 for another study of the broken Blue and White City bus system? (“Debating Ways to Keep the Buses Rolling,” April 12 edition) And this is because the Council needs a “real expert” to tell them that the buses are empty most of the time […]