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Junior Citizens Chosen for Parade

Laguna Beach High School staff has chosen Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis, class of 2015, as junior citizens of the year for the 49th Patriots Day parade, which will take place Saturday, March 7. The two seniors will join 2014 honorees, Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot...

Pithy Ideas for City’s Traffic Message Boards

Editor, Re: witty traffic-safety slogans I am a physician who has only lived in town for less than two years and already am very motivated to make Laguna even better than it is, which is great already. This was a lot of fun. I got my daughter and my wife into it, and we laughed...

Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and...

Will the Parade Go On, Weather or Not?

The 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade is scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, from Laguna Beach High School if it’s not raining hard. The National Weather Service is predicting a “strong” storm starting Friday night and continuing into parade day. In...

Correction:

An article in the Jan. 31 edition incorrectly identified Haleigh Burnett as the Patriot Day Parade’s junior citizen of the year. In fact she is the Daughters of the American Revolution’s good citizen and will ride in their parade entry on March 1.  

Honoring Patriots Young and Old

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Twenty five members of Robert and Beverly Mosier’s family, some from as far away as Washington D.C. and New York, attended the Patriot’s Day honorees brunch on Sunday to watch the former Army air corps pilot accept a plaque naming him as...

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)...

Rain On My Parade

It was reported that Wayne Baglin has been selected citizen of the year and will lead the Patriots Day Parade this coming March.  “It was a close race,” leaked a confidential informant (CI). “It was hard to hear everything over the hum of the electrical box, but there were three...

Parade Organizers Announce Artist, Athlete Honorees

Carol Reynolds, co-founder of the Laguna Beach Community Band, and world champion surfers Ian Cairns and Alisa Schwarzstein Cairns, were named artist and athletes of the year by organizers of the 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, it was announced this week. The honorees will...

Baglin to Lead Patriots Day Parade

Wayne Baglin, selected as “Citizen of the Year,” will lead Laguna Beach’s Patriots Day Parade in March, parade organizers announced. A former city council member, Baglin is a long time community volunteer, having  served as president of the Festival of Arts and as a...

Patriot of the Year Chosen

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade has chosen 40-year resident Robert R. Mosier as its  “Honored Patriot of the Year” for the 2014 parade. As an Army Air Corp pilot he flew the first troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender in World War II. After settling in Laguna with...

Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

The South Coast Water district invites the public to tour the sewer tunnel stabilization project within the cliffs on the ocean side of Coast Highway on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9-noon or 1-4 p.m. to better understand existing conditions and the plan for improvements over the next...

Praise for Pet Parade Judges

Editor, My husband Jerry and I, with our two red Labradors, Red Waggin and Salsa Maria, attended the 17th annual Pet Parade & Chili Cookoff. We have enjoyed it for the past nine years now. We really want to thank the sponsors and all who put on such a great event each year....

Patchwork: Were You Away?

By: Chris Quilter If you are one of those people who love hearing about other people’s vacations, I don’t believe we’ve met. Whenever anyone in my gene pool comes back from a trip, especially one that might excite envy in others, our traditional greeting —...

Getting Out 8/30/13

Sawdust Signs Off With a Raffle As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th season ends, 200 local artist-exhibitors and staff prepare for a final weekend of festivities. These include the Sunday, Sept. 1 raffle for a Suburu. Visitors still have a chance to enter the 4 p.m. drawing, which...