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Athletes Earn Fall Awards

81st Football awards banquet took place Nov. 19. MVP – Brett Tracy Offensive Player of the Year – Jack Simon Defensive Player of the Year – Nick Krantz Lineman of the Year – Danny Pietig Special Teams Player of the Year – Cole Hutson All Academic:...

Levine and Chapman Win for LBHS Surf

By coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns, Special to the Independent   The Laguna Beach High School Surf Team hosted San Clemente High School at Thalia Street Beach last week. Principal Chris Herzfeld, also a surfer, hit the sand and cheered the team on. In boys shortboard,...

Rotarians Honor Athlete-Scholar

Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Bryson Elghanayan its student of the month for the Laguna Beach High School French department. Bryson plans on studying mechanical and electrical engineering after graduation and is a member of the track and field team throwing shot put and discus....

Sign Up for Youth Theatre Classes

Parents with children ages 4 through 13 can sign up now for Laguna Playhouse Winter 2015 Youth Theatre Classes. The session runs from Jan. 27 to March 27.  Acting Fundamentals for ages 9 to 11 meets Tuesdays at The Women’s Club, 286 Saint Ann’s Dr. The Magic Suitcase for ages...

BC Space Displays Unusual Visions of Two Artists

BC Space Gallery opens the new exhibition “Eye of the Beholder,” a two person show featuring the extraordinary visioning of Jo Babcock and Bruce Barton. San Francisco-based photographer Babcock has taken the concept of the camera into a unique realm by creating camera...

Locals Win Film Festival Acclaim

Two Laguna Beach residents won top awards at The U.S. International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. “Journey to the South Pacific,” narrated by Cate Blanchett and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films of Laguna Beach, won in the documentary feature category, and...

Assistance League Spreads Holiday Cheer

Soldiers on their first deployment will receive 56 boxes of gifts and books collected by the professionals group of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach. Military personnel who received the care package last year shared their reactions with their benefactors. USMC Major Jason S....

Seniors Spread Holiday Cheer

On behalf of Laguna Beach Seniors, its president emeritus, Chris Quilter, accepted his brother Patrick’s traditional challenge grant, encouraging others to donate by matching their gift at the annual lunch last week. The entire City Council was in attendance along with 200 others...

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Clinic Receives an Early Gift

  The Assistance League awarded the Laguna Beach Community Clinic $78,000 to purchase gear for electronic medical records as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The system will support the clinic’s pursuit of accreditation as a patient centered medical home and increase its...

Holiday Happenings

A Caroling They Go Watch and listen for the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts as they sing in the holidays Friday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Driven by Santa Claus, who traded in his sleigh for a Laguna trolley, scores of local Girl Scouts will be on board to sing holiday carols...

Reggae Show Benefits Local Musician

Reggae artists and bands Stone Jones, We Da People and Kitaka as well as several special guests will perform Sunday, Dec. 14, in a 7-11 p.m. benefit concert at Ocean Avenue Brewery, helping raise funds for a local musician. The Laguna Foundation for the Arts, restarted last month...

CAP Brings OC Artist to Laguna

  Community Art Project brings a new show, “Michael Ward, A Retrospective,” to the upstairs gallery in the Well Fargo Bank building, 260 Ocean Ave. An artist reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. The show includes a body of work that chronicles...

On the Dial

New Team Seizes the Airwaves Radio station KX 93.5 will put a new group of local leaders and personalities in the sound booth on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 16, during a fundraising drive. Instead of the main staff, locals will be featured live on the air all day including...