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Laguna Beach Independent Limelight Section

Patriotism Steps Beyond Red, White and Blue

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By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association float featuring a roller-skating mime and dancers whirling in traditional Mexican costumes...

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...

A Fifth-Generation Family Traces Their History to the Gold Rush

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By Eric Kirkland, Special to the Independent A Laguna Home Companion feature The Kirkland family of Laguna Beach traces its lineage to the gold fields of...

A Catalyst for the Conversion of Laguna’s Coast

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    By Jackie Davie Laguna Beach today is well known as a world-class destination for vacationers from around the globe. How Laguna came to have this reputation...

La Casa Del Camino, Laguna’s First ‘Modern Hostelry’

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By Anders Lasater, Special to the Independent Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, marked the 79th anniversary of the grand opening of the La Casa del Camino....

Recapturing Laguna’s Early History

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by Ronald H. Chilcote   Adapted from “Nature’s Laguna Wilderness”   Before the Spanish Originally the Laguna Wilderness was home to Native Americans. Remnants of their cultures are...

Parade Winners

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Winners in the 50th Patriots Day Parade are as follows: Grand Marshal’s Trophy: Pageant of the Masters. President’s Trophy: Laguna Beach County Water District. Band Sweepstakes: Bassett...

Hospitality Night Magic

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Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along...

Biography Profiles a Founding Laguna Family

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As part of Heritage Month activities, Linda Jahraus will describe her family’s early influence on the town at a 7:30 p.m. Historical Society presentation...

Donors Make a Game-Changing Difference

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If it takes a village to raise a child, this town takes the maxim a step further. An estimated $283,000 in scholarships was bestowed...

Guards Endure a Daunting Tryout

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Photos and story by Mitch Ridder Last Saturday morning, 50 men and six women pushed themselves through three physical events to begin their journey to...

Heiresses Leave Lasting Heritage

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Part 1 Pennsylvania mining heiresses Blanche and Florence Dolph chose the coastal foothills of Laguna and south Orange County as the focus of their property...

Indy on Vacation

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                          Locals Richard Hendlin and Dr. Jane Bening visited still-flowing Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park in June.                        Please share a postcard from your latest...