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Shore Scene

Be Aware of the Buckshot Barnacle The splash zone is the highest part of the intertidal area and extends from the average height of high tides to the highest point that is reached by ocean mist and water spray. This area remains out of the water most of time and is considered the...

Pet Peeves

Deadbeat Dad It’s Father’s Day again. This is the time of year we recognize dads who have worked hard to raise and support their families. “That-a boy” cards and neckties dominate the gifts given to fathers all across America. Unfortunately, every year a story pops up, where a...

The Slant

Deep Thoughts Etsy, Amazon and Shippers Many things are shipped in the United States these days. They are always trying to con us with this “handling charge.” I understand what it costs to ship something, but what is the cost of this handling charge. They never tell you, they...

Champs at Last

  By Bill Norris, Special to the Independent After 78 years, the Laguna Beach High School baseball team finally got to have its dog pile. The Breakers scratched out two runs and pitcher Ashton Goddard made sure that was enough as Laguna Beach defeated Kaiser High School of...

Semi Tough Isn’t Enough

  My therapist says dwelling on mistakes made in the past serves no useful purpose. Learn from them and move on. But, I am a stubborn client. Since June is Gay Pride Month, I find myself thinking often about an incident that happened years ago at the corner of PCH and Cress...

Regulation is Not Realistic

Editor, This is my response to Mr. and Mrs. Bell’s June 3 letter of rebuttal to my May 27 letter to the editor (“Step Up the Pressure to Ban Short Term Rentals Permanently”). The Bell’s should take the time to learn how things actually work in the city of Laguna Beach. When a...

Adamantly Opposes Short-Term Rentals

Editor, There have been many arguments trying to rationalize the need for these rentals by saying that: They are less expensive alternatives to hotels. They are, but to the detriment of the licensed hotels and restaurants in Laguna Beach. They will bring in more tourists. The...

Offering A Traffic Solution

The current push by anti-car folks to close off part of Forest Ave. is a disaster in the making. Don’t some of you remember the additional traffic headaches caused by just closing part of Third Street for sewer work? That downtown section of Forest Ave. does not only provide a...

JFK, the Beatles and Ali

Editor, Growing up in the 1950s, I remember hearing people say you don’t discuss religion in public. Well, 1960 presidential candidate John F. Kennedy was a Catholic. John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus. And Cassius Clay changed his name and converted to...

Pet Peeves

Disneyland Diamond Jubilee It’s been 60 years since the big day. My sister and I were excited to go to Disneyland. It was opening day and we stood in line holding hands to be sure we were not separated from each other. We were nearly swooped up before the day began. Another boy...

The Challenge to Find the Best Fit

Laguna Beach High School rising seniors and other college-bound students face an even more competitive and confusing admissions quest this year. The chore of getting into colleges and universities constantly evolves, but college admissions industry leaders say they have not seen...

LBHS Surfers and Team Take Top Honors

By  Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns  Scholastic High School competitive season has concluded and the final overall ratings are in, with Laguna Beach High School surfers and the team taking top honors. Trophies were awarded to the top teams as well as the top five Individuals in each...

Laguna Volleyball Team Wins Tournament

By Kirk Morgan The Men’s 61st Annual Laguna Open was held Saturday and Sunday all along Main Beach. Local favorites Chase Frishman and Mike Brunsting beat out Miles Evans and Spencer McClachlin of Torrance and Hermosa Beach in a thrilling three game final to bring home the title...

Champs at Last

By Bill Norris, Special to the Independent SAN BERNARDINO — After 78 years, the Laguna Beach High School baseball team finally got to have its dog pile. The Breakers scratched out two runs and pitcher Ashton Goddard made sure that was enough as Laguna Beach defeated Kaiser...