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Finding Solace on the Open Sea

Laguna Niguel resident Will Schmidt streaked across the Catalina Channel to Dana Point Harbor from Avalon aboard a 14-foot standup paddleboard in less than eight hours last Friday, Sept. 20. If confirmed by the World Paddle Association, his time of 7:47:33 will establish a new...

Artist Turned Seamstress Finds a Calling

Story and photos by Susie Campbell, Special to the Independent   Joyce Campbell turned 90 on Sept. 17. Even so, she does not let the grass grow under her feet. In the last year, her hands stitched over 400 dresses for African children through the church’s Sewing Dresses for...