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Cyclist Shifts Gears to Mentor a Rising Star

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent  Professional motorcycle racer Cole Seely was the highest finishing rookie of 2015, with a main event win and third overall in the Supercross Championship point standings. “It was awesome to see that happen,” said Laguna Beach...

Pet Peeves

Art Star Hack It was meant to be a joyous night for the Art Star Awards this past April 3. Unfortunately, residents held invitations from the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts. These invitations were voided when the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts changed the name to Laguna...

Fest Spotlights Positive People

Organizer Music in Common, of Sheffield, Mass., uses music as a medium for peace and unity. “There are enough similarities in our humanity, our basic needs and aspirations that creative collaboration in a respectful environment is possible,” explains Jason Feddy, a local musician...

It Rained

  On Saturday our walk was cut short, not having believed the weather report. Sunday, bundled up in case the heavy blue violet clouds let go. The scent of pine offers memories of forests miles away, all from the uninvited pine that blocks our view. Walking the cliff path...

Tree Cutting Was Not an Emergency

Editor, The board of Village Laguna is stunned by the destruction to candidate heritage trees at the Lumberyard last week. These two monumental trees are the last remaining of the grove of blue gum eucalyptus planted in 1879 by homesteaders Henry and George Rogers and companion...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Editor: Re: Lowell Frazee’s letter about the parking restrictions on certain streets in North Laguna to facilitate street sweeping. I also feel that it’s a strange situation that one area of Laguna has these restrictions and the rest of town does not. As...

Poem

It Rained   On Saturday our walk was cut short, not having believed the weather report. Sunday, bundled up in case the heavy blue violet clouds let go. The scent of pine offers memories of forests miles away, all from the uninvited pine that blocks our view. Walking the...

Shore Scene

Catching Sight of Calico Bass Commercial fishing of calico bass (Paralabrax clathratus) in California has been banned since the 1950s because of overfishing after World War II. Since then, they have rebounded and although still recreationally fished within size limits, the...

Pet Peeves

Party Hardy I was surprised to find a note sticking out from the edge of my front doormat. For one, I’ve never gotten a note. And two, my front door is in the back of the house. Even I have trouble finding it. And then I thought did I leave this note? I couldn’t remember, so I...

Heart Talk

Life After Medicare There was always a number that seemed old. When I got to that number, I would always revise it upwards, but one number seemed it could not be bumped up and that number was 65. That was the time of life where you entered your two-minute drill, trying to slow...

Trolleys Often Too Full

Editor, I would like to give a big shout-out to Thomas Toman, deputy director of public works,  for giving me and others the opportunity to share our concerns regarding potential changes to the trolley system, which were intended to benefit the residents of South Laguna. The test...

Kudos to Iseman for Halting Tree Cutting

Editor, It sickens me that some folks in O.C and Laguna have never seen a tree they didn’t want to cut down. I got word that Ms. Iseman, with your un-relenting action drove to the sight of the tree-butchering near the Lumberyard and intervened; and stopped the destruction of more...

Continuing the Conversation about Autism

Editor, I think this is a good time to keep the conversation open about autism, after all it wasn’t too long ago when people didn’t talk about it at all. So what happens after the pediatrician tells a family their child may have autism? The County Regional Center comes to one’s...