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You Too Can Be a (Silent) Star

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent The annual January “casting call” brought lots of folks from throughout Orange County to Laguna Beach over the past weekend. That was to “tryout” for a part in the “Pageant of the Masters,” where...

A Miracle in Mystic Hills

‘The Castle’ withstands a firestorm By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent Twenty years ago, Laguna Beach homeowner Lona Ingwerson lived in a Mystic Hills home visible above Main Beach dubbed “the castle.” When the October 1993 firestorm swept in from...

Look Who’s Behind the Wheel

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Indy   Even though Remona Carpenter lives in Cypress, she’s forged a close bond with many of Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival artists. In fact, the exhibitors know her so well, that one of them left her a love note recently in the...