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Will the Parade Go On, Weather or Not?

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 preparation for the storm, extra city personnel will be […]

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Correction:

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.  

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Honoring Patriots Young and Old

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 Laguna Beach’s patriot of the year. […]

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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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Rain On My Parade

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 contenders, counting one contender who […]

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Parade Organizers Announce Artist, Athlete Honorees

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 help lead the Saturday, March 1, parade, where more than […]

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Baglin to Lead Patriots Day Parade

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 board member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and Laguna Beach County Water […]

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Patriot of the Year Chosen

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 his wife, Beverly, he became […]

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Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

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 five years. The tour of the tunnel built […]

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Praise for Pet Parade Judges

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. Joanne Culverhouse, again, […]

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Patchwork: Were You Away?

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 — preferably delivered with a puzzled expression — is, “Were you […]

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Getting Out 8/30/13

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 supports arts education. Raffle tickets are $5 […]

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Wisdom Workout - APB: Norman is Still Missing

Wisdom Workout – APB: Norman is Still Missing

  Norman, the mascot for the Penguin Café, was abducted. There is a $500 reward posted for his return. No questions asked. Norman has been standing guard in front of the Penguin Cafe for as long as I can remember. Visitors to our city have photographed him almost as much as The Greeter, another Laguna icon. […]

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Parading With Pride

Parading With Pride

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Parade watchers and participants were blessed by a beautiful day when the Laguna Beach community came together to celebrate the nation and the small town they love last Saturday for the 47th annual Patriots Day Parade. In honor of the theme, “All Together Now”, locals united for an […]

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I Hate A Parade

I Hate A Parade

By Arnold silverman   Ever since I was a kid I’ve hated parades. When I was growing up in Washington D.C. in the ‘30s and the queen and king of England came to visit President Roosevelt, I turned down my father’s invitation to go downtown and watch the parade.  And year after year when the […]