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Author Invites Kids’ Feedback on ‘Baluka’

Local entrepreneur Marian Keegan, owner of Laguna’s Art of Fitness & Spa, has released a children’s book entitled “Baluka & Friends” ($17.95, hardcover, ages 3 to 8), which is the story of a whimsical yet awkward character who spends all of his days and nights trying to...

Author Invites Kids’ Feedback on ‘Baluka’

Local entrepreneur Marian Keegan, owner of Laguna’s Art of Fitness & Spa, has released a children’s book entitled “Baluka & Friends” ($17.95, hardcover, ages 3 to 8), which is the story of a whimsical yet awkward character who spends all of his days and nights trying to...

Guest column

Solving a Fiscal Crisis By Alan N. Boinus, Special to the Independent   In an effort to balance the budget and bring fiscal stability to California, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats in the Legislature approved a budget over continued intransigence from Republicans and the...

Wisdom Workout

Plain Speaking Mark Dressler, a drama teacher extraordinaire who has supplied leadership for the drama programs at Laguna Beach schools for many years, took the time to write a note to the editor in response to my column of a few weeks ago about the “Think It Over” parenting...

Wisdom Workout

Plain Speaking  Mark Dressler, a drama teacher extraordinaire who has supplied leadership for the drama programs at Laguna Beach schools for many years, took the time to write a note to the editor in response to my column of a few weeks ago about the “Think It Over” parenting...

Laguna Observed

A Parisian Salon: Just Like Home   Just before I left on a trip I’ll mention in a minute, I went to Laguna Beach High School for one of Laguna Beach Live’s fabulous concerts. It was The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and to say it was a fantastic show is to say...

Wisdom Workout

Think It Over   As I reached the Peppertree Lane entrance, the teenage girls standing nearby were regrouping. “Oh my gosh! This man across the street yelled at me, telling me I was filled with sin and I’d be hearing baby cries for the rest of my life!” The girls each had...

Wisdom Workout

Think It Over   As I reached the Peppertree Lane entrance, the teenage girls standing nearby were regrouping. “Oh my gosh! This man across the street yelled at me, telling me I was filled with sin and I’d be hearing baby cries for the rest of my life!” The girls each had...