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Local Earns Athlete of the Week

By Joe Kelleher, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach’s Emily Moore, who attended St. Margaret’s Episcopal School and graduated in 2012, is making headlines as a star sophomore on the New York University women’s volleyball team. Moore, who is the starting setter...

Living Well Without Gluten

By Gini Warner   I learned about the ill effects of gluten through my own experience.  As I child, I was often sick and was misdiagnosed by doctor after doctor.  It wasn’t until my early 30s that I discovered the culprit was gluten all along. I put myself on a gluten-free...

Author Sprints for Literacy

Laguna Beach resident Dennis Yang, who has written over 110 children stories under the pen name Papa Didos, finished a 3,281-mile cross-country journey last year where he gave away books to children along the way. He’s returned to the road, this time making a local pit stop at...

Recalling Sept. 11

Editor:   I remember the phone ringing just after 7 a.m.  It was a friend telling me to turn on the TV.  My wife, our 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter couldn’t believe I was watching television at that hour.  Once it became clear what was happening, all semblance...