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Sharing the Waves with Great White Sharks

  There are more baby white sharks close to shore than ever before, according to a Southland shark expert. And they’re not leaving any time soon. It’s time for Southern Californians to share the waves with the offspring of the icon of the sea, said shark expert Dr. Chris...


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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Gelson’s is Coming

Editor, Gelsons is taking Haggen’s place in December, but as you have heard from neighbors and friends there is great resentment against the bloated, city government for not encouraging other market chains to bid for Haggen’s. One city councilmember emailed me and said the city...