renaissance

Grads Moving On

Brock Olson of Laguna Beach earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and English last month from The University of San Diego. Dane Pavlik, of Laguna Beach, earned placement on the president’s list this spring at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Laguna Beach...

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with...

Main Beach Volleyball Open

San Diego’s Lisa Rutledge (pink hat) and Laguna Beach’s Lynne Brinkman (pink top) won the Women’s Main Beach Volleyball Open that took place Saturday, May 5. For Brinkman, this was her third Main Beach open victory (2009, 2011, 2012). Photo by Cameron Brinkman

Get Out of the House

Snowless Ski Week   Back east, skiing is a sport for tough people. Conditions are usually granular; powder is unheard of. Basically, you are skidding down a hill of slick snow (um, ice), trying to stay warm. Sure, you can have fun while you’re doing it, but it’s a totally...

Trial in Jewelry Store Heists Begins

Eight co-defendants have already been convicted A trial got underway this week in Westminster for three San Diego gang members, the final trio of defendants accused in an August 2009 crime spree involving armed hold-ups at jewelry stores in Tustin and Laguna Beach. Prosecutors...

Smart Girls Race For The Cure

 SMART Girls from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach participated in the 3.2-mile Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure against breast cancer event in San Diego’s Balboa Park earlier this month.   The group of 10 girls raised $250 selling fruit kebobs and handmade tie-dyed...

Impact Giving Awards 7 Grants

Impact Giving, a Laguna Beach-based women’s collective giving group, granted six local nonprofits and one focusing on India with $125,000 at a recent awards ceremony. One global grant of $30,000 was made this season to the International Princess Project, based in Corona del Mar....

Plea for a Redwood Cottage

Editor, This is in reference to the April 8 article in the Indy, entitled “Open Space Prevails At Big Bend.” The cute little early 1920s one-bedroom brown craftsman cottage, all redwood, except for the outside front porch (no termites ever!), was the winner of a city...

Fireworks Under Fire

For the first time, Laguna Beach must obtain a permit from the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board to ignite July 4th fireworks offshore. Partly due to a lawsuit filed in San Diego by the La Jolla-based Coast Law Group, municipal offshore fireworks celebrations in San Diego...

Young Player Scores at Christmas Open

On Dec. 30, Laguna Beach’s 11-year-old Sydney Van Alphen beat 14-year-old Kristen Venter of San Diego in the quarter-finals of the Carmel Valley Christmas Junior Open Tournament in San Diego, with a score of 6/1 – 6/1. Sydney want on to play against 13-year-old Danielle Garido,...

Scrutiny Begins for Marine Protection Plans

Next Tuesday, a Department of Fish and Game oversight panel will evaluate six proposals to broaden marine protected areas along the coast of Southern California, which include plans to strengthen marine protections along Laguna Beach’s coastline. The panel’s feedback to the...
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