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Museum Strives for the Next Level

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A freshly painted building façade greeted the 200 people attending Laguna Art Museum’s annual open house this past week. Aside from curb appeal, it’s...

School Board Candidates Out for Votes

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Candidates for school board share their viewpoints at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World school, the only scheduled forum before...

Disaster? Citizens to the Rescue!

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“I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding,” yells a disaster victim sprawled on a staircase. Two people respond to the cries and evaluate the extent of the...

Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

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The political campaign season is upon Laguna Beach. A veritable slew of forums, candidate discussions, and events are scheduled over the next eight weeks. The Laguna...

Paint Out Revisits its Plein Air Origins

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About 40 selected painters from all over the nation arrive for the 14th Annual Plein-Air Painting Invitational beginning next week, transforming Laguna Beach into...

No-Go for Emerald Bay Traffic Signal

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Even after a heart-rending plea from a mother whose son was killed when his motorcycle was hit by an exiting Emerald Bay resident, the...

A Welcome Heat Revives Eva’s Kitchen

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   They did in three weeks what was supposed to be done in six months.   After a fire in the...

Cub Car Culture

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Photos and text by Marilynn Young Wolfs, Bears and Webelos in Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 38 transformed rough blocks of wood by shaving, painting...

Body of Work

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Text and photos by Marilynn Young   Rubber dish gloves, old tennis balls, even the all-knowing Master Yoda found useful purpose as students at Thurston Middle School...

New Teen Drinking Law Gets Summer Hiatus

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To applause from both sides of the issue, an ordinance fining adults for hosting parties where minors are drinking and using drugs was tabled...

A Marvel in Caps and Gowns

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Anyone who has previously been taken in by “The Marvelous Wonderettes” or “Winter Wonderettes” will undoubtedly find the current production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes:...

Sunset Serenades, Shakespeare’s Fool Frolic by the Seashore

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Al fresco summer performances of Shakespeare plays finally arrive in Laguna next month. British-born rocker Jason Feddy and actor John Gardiner, both Laguna locals,...

Design House Crowns a Laguna Hilltop

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Welcome lookie-loos! Tis the season for house and garden tours and here’s one for a good cause. The annual Philharmonic House of Design, now...

Laguna Bans Skaters from Another Street

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In a 4-1 vote, Laguna Beach’s City Council declared Skyline Drive off-limits to skateboarding, adding a ninth street to a ban imposed on eight...

Searching for a Lifeline

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent Perhaps the previous seven days were the most important in the life of Lesley  Domiano. The 66 year-old...