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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 […]

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Dumping eWaste in Newport

Dumping eWaste in Newport

Surterre Properties invites all to a free dumping of old and unused computer, printer, fax machine, and telephone hardware as well as paper shredding at their headquarters at 1400 Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No forms are necessary and guests will not have to […]

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An Example of Criminal Self-Interest

An Example of Criminal Self-Interest

Editor, Penn State officials lost sight of the fundamental reason for the existence of the higher education system, to educate, when they stonewalled the Sandusky crimes. They didn’t want to bite off the hand that was feeding them — a winning football program. It was a big business and a terrible business decision was made. […]

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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 […]

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Surviving a Power Outage

Surviving a Power Outage

By Sam DiGiovanna   This is the time of year when it is important to prepare for power outages, which can occur from a simple malfunction in the system, human error or a traffic accident involving a power pole. A heat wave may prompt utility companies to ease pressure on their grid by issuing “rolling […]

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Lots to Dislike on the Left, Too

Lots to Dislike on the Left, Too

Editor, When I read the opening line of Michael Ray’s column (“Who Got Worked?”) in the July 6 edition that stated “Republicans are great haters,” I felt there should be a counter point. There is a spiritual axiom that goes – you spot it, you got it. In my humble opinion, liberals are great haters. […]

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Integrating Innovation in the Classroom

Integrating Innovation in the Classroom

Top of the World Elementary’s second-grade teacher Linda Barker finds that her student’s knowledge of technology  advances with every school year. Barker recognized this knowledge as an opportunity and introduced the iPod touch to personalize student learning. “Students are already adept at using smart phone technology and they have a natural connection to small, hand-held […]

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Vogue Salon Partners with the Friendship Shelter

Vogue Salon Partners with the Friendship Shelter

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Stop the Madness at City Hall

Stop the Madness at City Hall

Editor, I am writing with what I think is a viable way to stop some of the madness at city hall.  Our “public servants” working on our dime at city hall harass and abuse the good citizens of our city every time we want to improve our homes or property.  Our applications generate fees and […]

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Mothering Heights

Mothering Heights

Getting It Right   Mea culpa. I want to apologize for the title of my column, GROMs Be Gone. It was not my intention to say that skateboarding should be banned from Laguna Beach. For those of you that don’t know me well, I spent the last year fighting breast cancer. I rarely read a […]