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Keep it Wild with the Biologists

Keep it Wild with the Biologists

Join Bob Allen and Fred Roberts, renowned biologists and authors of “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains,” as they discuss and sign their new book at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Feb. 12, 6- 8:30 p.m. Your book purchase supports Laguna Canyon Foundation, the organization that helps save […]

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Throwing a Housing Lifeline to the Homeless

Throwing a Housing Lifeline to the Homeless

Maybe you know of a family with a son or daughter diagnosed with a disabling mental condition, such as adult onset schizophrenia. They likely have described their difficulties finding effective medication, and the remote possibility of their 20-something ever carving out an independent life away from home. Consider the foster child in similar straits and […]

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With Technology, Coach Helps Swimmers Excel

With Technology, Coach Helps Swimmers Excel

A 15-year-old Brett Rose visited Mission Viejo in 1980 to compete in a junior national swim meet. He and his family had never before left their native Pennsylvania, but a detour to Laguna Beach during that trip hooked the family. Five years later, “We picked up like the Beverly hillbillies and moved to Laguna Beach,” […]

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New Group Plays Classic Tunes

New Group Plays Classic Tunes

By Roberta Carasso, Special to the Independent A new musical organization tuning up in Orange County will hold its second concert in its inaugural season next month in one of the county’s newest performing spaces. Laguna Beach resident Ronald Harris, continuing in his 12th year as one of the original members of Laguna Music Festival […]

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Rub Shoulders With Parade Honorees

Rub Shoulders With Parade Honorees

The public is invited to meet this year’s Patriots Day Parade honorees at the Honorees Fundraiser Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Tivoli Terrace, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $30 per person; for information or reservations, contact Sandi Werthe at [email protected] or (949) 494-6016 before Jan. 22. Leading the parade will be […]

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Reviewer Finds Susi Q Lunch to His Liking

Reviewer Finds Susi Q Lunch to His Liking

Editor, Two months ago, an Orange County health inspecter announced to Larry & Nick, who work for Age Well Senior Services that provide lunches from Langlois Foods in Laguna Canyon to all the senior centers in South Orange County, that she was totally surprised herself after checking food temperatures, the handling of food and cleanliness […]

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Firefighters Ignite Spark of Love

Firefighters Ignite Spark of Love

This year marks the 20th anniversary of firefighters’ Spark of Love toy drive and Laguna Beach’s fire stations are participating in the collection. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off through Dec. 24 at all four stations: 501 Forest Ave., 285 Agate St., 2900 Alta Laguna Blvd. and 31646 Second Ave. Firefighters also collect referrals […]

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Fostering Hope One Child at a Time

Fostering Hope One Child at a Time

Laguna Beach resident Jaynine Warner devotes her time to Court Appointed Special Advocates for the unique role it plays providing stability to a vulnerable group, the most disadvantaged foster children in Orange County. Friends of CASA fundraises for the privately funded nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteer advocates and mentors to abused and neglected […]

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Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary

Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary

Lancaster runs for a record 547 yards, 7 TDS Those who ventured out to Estancia High School on Thursday, Oct. 24, witnessed one of great offensive games in California prep football history as Calvary Chapel rallied to defeat Laguna in overtime, 62-56. Breakers had their chances throughout the game but could not close out the […]

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The Write Stuff 10/25/13

The Write Stuff 10/25/13

Book Blooms With Local Flora The latest publication from Laguna Wilderness Press is “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains” by Robert L. Allen and Fred M. Roberts, Jr. Wilderness Press is “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains” by Robert L. Allen and Fred M. Roberts, Jr. Laguna Wilderness Press is a non-profit press […]

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Community Datebook 9/27/13

Community Datebook 9/27/13

Four-footed Celebrity Steps Out for Pet Parade The Laguna Board of Realtors and affiliates will be holding their 17th annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Tivoli Too! Pet owners of all ages can compete for awards by entering pets in six different categories and both pet and owner will participate […]

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Debra Deem

Debra Deem

Debra Healy Deem, 58, of Laguna Beach passed away on Aug. 28 after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on Aug. 27, 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minn., and grew up in Southern California. She received her bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from California State Polytechnic University of […]

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South OC Soccer Club Crowned National Champs

South OC Soccer Club Crowned National Champs

Laguna Beach High senior Christopher Tellez and some of south Orange County’s top prep soccer players edged a team from Cincinnati 1-0 in overtime to win the U.S. Youth Soccer U17 National Championship on Sunday, July 28 in Overland Park, Kan. The National Champion U17 West Coast Futbol Club, coached by Neil Armourf, is made […]

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Future of Urban Farming Arrives in a Box

Future of Urban Farming Arrives in a Box

By Sara Vandergrift, Special to the Independent   Alegría Fresh, an unusual farm that grows its produce in vertical structures, turned to an old fashioned method to reach retail customers. In partnership with Orange County Produce, LLC, Alegria last week began offering weekly home delivery of its fresh organic bounty. The farm itself is a […]

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From Stately to Nondescript

From Stately to Nondescript

Editor, I wish to add my voice to the chorus of those who bemoan the devastation currently occurring on Ocean Avenue. As many others have said, eliminating established, stately trees from our city streets will result in making Laguna Beach look like any other nondescript Orange County suburb. One doesn’t need to be an expert to […]