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Library Loses Two Staffers

Library Loses Two Staffers

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Two longtime staff members of the Laguna Beach branch of the county library system are no longer assigned to the local branch, including children’s librarian Rebecca Porter. Library patrons were notified in an email sent by Porter last month. The timing is unfortunate as she was working on a […]

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LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

By Scott Finn and AlisaCairns, Special to the Independent The high school’s surf team won the Scholastic Surf Series competition at San Clemente Pier this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Nearly the entire team advanced into the individual competition against Point Loma High School in three-foot swells. Conditions deteriorated as the day wore on with a […]

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Surf Icon Returns to the Home Break

Surf Icon Returns to the Home Break

San Clemente’s Surfing Heritage and Culture Center hosts a book launch on Saturday, Dec. 7, for author Paul Holmes as well as his subject, former Laguna Beach resident Hobie Alter. Holmes’ work, “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves,” will be available at the event, 110 Calle Iglesias, in San Clemente, 5-9 p.m.

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Getting Out 11/8/13

Getting Out 11/8/13

Testing a Talent for Sleuthing Are your detective skills good enough to solve a murder? Sign up as a team of two to six people and find out on a walking tour throughout Laguna Beach looking for clues to solve the mystery. The next sleuthing outing is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, says San Clemente’s […]

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Am I Crazy?

Am I Crazy?

Yes, I am “textbook” crazy.  But that’s beside the point. Recently, I heard through the homeless grapevine that one of my favorite people who spends his nights at the ASL will soon be leaving Laguna Beach.  I confirmed it with the source himself.  Jeff is finally able to leave town and will go home to […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

  Conservancy Hosts Council Member Dicterow Laguna Beach City Council member Steve Dicterow will be the special guest of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, which meets Monday, Sept. 9 at Tivoli Terrace on the festival grounds. This is an opportunity to find out the plans for the coming year, said organizer Carolyn Wood. Dinner meetings are […]

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Village Matters: Why aren’t we the happiest place?

Village Matters: Why aren’t we the happiest place?

  We’re not even in the top 14 happiest places nationwide, according to a University of Vermont study that correlated cities across the country with the numbers of positive and negative words in millions of tweets. San Clemente is among California’s seven happiest cities, but not Laguna Beach.  What does San Clemente have that we […]

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Community Datebook 8/2/13

Community Datebook 8/2/13

Click Chicks Wins WeddingWire Award The online wedding marketplace WeddingWire selected Click Chicks Photography, owned by Laguna Beach resident Leslie Cunningham, to receive their bride’s choice award for photography for the second year in a row. “To continually play a role in a couple’s biggest day is an immense gift,” said Cunningham.   Protecting Laguna’s […]

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After a Crisis Season, Center’s Patients Exit

After a Crisis Season, Center’s Patients Exit

  Rehabilitated California sea lions Grace and Evanora will be released back into the wild this weekend by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, whose staff and volunteers saved many lives during an unprecedented stranding epidemic this spring. Starting in January, the Laguna Beach-based center witnessed an influx of sea lion pups coming ashore, suffering from […]

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Henri Hellieson

Henri Hellieson

March 28, 1923 – May 14, 2013   Henri Hellieson had a long and happy life. He had a marvelous deep voice and was a fabulous singer. He sang at several of the church choirs, not to mention any piano bar that was available. He was a chef for many years, including cooking for former […]

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Momentum Builds to Quiet SONGS

Momentum Builds to Quiet SONGS

In the wake of a ruling requiring public input before the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station restarts, a local advocacy group aims to collect 5,000 signatures from residents on a petition seeking the plant’s permanent closure. San Clemente Green is also asking residents who live in the fallout zone of the nuclear power plant […]

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Openings 5/17/13

Openings 5/17/13

New Re/Max Office Opens Downtown Jeff Grice, a real estate investor and broker with a background in property management, has joined Re/Max as owner of its newest office in downtown Laguna Beach, 302 Glenneyre St. Re/Max Evolution will open with five agents – Mark Miller, Kim Avery, Kim Larsen and Angela McIver — and will […]

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Raising a Hand for Clean Water

Raising a Hand for Clean Water

  Students thirsting to help others have organized the Healing Hands Fundraiser, May 2-5, at Laguna Beach’s Transformation at Gallery 1951, 1951 S. Coast Highway. Students from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and Laguna Hills high schools will be raising money to bring water to an indigenous village in North India by holding a silent auction […]

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Starving Sea Lion Pups Flood Rescue Center

Starving Sea Lion Pups Flood Rescue Center

Coastal animal services officer Dana Friedman slipped a bony and listless 20-pound sea lion pup out of his rescue truck and into a portable dog cage and carried it into the Pacific Marine Mammal Center here early Wednesday afternoon. Forty pounds underweight, the sickly sea lion pup was taken inside and swaddled in warm blankets, […]

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Spring Sports Update 3/1/13

Spring Sports Update 3/1/13

Baseball Breakers attempted to compete as a club team last week in the rain-hammered 33rd annual Mid-Pacific Institute Baseball Tournament in Honolulu. The squad did get a few games in to prepare for this week’s season opener in the Costa Mesa division of the 30th Annual Newport Elks Tournament along with Calvary Chapel and Estancia. […]