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Redemption Song | Playing For Change

This video is a version of “Redemption Song” performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday. We have reunited Bob with his son Stephen and the support of the entire planet. In this song there is a felling of rising above the past and moving forward...

Resident Michael Spencer Taylor’s video about Laguna’s continuing efforts to regulate skateboarding.

Another moment in time! From Moments in Time Films! Please come and Support the 2-1-2011 City Council Meeting in Laguna Beach Tues 6pm!!!!! or E mail [email protected]

Staff videographer Ted Reckas attended last summer’s final Bluebird Park concert.

The outdoor event is a great way to cap off the weekends throughout July and August. Locals and visitors show up hours ahead of time to reserve their spot with a picnic blanket.

Staff videographer stops by a Thalia Surf Shop birthday party

Local surfers gathered at Thalia Surf Shop to celebrate Andy Davis’ birthday and art.

Running With an Empowering Woman, My Mom

By Melissa Hocking, Special to the Independent Running hasn’t always been a fun hobby for me. It used to be a tedious extra-curricular activity that I did to build my competitive spirit and my college resume.  I left running far behind after competing at UC Davis and...

Hoop Team Wins in Double Header

Coming off winter vacation, the Laguna Beach girls under 12 National Junior Basketball team returned to action, winning both matches of a  double header last Saturday, Jan. 8. In the first game, South Coast led Laguna 16-2 at the end of the first quarter. Displaying team work and...

Top Youth Player Wins in Jr. Tournament

By Vittorio Romeo, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach High School senior Benito Romeo won his first tournament on the 18 and under men’s team at the USTA League tournament in Laguna Niguel in November. Romeo, the Orange Coast League’s most valuable tennis player last year,...

On the Blacktop

Monday, Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School holiday. El Morro: Wednesday, Jan. 26, Talent show. TOW Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. talent show rehearsal. Thurston Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27-28, semester finals, block day Hometown Scoreboard Tues., Jan. 18, 6:15 p.m., girls...

Scarcity of Courts Kills Coach’s Vision

By Robert Campbell Alec Horton’s dream of turning Laguna Beach High School’s girls tennis team into a top-notch program ended abruptly when the district decided recently not to extend the coach’s contract. And while Horton’s departure appears unrelated to his job...

SchoolPower’s Gala Dazzles with Auction Items

Dinner dance Jan. 29 The theme of SchoolPower’s 26th annual dinner dance, to be held on Jan. 29 at the Montage Laguna Beach, is “Diamonds in the Sand.” Selected by event chairs Kim Ressler, Melissa Cavanaugh and Kristin Bunn, it is “meant to embody all that is elegant and...

Navigating the Road to College

PTA’s Coffee Break offers a panel discussion on navigating the college admissions process next Wednesday, Jan. 19. “Getting In Without Freaking Out” features the perspective of two professional college admissions counselors, Lisa McGlaughlin and Kristen Thomas, Regional...

Get Out of the House Psst. A deal for you.

By Rebecca Meekma If you’ve read this column even one time over the past 18 months you’ve probably noticed that I love a deal.  I used to think that was because I’m from New York, and all New Yorkers know you never pay retail.  For anything. Sample sales. Items that fell off the...

Determination Propels Vocalists to a Premiere Stage

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A famous joke asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer is “practice, practice, practice.” According to Roxanna Ward, the music director at Laguna Beach High School, that is exactly why junior Sarah Busic and sophomore Karina Parker gained...

This Costume Drama Ends Happily

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Storm waters that flooded Laguna Beach homes and businesses last month also inundated the high school’s theater basement, threatening a treasure trove of costumes and props that over the years have added a dash of period authenticity to countless...

From muddy waters, clarity

By Ann Christoph For days during the Christmas holidays the Canyon Road was closed, and many of us in the rest of the city had little awareness of the tragedy that was playing out in that creekside world. Then came the news of the flooding and damage to homes, studios, schools...