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Only Public Outcry Can Reverse Spent Fuel Plans

Editor, Last October in a letter to the Indy, “Without Oversight for Spent Fuel,” I explained the just revealed SCE plans to leave 1,632 tons of deadly spent fuel at San Onofre until the federal government came to take it away. In that year of meetings, policies have not...

Edison Will Close San Onofre

Southern California Edison announced Friday it will permanently close the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which has been shut for more than a year. “We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our...

Gang Members Arrested in Home-Invasion Robbery

Two men who are reputed members of a notorious South Los Angeles street gang were arrested for suspicion of armed robbery in the pistol-whipping last October of occupants of a Laguna Beach home, Laguna Beach police announced Tuesday. Tyrone Lamont Beasley, 21, was arrested at a...

Moonlighting Cop Convicted in Hotel Thefts

A Los Angeles Police Department officer moonlighting as a security guard was convicted and sentenced on Monday, July 30, for stealing from the Laguna Beach luxury hotel where he worked. Jeffry Paul Quinton, 47, Anaheim Hills, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to an...

Artist ‘Blooms’ After Anorexia Treatment

By Roberta Nichols, Special to the Independent   Where her art was once flat and one dimensional, recovering anorexic Nansea Williams returns to Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Art Festival this summer with three-dimensional work, a visual expression of how much her life has changed....