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Living Montessori for a Day

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, dancing, music, painting, yoga, sports and other activities. […]

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Laguna Athletes Seal College Deals

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 players who plan to continue their sport in top colleges […]

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Correction 12/14: Regarding 12/7 Edition

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 a photo of a soccer game in the Dec. […]

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Modeling Good Nutrition

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 is because I am a pediatric registered […]

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Sports Swap Set for Saturday

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 be sold through consignment by the Thurston PTA. Great […]

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Commitment Wins Their Support

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 wife, Judy and I, have served on boards and committees with him.  […]

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Gear Sale Allows Tryouts at Low-Cost

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, snowboards, winter outerwear, and skis and boots for youth and adults. Items will […]

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Eugene (‘Gene’) Benjamin Levin

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 Philadelphia, Penn., on […]

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Can’t Dodge This!

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 schoolyard classic, champions are named from three divisions: […]

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Wisdom Workout: Kaleidoscope Eyes

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 winning strategy, which […]

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U.S. Swimmers in Good Hands

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 prestige. Flippin was selected from 250,000 volunteer applicants […]

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Principal Support for the Love of Games

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 was sports,” she said. But during her first year as principal of […]

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Recovering Sports Agent Still Making a Difference

Recovering Sports Agent Still Making a Difference

Concussions are “a ticking time bomb,” said sports agent Leigh Steinberg, guest speaker of Laguna Beach Rotary Club last Friday. That bomb exploded last month when former NFL legend Junior Seau, reportedly suffering from depression fueled by countless blows to the head over a 20-year career, committed suicide. That tragedy spotlighted what Steinberg has been […]

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Don Lowry

Don Lowry

Don Lowry Laguna Beach has lost an ardent supporter of The Nature Conservancy, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, The Zinc Cafe, Madison Square and The Penguin with the death of Donald Marquis Lowry on Friday, May 18, at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. Lowry, still an avid biker at age 80, had an accident while […]

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Nike Taps Into Future Design Talent

Nike Taps Into Future Design Talent

For casual surfing fans, it’s hard to distinguish individual athletes in the line up and keep abreast of their standings from every heat. That may well change if the invention of three Laguna College of Art and Design students proves ready for commercialization. Amber Jepson, Emily Arnaut and Lara Schaefer devised illuminated jerseys they call […]