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Pedaling Through Paradise

Pedaling Through Paradise

Laguna Beach is one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. People from all over the world come to ride here. Magazine photographers come to do photo shoots and bike companies test their products here. If you want a great workout coupled with some of the best vistas earth has to […]

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Import a Bit of France this Summer

Import a Bit of France this Summer

Editor, Dear people of Laguna Beach. Are you interested in the French culture? You can become a short-term host family from July 1-21. This is an opportunity to experience another culture. The French participants are eager to know more about the life in California and will give you a taste of Paris, the Riviera, Brittany, […]

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Designer Models Sustainability for London Olympics

Designer Models Sustainability for London Olympics

  Laguna Beach architectural designer Phillipe Horvath will watch the outcome of the London Olympics closely. Rather than a podium, though, he’ll be eyeing how potential developers, industrialists and entrepreneurs respond to his scale model on display in the Olympic Village pavilion occupied by France’s national utility. Named TCORE, Horvath’s 238-foot module contains a kitchen […]

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Music to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival

Music to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent   Both amateur and professional musicians took to the streets of Laguna Beach this past Saturday, June 16, to celebrate the coming summer solstice as a part of the fifth annual Fête de la Musique, an internationally adopted tradition presented by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Throughout […]

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Fete Promises a Musical Free For All

Fete Promises a Musical Free For All

More than a score of musicians and singers will perform in a variety of genres and locations throughout downtown Laguna Beach during the Fête de la Musique on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 1 p.m. with an opening ceremony at the Main Beach cobblestones. The day-long festival of street music will include a number of […]

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Will Taylor Bonsey

Will Taylor Bonsey

Will Taylor Bonsey passed away on May 17, 2012. He lost his seven-year hard-fought battle with a neuro-immune disease. All those who knew Will, will remember him as the boy who never would sit on the sideline just watching. He was a doer who enthusiastically took on any challenge. Will believed there were no limits […]

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Sister City Group Considers a New Sibling

Sister City Group Considers a New Sibling

Thanks to a collaboration between Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and high school staff and French teacher Odile Dewar, 29 students and two chaperones put a personal face on a cultural exchange from our sister city Menton, France. “French isn’t just a class anymore,” said high school sophomore and French student Anya Miller at a […]

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Laguna Welcomes Menton Envoys

Laguna Welcomes Menton Envoys

The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association welcomes its first-ever student visit from Lycee’ Pierre Et Marie Curie High School in Menton, France, this Friday, Oct. 21.   The 30 French students visit their sister city and meet their counterparts at Laguna Beach High School, who they already know by conversing the last 18 months online […]