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Heiresses Leave a Lasting Heritage: a Scout Camp

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Part 2 As early as the 1920s there was a summer camp for girls in Aliso Canyon. It was operated by Madame Marian Gordon as...

Podcasters Aim for Mainstream Success

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By Suzie Harrison Ascending a spiral staircase to the North Laguna Beach set, a cheering crowd goes wild for “The Duke Fightmaster Show,” a weekly...

A Spanish Serenade Enlivened the Festival of Arts’ Earliest Pageant

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By Andrea Adelson Two years ago, Pat Forster was served up an unknown chapter of his storied family history while having lunch at Molly’s Café...

Tales of the Watermen: Sun and Surf Take a Toll on Guards and...

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By Dale Ghere, Special to the Independent The first metal towers  Around 1958, Chief Lifeguard Art Fizette decided lifeguards needed to be up off the beach...

Setting the Scene for Art and Architecture

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St. Clair Family Norman St. Clair, Laguna's First Artist  Part 1 By Ann Christoph Artist and architect Norman St. Clair and his descendents played a powerful role...

Joseph Kleitsch: A Portrait Artist Transformed by Geography

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By Jean Stern, Special to the Independent Joseph Kleitsch was born in 1882 in Nemet Szent Mihaly, a part of Hungary that is now part...

Stage is her ticket to high profile job

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By LAUREN KORDUNER In her office, City Treasurer Laura Parisi keeps a photo of herself wearing a borrowed prop from the most recent production of “Lagunatics,”...

Untapped riches unearthed in slide’s aftermath

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Ousted for a few days by the landslide and evacuation of the Bluebird Canyon area, Pam Hagen met her neighbor, Al Trevino, at a...

Village Matters

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You never know what life is going to hand you when you get up in the morning. As usual this morning I walked down the...