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Pet Peeves

Green with Envy I’m green with envy after reading the Indy article, “A Bond Forged In Salt Water.”  I could never wear those green bathing hats. But the Hales look quite good.  Just to double check, I went to Aliso Creek’s CVS Pharmacy and bought a white bathing cap. They were...

Sea Stars Dying in Tide Pools

At least 40 visible sea stars were alive and well in the Treasure Island tide pools in South Laguna at noon this past Saturday. But by 3 p.m., eight had disintegrated like wet bread. An epidemic, which has destroyed sea stars along the West Coast beginning last June, has reached...

Guards Send a Message to Park Visitors

Editor: The old line that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones should apply to the owner of the luxury home adjacent to Montage who has done his best to alienate and harass locals and visitors for the ‘crime’ of trying to enjoy a public park. Anyone who builds a...

Kid Stuff

Young Artists Receive Double Kudos   School officials recognized young artists, winners in the city’s palette exhibition, this week at their board meeting.   The week before, the group earned the adulation of the City Council.   The city’s Arts Commission selected...

Shorebirds Losing Footing Along Coastline

Floodlights and people taking over wildlife habitat Shorebirds are getting edged out of their habitat by humans along Laguna’s coastline, according to an on-going study by the Laguna Ocean Foundation. Ed Almanza, foundation vice-chairman and a geographer interested in...

Gay Haven Survives

Editor, West St. beach, South Laguna, entered into a Google search will produce 11 pages of references for this internationally known gay and lesbian beach which is actually  about 1000 yards north of the picturesque West St. stairway. Reviews include comments like “I was...

Playhouse Youth Turn Swashbuckling Adventurers

Pirates, buried gold, treachery and mayhem all figure in the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre’s theatrical adventure “Treasure Island,” in performances April 22 – May 1 at the Laguna Playhouse.   The production based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson features...

Making Movies In Laguna

As film lovers flock to see the Newport Beach Film Festival’s 350-film line-up showing through May 5, The Indy rewinds for readers a splice of local film history. By Jane Janz, Special to the Independent For Hollywood filmmakers Laguna Beach had something special to offer. They...