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Plant Isn’t Worth the Risk

Plant Isn’t Worth the Risk

Editor, Thank you Rita Robinson for your timely article, “Group Calls for Keeping San Onofre Closed,” Jan. 18 edition. Many signs show SCE plans to restart one reactor dome in March. I have attended all of the NRC meetings held here in Southern California.  At the last one in November I could not believe that SCE […]

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Making Community By Hand

Making Community By Hand

The Buy Hand store celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 670 S. Coast Highway, Unit B. The storefront offers handcrafted gifts and treasures, including work of local Southern California artisans. Owner Kavita Reddy will unveil “The Handmade Promise,” an opportunity for guests to pledge towards the creation […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Museum Hosts March Events   Laguna Art Museum hosts a free family day on Sunday, March 11, in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra, and a panel discussion on Sunday, March 18, about rethinking the birth of art in Southern California with panelists Paul Karlstrom and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in conjunction […]

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Lawmaker Opposes Anti-Corruption Bill

Lawmaker Opposes Anti-Corruption Bill

Editor,   I rarely see coverage of our local legislators and their voting records in the Independent.  However, because Southern California sends so many politicians to Washington, the bigger newspapers don’t usually single out any of them for scrutiny either.   Case in point:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed an ethics bill on Feb. 9, S. 2038, […]

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Local Company Lights up New York Fair

Local Company Lights up New York Fair

Laguna Beach-based LED lighting manufacturer Cerno lit up the New York International Gift Fair at the Javits Convention Center recently, when they exhibited their current line of modern LED light fixtures from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. Established in 2009 in the hometown of its three founders, Cerno is an industrial design and manufacturing company […]

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Dreaming of a Green Laguna

Dreaming of a Green Laguna

Editor, Green architect Chris Prelitz’s proposal to transform and revitalize Laguna Beach as an eco-destination is right on the money (“Eco-Trade Not to be Ignored,” Nov. 28). In the face of economic uncertainty, art and other luxury items are the first thing to go; this fresh identity for the town could save it from eventual […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Sea and Sky Energy! With last Sunday’s generous helping of rain, nearly ¾ of an inch, we’re on a pace for an 18 inch season, a little over 4 inches above the seasonal normal of 13.95. So far there’s been good distribution of rain with a 5-7 day dry period between storms. As of today, […]

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‘Homeless in Paradise’ Exhibit Opens

‘Homeless in Paradise’ Exhibit Opens

BC Space Gallery hosts a public reception for the art exhibit “Homeless in Paradise” Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m., offering a penetrating look into life on the streets of sunny Southern California.

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Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

“This can’t be cancer, because I had a mammogram,” Laguna Beach resident Sol Roberts recalled thinking when she found a lump in her breast in December 2006. Though the uncomfortable test intended to detect cancer found none just five months earlier, Roberts’ self-examination saved her life. After a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and then radiation, […]

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Firefighter Competes in Police, Fire Olympics

Firefighter Competes in Police, Fire Olympics

Jarrett Jensen, a Laguna Beach firefighter, was invited to compete in men’s indoor volleyball at the 2011 World Police and Fire Olympics in New York, Aug. 26-Sept. 5.   With 18,000 competitors from over 70 countries, he will be on a team with other firefighters from Southern California while representing Laguna Beach Fire Department on […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Hurricane Season Touches Down You can’t ask for a nicer Memorial Day than today. Notoriously cloudy, today is quite the wonderful exception thanks to yesterday’s Aleutian blaster, which swept things clean, so clean that Catalina Island looks like you could almost reach out and touch it! The Eastern Pacific hurricane season is over two weeks […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Hurricanes Continued! Only about a month from the beginning of summer, but try telling this week’s weather. A pair of March-like storms are bearing down on California with one to two feet of snow in the Sierras and one to two inches of rain along the entire coast. Laguna’s normal rainfall for May is around […]

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Local Currents

Local Currents

Duty, Strangers and Family “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” The old mission statement at the Grand Haven (Mich.) Lifeguard Station. James Pribram saved a woman’s life last weekend near the blowhole on the Pearl Street reef. It was a difficult rescue in cold water that nearly ended in […]

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Rate Hike for Water Turns On

Rate Hike for Water Turns On

Laguna residents north of Nyes Place are paying more for water as a result of a rate hike that went into affect Jan. 1. The Laguna Beach County Water District, which serves that area, raised their rates in anticipation of an impending increase from their wholesaler. The typical Laguna resident, who consumes about 22,440 gallons […]

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Marine Hearings Buoyed by Nonprofits

Marine Hearings Buoyed by Nonprofits

Anglers sue to block fishing ban Expanded marine protections for Southern California were recently finalized after months of debate, but fishermen that oppose the outcome maintain the process was tainted because of a little known fact: the hearings were largely funded by non-profits that support marine sanctuaries. Five non-profits, including one based in Laguna Beach, […]