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Local Kicks Off Regatta

Local Kicks Off Regatta

Laguna Beach classical guitarist and private wealth manager Nicholas Yrizarry helped kick-off the 15th annual Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta on Sunday, June 10, by entertaining guests. The regatta benefits Dana Point’s Ocean Institute and is scheduled to start on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Jag Goes for a Spin in Car Show

Jag Goes for a Spin in Car Show

  By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach’s Tim Tunnell will be entering his classic 1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC in Dana Point’s Concours d’Elegance on June 24, where just last year Tunnell’s car earned the Elegance Award for a post-war sports car. The original owner of the car, Tunnell purchased the […]

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Village Matters: Who Started This Anyway?

Village Matters: Who Started This Anyway?

It’s complicated, but South Laguna has lost its power to vote on the running of the water district that the community established in the 1930s. Way back in 1910 when the Egan family homesteaded 40 acres where West Street and Paso del Sur is now, they managed to get water from a spring back up […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Local Author Sets Romance Novel in Her Hometown Dana Point author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Monarch Beach,” visits Laguna Beach Books on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. The debut novel is about a woman’s journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life. The main character spends the […]

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Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

The Gallery of Wearable Art, a defunct 10-year Laguna Beach shop, returns to its former roots to participate in the OC Philharmonic House of Design boutique, opening this week through May 21 in a hilltop South Laguna home. To tour the design house and meet designers, catch a free shuttle from  34111 Selva Rd., in […]

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Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

The Gallery of Wearable Art, a defunct 10-year Laguna Beach shop, returns to its former roots to participate in the OC Philharmonic House of Design boutique, opening this week through May 21 in a hilltop South Laguna home. To tour the design house and meet designers, catch a free shuttle from  34111 Selva Rd., in […]

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Sea Scouts Fear Missing the Boats

Sea Scouts Fear Missing the Boats

The Sea Scout program, which instills sailing and leadership skills in youth ages 12 to 18, has not ventured beyond Dana Point Harbor since February, anchored by a pending Coast Guard investigation.   Emotions are reaching a crescendo as many in the local boating community see the Coast Guard action as an unnecessary affront to […]

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El Morro Students Visit Ocean Institute

El Morro Students Visit Ocean Institute

Forty-two fifth graders from Laguna Beach’s El Morro Elementary enjoyed a marine mammal cruise from Dana Point’s Ocean Institute dock last week.   Two additional groups of El Morro students were treated this week as well. The students were funded by a donation from Hearts of Montage, an employee charity affiliated with Montage Laguna Beach. […]

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Cadet Navigates Passing the Baton

Cadet Navigates Passing the Baton

My wife’s daughter Breanna Hite returned to her alma mater recently to share her experiences and offer advice to Laguna Beach High School students who might be considering a Coast Guard career.   For the cadet, Hite’s turn at recruiting signified her own maturation and readiness to begin sharing the lessons that propelled her into […]

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Council Says No Puppy in the Window

Council Says No Puppy in the Window

Due to reported abuses at commercial dog breeding facilities, better known as “puppy mills,” the council this week joined the cities of Irvine and Dana Point by prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs.  No stores in the city currently sell pets. The number of pets exterminated at animal shelters from lack of adoption, […]

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Flag Football Organizes in South County

Flag Football Organizes in South County

Registration for True Youth Flag Football is open until March 26. The league will play at Dana Point’s RH Dana Elementary School. The league is open to all boys and girls ages 5-14 and all games will be played on Saturdays starting April 14. For more information, please see www.trueflagfootball.com.

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Navigating Towards a Mariner’s Prize

Navigating Towards a Mariner’s Prize

By Benjamin Bodart, Special to the Independent  Laguna Beach’s Liz Fletcher, 17, will soon achieve the prestigious rank of quartermaster in the Mariners Sea Scouts program. The quartermaster rank is comparable to the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts and requires a depth of knowledge about maritime activities as well as completion of a community […]

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Laguna Makes a Splash in Plate Sales

Laguna Makes a Splash in Plate Sales

    Laguna Beach won the three-way smack down against Dana Point and Santa Monica for which city would purchase the most whale tail license plates since the newly redesigned plate went on sale in August.   Mayors of the three coastal towns agreed to compete in the friendly six-week competition when asked by the […]

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Soldier Leaps Into in Special Company

Soldier Leaps Into in Special Company

Matthew B. Blain now stands amid a most select group whose members include statesmen and four-star general Colin Powell as well as rescuers who entered the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack. At a relative’s home in Laguna Beach last Saturday, former Army sergeant Blain was pinned with the Soldier’s Medal for heroism by […]

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Strong Home Sales Spur Expansion

Strong Home Sales Spur Expansion

Responding to a strong first quarter and betting on a resurgence of the luxury real estate market, Surterre Properties is expanding by opening a new office at Monarch Beach in Dana Point in June. Tom Iovenitti, a former Coldwell Banker president, was hired to head business development by Surterre and examine other in-state opportunities and […]