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Whale Gives Rescuers the Slip

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Rescuers, forced by nightfall to quit efforts to cut lines entangling a whale spotted near Laguna Beach on...

Mauli Ola Rocks the White House

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Laguna Beach's Dunlop brothers, Charlie and James, this past Thursday kicked off three days of fundraising for their Mauli Ola Foundation with a rockin'...

An Unwanted Distinction

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To help raise public awareness of crosswalk safety, Laguna Beach police tested the awareness of drivers along Coast Highway on Wednesday; motor officers wait...

Throwing Down a Contest for Skimmers

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Despite near perfect shoreline conditions for skimboarding in Laguna Beach, the town lacks frequent skim competitions, save for the large annual Victoria contest at...

Filmmaker Journeys Beneath the Sea

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Laguna Beach’s MacGillivray Freeman Films will join an underwater expedition next week led by renowned biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and a team of aquanauts...

Unclear End to ‘Epic’ Rescue

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UPDATE   By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Rescuers accomplished something of a marine miracle offshore Laguna Beach last weekend, but apparently their efforts ultimately were...

Native American Jewelry Targeted in String of Burglaries

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In the past three months, a window-shattering thief or thieves plundered three Laguna Beach businesses that sell Native American jewelry, two of which were...

Laguna Dance Festival

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  Here is a preview video from Complexions Contemporary Ballet with Desmond Richardson, who will be performing in Laguna Beach April 14-17 as part...

‘Rumors’ Will Fly at LBHS

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Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players finish their year with the staging of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Rumors.” The show opens in the Artists’...

Expect Park Restrictions on July 4

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Laguna Beach expects an unusually busy weekend due to the influx of visitors staying through the midweek July 4 holiday. To ensure a “safe and...

Volunteers Help Revive Marine Mammal Center

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   The three-month birthing season for seal pups nears its end this month. By now some have weaned and...

Get Out the Flag for Patriot’s Day

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach puts on its patriotic finery this Saturday, March 3, wearing the colors that have honored the...

Staff videographer Ted Reckas attended last summer’s final Bluebird Park concert.

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The outdoor event is a great way to cap off the weekends throughout July and August. Locals and visitors show up hours ahead of...

Staff videographer stops by a Thalia Surf Shop birthday party

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Local surfers gathered at Thalia Surf Shop to celebrate Andy Davis' birthday and art.

Turning Over an Edible Leaf

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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Thanks to Transition Laguna volunteers, the Neighborhood Congregational Church will soon be able to grow the organic vegetables...