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Get Over It

Get Over It

     Have you ever tried to water a garden with a leaking hose? The more little holes in the line, the more leakage and less water pressure out of the nozzle. Harboring resentment from past or present slights and disappointments has the same effect on our energy levels. None of us live in a […]

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Volunteers Aid Sea Lion Rescuers

Volunteers Aid Sea Lion Rescuers

Several El Toro High students helped rescuers from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center extract a malnourished sea lion pup from the rocks at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach this past Saturday. “The El Toro students were a huge help to us in transporting the pup back over the rocks,” said Debbie MacCarter, the center’s development […]

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Save Laguna, Again!

Save Laguna, Again!

Editor, In regards to our town, what’s happening to Laguna? Aren’t we supposed to be different, than the rest of Orange County? Seems to me, we are slowly becoming like Newport Beach, big houses and more flashy cars. I love Laguna, always will. However, the way, I see Laguna! New residents vs. Old residents. Change […]

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Thieves Raid Post Office Boxes

Thieves Raid Post Office Boxes

About 15 post office boxes in the downtown branch were pried open or attempted to be pried open sometime during the past weekend, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Possible losses are unclear as “there is no way to know what may have been in the boxes,” she said A tractor-trailer rig collided and plowed a parked […]

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Monday, Jan. 20

Monday, Jan. 20

  Vehicle burglary. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:59 p.m. A window was smashed and a purse hidden under the seat was stolen from inside a locked vehicle. The purse and its contents was valued at $100. Disturbance. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:16 p.m. Police will investigate a conflict that escalated into […]

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Updated: Passenger Dies in Four-Car Pile-Up

Updated: Passenger Dies in Four-Car Pile-Up

An Irvine man died and six other people were injured in a four-car collision in Laguna Beach that resulted in the closure of a section of North Coast Highway in both directions for 10 hours on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police. The victims, whose injuries ranged from complaints of pain to severe trauma as […]

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Embracing the Technology in a Child’s World

Embracing the Technology in a Child’s World

By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Technology is changing so fast it’s almost impossible for parents to monitor.  In the past, parents knew the world in which their children were growing up and could guide and protect them accordingly.  This is no longer possible as the landscape changes almost daily.  Parents are left stumbling […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

Monday, Jan. 13 Property. 100 block of Coast Hwy. 10:43 a.m. Schwinn Clearcreek with basket was cut from the handicap ramp. Traffic stop. 100 block of Coast hwy. 11:34 p.m. A 41-year-old Mission Viejo woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Traffic hazard. 400 block of Ocean Ave. 12:01 […]

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Schooling Civilians for Emergencies

Schooling Civilians for Emergencies

The police department is offering free training for people who live or work in Laguna Beach and are interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team, volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. Training will begin on Wednesday, March 19 and concludes with an exercise drill. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from […]

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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street. “When it comes to electronic toys and all […]

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Embrace ’14 as Your Own Child

Embrace ’14 as Your Own Child

Let’s take a moment to formally welcome 2014. The birthing process is over and we’ve brought the new baby home. If you listen closely, you might notice that your mind may be rehearsing its New Year speech. It goes something like this: “A new year is a good thing. It brings new possibilities. It is […]

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Blissfully Aging

Blissfully Aging

God is a mean boy with a magnifying glass. We age with a slow burn. With the holidays having just passed and spending time with my dad I could see for the first time the years of experience on my dad’s face. I reminisce about when my dad turned 40. The year was about 1980. […]

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Teens Suspected in Car Break-ins

Teens Suspected in Car Break-ins

Police took four Laguna Beach teens who were not identified into custody about 2:26 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, as a result of a search of a neighborhood for a suspected car burglar, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Three 17-year-old boys were cited for curfew violations and a 16-year-old for driving and drinking even as police investigate […]

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Alleged Robbery Subsides to Stripper’s Cancellation Fee

Alleged Robbery Subsides to Stripper’s Cancellation Fee

A man displeased by a hired stripper reported a Christmas Eve robbery by her bodyguard, but ultimately declined to press charges, according to police. Police apprehended a vehicle on El Toro Road about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, occupied by the stripper and her bodyguard, who allegedly punched the resident and took $150 in […]

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The Gift

The Gift

  Three crows swoop overhead and I follow them in the old kayak towards what used to be Laguna Beach. Skeletons of buildings covered in mussels and sea anemones rise up through the fog like fossils of ancient sea creatures. I ignore the fear rising in my gut. Twelve is too old to be scared. […]