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It Happens Every Spring Most boys dream to grow up and be major league baseball players. Not me. I dreamed to be a health care consultant. My desire caused much worry for my parents. “Does he need a mitt for consulting?” my mom asked my dad. “No. He needs to be benched and have...

Offensive Measures Counter Cyberbullying

Your teenage daughter receives an anonymous email from someone containing hateful language that brings her to tears (or worse, potential thoughts of suicide). Your younger son gets bullied online by a bunch of technology-savvy schoolmates who make life miserable for him. Your...

Endearing Local Left an Indelible Mark

By Michelle Rice Doherty, Special to the Independent Marion Flora Ohanesian Rice Dec. 13, 1937—March 10, 2015 If you drove down Catalina Street any sunny Saturday, you were bound to catch a glimpse of one of Marion Rice’s signs pointing the way to another fabulous garage sale....

Middle School Surfers Take Second in State

The Thurston Middle School Surf Team took second in the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School State Championships, its best results so far. Thirty middle schools from Santa Cruz to San Diego competed in the contest at Oceanside Harbor on April 18 and 19.   Individual results:...

Film Fest Focuses on New Artists

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy “Know New Art.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for the 16th annual cinematic lovefest that runs through Thursday, April 30, at various theaters in Newport Beach and...

Development Challenges New View Rules

Editor, Now that the dust has settled, is there a take away from Toni’s, Rob’s and Kelly’s election? Certainly voters who resonated to the “Don’t Pave Paradise” theme gravitated toward Toni and Rob, who have steadfastly opposed overreach by developers. Kelly’s re-election can be...

Advanced Math Ditched by School Board

Editor, A power point presentation, titled LBUSD/Thurston Common Core Math Transition, is posted on the LBUSD website.  This was presented to the board by a Thurston teacher on July 9, 2013.  Ms. Brown, Ms. Vickers and Mr. Landsiedel were on the board when the presentation was...

Haggen Vows to Exceed Expectations

(This letter was addressed to columnist Roderick Reed.) I know we exchanged messages a couple weeks back and had attempted to connect with you prior to your recent post in The Indy, New Neighbor Takes Advantage, April 17.  I wanted to circle back to let you know that, like you,...

Open Letter to Council Member Kelly Boyd

Editor, Item 14 of the Tuesday, April 14, City Council meeting was to award contracts totaling $670,000 to design the village entrance. About 20 people in the audience were there to oppose the process and expenditure. They asked for the city to hold a workshop with the public to...

Guidance Offers Tips for Neighborhood Safety

Editor, Be a good neighbor!  Take a good look at your yard. Do you see dead wood, an abundance of brown leaves on your trees or bushes and the ground? Time to cut back on plants that are sick or dying. Fire season is upon us early and according to experts it will be with a...

Indy Fan Shows Her Appreciation

Editor, Just a note to say thank you for the great work you guys do over there at the Indy every week.  So much going on in our town these days and there has been some really interesting reporting that helps us keep up to speed on our local issues. Just letting you know we...

Zur Schmiede Backtracks on Campaign Pledge

Editor, I read in your go-to local newspaper last week an article regarding our newest city councilman, Rob Zuhr Schmiede, and the village entrance. (“Entry Moves Ahead Despite Controversy,” News, April 17). I am very confused as to who Rob thinks he is, which is not who he...

A Proponent of Jim Dilley Day in Laguna

Editor, Our family moved to Three Arch Bay in 1970, my husband and I with our four young children. Down the street lived Jim and Jeanette Dilley and their collie dog, Patrick. Our new neighbors at this time owned their outstanding bookstore across Coast Highway from the Hotel...

Ladies Recapture an Annual Rite

The Laguna Ladies arrived this week to celebrate their 25th annual reunion. None have ever lived in Laguna Beach, but they consider the town as the glue that brings them together annually. The girls first met some 40 years ago and formed lasting relationships. Over the years,...

Pet Peeves

Mozambique Mozambique has been making news of late. According to Indy reports, Mozambique has been granted temporary approval to reactivate downstairs dining after its recent completion of the rooftop “al fresco” area. The new expansion is drawing a lot of ink from residents in...