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Children Grown, Mom Returns to TV

Filled with intrigue and possibly murder most foul, the television film’s plot is set in a modern African-American mega church and based on Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. Titled “Mega Church Murder,” the creation of television writer-producer Kendall Clark and television producer...

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Ocean View Anew

Driftwood Kitchen is a welcome reimagination of the former Beach House space. By Linda Domingo | Photos by Jody Tiongco   It isn’t enough for a Laguna restaurant to have a beautiful view—ocean panoramas are a dime a dozen. That’s not to belittle Driftwood Kitchen; it has one...
Posted On 13 Dec 2014

Mozambique’s Parking Solution Hits Roadblock

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Mozambique restaurant shuttles 30 to 40 patrons a night between their homes and the establishment, eliminating drinking and driving concerns for customers and reducing its own parking needs. Owner Ivan Spiers hopes the unusual service will make up...

Film Documents Laguna Beach from a Local’s Lens

In his tiny, crowded Laguna Beach studio, Douglas Miller produces two diminutive paintings per day. Small, they are nonetheless flawless likenesses of Laguna Beach’s diverse vistas. “I’d starve if I just do big paintings,” said Miller, who by his recollection, has painted roughly...

Scientists Identify Virus in Sea Star Die-off

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Millions of sea stars, virtually the entire west-coast population along the Pacific Ocean, disintegrated into slime from Alaska to Baja last year due to a densovirus, says a scientific report released last month. Even so, scientists are continuing to...

Crystal Cove Christmas

              “Two weeks since the Pearl Harbor attack. Hard to feel much holiday cheer.” Mother keeps stirring the fudge as she turns down “White Christmas” on the Zenith. “No one’s caused any trouble at the Cove, have they, Walter?” “There’s talk of questioning a few...

Nature Works Its Magic on At-Risk Kids

By Carol Carlson, Special to the Independent What did Orange County look like before the arrival of the plow, the cow and the bulldozer? Most residents of Orange County can only imagine, while others point to photographs catalogued in some archive. Yet most Friday mornings since...

Winter Fantasy Brims With Holiday Cheer

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy The tree-shrouded grounds of the Sawdust Festival will wear a holiday glow for the 24th annual Winter Fantasy that begins Saturday, Nov. 22. Established in 1990, the event has drawn a variety of artists eager to sell their wares outside of the summer...

You’re Only As Old As You Feel.

50 Issues of Laguna Beach Magazine Steve Zepezauer: The Voice Inside My Head I remember when desktop publishing was invented in the mid 80s. Within a few years, anyone armed with a Mac Plus and PageMaker suddenly became an art director. Unfortunately for true graphic designers a...

Fish Fest Carries on With a Fresh Twist

The Laguna Beach Anglers are hosting their eighth annual Fish Fry this Saturday, Nov. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bluebird Park, which serves as a benefit for Glennwood House of Laguna Beach. The $10 per person Fish Fry is served pot luck style and features fish caught by local...

Festival of Arts Makeover Moves Inside, Too

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy With the demolished main entrance to the Festival of Arts expected to be rebuilt in time for the 2015 festival, the organization is also developing concepts for an interior makeover that could begin next fall, President Fred Sattler said Wednesday...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. Fischer is one of just two high school students and the only member of the class of...

Injury Sidelines Former Laguna Beach Soccer Star

Fourteen minutes into the Big East Conference soccer finals, former Laguna Beach High School standout Marina Paul (‘12) went down with a season-ending knee injury and had to watch from the sidelines as her Georgetown teammates lost 2-0 to No. 13-ranked DePaul on Sunday, Nov. 9 in...

Breaking News: Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach

November 11, 2014 Below is an open letter from the owners of Rock’N Fish Laguna Beach who closed their doors yesterday for the last time. Friends and Family, With great sadness we are announcing Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach. We have developed many friendships and loyal...