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The Beach Boys Bring 'Good Vibrations' to Laguna

The Beach Boys Bring ‘Good Vibrations’ to Laguna

The Beach Boys, one of the world’s best-selling bands whose early successes tapped into Southern California’s youth culture of surfing, cars and romance, will perform Sept. 27 in the Festival of Arts’ amphitheater in Laguna Beach. The first rock concert on the grounds in 12 years will serve as a benefit for the Laguna FM […]

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New Summer Camp Taps a Familiar Name

New Summer Camp Taps a Familiar Name

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The newly established Laguna Club opened last month and already has a following, with 45 out-of-school children enrolled in its summer recreation program. Half the youth are rotated daily between the club’s temporary headquarters at the Woman’s Club on St. Ann’s Drive and the “playground,” the town of Laguna […]

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Canyon Residents Link Arms

Canyon Residents Link Arms

Several independent neighborhood associations in Laguna Canyon have established an umbrella coalition, the Laguna Beach Canyon Alliance of Neighborhoods Defense Organization (CANDO), to serve as a common advocate for residents who live along Laguna Beach’s principle artery, according to the organization’s website. A flurry of larger-scale development proposals in the past year — from an […]

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Memorial Service Set for Firefighter

Memorial Service Set for Firefighter

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent 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 […]

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Library Opens a Chapter of Poetry and Summer Fun

Library Opens a Chapter of Poetry and Summer Fun

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The winners of the 16th annual Laguna library poetry contest, La Vida Poetica, will step into the spotlight at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and read their winning poems for the public at the downtown library. In addition to poetry readers, the library serves as home for a popular […]

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Plans Underway for Blue Bell Fundraiser

Plans Underway for Blue Bell Fundraiser

“The Campaign for Blue Bell,” a five-year $500,000 fund raising effort to ensure the long-term future of the Blue Bell Foundation cat sanctuary, plans to kick off their campaign Oct. 12 at Madison Square Garden and Café, 320 N. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $25. “Our challenge today is to make sure we have the modern […]

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Display Steps Back in Time

Display Steps Back in Time

Santa Ana’s Old Orange County Courthouse is exhibiting “Orange County Circa 1889,” a collection of historic photographs taken 125 years ago documenting the county’s founding era. The exhibit opens July 14 with a free opening reception planned Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Historian Phil Brigandi will serve as the reception host and deliver a […]

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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 […]