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A Brooks St. 4th: Party, Parade and Paddle Out

By Steve Cohn, Special to the Independent This year, over 500 people gathered on Brooks Street to participate in the neighborhood’s fifth annual gathering to commemorate Independence Day. Before the parade, a flag that flew over an American military installation in Iraq was...

Local Currents

Independence Takes a Village  “Laguna Beach is what other Southern California beach cities aspire to,” says tourist Shayne Moore. While admittedly biased to quote a friend about your own town, that doesn’t make what she says less true. Independence Day is a busy in Laguna Beach....

Fireworks Under Fire

For the first time, Laguna Beach must obtain a permit from the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board to ignite July 4th fireworks offshore. Partly due to a lawsuit filed in San Diego by the La Jolla-based Coast Law Group, municipal offshore fireworks celebrations in San Diego...