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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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:...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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 have earned my Eagle Scout...

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...

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...