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Mountaineer Dies Hiking Devil’s Backbone

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Updated: Just seven weeks ago, Lloyd Charton, 69, returned home to Dana Point after an ascent of 16,067-foot Mt. Vinson on the glacial ice of...

Exposing the Human Form

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  Posing stark naked for 120 long seconds in front of thousands of strangers can be a tribulation. Since 1936, when Margo Goddard posed as...

Laguna Looks to Buy Library Property from County

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Laguna Beach will pursue purchasing a nearly 6,300-square-foot parcel of land underneath the Laguna Beach Library from the County of Orange.

Iseman Seeks Re-election

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Laguna Beach City Council member Toni Iseman, whose fifth consecutive term ends this fall, has announced that she will run for re-election in November....

Indy Bids Farewell to Managing Editor

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After two years with The Laguna Beach Independent, Managing Editor Allison Jarrell is returning to her home state of Michigan.

Relay Team Celebrates Crossing the Catalina Channel

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Team 33.5 Miles Across the Sea lived up to their name, swimming 33.5 miles and into the record books by crossing the Catalina Channel...

OCTA Plan Reduces Public Access at Pacific Horizon Preserve

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By Daniel Langhorne, Special to the Independent Mountain bikers and hikers could lose access to part of the Pacific Horizon Preserve if the California Coastal...

Shining a Spotlight on a Racial Attack

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A Laguna Beach family speaks out about a racially motivated attack in an effort to foster greater support for inclusiveness.

Owner Deluged by Offers on Theater

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The owner of the only movie theater in Laguna Beach, which closed Sunday after an 80-year run, said she’s inundated with offers to buy...

Police Arrest Three Suspected Burglars

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Three suspected burglars entered not guilty pleas to three separate felony charges in Orange County Superior Court this week after unsuccessfully trying to evade...

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...

Planning Commission to Review Long-awaited Downtown Plan

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The Laguna Beach Planning Commission is expected to get its first look Wednesday at a draft of the Downtown Specific Plan, a hugely consequential document that will guide redevelopment in the historic core for decades, which has been in the works for about seven years.

Art & Nature Raises the Bar

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Slender and 10-feet tall, the four-sided posts shone in the sunlight, reflecting the moods of the ocean and hillsides and at evening dramatically mirrored...

Mind Over Matter

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By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent When Robert Owens, the adopted son of now retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Claude Owens, first made...

Kim Carr to run for 36th State Senate District

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Huntington Beach councilmember Kim Carr announced her candidacy for the newly drawn 36th State Senate District, which now includes Laguna Beach, on Tuesday. The district...