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Overfishing Battle Strikes Home

Overfishing Battle Strikes Home

Editor, The other night as my husband and I sat down at the counter of our favorite Laguna Beach sushi bar, I was shocked to see bluefin tuna written on the dry-erase specials board. It’s pretty common knowledge that the bluefin’s populations are in serious decline worldwide.  In recent years it has become the “poster […]

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Youngsters Vie for Track and Field Ribbons

Youngsters Vie for Track and Field Ribbons

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent The city’s annual track and field meet drew a crowd of spectators and young athletes to the high school field last Friday. Participating athletes were born in 1997 or later, ruining my chances of competing. Each competitor was eligible to compete in three events in addition to relays, […]

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Get Out of the House

Get Out of the House

Lights, Camera, Theater!   Thank you for your travel tips. I have been stopped at the grocery store, Girl Scout meetings and the Patriot’s Day Parade by enthusiastic readers who wanted to share their favorite island hotspots. I have Catalina very nearly planned; Hawaii, not so much. I’ll keep you updated and still welcome your […]

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Campaigns Encourage DUIs

Campaigns Encourage DUIs

Editor, It’s amazing to me that any candidate for office (including Kelly Boyd) would have a campaign party at the Marine Room or any other bar and send followers out into the streets of Laguna where the Laguna Beach Police Department is notorious for giving DUI tickets that can cost $10,000, give or take, and literally wreck […]

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Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada restaurant will host a fundraiser dinner prior to “No Suits Allowed,” the 24th annual Shap Show on Feb. 11. Proceeds from both will benefit the Class of 2012’s grad night party.   Tickets to the pre-show dinner will include a two-course meal, no host bar, and a reserved seat in the Artists’ Theatre. The […]

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Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

By Horst Noppenberger, Special to the Independent The LBHS boys’ varsity soccer team maintained their preseason, unbeaten record with a come from behind 1-1 tie against soccer power-house Tesoro High School.   Early in the game, Tesoro shot from inside the six-yard box, which deflected off a LBHS defender for a goal. Laguna then mounted […]

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Nutrition Forum Instills Food For Thought and Health

Nutrition Forum Instills Food For Thought and Health

The national discussion about childhood obesity took a local turn last week during Coffee Break as the school district’s foodservice manager Debra Appel and local dietician Melanie Silverman described local nutritional practices in schools and common-sense guidelines.

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LCAD Instructor Wins Prestigious Prize

LCAD Instructor Wins Prestigious Prize

Mia Tavonatti, a part-time mural instructor at Laguna College of Art and Design, won the $250,000 top award at Michigan’s Art Prize, for her 13-foot tall stained glass mosaic of the crucifixion of Christ.   Originally commissioned by the St. Killian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo, “The Crucifixion,” was crafted from small, hand-cut stained glass […]

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Hot Dish

Hot Dish

Laguna Beach’s Katsuya is the latest brainchild of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and Sam Nazarian, founder and chief executive officer of sbe, a conglomerate of real estate, entertainment and hospitality businesses. Known for hearty fare and signature cocktails, this eatery generates an LA-hip vibe that attracts patrons with a flair for panache.

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Healthy Lifestyles Start at the Club

Healthy Lifestyles Start at the Club

The Boys & Girls Club has combined education on healthy lifestyles and fitness into their daily programs. This summer over 200 young people regularly participated in the Club’s Healthy Habits program and learned about nutrition, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Club leaders also stepped up efforts to get families involved as well. A healthy twist […]

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Quiet Zone Tickets Fill City Coffers

Quiet Zone Tickets Fill City Coffers

Arguments over nightclub in neighborhood continue Parking restrictions in the neighborhood around Mozambique Steakhouse at 1740 S. Coast Highway are here to stay. Despite complaints from some patrons and residents that the neighborhood has become a ticket trap due to the restrictions, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to continue limiting overnight parking to residents […]

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Quiet Zone Tickets Fill City Coffers

Quiet Zone Tickets Fill City Coffers

Arguments over nightclub in neighborhood continue Parking restrictions in the neighborhood around Mozambique Steakhouse at 1740 S. Coast Highway are here to stay. Despite complaints from some patrons and residents that the neighborhood has become a ticket trap due to the restrictions, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to continue limiting overnight parking to residents […]

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Unraveling Mosun’s Demise

Unraveling Mosun’s Demise

The popular Laguna Beach sushi bar and night club Mosun abruptly closed last week under legal pressure, an attorney for the landlord said. After filing various legal appeals that forestalled eviction for more than seven months, the restaurant’s owner abandoned the premises on Sunday, Aug. 7, leaving behind shattered mirrors in the upstairs nightclub, and […]

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Quixotic Karger's Reach for the Oval Office

Quixotic Karger’s Reach for the Oval Office

Local resident Fred Karger’s quest to be taken seriously on the presidential campaign trail is examined in today’s Los Angeles Times. The story follows his double transformation from closeted political strategist to openly gay GOP presidential hopeful. Indy readers learned of his first personal campaign to save the Boom Boom Room gay bar in 2006. […]

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New Hotspots Burnish Laguna’s Dining Reputation

New Hotspots Burnish Laguna’s Dining Reputation

When it comes to dining, the odds are improving that your preferences in food or ambiance can be found on a Laguna Beach street corner thanks to the latest batch of newcomers to open their doors. “Laguna has a lot of destination restaurants, so we’re very lucky,” said Mayor Toni Iseman, who last week was […]