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A Dramatic Pairing: the Bard and Charlie Brown

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The public is invited to two overlapping student productions, beginning with the contemporary Broadway musical comedy, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” in performance...

Diving into an Undersea Adventure

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Marine biologist Nancy Caruso and 11 students from Garden Grove’s Pacifica High School took a kelp safari aboard La Vida Laguna kayaks offshore Laguna...

At Work on a Different Court

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By Cindy Obrand, Special to the Independent  Former Laguna Beach basketball standout Jesse Obrand, who recently passed the California bar exam, among just 37 percent who...

Song’s Subject Resonates Worldwide

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Local singer-songwriter Dennis Lockwood hasn’t done much traveling, but a song he wrote two years ago is finding fans from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia. The...

College Siblings Take Up Ski School

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Laguna Beach High School alumni Laure and Noah Michelon spent two weeks of their winter break from college at Mammoth Mountain teaching skiing. They both...

A Fast Start for Lewis in 2010

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By Meredith Kaplan Burns, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis sped into the 2010 race season with a quick time at Tucson...

Girls Water Polo Update

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Breakers Hold Off San Clemente 11-8 By Frank Aronoff   Breakers remain undefeated and picked up their fourth victory of the season, overpowering San Clemente last Tuesday,...

Local Counselor Makes the Grade

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The American School Counselor Association selected Jami Parsons, a counselor for El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, as one of eight...

Rotary Student of the Month

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Laguna Beach Rotary Club honored Maria Goncharova, pictured above with Spanish teacher Rod Ortiz, as student of the month in December. Goncharova is a...

Local Students Stand Out at Film Festival

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Thirteen students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District recently took top honors at the fifth annual My Hero Short Film Festival. “Laguna Beach...

A Wall of Honor Evokes a New Era for Those Who Serve

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“Look who all is here,” wrote Gordon Shive on a postcard dated Nov. 12, 1941. “Here” was Honolulu, where Shive and his brother Malcolm...

Inspired Globally, TOW Students Acted Locally

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By Tammy Keces, Special to the Independent Top of the World’s fourth- and fifth-grade Gate students dressed in ethnic clothing, learned salutations in a foreign tongue...

She’s Pirouetting Around Dance’s Setbacks

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By Masha Goncharova, Special to the Independent  Laguna Beach High School’s new dance director, Lisa Jay, aims for a single goal this year: get the...