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Merritt Defender Takes a Stand

Merritt Defender Takes a Stand

Editor, The campaign for the Laguna Beach City Council is in full swing and I have serious concerns. I’m concerned that citizen groups and candidates haven’t come together for civil debate about issues that affect all. A steady climb of pedestrian injuries and death for innocent Lagunans. Overdevelopment of Laguna Canyon’s diminishing rural areas. Marine […]

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Taking the Less-Traveled Academic Road

Taking the Less-Traveled Academic Road

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Last summer, Dean Hodes went with his uncle, a medical doctor in Ethiopia, on his rounds at Mother Teresa’s Orphanage for destitute children in Addis Ababa, the African country’s capital city. The young Hodes fed, played with and started teaching “Simon Says” to a few 7- and 8-year-old blind […]

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Iseman Is Ready to Keep Serving

Iseman Is Ready to Keep Serving

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Toni Iseman taught junior high and high school classes for 12 years before switching from teaching to counseling and discovering a preference for working with students one-on-one. That penchant now informs her approach as an elected member of the Laguna Beach City Council. “I’m always concerned about the individual,” […]

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Top Dance Crew Show Off Their Moves

Top Dance Crew Show Off Their Moves

A high-energy master class taught by Brian Hirano and Aris Paracuelles of Quest Crew will be offered on Saturday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sage Hill School’s Studio, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast. Intermediate and advanced dancers age 12 and older are welcome. The fee for the class is $25 for […]

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Garden Park Supports Multi-Use

Garden Park Supports Multi-Use

Editor, I would like to clarify two points made by Mr. Hills in an article (“Collision Over Preservation and Property Rights,” June 19). Regarding “investing tax dollars” in allocating funds toward the purchase of a permanent site for the South Laguna Community Garden Park:  Rather than “tax dollars” the funds came to city coffers as […]

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Enrollment Jumps for Pre-kindergarten Class

Enrollment Jumps for Pre-kindergarten Class

  The kindergarten prep class at El Morro Elementary School is opening up to more 5-year-olds and enrollment has soared four-fold for next fall. If a child’s fifth birthday falls on or after Sept. 2, parents can now enroll them in a preparatory kindergarten class, a relatively new state-mandated program intended to improve children’s readiness […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Parents to Meet New Principal The Top of the World Elementary community is invited to meet the school’s new principal, Michael Conlon, at 6 p.m. Monday, June 2. Conlon, a local resident, was appointed last month. He starts on the job in August. Classes Introduce Art to Children Imagine Wisdom Education offers a free art […]

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Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

With $180,000 earmarked for new classes and $25,000 for an early-morning bus service, a $46.8 million budget received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Laguna Beach school district board. The 7.3 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget of $43.6 million is due to rising property taxes, the district’s primary revenue source, according to fiscal services director […]

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Take a Spin at a New Fitness Studio

Take a Spin at a New Fitness Studio

Cyd Swerdlow announces the opening of Popcycle 2.0 this month at 610 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. The studio design is intended to optimize the health and well-being of its employees and clients with evidence-based design. Popcycle will offer classes six days per week taught by Laguna local Stephanie Chapel and Tracey Bauer. The studio […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Student Ceramicists Earn Recognition Laguna Beach eighth-grader Michael Tanaka was recognized at a national   ceramic exhibition in Wisconsin in March alongside three other Orange County youngsters, all students of Festival of Arts’ workshops. Festival of Arts ceramic instructor Monica Dunham was selected to receive a teacher award that honors the late American ceramicist Daniel Rhodes. […]

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Learn How to Stop a Thief

Learn How to Stop a Thief

A crime prevention specialist, Nickie Hernandez, will lead a Chamber of Commerce workshop Tuesday, June 3, on identifying counterfeit credit cards, whose use locally has risen 10 percent in 2013. The 8:30 a.m. workshop takes place at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd. RSVP to 949 494-1018. Tickets are $15-$25 and include […]

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Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Two dance pros will share insider secrets and teach a variety of dance stylesSaturday, May 10, at a pair of classes for dancers of all ages presented by Laguna Dance Festival. The classes will be taught by dancer and choreographer Darrien Henning and Lisa Jay, dance director at Laguna Beach High School and a seasoned […]

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Kids’ Culture

Kids’ Culture

Oz and Ahhs at Imagination Celebration As part of Orange County’s 29th Imagination Celebration, the Arts & Learning Conservatory of Santa Ana will offer local children free tickets to their production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Segerstrom High School Theatre, 2301 W. MacArthur, Santa Ana, on April 24-26. The conservatory offers kids 5-18 instruction […]

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Summer School Schedule Set

Summer School Schedule Set

Summer School will be offered weekdays in grades 1-8 beginning June 23 to July 18 at Top of the World Elementary. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m. They include remediation courses and English language support, both for students entering grades 1 – 5 For students in grades 6-8, courses available include […]

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Work-Out Addict Sweats to Educate Girls

Work-Out Addict Sweats to Educate Girls

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Five mornings a week, promptly at 8 a.m., Carl Brown, lean and focused, begins his yoga class beneath whatever sky the day has brought in the public park north of Laguna Beach’s Montage resort. For more than seven years, the former communications executive has led free or donation-based […]