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Sea of Abstraction

German artist Jenny Simon and Seattle-based duo Stallman craft textured pieces heavily influenced by the water. Section by Ashley Ryan   JENNY SIMON The Signature Gallery Home base: Grew up in Berlin, but has lived in Southern California for the past 14 years Background:...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014

You Too Can Be a (Silent) Star

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent The annual January “casting call” brought lots of folks from throughout Orange County to Laguna Beach over the past weekend. That was to “tryout” for a part in the “Pageant of the Masters,” where...

Fête de la Musique Rings in Summer

Street chanteuse April Walsh, an Irish-American lass with a French grandmother and several Gallic cousins, sings the lyrics of “La Vie En Rose” with a perfect French accent that will add a distinctive vibe spilling out of downtown Laguna Beach streets this Saturday, June 15....

Thalia Café’s Owners Turn in the Key

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Thalia Beach Café will close its doors for good after Monday, May 27. The dining establishment, which originally began as Mediterranean food stop Goko’s Cafe, is unable to meet the demands of a new lease with higher rent, say its owners. Goko,...

Students Treated to an Eye-Witness History Lesson

Two veterans that made a difference in the lives of others transported more than 400 Laguna Beach High School students, staff, and parents to post WWII Germany during a recent campus presentation. Retired Col. Gail S. Halvorsen became known as “The Berlin Candy Bomber” and “Uncle...