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Unusual Shopping Experiences

Unusual Shopping Experiences

Holiday Boutique Offers a Shoppers’ Respite This year’s Laguna Beach High School Holiday Boutique offers an alternative to the usual holiday shopping stampede on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBHS North Gym, 625 Park Ave. Admission is free. One may enjoy gourmet soup and fresh-baked bread furnished by Ladle, […]

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The Case for Measure CC

The Case for Measure CC

Editor, While I have read and heard reasonable arguments on both sides of Measure CC, surprisingly I have not heard anyone state the simple fact that this is a good time to be a buyer. We all know it is a tough economy right now, not such a good time to be a seller, and […]

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Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Editor, Re: “Kelly Boyd Signals His Support,” Letters, Oct. 5. Who is this Whalen person with the whale on his sign I see around town? Is he trying to get us to think he’s Wyland? Does he realize that whalers kill whales?  He was on the Planning Commission? The same Planning Commission that let the South […]

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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

By Kimberly O’Brien- Young Few moments in life fill you with such pride and love that one feels compelled to write it down, but I have had such an experience. I am blessed by three incredible sons. My journey as a mother began 13 years ago with the oldest, fraternal twins Jake and Sam. But […]

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Promising Swells for Skim Contest

Promising Swells for Skim Contest

The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150 competitors ages 4 and up are expected to  compete. The contest […]

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Turning Off the Tap

Turning Off the Tap

Editor, Thank you, citizens of Laguna Beach.  We are making remarkable progress in lowering our use of acre feet of water. We know, however, that we can do more to reduce water consumption. Thanks to the Laguna Beach Water District and other organizations in Laguna Beach who promote a sustainable planet earth, we are experiencing […]

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Connecting to Africa

Connecting to Africa

Several individuals from the non-profit organization Direct Connections to Africa will speak about the work being done in disadvantaged African countries on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd. Founder and Laguna Beach resident Mary Ellen Carter will be on hand to discuss opportunities to […]

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A Critic on Several Fronts

A Critic on Several Fronts

Editor, I mentioned to a lady that the Laguna Beach City Council had approved $250,000 for a “play lot” at the north end of Main Beach Park and  $8 million for a much-needed new life guard headquarters at the north end of Main Beach park and her response was “bandits.” The confiscation of skateboards by our […]

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Wisdom Workout: Right Use of Humor

Wisdom Workout: Right Use of Humor

As August ends and September begins, my head is spinning with all that is clamoring for my attention. As a small example, my mother is turning 90 on Sept. 7 and is in a nursing home in Houston. She has a sketchy grasp of where she is or whether I am her daughter, her sister, […]

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Pocket Park Gateway Opened

Pocket Park Gateway Opened

Landscape architect Robert Borthwick, Mayor Jane Egly, center, and Council member Verna Rollinger were on hand last Thursday to cut the ribbon on the city’s newest pocket park on Park Avenue, a gateway to trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

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Laguna Misses Another Opportunity

Laguna Misses Another Opportunity

In April 2010 the Complete Streets Task Force identified sources of grant funding for building street infrastructure in Laguna Beach and delivered them to the City Council. Identifying funding is the fifth phase of a five-step program to implement Complete Streets policy. It identifies federal funding for civic projects such as bike-lanes, pedestrian zones and transit […]

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Skim Board Thieves Flee on Trolley

Skim Board Thieves Flee on Trolley

Four teens that ran out of Laguna Beach’s Rip Curl Surf Center with two, $449 skim boards last Monday made their getaway on the city’s free summer trolley, which stops feet away from the store. The kids never got the chance to throw down the boards though they did get as far as Dana Point’s […]

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Butterflies to Flutter Under the Sycamores

Butterflies to Flutter Under the Sycamores

OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation invite all to join them on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 12 – 4 p.m. for the next installment of the educational series “Under the Sycamores” at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.  Butterfly experts will be on hand to introduce and educate participants about monarch butterflies at the […]

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The Queen of Textile Pandemonium

The Queen of Textile Pandemonium

By Tracy Middleton, Special to the Independent   “Low Clouds and Fog Along the Coast” may sound like a typical Laguna Beach weather report. In this case, it’s the title of a work of art you’d want to snuggle up with on a June-gloomy day. Nancy Gasparotti, a Laguna resident and retired software engineer, conveys […]

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Students Experience Art in Festival Field Trip

Students Experience Art in Festival Field Trip

The Sawdust Art Festival hosts two groups of students from Project Access’s Family Resource Center and Warwick Square Apartments, low-income housing units in Santa Ana, to participate in a ceramics class on the festival grounds. The 10 students between the ages of 8-12 returned this week to participate to glaze their ceramic clay masks in […]