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Expect Raunchy Fun at ‘Rocky Horror Show’

At more than six feet, he sashays onto the stage in a fishnet top, slightly slipping corset, platform heels and spiky pink hair. In the latest re-incarnation of the Rocky Horror Show lead character and mad scientist Frank-N-Furter works his wacky magic at the No Square Theatre,...

Residents Explore Changing Downtown

“Do you think this preliminary idea for Cliff Drive merits further exploration?” reads a poster taped to a wall. Hand-written yesses filled the relevant column underneath the query, while the “no” and “maybe” columns remained pristine. The...

School Hiring Sets a Record, Yields Complaints

Hiring a record 10 new teachers was approved by the Laguna Beach Unified School District board in a special meeting and has prompted a flood of disgruntled calls, said board members. Considered one of the largest one-time hires in district history, all of the new teachers come...

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Song’s Subject Resonates Worldwide

Local singer-songwriter Dennis Lockwood hasn’t done much traveling, but a song he wrote two years ago is finding fans from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia. The lyrics of his twangy country tune “Lonely Boy” satirize the wasted lives and futile efforts of young Middle Eastern suicide...

College Siblings Take Up Ski School

Laguna Beach High School alumni Laure and Noah Michelon spent two weeks of their winter break from college at Mammoth Mountain teaching skiing. They both started skiing at early ages and continue to enjoy the cold temperatures.  Laure is a junior at Columbia University and will...

A Fast Start for Lewis in 2010

By Meredith Kaplan Burns, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis sped into the 2010 race season with a quick time at Tucson Raceway Park on Friday, Jan. 1, for the track’s special USAC Ford Focus event. Lewis and his Western Speed Ford Focus team started...

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Emotional Plea Does Not Change Facts

Editor, The CHP carefully examines all evidence and conducts a thorough investigation into traffic deaths involving police officers. The CHP investigative report determined no evidence existed to support LBPD Officer Coutchie had cause to be speeding the night of his death. I...

Misgivings Over Police Memorial

Editor, Our police department provided speculative remarks to the concerned citizens of Laguna Beach regarding the death of Officer Coutchie. The speculative assertions made by police did not pass the smell test after the CHP investigation had formally been concluded, case closed...

Considerate Bus Driver Earns a Fan

Editor, This is a from my heart. Thank you to the driver of the Laguna Beach Transit bus who called me last Thursday morning around 8 a.m. to ask me if I have a little brown doxie. He saw my little dog, Cricket, wandering on Cress Street and knew she was one of those who was an...

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