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The Essential Nature of Nature

A common refrain amongst environmental psychologists is “a city without trees isn’t fit for a dog.”  We appreciate the innate needs of our animal friends yet sometimes fail to recognize even the (most) basic needs of humans.  Architects and planners are often ignorant of...

LBHS Grad Inspires Global Leaders

Britt Yamamoto, an ‘88 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, was recently awarded the Humanitarian Service Award by University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts. The award recognizes alumni whose character, citizenship, and service to humanity promotes...

Candidate of Quiet Dignity to Receive Club’s Crown

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Calm in demeanor, clear in vision and strong in her devotion to children’s education, Peggie Thomas acts with a quiet efficiency that the limelight often misses. But not this year. Thanks to an overwhelming number of votes, the Laguna...