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Minding Our Business: The Power of One

Minding Our Business: The Power of One

Some of us, okay, many of us, frequently bemoan the absence of the little things we think are missing around town. We comment on Facebook, tweet, write letters to the editor, or columns, or carry on at city council meetings. Others look around and decide to fill the gap. One of those people is Lisa […]

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Community Datebook 1/4/13

Community Datebook 1/4/13

Mayor Makes His Forecast for 2013 Mayor Kelly Boyd is the guest speaker on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting. The no-host bar opens at 6 p.m. and the program follows. Boyd promises to fill in the audience on plans for the year ahead. RSVP to Sharon at 499-1224 by Saturday, […]

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Activist Calls For New Restaurant and Bar

Activist Calls For New Restaurant and Bar

Fred Karger, who founded the Save the Boom!!! campaign to try and save Laguna’s historic Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn, appeared on radio station KX 93.5 FM’s  morning show “Real Lives” Saturday, Dec. 1 to talk about his continuing effort to bring a gay restaurant and bar back to Laguna Beach. “When the Boom […]

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New Mar Bar Owner Keeps Traditions Alive

New Mar Bar Owner Keeps Traditions Alive

The Marine Room, a 78-year-old tavern at 214 Ocean Ave. opened in 1934 by Walter Elterman Sr., has been under the nearly daily care of Kelly Boyd, Laguna native and current council member, for the last 25-plus years.  “Everybody knows that’s my office, Kelly’s seat, that first stool of the second bar,” Boyd said, pointing […]

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Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Chris Prelitz, a local resident and co-founder of Transition Laguna Beach, speaks at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Tivoli Terrace restaurant on the grounds of the Festival of Arts. Prelitz is a green building pioneer, constructing the first solar-powered home in Laguna Beach in 1994. The no-host […]

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Glow Opens Grandly

Glow Opens Grandly

The grand opening of Glow Boutique and Wellness is Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1891 S. Coast Highway. The new store offers women’s clothing and accessories as well as traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, constitutional facial acupuncture, and herbs. The evening will feature light fare, a custom charm bar by […]

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Dressing Up a Construction Site

Dressing Up a Construction Site

Editor, I read Alan Boinus’ Sept. 21’s “In Need Of An Artist’s Touch” and support his letter regarding the temporary construction trailers on Main Beach. Unfortunately any construction requires site protection and support buildings as a necessary evil. But I whole heartedly agree with his idea. Their odd location and lack of any “window dressing” of […]

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Brombies Return for a Second Bluegrass Barbeque

Brombies Return for a Second Bluegrass Barbeque

Laguna Beach Live! brings back the popular Brombies on Sept. 16 for an afternoon of bluegrass and barbeque at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The Los Angeles-based Brombies plays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aliso Creek will be serving barbeque starting at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 per person in advance and $18 at […]

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REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

Thurston Middle School eighth-grader student Russell Thomas looked for a bar mitzvah project that would impact families where he lived and find a way to give back. He came up with REACH (Recycling to Enhance and Aid Children’s Homes). Russell connected with Resources In Motion, which brings services and resources to isolated communities, including monthly […]

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McMurray Fundraising Walk Scheduled

McMurray Fundraising Walk Scheduled

The Don’t Worry Be Happy Foundation has scheduled a 5K-walk fundraiser for William McMurray on Sunday, Aug. 26.  The event will start at 9 a.m. at The Happy Place, the  foundation’s store located at 1042 N. Coast Highway and continue to The Penguin Café and back. The 11-year old son of Penguin Café owners Sabrina […]

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Lumberyard Enters Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame

Lumberyard Enters Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame

By Kristi Cancellieri, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard received Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame award in recognition of the restaurant’s contributions and ongoing support for local public schools. Community-minded owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn have generously opened their restaurant to raise funds for many of the high school’s booster clubs, Laguna Beach Little […]

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Leader of Pet Rescue Accused of Stealing Funds

Leader of Pet Rescue Accused of Stealing Funds

Elizabeth Katherine Bauer, the former president of P.U.P. Laguna (Protecting Unwanted Pets), was arrested last week for suspicion of embezzling nearly $72,000 from the pet rescue’s accounts over the past two years, police said.   Bauer, 40, of Mammoth Lakes, served as president of the all-volunteer organization from 2006-2011, and was taken into custody in […]

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Hospitality News

Hospitality News

Local Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Kudos Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, 2510 S. Coast Highway, received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Just 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible […]

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Calling for the Check

Calling for the Check

The menu of local restaurants shrank by two entries unexpectedly with closures at either end of town. Patrons of Royal Hawaiian, a landmark watering hole since 1947 in North Laguna, on Sunday drank up the inventory, including its signature lapu lapu cocktail, in a free-for-all  send-off and quasi wake. The Sunday before, Café Vienna, a […]

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Royal Hawaiian Closure

Royal Hawaiian Closure

Editors, While still attending U.S.C. in 1951, we  would drive to Laguna Beach for a day at the beach and dinner at the Royal Hawaiian.  Navy Grogs, “Wiki Wiki” steaks, a salad with a wonderful dressing, and flaming ice cream volcanos for desert;  all  at a price Don could afford ( guys paid in those […]