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You Too Can Be a (Silent) Star

You Too Can Be a (Silent) Star

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent The annual January “casting call” brought lots of folks from throughout Orange County to Laguna Beach over the past weekend. That was to “tryout” for a part in the “Pageant of the Masters,” where many returned for another opportunity to be a star on stage in the Irvine […]

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Fête de la Musique Rings in Summer

Fête de la Musique Rings in Summer

Street chanteuse April Walsh, an Irish-American lass with a French grandmother and several Gallic cousins, sings the lyrics of “La Vie En Rose” with a perfect French accent that will add a distinctive vibe spilling out of downtown Laguna Beach streets this Saturday, June 15. Walsh’s sultry flair with songs from the 1930s and ‘40s […]

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Thalia Café’s Owners Turn in the Key

Thalia Café’s Owners Turn in the Key

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Thalia Beach Café will close its doors for good after Monday, May 27. The dining establishment, which originally began as Mediterranean food stop Goko’s Cafe, is unable to meet the demands of a new lease with higher rent, say its owners. Goko, in business since 1993, was bought […]

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Students Treated to an Eye-Witness History Lesson

Students Treated to an Eye-Witness History Lesson

Two veterans that made a difference in the lives of others transported more than 400 Laguna Beach High School students, staff, and parents to post WWII Germany during a recent campus presentation. Retired Col. Gail S. Halvorsen became known as “The Berlin Candy Bomber” and “Uncle Wiggly Wings” during the Berlin Airlift because of tiny […]