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Tree-economics 101: My lost trees = My lost dollars. Who pays?

Tree-economics 101: My lost trees = My lost dollars. Who pays?

Editor, Hold on a minute. With all the subjective talk about trees and views, let’s talk about objective economics. Let’s understand that there is a definable economic component of value to beautiful trees on a property. It’s the difference between a property’s estimated market value with existing trees, and without. This is a “bucket” of […]

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Drowning in Sand?

Drowning in Sand?

Regulars at south Laguna beaches are noticing what they’re calling a relatively new phenomenon, believed to be borne of urban encroachment:  a slow build-up of sand on beaches that’s covering fragile tidepools and curtailing desirable side-swell breaks for wave riders. Charles “Tex” Haines, a 40-year skimboarder and founder of the Victoria Skimboard company, says beaches […]

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Getting Out

 8/2/13

Getting Out

 8/2/13

Museum Fills Up Thursday Nights Laguna Art Museum will host an array of Thursday evening events this month. They include a kids’ summer camp Aug. 5-9, a 7 p.m. evening concert with three wind players and special guest percussionist T.J. Troy on Thursday, Aug. 8; a lecture with “Faux Real” artists and husband and wife […]

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Views from a Different Lens

Views from a Different Lens

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent Selling their work alongside 125 professional artists at this summer’s Art-A-Fair festival are two Orange County students, awarded with scholarships and the opportunity to exhibit by Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair Foundation. The first-time recipients, Jared Sislin of Dana Point and Amanda Criss of La Habra, each already have developed […]

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LBHS Update 7/26/13

LBHS Update 7/26/13

Breakers Surprise at Summer Tournament In a preview of what hopefully will be a successful high school swim season, Laguna Beach’s Breakers competed in the top summer tournament for California high school teams this past weekend at Corona del Mar. The boys division featured the top 48 teams from San Diego, So Cal, and NorCal […]

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Musings on the Coast: The Midnight Surfer

Musings on the Coast: The Midnight Surfer

I keep having a dream I am on a body board and surfing the airwaves high above Laguna. I’ve been a surfer all my life and understand ocean waves.  The best are thin, steep ones that break in a collapsing line you skim across at great speed.   The worst are thick crunchers that burst out […]

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Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Bringing Music to the Boys and Girls Club This summer music is filling the halls and playgrounds at the Boys and Girls Club. For the first time music classes and concerts are being offered throughout the club’s nine-week summer program. Presented by Laguna Beach Live!, the concerts cover a wide range of styles -from the Flamenco […]

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Community Datebook 7/19/13

Community Datebook 7/19/13

Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts guest speaker and iSanctuary volunteer, Lynn Drury, describe the future for girls rescued from human trafficking on Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The church’s Women Walking group supports non profits which empower women to live full lives through education, micro-finance and prevention of gender-based violence. […]

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Classic Car Hits the Streets

Classic Car Hits the Streets

By Dawn Thiery, Special to the Independent   If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a car owned by Miss America, your wish could come true this summer. From now until August, KX 93.5, Laguna Beach’s only FM station, is raffling off a rare, cherry red 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX convertible. This hot rod was previously […]

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Can We Still Think?

Can We Still Think?

Editor, Thinking seems to have died in the so-called digital age. On Saturday I took a packed trolley at 10 a.m. to our county library downtown. I used the computer, which was having more problems than on other recent days. I then walked to Forest Avenue for coffee and at Beach Street a couple and […]

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Readying for Summer’s Free Ride

Readying for Summer’s Free Ride

Mark your calendars. The city’s free trolley service rolls out Friday, June 28. Then visitors and residents alike can park their cars in outlying lots or leave them in the driveway and gad about town without another thought to hunting down a parking space or evading DUI checkpoints. Heralded by the clang of a now […]

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Minding Our Business: Time Out for Books

Minding Our Business: Time Out for Books

Take a break from business and read a good story this summer. Here’s a sampling from my alternate persona, the OC Book Blogger, all available at Laguna Beach Books. New in paperback: “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver, another gorgeous journey of humanity bumping up against the environment, she never fails to please. “Lifeboat” by Charlotte […]

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Hard Choices

Hard Choices

Editor, I, like several others, worked on planning a village entrance long ago.  At that time it started out primarily to provide parking and reduce downtown congestion caused by cars circulating around town trying to find summer parking.  Of course now we are congested year round as the populations swelled in nearby towns. However, as […]

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Kudos for a City Service Geared to Locals

Kudos for a City Service Geared to Locals

Editor: In recent years the city has made a few life-changing improvements for residents (free summer trolley service, no left-hand turns from Coast Highway on several streets – both thanks to Councilmember Iseman). The most recent improvement is traffic alerts via text message. I love this service. Four or five times weekly I receive a […]

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Advice for Beach Travelers

Advice for Beach Travelers

Editor, Now that it is summer, parking is at a minimum as the prices go up for parking for the summer arts festival I would suggest that the SOCAL locals take OCTA’s $5 for a day pass (http://octa.net) and save yourself the hassle of gridlock summer traffic and full parking lots at 6 a.m. when visiting […]