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Ready for Summer’s Upbeat

Ready for Summer’s Upbeat

Editor: Is it me or a sign of the times?  Between the state’s drought, a massive fruit recall and all the Ebola virus stories, I’m ready to lock myself indoors for the next six months. California is 100 percent in drought.  The broken water main that flooded UCLA last week with 20 million gallons of […]

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Say No to Car Deaths

Say No to Car Deaths

Editor, How lovely to drive along the Coast Highway, rays of sun painting the waves, shimmering, the white crests pounding onto the sand. If you are fortunate you may even see a formation of pelicans, gliding on the air, inches above the sea. Their instinct guides them to a safe place. They are unlike us… […]

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Crazy for Cronuts

Crazy for Cronuts

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the locals who are regulars at South Swell Donuts, a new treat sits in the glass case at the front of the store. If you want to be sure to get one, call ahead and the owner will reserve one for you. A cross between a donut […]

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Bank Averts City Hall Theft

Bank Averts City Hall Theft

It turns out that stealing from City Hall isn’t all that easy, but someone has been trying anyway. In recent weeks, Bank of America has rejected nine counterfeit checks made out to different individuals attempting to cumulatively withdraw $9,997.93 from the city’s bank account, police and city officials say. The phony payroll checks with the […]

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Thurston Debuts New Show

Thurston Debuts New Show

Thurston Middle School’s student actors will be performing “Up The Down Staircase” a look at student life in a New York City public school, which began this week.   Remaining performances are at 4 p.m. Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. with an additional 7:30 p.m. performance on March 3.   Tickets are available […]

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Thurston Debuts New Theater Show

Thurston Debuts New Theater Show

Thurston Middle School’s student actors will be performing “Up The Down Staircase” a look at student life in a New York City public school, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 29.   The shows Feb. 29-March 3 begin at 4 p.m. with an additional 7:30 p.m. performance on March 3.   Tickets are available at the door. Students, […]