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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....


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...


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Bike Races to Build Community

Dear Editor, I participated in last weekend’s first annual Laguna Dirt Fondo, an event supporting the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team(s). I have no connection to this event, other than as a participant, and addicted rider of our local trails. I have done races of...