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A Letterman’s Charm Offensive

Between tokes on a cigarette and phone calls, street artist Ben Eine wields cans of spray paint that transform walls into vibrant murals of typography across London, Dubai and New York. Amid last Friday’s heat wave, Eine finished up the second of two murals he created for Laguna...

A Legend With a Happy Ending

This weekend Susan Davis and Janet Young plan a reunion. They only met a week ago, but now have a common bond: a Husky named Legend that Young rescued from the path of passing cars on Coast Highway more than a mile from Davis’ home. Laguna police dispatchers figure in the outcome...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Breakers Lose in Opener

The Breakers football team lost 50-0 in its opener on Friday against Valley Christian of Cerritos on the home field. The loss was the most lopsided opening game in 81 seasons of play. The Ted Clarke era got off to a rocky start as Breakers first four possessions ended with an...

Schools

Inspired Globally, TOW Students Acted Locally

By Tammy Keces, Special to the Independent Top of the World’s fourth- and fifth-grade Gate students dressed in ethnic clothing, learned salutations in a foreign tongue and offered ethnic edibles during their first international bazaar. The May 1 event was the culmination of...

She’s Pirouetting Around Dance’s Setbacks

By Masha Goncharova, Special to the Independent  Laguna Beach High School’s new dance director, Lisa Jay, aims for a single goal this year: get the dance program back on track, and she’s doing everything she can to achieve it. With a dance show already in rehearsal, Jay is...

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School Board Gets One Right

Editor, At its August meeting citizens asked for a town hall gathering to elicit community aspirations for a new school superintendent. The board agreed and on Sept. 29 we had a good turnout for the kind of civil dialogue we should have been having all along. There is good reason...

Where Are the Young Activists?

Editor: I was one of the women who participated in the Support Planned Parenthood Day by demonstrating on Main Beach this past week. I learned much, but at the event’s conclusion, I came away with more questions than answers. This town is filled with tourists, boutiques and...

Listening for Tomorrow’s Classics

Editor, What separates the good from the great in contemporary music? What and who makes the standard of quality for us to listen to and enjoy? Chris Rountree, founding conductor and creative director of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra and a guest speaker at the Woman’s Club last...

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