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Discovering Heisler’s Not so Hidden Treasures

  Arts Commission members will lead walking tours of the public art in Heisler Park on Friday, Sept. 20, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Leaving every 20 minutes from the amphitheater, the commissioner led tours will provide background about the art works and insights into the...

Tread Lightly in a Sacred Place

Photos and Story by Ron Chilcote In the Sycamore Hills of Laguna Canyon, now known as the James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, the majestic old oaks and sycamores form magnificent groves. Near the entrance the trees stand in sharp contrast to the nearby toll road. The path up the...

Creativity Flourishes on the Runway

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent A hushed crowd of appreciative attendees nearly forgot to applaud as models strutted the runway at the annual fashion show, among the final special events of the summer-long Festival of Art, which closed Saturday. All entries were...

Crowning Table Top Champs

Good-natured ribbing between players as well as intense, competitive ping pong characterized last Saturday’s third annual table tennis tournament at The Susi Q Senior Center. Fifteen players competed in singles and doubles brackets.   Singles: Russell Singer William...

U.S. Surfing Open Marred by Melee

A wave of violence erupted in Surf City USA after the conclusion of the U.S. Open of Surfing on Sunday in Huntington Beach. Local police had to use tear gas and other non-lethal means to disperse an unruly crowd of hundreds that left a wake of damage to city vehicles, portable...

Fourth of July Limelight

Fourth of July Fun in South Laguna About 50 people gathered for South Laguna’s eighth annual Fourth of July Parade last week where families and friends whooped it up the old-fashioned way. From tossing eggs and water balloons to bobbing for apples and face painting, a good...

The 37th Vic Marks Two Firsts

In the aftermath of The Vic skim boarding contest at Aliso Beach, contestant Blair Conklin found himself in a gauntlet of hugs and high fives, as family and friends took turns congratulating the 18-year-old SoLag favorite on his first hometown pro victory. “It’s always something...

Remembering With Flowers and Flags

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Indy Circles the Planet

Devoted readers share a bit of themselves and their journeys even as they tote along a token from home. Thanks to readers for opening a window into their lives. To those setting out on new forays, the Indy continues to welcome more images from your adventures at lbindy.com....

Aliso and Wood Canyons

Immersed in Nature’s Rain-Dance Symphony   Cloudy mists settled heavily into the dark folds of the verdant blanket wrapping around the canyons and hills.  Like a Japanese woodblock print, it felt solid yet ethereal. The valley below was dancing in the flashing rays of...

Meet Comes of Age, Starts a New Chapter

Laguna Beach High’s Eric Hulst Track and Geyer Field came alive last Saturday, as thousands of spectators, coaches and athletes ushered in a new era in the storied history of the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational track and field meet. “We’re going to continue to build a...

Parading With Pride

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Parade watchers and participants were blessed by a beautiful day when the Laguna Beach community came together to celebrate the nation and the small town they love last Saturday for the 47th annual Patriots Day Parade. In honor of the...

Captured in His Lens

Museum’s exhibit on Hollywood portrait photographer George Hurrell taps into local history    By L.F. D’Elia   Florence Leontine Lowe Barnes had money — big money – having been born into one of the wealthiest families in America. In addition to her estate in Pasadena,...

Tuning Up a Cherished Scout Tradition

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Garbed in uniforms made of blue shorts and shirts and tied off with yellow kerchiefs, topped with blue caps, a pack of cub scouts encircled an assembled race track running from one end of the room to the other, swarming the finish line, whooping...

Buyers Step Up for Art

Artist donated works raised $255,000 for Laguna Art Museum’s education and exhibition programs at a well-attended art auction fundraiser showcasing works by 113 California artists last Saturday, Feb. 9. Based on preliminary numbers, the museum expects to net $175,000, better than...