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Collection Reveals the Secrets of College App Essays

Collection Reveals the Secrets of College App Essays

Nothing can sap summer fun better than a looming deadline to write a college application essay. This is the time of year rising high school seniors should be getting a jump on these dreaded personal essays, but most prefer to do just about anything else. “I don’t blame them,” said Janine Robinson, a longtime Laguna […]

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Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

  The Festival of Arts’ weekly Art of Cooking series begins with award-winning chef Zov Karamardian on Sunday, July 13, who will give demonstrations and share samples of her dishes. Cooking demonstrations are free with festival admission and take place on the festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Visit LagunaFestivalofArt.org or call 800-487-3378. Artists Reveal […]

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Don’t Waste Water, Please

Don’t Waste Water, Please

Editor, Living in a community means we as individuals, with individual rights, have a responsibility to the whole when making decisions that affect us all. It may be your right to plant a lawn in the middle of a drought; I’m sure the neighborhood dogs will love it.  But it is completely irresponsible to hose down […]

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Trolley Shuttles Patrons with a Smile

Trolley Shuttles Patrons with a Smile

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent   Over 593,000 riders welcomed the Laguna Beach free summertime trolley last year, and this year, riders are already flocking to the popular service, Ken Fisher, deputy public works director, reported. The service, which rolled out Friday, June 27, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, saw a 2 […]

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Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

  The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park tonight. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at […]

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Artists Show Their Love of the Cove

Artists Show Their Love of the Cove

Crystal Cove Alliance holds a three-day summer art show and sale, Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20, featuring a score of California plein air artists whose paintings depict Crystal Cove. Preview the art at a Friday reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 -$50 and will be deducted from the purchase of a painting. The […]

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Rules Won’t Dim a Sparkling July 4

Rules Won’t Dim a Sparkling July 4

The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine […]

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Summer Hibernation Starts

Summer Hibernation Starts

Enjoy what’s left of your off season routine. Last Saturday, June 21, marked the official start of summer and the arrival of tourists. With the economy recovering, this year we can expect more people in town than ever. Additionally, Irvine has been hurriedly producing new homes with “closeness to Laguna Beach” as one of its […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Zpizza Introduces New Pies To kickoff its national pop-up city tour, Zpizza, 30822 S. Coast Hgihway, will offer a free pizza tasting event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, featuring limited-time varieties, fun prizes and  $10 gift certificates. Locals can also enter, on the zpizza Facebook page, for a chance to win two seats at Zpizza’s […]

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Oil for Troubled Waters  American consumers have been unusually restrained over the past five years. The financial crisis shook complacency in reliable real estate investment. It destroyed many jobs, some gone forever. Computers are taking over many functions, boosting business “productivity” but leaving those displaced in the wake. Manufacturing and medical companies are booming but […]

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Magic in Attitude Adjustment

Magic in Attitude Adjustment

  The festival season officially starts this week. Along with the excitement of the summer activities, comes the pervasive ritual that has been honed to a fine art for many of us who have the privilege to call ourselves locals. The Sawdust Festival preview party marks the first formal opportunity to claim the right to […]

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New Parking Options Kick In July 1

New Parking Options Kick In July 1

  Motorists can expect higher parking rates, extended meter hours, and valet parking in a pilot summer parking program that begins  on July 1. The goal of the measures mapped out by Irvine’s RBF Consulting is to reduce downtown traffic congestion by providing drivers with incentives to use cheaper peripheral lots linked to scheduled trolley […]

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Laguna Beach Water Polo Club Wins Silver

Laguna Beach Water Polo Club Wins Silver

By Steve Riches   The Laguna Beach Water Polo teams, 14U and 12U each won silver medals in the Southern Pacific Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament thus qualifying for the Junior Olympics National Championships Regional Junior Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournaments are held countrywide to field a select group of teams to compete in this summer’s Junior […]

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HIP District Kicks Off Summer

HIP District Kicks Off Summer

Many of the HIP District’s 100 plus shops, located on S. Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon Road, are offering June promotions and special events to kick off the summer season. Gina’s Pizza will stay open later, Subway will deliver lunch to the beach, and Laguna Beach books hosts special author events. Visit […]

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Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps

Games Introduce Kids to Art Puppets, cartooning, and Harry Potter art games are offered in a free introductory class for six-to-nine year-olds Tuesday, June 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Imagine Wisdom Education Camp, meeting at Montessori School, 340 St. Anne’s Dr. The summer art camp offers self-directed and cooperative art games for […]