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Leaders Deserve Kudos for Adding Music Instruction

Editor, Thanks to all the hard work of Steve and Jennifer Baker, Superintendent Sherine Smith, the Laguna Beach school board and Schoolpower for enabling the children of the Laguna Beach Schools to finally learn about music in a serious way. The new program starts in the third...

Art for Kids

 Showcasing Next Generation Artists By Jennifer Baker, Special to the Independent   Several local Laguna Beach student artists supervised and even took part in hanging their works as part of the Festival of Arts’ Junior Art exhibit.  For 79 years the Festival has supported junior...

Symbolic Passage for Scouts

Over 20 Laguna Beach Girl Scouts participated in the 30th annual Girl Scout Golden Gate Bridging event in San Francisco earlier this month. These Junior Girl Scouts walked more than a mile across the Golden Gate Bridge to symbolize their bridging from the Junior to the Cadette...

Music Lover Honored as Top Educator

Laguna Beach resident Jennifer Baker was among 15 Orange County teachers honored for their exceptional instruction in the visual and performing arts at the Music and Arts Administrators’ annual gala in Costa Mesa. John Bedell, president of the O.C Board of Education,...