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Dressing Up a Construction Site

Dressing Up a Construction Site

Editor, I read Alan Boinus’ Sept. 21’s “In Need Of An Artist’s Touch” and support his letter regarding the temporary construction trailers on Main Beach. Unfortunately any construction requires site protection and support buildings as a necessary evil. But I whole heartedly agree with his idea. Their odd location and lack of any “window dressing” of […]

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Brombies Return for a Second Bluegrass Barbeque

Brombies Return for a Second Bluegrass Barbeque

Laguna Beach Live! brings back the popular Brombies on Sept. 16 for an afternoon of bluegrass and barbeque at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The Los Angeles-based Brombies plays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aliso Creek will be serving barbeque starting at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 per person in advance and $18 at […]

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REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

Thurston Middle School eighth-grader student Russell Thomas looked for a bar mitzvah project that would impact families where he lived and find a way to give back. He came up with REACH (Recycling to Enhance and Aid Children’s Homes). Russell connected with Resources In Motion, which brings services and resources to isolated communities, including monthly […]

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McMurray Fundraising Walk Scheduled

McMurray Fundraising Walk Scheduled

The Don’t Worry Be Happy Foundation has scheduled a 5K-walk fundraiser for William McMurray on Sunday, Aug. 26.  The event will start at 9 a.m. at The Happy Place, the  foundation’s store located at 1042 N. Coast Highway and continue to The Penguin Café and back. The 11-year old son of Penguin Café owners Sabrina […]

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Lumberyard Enters Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame

Lumberyard Enters Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame

By Kristi Cancellieri, Special to the Independent   Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard received Schoolpower’s Hall of Fame award in recognition of the restaurant’s contributions and ongoing support for local public schools. Community-minded owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn have generously opened their restaurant to raise funds for many of the high school’s booster clubs, Laguna Beach Little […]

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Leader of Pet Rescue Accused of Stealing Funds

Leader of Pet Rescue Accused of Stealing Funds

Elizabeth Katherine Bauer, the former president of P.U.P. Laguna (Protecting Unwanted Pets), was arrested last week for suspicion of embezzling nearly $72,000 from the pet rescue’s accounts over the past two years, police said.   Bauer, 40, of Mammoth Lakes, served as president of the all-volunteer organization from 2006-2011, and was taken into custody in […]

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Hospitality News

Hospitality News

Local Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Kudos Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, 2510 S. Coast Highway, received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Just 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible […]

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Calling for the Check

Calling for the Check

The menu of local restaurants shrank by two entries unexpectedly with closures at either end of town. Patrons of Royal Hawaiian, a landmark watering hole since 1947 in North Laguna, on Sunday drank up the inventory, including its signature lapu lapu cocktail, in a free-for-all  send-off and quasi wake. The Sunday before, Café Vienna, a […]

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Royal Hawaiian Closure

Royal Hawaiian Closure

Editors, While still attending U.S.C. in 1951, we  would drive to Laguna Beach for a day at the beach and dinner at the Royal Hawaiian.  Navy Grogs, “Wiki Wiki” steaks, a salad with a wonderful dressing, and flaming ice cream volcanos for desert;  all  at a price Don could afford ( guys paid in those […]

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Overfishing Battle Strikes Home

Overfishing Battle Strikes Home

Editor, The other night as my husband and I sat down at the counter of our favorite Laguna Beach sushi bar, I was shocked to see bluefin tuna written on the dry-erase specials board. It’s pretty common knowledge that the bluefin’s populations are in serious decline worldwide.  In recent years it has become the “poster […]

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Youngsters Vie for Track and Field Ribbons

Youngsters Vie for Track and Field Ribbons

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent The city’s annual track and field meet drew a crowd of spectators and young athletes to the high school field last Friday. Participating athletes were born in 1997 or later, ruining my chances of competing. Each competitor was eligible to compete in three events in addition to relays, […]

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Get Out of the House

Get Out of the House

Lights, Camera, Theater!   Thank you for your travel tips. I have been stopped at the grocery store, Girl Scout meetings and the Patriot’s Day Parade by enthusiastic readers who wanted to share their favorite island hotspots. I have Catalina very nearly planned; Hawaii, not so much. I’ll keep you updated and still welcome your […]

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Campaigns Encourage DUIs

Campaigns Encourage DUIs

Editor, It’s amazing to me that any candidate for office (including Kelly Boyd) would have a campaign party at the Marine Room or any other bar and send followers out into the streets of Laguna where the Laguna Beach Police Department is notorious for giving DUI tickets that can cost $10,000, give or take, and literally wreck […]

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Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada restaurant will host a fundraiser dinner prior to “No Suits Allowed,” the 24th annual Shap Show on Feb. 11. Proceeds from both will benefit the Class of 2012’s grad night party.   Tickets to the pre-show dinner will include a two-course meal, no host bar, and a reserved seat in the Artists’ Theatre. The […]

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Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

By Horst Noppenberger, Special to the Independent The LBHS boys’ varsity soccer team maintained their preseason, unbeaten record with a come from behind 1-1 tie against soccer power-house Tesoro High School.   Early in the game, Tesoro shot from inside the six-yard box, which deflected off a LBHS defender for a goal. Laguna then mounted […]