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School Calendar to See Dramatic Shift

Months of debate ended Tuesday night when the Laguna Beach School Board voted to change the school calendar. In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the board members approved an academic schedule with August start dates for 2019 and 2020.


Have a Blast at El Morro’s Fall Carnival

By Amy Orr, Special to the Independent In a community infused with art, local artwork is often on display. Homegrown talent will be clearly visible at El Morro’s Boo Blast next Friday, Oct. 27; t-shirts for this event feature a drawing done by a young Laguna artist. This year, 80...


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Monday, Sept. 11 Grand theft. 1500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 4 p.m. A building company fraudulently cashed a check of $4,000 that never arrived at its intended mailed destination. Tuesday, Sept. 12 Fraud. 2800 Zell Dr. 3:39 p.m. A caretaker is suspected in the theft of 23...


Letter: Laguna Dance Festival was Inspirational

I feel the need to publicly express my experience of the performances at two consecutive nights of the Laguna Dance Festival. I attended two different shows, on Friday and Saturday nights. They were fabulous! The curating of performers and styles, the execution, costumes,...


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

The outdoor event is a great way to cap off the weekends throughout July and August. Locals and visitors show up hours ahead of time to reserve their spot with a picnic blanket.