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Hotels Check-in to Water Saving

Even before drought struck California, hotel guests routinely entered rooms outfitted with eco-conscious messages, encouraging travelers to reuse towels and forego a daily change of bedding. That turned out to be the easy first step. Now, in addition to asking guests to curb...


At Work on a Different Court

By Cindy Obrand, Special to the Independent  Former Laguna Beach basketball standout Jesse Obrand, who recently passed the California bar exam, among just 37 percent who made the mark this year, has joined the family business. He has teamed up with his father, Michael Obrand, and...


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Rain Aside, Concert Proves a Smashing Success

Editor, Bravo! Tyler (Russell) and the whole KX 93.5 cast! Fantastic!  What a night!  The music of Kenny Loggins and ShadowBoxers and David Allen Baker, the FOA venue, the Montage hospitality (food, umbrellas, servers and security), the gentle and intermittent rain (so needed),...