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Getting Out

Getting Out

Weekend Concerts Benefit Local Skimboarder Guitarist Eric Henderson with special guests Steve Wood, Beth Fitchet and Bob Hawkins, will perform two concerts in Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The concert will benefit Henderson’s brother, […]

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Former Cigar Maker, Turns Captain of Commerce

Former Cigar Maker, Turns Captain of Commerce

A 1921 biographical sketch on the Jahraus family, now in its fifth-generation locally. Linda Jahruas described her family history at a Heritage Month event last week. Part 2   Among Elmer Ellsworth Jahraus’ many other activities, he is president of the Chamber of Commerce, vice-president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Orange County, one […]

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A 1921 Biography Profiles a Founding Laguna Family

A 1921 Biography Profiles a Founding Laguna Family

As part of Heritage Month activities, Linda Jahraus will describe her family’s early influence on the town at a 7:30 p.m. Historical Society presentation Tuesday, May 10, in City Hall’s Council Chambers. She has recently published a book on her family history, which spans the downtown lumberyard’s birth in 1914 when its founder, E.E. Jahruas, […]

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Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

May 12, 1919-April 21, 2011 Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Eva Schweitzer spent most of her life in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. She was beautiful, gracious and accepting of all.  She enjoyed books, Scrabble, music, her strong Jewish heritage and especially her family. Predeceased by her beloved husbands Hyman Weitzman and Sam Schweitzer, she is […]

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Take the Train to the Games

Take the Train to the Games

Baseball fans can save time and money by taking Metrolink trains to Angels Stadium this season. Metrolink and the Orange County Transportation Authority have teamed up to offer special weeknight roundtrip train service to and from Angels’ games from Los Angeles Union Station and the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station. Roundtrip tickets for the special train […]

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Bailout At Mach 1.05

Bailout At Mach 1.05

An aviation first occurs just off Laguna’s coast By Christopher J. Lynch | Special to the Independent Photos courtesy of the Boeing Historical Society   George Franklin Smith never knew he would be flying into aviation’s history book that fateful day of Feb. 26, 1955. The Manhattan Beach resident and North American Aviation test pilot […]

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Relishing a Musical Treat

Relishing a Musical Treat

Editor, Our small city was fortunate to have world-class musicians in residence this past week, playing challenging, beautiful, and mysterious music. The Laguna Beach Music Festival brought the string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, together with some very special guests from Iran, Japan, and Los Angeles to our schools, theaters, and in private homes for some incredible, […]

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Youth Polo Players Place 2nd

Youth Polo Players Place 2nd

Laguna’s 14 and under boys water polo team captured the silver medal at the annual Winterfest tournament featuring the state’s top water polo teams. This past weekend, Laguna entered the 14 and under boys in the AA division, which featured 16 teams. Laguna boys came out strong and handed Los Angeles-based Foothill Water Polo Club […]

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Sober Pairs With Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit

Sober Pairs With Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit

The much anticipated California Biennial exhibition by the Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art justified its build-up. The 150 works now on display are thought-provoking without being overwhelming. Instead, works that include painting, sculpture, photography, installation, installation hybrids and even video (for those with time), offer whimsy, humor and the inevitable doses of psychic self-examination. […]

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Star Studded ‘Stories of Home’ Benefits Homeless

Star Studded ‘Stories of Home’ Benefits Homeless

Combine the power of the written word with the immediacy of an actor’s visceral, live interpretation, and the result is a performance that literally brings a story to life. The experience, of last Sunday’s WordTheatre production “Stories of Home” was thrilling. “You get a lot more than saying lines, you get to tell the whole […]

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OCTA Dilemma: Cost vs. Accountability

OCTA Dilemma: Cost vs. Accountability

Editor, O.C. County Supervisor John Moorlach should resign from the Orange County Transit Authority board of directors. He does not represent the millions of citizens who ride the big OCTA buses, Access buses and Metrolink trains operated by OCTA. The driver who texted numerous times before his Metrolink train crashed and killed 20 plus people […]