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Laguna Beach Independent Limelight Section

Buyers Step Up for Art

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Artist donated works raised $255,000 for Laguna Art Museum’s education and exhibition programs at a well-attended art auction fundraiser showcasing works by 113 California...

Indy on the Itinerary

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Share a postcard from your travels near or far. Submit a high resolution image at www.lbindy.com.  Moscow  Retired Cal State Fullerton history professor Bob Feldman and...

A Gift of Beauty Returns to the Sea

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After five days of painstaking work to create an intricate circular painting of boldly colored sand, Tibetan monks visiting Laguna Beach brushed their masterpiece into a gray green pile and threw the remainder into the sea on Sunday.

Musings on the Coast

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Tribute to a Tragedy This last Sunday in Heisler Park, precisely at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, the 10-year dedication began with bagpipes playing...

Cabaret Nets Record for Marine Mammals

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Pacific Marine Mammal Center raised over $140,000 and netted $128,000 at its Saturday, Sept. 30 Cabaret fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn. The event, which...

Room With a View

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Whether a central meeting point for family and friends, people watching or just catching a sunset, the historic lifeguard tower remains one of Laguna's favorite places and best known landmark. With the tower's three floors having the combined square footage of a good sized walk-in closet, the tower doubled as the entire lifeguard department's headquarters for a portion of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The top floor is for supervisor observation during the summer lifeguarding season. The boardwalk level is for first-aid treatment and supplies while the subterranean level stores paddleboards and rescue tubes.

Still Winning Applause After 20 Years

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Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless...

Best Ever CIF Finish for Boys

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The Southern Section’s CIF swimming and diving championships got underway at Riverside Community College Thursday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory for the Laguna boys...

Awakening Creativity

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By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent   Internationally recognized artist Deborah Paswaters’ inspiration comes from life and its ever-changing patterns.  She shares her creativity through...

The Queen of Textile Pandemonium

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By Tracy Middleton, Special to the Independent   “Low Clouds and Fog Along the Coast” may sound like a typical Laguna Beach weather report. In this...

Recycled Materials Reworked By an Artist’s Touch

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Artists made the runway their canvas at Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts this past Saturday, Aug. 18, competing to create the most imaginative and...

Symphony Opens Season

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More than 250 guests joined “Festa di Firenze” and celebrated Opening Night 2012 of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Westin...

Itinerant Supper Club Lures Food Fans

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We’re at a festive gathering on the sun-dappled porch of a harbor-front home on Balboa Island. Guests chat away, enjoying views of passing sailboats....

Tenth Laguna Beach Music Fest Moving Into High Gear

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The Laguna Beach Music Festival, a collaboration between Laguna Beach Live and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with...

Parading With Pride

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By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Parade watchers and participants were blessed by a beautiful day when the Laguna Beach community came together to...