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Lawn Bowlers Off to Belfast Games

Members of the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club, retired Los Angeles County firefighters Bob Leach and Gil Gillespie, will be participating in the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland Aug. 7-9. The biennial contest for active and retired police, fire, prison and border...

Spring Sports Update 6/7/13

Boys Golf Awards Coached Scott Finn recently released the awards earned by Laguna’s boys golf squad, which finished third this season in Orange Coast League play. Three players earned second team all-OCL honors: Tyler Metez, Spencer Donavan, and Mitchell Wills. The team awards...

Schools Partner with Boys & Girls Club

Staff from Laguna’s Boys & Girls Club is helping foster social skills in students during lunchtime at the district’s elementary and middle schools, according to a district statement. These efforts aim to help students develop connections with their peers and adults on campus...

Living Montessori for a Day

  The Montessori School of Laguna Beach is opening their doors to families of the community on Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for “living Montessori Day”. This is an opportunity for families and children to do events together. Children can participate in cooking,...

Laguna Athletes Seal College Deals

Seven Laguna Beach High School senior athletes so far have committed to play their respective sports next fall in college, three of them at Ivy League schools. Robert Clemons committed this week to playing football for the Bulldogs at Yale University. Three female water polo...

Correction 12/14: Regarding 12/7 Edition

Sports articles from the Dec. 7 print edition as well as online only articles featuring all-league honors results, winter sports schedules and rosters were inadvertently left out of the online edition early in the week. The LB Indy staff apologizes for the omission. A caption on...

Modeling Good Nutrition

Editor, Every week this fall a different parent in Laguna Beach has complained to me about the snacks other parents are bringing to the soccer fields for our kids.  Here is a sampling: chocolate donuts, cookies, candy apples and candy. The reason people feel compelled to tell me...

Sports Swap Set for Saturday

Sports enthusiasts are invited to shop for gently used sport gear at the fourth annual sports swap planned at Thurston Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Trade out for a different surfboard, paddleboard, bodyboard, wetsuit, bike of snowboard. Items will...

Commitment Wins Their Support

Editor, Bob Whalen, quite simply stated, is an outstanding candidate for city council.  He has demonstrated his commitment to Laguna Beach through his involvement with the school board, the planning commission, Schoolpower, the Boys and Girls Club, youth sports and much more. My...

Gear Sale Allows Tryouts at Low-Cost

Sports enthusiasts are invited to bring their gently used gear to the fourth annual sports swap planned at Thurston Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Organizers welcome sports equipment, surfboards, paddleboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, bikes, golf clubs,...

Eugene (‘Gene’) Benjamin Levin

Last Friday, Gene Levin saw patients at his office on Park Avenue, as he has for the last 41 years.  On Saturday afternoon, he had wine and cheese in the garden with Vivian, his wife of 60 years and collapsed shortly thereafter.  He was 85 years old when he died. Born in...

Can’t Dodge This!

The hard-hitting fun of SchoolPower’s wildly popular community event returns to the LBHS gyms on Oct. 17 with Dodgeball III. Tournament registration opens Sept. 17 so round up a team and be part of Laguna’s most entertaining sports event of the year. In SchoolPower’s spin on the...

Wisdom Workout: Kaleidoscope Eyes

   When my 27-year-old nephew arrived at the family barbeque last week, he greeted me with a hug and a fond memory. “Hi, Aunt Sue. Remember when we used to play team hide and seek?” I was instantly brought back to a time when we were huddled closely together, mapping out our...

U.S. Swimmers in Good Hands

By Valerie Yu, Special to the Independent   Step up. Take your mark. Beep! As summer peaks in sunshine and heat, Laguna Beach resident and expert sports massage therapist Kathy Flippin is more than ready for the race of a lifetime, a journey of honor and international...

Principal Support for the Love of Games

Joanne Culverhouse was an all-American at Western High School in Las Vegas’ and a scholarship athlete at University of Nevada, Reno, competing in volleyball, basketball and softball at both levels. After college, she continued to compete in triathlons and half marathons. “My life...