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El Niño Brings Endless Summer

A long stretch of warm ocean water combined with humidity and rare summer rainstorms are creating some unusual winners and losers along the Laguna Beach shoreline, say ocean experts. The balmy water normally found off Baja California, where temperatures are typically higher than...

Tsunami Waves to Arrive From Chile

A tsunami swell generated by an 8.2 earthquake in Chile was forecast to arrive in Southern California in the pre-dawn darkness about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and Laguna Beach police sent out a message urging people to stay out of the water for several hours thereafter....

Changes Afoot for Art College’s Biggest Fundraiser

For a quarter of a century, Collector’s Choice, the Laguna College of Art and Design’s yearly fundraising event, has been shoehorned into the school’s back parking lot, jam-packed with supporters ready to eat, drink, be merry and buy art to support future generations of young...

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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...

Girls Water Polo Update

Breakers Hold Off San Clemente 11-8 By Frank Aronoff   Breakers remain undefeated and picked up their fourth victory of the season, overpowering San Clemente last Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Triton Pool in a non-league match up of playoff division favorites.   The host...

Local Counselor Makes the Grade

The American School Counselor Association selected Jami Parsons, a counselor for El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, as one of eight nationwide finalists and the only one from California for counselor of the year, district officials announced. Nominated by Nancy...

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Forecast: More Flooding for Downtown

Editor, Outlook: is there a high likelihood Laguna Beach’s downtown floods again if we have a “godzilla” storm event this winter? Perhaps, just perhaps, flooding even worse than the 1997 flooding. Background:  a lack of the city’s attention to a remedy identified 10 years ago by...

Where is the Tradeoff for the Public’s Benefit?

Editor, Last Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the City Council meeting, the council voted 3 to 1 to abandon an easement that a sewer line runs through. This very small five-foot parcel was or might have been a part of a trail that leads from San Remo to Wendt Terrace. Yes, a good reason for...

Another Take on Protest

Editor, I was heartened to read “Where Are the Young Activists” in the Oct. 9 edition of the Indy. The gist of the letter was women of a certain age berating the generation of younger women and men for not joining in a support Planned Parenthood demonstration. The...

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