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Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

The former hosts of Dime Stories, local residents Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, invite writers to an expanded open mic experience where they can read or perform original, three-minute stories, poems or songs Sunday, June 8.The readings will take place at Laguna Beach Books,...

Canine Christmas At Heisler Park

Stroll along the glorious bluffs of Heisler Park in North Laguna around seven in the morning and you’ll eventually find a small pack of dog treat donors and their pups huddled together.  Most of the dogs sit patiently, but for one that snaps hungrily at every offering of a doggie...

What the Four-Footed Can Teach Us

By Ed Kaufman   Stroll any morning along the glorious bluffs of Heisler Park in North Laguna around 6:45 and you’ll invariably find a small pack of dog-treat donors and their pups huddled together, barely letting passers-by by. Most of the dogs sit patiently waiting for...

DimeStories Opens a New Chapter

DimeStories, the opportunity for writers to read aloud three-minutes of original work, changes locations beginning this Sunday, Sept. 9, to Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd Everyone is welcome, including those who haven’t prepared a reading. Those who do wish to...

Guest Column: A Wordsmith’s Last Story

An excited buzz came to Dime Stories in the fall of 2011.  Cindy Frazier was coming and she was actually reading! Frazier had been the city editor of the Coastline Pilot for six years and was one of the most influential journalistic voices in Laguna Beach as well as a published...

Author’s Travel Memoir Detours Unexpectedly

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Ed Kaufman and his family don’t really go on vacations. Instead, they take global adventures that have allowed each of them to expand individually while forming connections with a diverse array of indigenous people and to each other...

Author’s Travel Memoir Detours Unexpectedly

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Ed Kaufman and his family don’t really go on vacations. Instead, they take global adventures that have allowed each of them to expand individually while forming connections with a diverse array of indigenous people and to each other...