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Category: Limelight

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Meet Comes of Age, Starts a New Chapter

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 quality meet and try to make it better every […]

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Parading With Pride

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 theme, “All Together Now”, locals united for an […]

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Captured in His Lens

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, Florence owned a large home on 40 acres along the […]

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Tuning Up a Cherished Scout Tradition

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 and hollering all the […]

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Buyers Step Up for Art

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 its anticipated $120,000 goal and an improvement from similar auctions held in the two […]

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Ephemeral Sculpture Inspired by Dance

Ephemeral Sculpture Inspired by Dance

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Local artist Karen Feuer-Schwager has transformed humble used tea bags into the inspiration for the choreography, costumes and sets in an upcoming dance performance by the Boulder Ballet. For the last few years, Feuer-Schwager, an experimental artist who works on unusual materials, has been creating garment like sculptures […]

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A Talking Candlestick Et Al. Come To Life

A Talking Candlestick Et Al. Come To Life

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Before a curious audience of elementary age students, actors from Laguna Beach’s middle school put on a costumed preview of their upcoming show this week. “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” draws its curtains for the first time Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Thurston Middle […]

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Walking Away From it All

Walking Away From it All

One man’s attempt to find healing by hiking the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail By Dashel Pierson Plesa, Special to the Independent To his mother’s disbelief, Andy Lyon, called to “check-in” from the summit of 14,500-foot Mt. Whitney. Lyon had been there before, but this time he had walked to the central California peak from […]

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Playing Full Out

Playing Full Out

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent How does a mother, and a self-described worrier, watch her cancer stricken son walk off alone into the wilderness without plunging into a pit of anxiety and fear? She works at it. By looking unflinchingly at the reality of her son’s illness, fully feeling the accompanying emotions – […]

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Celebrating a First Anniversary

Celebrating a First Anniversary

  By Jinger Wallace   It’s hard to believe we are celebrating the first year anniversary of the Laguna Bluebelt and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). It’s exciting to watch the marine life along our shores thrive.  The California gray whales are traveling south to the lagoons in the Baja to give birth to their calves, […]

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Walking Away From It All On the PCT

Walking Away From It All On the PCT

One man’s attempt to find healing by hiking the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail By Dashel Pierson Plesa, Special to the Independent To his mother’s disbelief, Andy Lyon, called to “check-in” from the summit of 14,500-foot Mt. Whitney. Lyon had been there before, but this time he had walked to the central California peak from […]

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Globe-circling With the Indy

Globe-circling With the Indy

Tuck the Indy in your bag and share a photo capturing your next adventure by sending a high-resolution image to lbindy.com.    

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Look What’s Sprouting

Look What’s Sprouting

Musicians and vocalists enlivened the community garden in a well-attended holiday sing-along last Saturday afternoon.  

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Locals Greet the Season

Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality Night in the Presbyterian Church. Here

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Awakening Creativity

Awakening Creativity

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent   Internationally recognized artist Deborah Paswaters’ inspiration comes from life and its ever-changing patterns.  She shares her creativity through various mediums, including sculpture, collages and painting. Much of her work can be seen on canvases displayed in galleries or at her studio in Laguna Beach.  Often related to […]