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Tag: "Melissa Sciacca"

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Whale Gives Rescuers the Slip

Whale Gives Rescuers the Slip

By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Rescuers, forced by nightfall to quit efforts to cut lines entangling a whale spotted near Laguna Beach on Tuesday, were unsuccessful in locating the 40-foot gray again by Thursday. The animal was last seen heading west into deeper and potentially more dangerous waters for rescue crews. It […]

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Advice Offered to Flood Victims

Advice Offered to Flood Victims

Local flood victims are invited to meet Tuesday, Jan. 25, with several local professionals who will offer tips and assistance at the Susi Q Senior Center. Insurance broker John Campbell Insurance will offer tips on discussing claims with insurers; Wells Fargo banker Chad Hinton will have information for business and personal loans; and attorney Larry […]

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An Angel Visits Sea Mammal Rescue Center

An Angel Visits Sea Mammal Rescue Center

An anonymous animal lover stopped on Christmas Eve at Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center and stuffed a pile of bills eventually amounting to $5,700 into the hands of a surprised volunteer.  “I was so taken back by her generosity that tears started flowing down my face and I gave her a big hug and […]