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A Miracle in Mystic Hills

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 Laguna Canyon, one arm of the fire climbed straight up the hills that hem […]

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The View’s Fine From Two Decades Away

The View’s Fine From Two Decades Away

It was a good mid-October day, all signs pointed to the sublime: blue skies, warm-enough water, glassy surf. In a little beach town trampled by summer tourists, it was finally a locals’ haven again. “It’s a good day,” Frank said. And a far cry from where he was standing 20 years ago. He was at […]

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Historical Society Recounts ‘93 Blaze

Historical Society Recounts ‘93 Blaze

The terrible Laguna Beach wildfire was 20 years ago, taking place on Oct. 27, 1993. This unsolved crime touched the lives of most all Lagunans. The Laguna Beach Historical Society program on the fire is set for Tuesday, Oct. 22, and will include photos and a report on the 1993 firestorm written by the Orange […]

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Perturbed Over Jet Exhaust

Perturbed Over Jet Exhaust

Editor, Maybe no one else in North Laguna, Mystic Hills, Temple Hills and Top of the World has noticed or cares, but the jet traffic over our neighborhoods is steadily increasing along with the noise and air pollution in the form of fine particles of unburned carbon (soot) that spews unseen from the jet’s engines […]

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Pet Owners Take Heed

Pet Owners Take Heed

Editor, Laguna Beach and its environs have long had a coyote problem, but until this morning I didn’t truly believe my pets were at risk. If this letter can serve as a wake-up call for even one unsuspecting or doubting pet owner, it will have been worth writing. Yesterday (Memorial Day) at 8 a.m., my […]

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Dave Gibbs

Dave Gibbs

July 14, 1938 – March 27, 2013   David Rodney Gibbs lost his battle with cancer on March 27. Gibbs was an old- school “Lagunan” who left the malt shops and hot rods of ‘50s-era Santa Ana for the surfing and beach lifestyle of 1966 Laguna. Gibbs cherished Laguna, believing that coming here was the […]