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Praise for Article Describing the Push to Bury Utilities

Praise for Article Describing the Push to Bury Utilities

Editor, Thank you for your excellent article on undergrounding! (Crash Spurs Advocates of Below Ground Utilities,” July 26). As you may have found out from your own research, Edison actually does have a third transmission line coming into Laguna. City planner Steve May found this out from Edison. It’s very hard to see it from a car driving […]

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Speaker’s Corner: In Support of Council’s Entrance Decision

Speaker’s Corner: In Support of Council’s Entrance Decision

By Greg Vail I listened to a recent KX 93.5 interview of Councilmember Elizabeth Pearson regarding the village entrance project. The interview struck me less as a forum for community enlightenment and more of a platform for the interviewers to express their own opinions in the form of questions. Overall, it had a whiff of […]

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Street Beat 8/2/13

Street Beat 8/2/13

DUI Checkpoint Nets Two Two people were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving at a Laguna Beach police checkpoint on Friday, July 26, set up outside Three Arch Bay about 8 p.m. Altogether from 2,265 vehicles screened, seven other drivers were cited for driving unlicensed, three were arrested on other criminal charges and 12 issued […]

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Auto Thieves Target Porsches

Auto Thieves Target Porsches

About 40 Laguna Beach residents who own 1990’s era Porsches this week received a special delivery to their home from the police department: a crime alert bulletin suggesting that thieves are targeting their vehicles and how to avoid getting hit. Two late-model sports cars, each worth at least $50,000 and equipped with alarms, disappeared overnight […]

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Views from a Different Lens

Views from a Different Lens

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent Selling their work alongside 125 professional artists at this summer’s Art-A-Fair festival are two Orange County students, awarded with scholarships and the opportunity to exhibit by Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair Foundation. The first-time recipients, Jared Sislin of Dana Point and Amanda Criss of La Habra, each already have developed […]

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The Write Stuff 7/26/13

The Write Stuff 7/26/13

Laguna Books Welcomes UCI Writing Program Director Laguna Beach Books welcomes Ron Carlson, author of “Return to Oakpine” to the store on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Carlson will be answering questions and reading from his new work, a look at friendship, family, and the roads not taken between […]

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Relying on Cross-Country Kindness

Relying on Cross-Country Kindness

Harrison Milanian never got a chance to see the face of the railroad engineer, who stopped a 200-car train somewhere between Amarillo, Tex., and New Mexico to briefly step off the engine and leave an unexpected gift for him below the track’s embankment. “It blew my mind that he would risk his livelihood for a […]

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Predicting an Entrance Bailout

Predicting an Entrance Bailout

Editor, In reference to the proposed village entrance parking structure: In the Los Angeles Times on July 5 there is a report, “The O.C. Tollway needs to refinance debt,” which is about the tollway going deeper into debt to avoid bankruptcy.  The state Treasurer is backing the $2.2 billion new bond sale to avoid a […]

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Helped at Home, Student Goes On to Gallery Show

Helped at Home, Student Goes On to Gallery Show

Samantha Crane, a Laguna Beach High School 2009 graduate, continues on the path she began with encouragement and inspiration while enrolled in photo classes with former high school art teacher Peter Tiner. Crane, who continued as a studio arts major, concentrating in photography at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., recently shared her capstone […]

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Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Recycling and composting food scraps will keep trash collection fees low as well as lessen the amount of trash taken to overflowing landfills, according to the terms of a renewed 10-year, $43 million waste collection contract approved by the City Council on Tuesday. After nine years of providing the basic collection service removing curb-side discards […]

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Art Seen 7/19/13

Art Seen 7/19/13

Art-To-Go Offers Receptions, Hotel Prizes at Festival of Arts  The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is exhibiting its  Art-To-Go collection now through Aug. 31 at Tivoli Lane on the Festival grounds. The fund raising program, themed Little Pictures with a Purpose, features 100 originals available for purchase daily, while they last. Free reception events […]

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Sawdust’s Green Day Sprouts

Sawdust’s Green Day Sprouts

Providing an interactive and educational “green” themed day for guests, the Sawdust Art Festival will celebrate its sixth Green Day on Saturday, July 20. Sawdust artists, staff and local organizations will share simple ways of becoming more environmentally aware. Themed activities are planned for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in various locations around the grounds […]

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Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Bringing Music to the Boys and Girls Club This summer music is filling the halls and playgrounds at the Boys and Girls Club. For the first time music classes and concerts are being offered throughout the club’s nine-week summer program. Presented by Laguna Beach Live!, the concerts cover a wide range of styles -from the Flamenco […]

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Community Datebook 7/19/13

Community Datebook 7/19/13

Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts guest speaker and iSanctuary volunteer, Lynn Drury, describe the future for girls rescued from human trafficking on Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The church’s Women Walking group supports non profits which empower women to live full lives through education, micro-finance and prevention of gender-based violence. […]

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Greening Up the Wildlands

Greening Up the Wildlands

Editor, Michael Beanan’s Speaker’s Corner column (“A Natural Beauty,” July 12) suggesting that the hillsides of Laguna be watered with recycled water is a fabulous idea. It would not only beautify the city but would add a layer of fire protection that currently is lacking. I have seen nothing done in 42 years to prevent fires […]