A Family Tradition of a Different Sort

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent The ideal community service projects undertaken by bar and bat mitzvah candidates help transform the 13-year-olds into young adults and develop their awareness for social justice issues. Aaron Alcouloumre and his sister Shira took the...

Honored on Home Turf

Laguna Beach High School student trumpeter Aaron Alcouloumre sounded the national anthem on Friday, Oct. 4, before the football game while a police color guard paraded to honor fallen Laguna Beach police officer Jon Coutchie, who was a member of the detail. Photo by Doug Landrum