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Personnel File 8/30/13

Personnel File 8/30/13

    Local Choir Director Earns National Post   Linda White, director of chancel and bell choirs at Laguna Presbyterian Church, was installed as president of the National Association of Church Musicians in July.             Local Attorney Earns Accolades Laguna Beach attorney Robert K. Sall was named to the 20th […]

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Obituary: Douglas Greene

Obituary: Douglas Greene

Linguist, athlete, world traveler, Army intelligence officer and witness to civil rights history: this is but a partial description of Douglas Walker Greene, who died at 74 from complications of primary progressive aphasia on July 23 at his Laguna Beach home. Doug was born to Earl and Alice Greene on Dec. 13, 1938 in Ishpeming, […]

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Lifeguards Place First in Regional Competition

Lifeguards Place First in Regional Competition

Twenty Laguna Beach lifeguards participated in the California Surf Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition on Saturday, July 27, in Newport Beach. Led by team captain Gina Nourmohamadian, the four-woman, 16-man Laguna Beach team finished first place in its division, placing third overall, outscoring the fourth place team Newport Beach two to one. Some highlights include: […]

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Grieving for a 'Best Buddy'

Grieving for a ‘Best Buddy’

As members of the Laguna Beach community join Penguin Cafe owners Sabrina and Michael McMurray at a memorial today for their son, William, another young boy copes with the passing of his best friend and partner in all things Pokemon. “I will never forget you and will cherish every moment I did have,” wrote Taylor […]

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Effort Surfaces to Reverse Entrance Vote

Effort Surfaces to Reverse Entrance Vote

A proposed referendum to allow Laguna Beach residents to vote on the controversial $43 million downtown village entrance project has missed the election code deadline, according to the city attorney. Local resident Paul Merritt disclosed his intention to circulate petitions in support of a proposed ballot initiative entitled “Let Laguna Vote” at Tuesday’s City Council […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Summer’s Harvest Wall Street traders make up for the lack of holidays in August by taking vacations, usually after the middle of the month. Trading volume dips, sometimes exaggerating market swings and clouding identification of sector trends. Despite this choppy behavior, August is actually the most stable month overall, having notched an average 0.08% gain […]

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Street Beat 8/9/13

Street Beat 8/9/13

Driver Ricardo Berge, 18, of Huntington Beach, was treated for his injuries as well as arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving after rolling his vehicle late Tuesday, Aug. 5, Laguna Beach police said. His female passenger, also 18 and from Huntington, suffered a fractured pelvis in the accident in which the vehicle came to […]

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Exemplary Table Manners

Exemplary Table Manners

Editor, I came across the mountains from Bermuda Dunes last Thursday, July 25, to see the “Pageant of the Masters.” My friend and I purchased food before the show and proceeded to look for a table “on the green” to sit and dine. It was packed with the jazz/picnickers group.  We navigated the whole course seeing […]

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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 […]