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Annette Louise Stephens

Annette Louise Stephens

Annette Louise Stephens, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, died Dec. 14, 2013, due to the complications of Widely Metastatic Uterine Cancer.   She was 78 years old. Stephens was born in Union City, N.J. to Gerard and Zoe Steencken on May 5, 1935.  There she was educated and graduated from Emerson High School with honors.   […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Celebrating a 25-Year Itinerary A three-week long exhibition of work by Tom Swimm, a San Clemente oil painter and former Festival of Arts exhibitor, opens Saturday, Jan. 25 with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. at Laguna Beach’s Pacific  Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway. To seek inspiration, Swimm travels extensively, working from photos and […]

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A Family Tradition of a Different Sort

A Family Tradition of a Different Sort

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent The ideal community service projects undertaken by bar and bat mitzvah candidates help transform the 13-year-olds into young adults and develop their awareness for social justice issues. Aaron Alcouloumre and his sister Shira took the intent of their coming of age mitzvah projects to heart by repeating them […]

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Final Arguments Underway in Murder Trial

Final Arguments Underway in Murder Trial

Andrea Adelson | LB Indy In their final arguments before a jury charged with determining if a Lake Forest man is responsible for the 2009 murder of Laguna Beach’s Damon Nicholson, the prosecutor and defense attorney conveyed dramatically divergent portraits of the accused in a Santa Ana court Wednesday. Prosecutor Matt Murphy described the now […]

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Street beat

Street beat

Two Die in Overturned Truck The coroner’s office identified two passengers who died in a single-vehicle collision while exiting state Route 73 near Laguna Beach on Halloween Night. Victorino Benites and Esteban Dimas Alonzo, both 42 and residents of Santa Ana, were killed when the vehicle where they were passengers hit a guardrail, said a […]

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Two Die in Overturned Truck

Two Die in Overturned Truck

The coroner’s office identified two passengers who died in a single-vehicle collision while exiting state Route 73 near Laguna Beach on Halloween Night. Victorino Benites and Esteban Dimas Alonzo, both 42 and residents of Santa Ana, were killed when the vehicle where they were passengers hit a guardrail, said a coroner’s office statement. The unidentified […]

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College Installs New Gallery Director

College Installs New Gallery Director

While still a student at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Andrea Harris worked at the Laguna Art Museum as an installer and as an assistant to local artist Bridget Hoff. She became the museum’s registrar, the first hired staffer after the dissolution of the museum’s merger with the Orange County Museum of Art. […]

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Giving Food With Love

Giving Food With Love

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Families wait and fan themselves in the shade on a dry, sweltering Santa Ana afternoon. They anticipate the arrival of a tall, white, refrigerated truck, which at long last pulls up to the famous Downtown Orange County water tower, adjacent to the fenced and secured Davis Elementary campus. Laguna’s […]

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Women’s Collective Giving Group Awards $130,000

Women’s Collective Giving Group Awards $130,000

Impact Giving, an Orange County women’s collective giving organization and the brainchild of several Laguna Beach women, awarded six grants totaling $130,000 at its fourth annual awards ceremony earlier this month in Irvine. Recipients included four local and two international nonprofit organizations working to solve societal problems. They include $40,000 for San Diego’s Just In […]

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Services Held for Victims of Canyon Collision

Services Held for Victims of Canyon Collision

Separate services were held for two victims of a head-on collision in Laguna Beach last week even as investigators returned to the accident scene on Laguna Canyon Road to collect more information. Police are still finalizing reports establishing what happened immediately preceding the wreck and have yet to take any legal action against the drivers […]

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Services Set for Victims of Canyon Collision

Services Set for Victims of Canyon Collision

Services will be held this week for the victims of last week’s double fatality car collision in Laguna Beach even as accident investigators re-inspect the accident scene and close a portion of Laguna Canyon Road today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also today, a 4 p.m. mass will be held at Santa Ana’s Immaculate […]

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LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and career training. Representatives from the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) […]

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City Seeks to Dismiss Suit Over Homeless

City Seeks to Dismiss Suit Over Homeless

Attorneys for the city of Laguna Beach rejected discrimination allegations against homeless individuals outlined in a federal lawsuit filed by Leonard Porto, a local homeless man and self-taught law student filing on his own behalf. In a filing on May 1, City Attorney Phil Kohn asked the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to dismiss […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Developing a Collective Voice, LOCA’s Workshop Makes an Eco Splash, Exposure for Record Breaking Photograph, Pacific Edge Visits Another Coastline, SEEDS Nurtures Plein Air Painting in Kids and Coloring a Passion for Watercolor.

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

You know fall has arrived for sure when Santa Ana winds suddenly blow in with hot air that lands on stage at the Forum Theater. Tourists are largely gone and the town celebrates with its unique “Roast of the Coast” which is perhaps, beyond the Pageant of the Masters, the truly quintessential Laguna cultural icon.