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A ‘Circuitous’ Path Leads to Arts Commission

A ‘Circuitous’ Path Leads to Arts Commission

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent As a metalworker, glassblower, landscape architect and lighting designer, Carmen Salazar’s experiences as an artist span across varied terrain. Describing her career path as “circuitous,” Salazar’s pursuit of many different art forms all seem relevant to her newest role on the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, which provides advisory […]

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Bicyclist Dies in Coast Highway Accident

Bicyclist Dies in Coast Highway Accident

A 55-year-old Laguna Beach bicyclist died Tuesday, June 17, in a Santa Ana hospital due to injuries suffered in a 6:56 p.m. accident with a vehicle near Emerald Bay, police said. Cyclist John Greg Colvin was traveling northbound on the right side of Coast Highway when for an unknown reason he was struck by a […]

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Observations from the Streets

Observations from the Streets

It seems to be a heated debate on whether or not to provide an $18 million shelter for those living on the streets. Quite honestly, most homeless prefer the life on the street rather than establishing a permanent residence. There, they can live life with no accountability. Free to tan, smoke dope and drink. The reason […]

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Kids’ Culture

Kids’ Culture

Oz and Ahhs at Imagination Celebration As part of Orange County’s 29th Imagination Celebration, the Arts & Learning Conservatory of Santa Ana will offer local children free tickets to their production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Segerstrom High School Theatre, 2301 W. MacArthur, Santa Ana, on April 24-26. The conservatory offers kids 5-18 instruction […]

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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 […]