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Charm is in the House

Six Woods Cove homes lovingly cared for and painstakingly curated by their owners and housing original art, antiques and significant historic roots are on this year’s tour, slated for Sunday, May 21. Buses will set out from the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, from noon...
Posted On 14 May 2017

Gay Pride, Greenery and Flooding on City’s Agenda

Gay Pride, Greenery and Flooding on City’s Agenda

Boys Volleyball Upsets Mater Dei

Breakers surprised Mater Dei (29-4), ranked fourth nationally, with a 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 25-10 victory on Thursday, May 11,  at Dugger Gym. The victory for Laguna, their 100th playoff victory in the 44 seasons of post season play, puts Laguna in the quarterfinals for the 21st...


High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Makenzie Fisher missed the Mater Dei match with another USA Water Polo commitment for the World Cup qualifying tournament and sister Aria Fischer, the squads leading scorer after three games was out due to a recent tonsillectomy....

Kudos for Surf Team’s Top Athletes

The boys’ high school surf team league finals were held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at San Onofre’s Upper Trestles and Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach. First round participants, freshman Colton Bryant, senior Nathan Kravitz and junior Shane Chapman, advanced to the quarter finals before...

Of Gifts, Giving, and a ‘Prayer’ to Remember

Laguna Beach teen, Tessa Mansour, sings a duet with beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli By Tad Heitmann, Special to the Independent The holiday season evokes a time of special magic, of generosity and gratitude, of unexpected blessings, and, of course, wonderful music. This season...


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Raising the El Toro Flag to Rally Resistance

The planes are now constant over Laguna. Thanks to NextGen, the FAA’s realignment of the airspace over the U.S., flight paths have been changed to save fuel, decrease time in the air and make the air space safer. What they didn’t do was take into account what realigning the space...

Give Signs a Chance

Editor, In response to the May 5 column about wayfinding signs, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to present background on the program. Wayfinding was part of the city’s economic development plan since 2012, though unimplemented. By 2015, the great retail collapse...

Poet Laureate Selection Needs Editing

Editor, A few comments, if I may, regarding the poet laureate selection. The application process was far too complex. I needed help from a friend, extremely competent with computers, just to figure out and complete it. I should add that it was also very difficult for her. Perhaps...