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Standing on Their Own Feet

Standing on Their Own Feet

Yoga instructors Christy Miele and Niki Smart know the powerful part yoga plays in helping at-risk Orange County teenagers attain much-needed mind-body peace. Through yoga sessions for Community Service Programs’ (CSP) Laguna Beach Youth Shelter residents, these ladies have provided mental and physical relief to thousands of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth that have […]

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The More-ing of Laguna Beach

The More-ing of Laguna Beach

By Niki Smart   I’m counting the year 2012 among my best. I don’t live in a mansion or even a modest condo on the “inland” side of town. I live in a 250- square-foot studio I lovingly refer to as my shoebox of joy. The reason I can live in this tiny space without […]

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A Personal Memoir Reflects South Africa’s Chaos

A Personal Memoir Reflects South Africa’s Chaos

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Niki Smart is living, thriving proof that transformation is possible and that a horrendous childhood can be overcome. Molested by her grandfather at 9, drinking by 12, having sex at 13, all the while living with a bizarre, scandalous, mentally ill mother incapable of mothering, Smart plunged […]

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Gallerist Exhibits Miami Artist

Gallerist Exhibits Miami Artist

William DeBilzan returns to his Laguna Beach gallery and welcomes Miami artist Miguel Paredes, whose work will be exhibited through July 29. Please join the artists for a night of art, music and cocktails on Friday, July 20, from 7-10 p.m. at 224 Forest Ave. Niki Smart will perform from 8-9 p.m.   More info […]