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Eco-riff on Surfin’ Safari

Two California surfers, including Laguna Beach resident Mark Ward, this week boarded a solar-powered electric Duffy boat, primarily used in calm bays and lakes and not the open ocean, to travel 350 miles between Santa Barbara and Ensenada, Mexico, to promote a cleaner ocean. Ward...

Seal Sendoff

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent A crowd of spectators swarmed the sands of Treasure Island Beach on Sunday, patiently awaiting the guests of honor. Two California seals named Atlas and Solstice were to be released back into the wild after spending almost four months...