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  Canine Christmas At Heisler Park

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 delicacy. Rick, the originator of […]

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Palette Competition Winner

Palette Competition Winner

The only pallet selected in this year’s Holiday Palette Competition was a design made by Sean Tiner based on a photograph he took in Heisler Park. “I wanted to make the sunset color surreal and abstract to reflect the holiday cheer of the season,” Tiner explained. In its 47th year the invitational competition is judged […]

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New Venue Opens Views Artists Never See

New Venue Opens Views Artists Never See

After spending the last 25 years painting all over the country, plein air painter Gavin Brooks moved to Laguna Beach earlier this year from Owings Mills, Md. She describes the town as ground zero for today’s generation of plein air painters, an art colony with an art legacy that few other in the U.S. can […]

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Thoughtless Dog Owners Spoil a Public Park

Thoughtless Dog Owners Spoil a Public Park

Editor, Taking a walk on an otherwise neat and clean Main Beach and Heisler Park, one notices dog poo at every few steps left by irresponsible dog owners who go for very early morning walks and never pick up after their pet. In Heisler Park kids play and roll over on grassy knolls unaware of this […]

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Fourth of July Limelight

Fourth of July Limelight

Fourth of July Fun in South Laguna About 50 people gathered for South Laguna’s eighth annual Fourth of July Parade last week where families and friends whooped it up the old-fashioned way. From tossing eggs and water balloons to bobbing for apples and face painting, a good time was had by all!       […]

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Gearing Up for 4th Festivities

Gearing Up for 4th Festivities

By Sara Vandegrift, Special to the Independent   When a flame touches the tip a sparkler, the combined fuel of charcoal and sulfur ignite. Nitrates and chlorates react, resulting in salts that give the hand-held pyrotechnic its color and create the shooting sparks Fourth of July patrons know well. But just as these chemical reactions […]

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LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

The Laguna Beach High School Alumni Association is inviting alumni from all classes to their annual all class picnic Saturday, May 4 at the ocean front picnic tables of Heisler Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Class of 1953 is kicking off their reunion weekend at the picnic. The alumni association’s missions are to […]

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Marine Center Overrun with Starving Sea Lion Pups

Marine Center Overrun with Starving Sea Lion Pups

Last weekend, three sick sea lion pups came up on the shore and rocks below Laguna Beach’s Heisler Park and a dog that had broken free of its owner’s leash attacked another near the Treasure Island tide pools below the Montage resort.  The injured young sea lion later died due to the inflicted wounds, according […]

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Paint Out Schedule of Events

Paint Out Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 14 Quick Draw Paint Out, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Heisler Park. Open to the public for viewing. Meet and greet reception with artists follows, 1-2 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission and complimentary beverages. Quick Draw Silent Auction, 2-3 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission.   Monday, Oct. 15 Kids’ Paint Out, 10 a.m.-1 […]

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Putting on the White to Aid Pets

Putting on the White to Aid Pets

Thirty-two couples competed in a Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club tournament in Heisler Park, a fundraiser for Mission Viejo’s Pet Rescue Center. The recent event featured tutorials and coaching by the clubs volunteer staff, three spirited elimination rounds, a competition for best hat, food and drink and a raffle, all to raise awareness and funds […]

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Democrats Fire Up for Obama

Democrats Fire Up for Obama

All are welcome at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club’s beach barbeque on Wednesday, June 13, a warm up for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. At the picnic, learn the latest information on Democratic candidates and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming November election. Volunteers can sign up to work in the new headquarters, register voters, call […]

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Sunset Serenades, Shakespeare’s Fool Frolic by the Seashore

Sunset Serenades, Shakespeare’s Fool Frolic by the Seashore

Al fresco summer performances of Shakespeare plays finally arrive in Laguna next month. British-born rocker Jason Feddy and actor John Gardiner, both Laguna locals, will expand on “Shakespeare’s Fool,” the off-beat and wildly successful production of the Bard’s sonnets and plays set to music in Friday evening shows in the Heisler Park amphitheater. In its […]

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A Long-Lived Tree

A Long-Lived Tree

Editor, In the March 16 Indy Letters to the Editor, one caught my eye.   Concern about the iconic paper bark tree in Heisler Park possibly dying.   That tree may be 80 old. As a child my friend and I used to play house with our dolls in the very tree back in 1945 […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Extended Hours for Whaling Wall Exhibit   During the final week of Wolfbat Shamans and the Whale of Gratitude exhibit, AR4T Gallery will extend its hours until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.   In addition, the gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, will remain open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, […]

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Missing the Tree for the Forest

Missing the Tree for the Forest

Editor,   This tree in Heisler Park is dying right in front of our eyes.  Can the city provide some protection to this local beauty?   Jill Goldman, Laguna Beach