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Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

The 35 artists painting throughout Laguna Beach’s coastal canyons and scenic coves as part of the Plein Air Painters Association invitational will compete for a $10,000 best in show award at the Afternoon Collectors’ Soirée, Saturday, Oct. 18. The gala and public sale the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Council Fails to Rein in Restaurant’s Growth

Editor, First – thank you Randy Lewis for bringing attention to another Mozambique planned expansion (“Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique,” Letters, April 22). I could not be more frustrated with our city council members for the burden they have placed on our neighborhood by...

Big Changes in Small Packages

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent A duo of innovations hit the downtown this month with the Planning Commission’s approval of a temporary use permit for a cottage foods storefront on Beach Street and the introduction of Forest Avenue’s first social robot....
Posted On 27 Jul 2014

Unusual Visitor Discovery Center Opens

Allan Simon may be a relative newcomer to Laguna Beach, but he’s clearly smitten by his adopted hometown, owning several commercial buildings and the burgeoning Firebrand Media company. Now, he’s investing in showcasing the town’s assets with a high-tech tourism center, One...

Art Seen

Public Invited to Art Dedication   The public is invited to the 4 p.m. dedication Saturday, July 16, of “From the Beginning,” in the public parking lot at Seacove Drive and South Coast Highway.   Jorge Fernandez’s bronze sculptures of native Americans installed on a...