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Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

  Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the Mission Hospital support group Valiant Women, 61 nurses were recently awarded scholarships to pursue professional development. Last year, one of these training sessions taught Mission Hospital nurses about newborn heart screening, says a statement from the hospital with campuses in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo. And […]

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Band Grants Go to Good Use

Band Grants Go to Good Use

A $5,000 grant from the Festival of Arts enabled the Laguna Beach High School jazz band to compete in the Riverside Community College band competition where they took first place as well as purchase instruments. Another gift of $750 from the Ebell Club allowed three students to attend a performance by the San Francisco Symphony […]

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Top Dance Crew Show Off Their Moves

Top Dance Crew Show Off Their Moves

A high-energy master class taught by Brian Hirano and Aris Paracuelles of Quest Crew will be offered on Saturday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sage Hill School’s Studio, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast. Intermediate and advanced dancers age 12 and older are welcome. The fee for the class is $25 for […]

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Collection Reveals the Secrets of College App Essays

Collection Reveals the Secrets of College App Essays

Nothing can sap summer fun better than a looming deadline to write a college application essay. This is the time of year rising high school seniors should be getting a jump on these dreaded personal essays, but most prefer to do just about anything else. “I don’t blame them,” said Janine Robinson, a longtime Laguna […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

School Texts Available for Inspection New textbooks are on display for public review in the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s administration office, 550 Blumont St, through Friday, July 18. The public is invited to review the new books during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. They include two new environmental science texts […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, July 11 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Jefferson Starship, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 VooDoo Groove, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Sawdust Adds New Art Programs In addition to the 16 new artists and several new musical acts, the Sawdust Art Festival presents two new art programs, including Sip, Talk & Walk artist tours Wednesdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and Kids Art Alley art classes on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Guests can sign up for […]

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Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

  The Festival of Arts’ weekly Art of Cooking series begins with award-winning chef Zov Karamardian on Sunday, July 13, who will give demonstrations and share samples of her dishes. Cooking demonstrations are free with festival admission and take place on the festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Visit LagunaFestivalofArt.org or call 800-487-3378. Artists Reveal […]

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They’re Outta Here

They’re Outta Here

Please tantalize those at home with a high resolution image from your adventures near and far. And thanks again to fans that save space for the Indy in their bags.    

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Memorial Service Set for Firefighter

Memorial Service Set for Firefighter

A memorial service will be held for Mike Herdman, Wednesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Dr., in Arcadia. The body of Herdman, a firefighter and paramedic with the Arcadia fire department, was found in the Los Padres National Forest Friday, June 27, almost two weeks […]

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Outreach Officer Receives Top Cop Award

Outreach Officer Receives Top Cop Award

By Donna Furey | LB Indy   Police Corporal Jason Farris, a community outreach officer assigned Laguna Beach’s homeless population as his beat, was recognized as a Top Cop in an on-field ceremony at Angel Stadium last month. Law enforcement officials from 10 other agencies also received accolades from the Angels organization, all nominated by […]

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Trolley Shuttles Patrons with a Smile

Trolley Shuttles Patrons with a Smile

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent   Over 593,000 riders welcomed the Laguna Beach free summertime trolley last year, and this year, riders are already flocking to the popular service, Ken Fisher, deputy public works director, reported. The service, which rolled out Friday, June 27, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, saw a 2 […]

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Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

  The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park tonight. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at […]

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Indy Calendar, July 4- July 10

Indy Calendar, July 4- July 10

Friday, July 4 City fireworks show, 9 p.m., originates from Monument Point at Heisler Park Nick “I” and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Rod and the Pistons, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 Saturday, July 5 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 […]