Marking the Shortest Day of 2011

Whether talking on a cell phone, capturing the moment on camera or pointing out pelicans to a little one, silhouetted visitors observe the winter solstice at the 4:52 p.m. from the Main Beach boardwalk.  

Sparkle Season

‘Tis the season for eye-dazzling displays. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorites: Vessels festooned like bedazzled Las Vegas showgirls in the Dana Point Boat Parade. Monarch Bay’s Moreton bay fig tree, its well-trimmed trunks enrobed with points of light, transforms...

A Return to the Pilgrim Colony

 Cheryl Smith presents a student with a variety of leather tooling stamps during El Morro’s Colonial Days this week, when the multi purpose room transforms into a hands-on cultural experience of colonial and native American crafts. Kids try beading, candle making, corn husk...

The Brombies

A larger than expected turnout enjoys The Brombies play bluegrass in the wilds of Aliso Canyon on Sunday. Photo by Mitch Ridder.

Sun Shines for Patriot’s Parade

  More photos of the Patriot’s Day Parade coming in this week’s print edition. Some already on Indy’s Facebook page. Feel free to add yours.          

Wanna Be Guards Brave Frigid Waters

Photos and story by Mitch Ridder A total of 64 men and women who want a job as a Laguna Beach lifeguard tried out last Saturday at Main Beach in choppy seas of 52 degrees. The tryout consists of three physical events; a 1,000-meter swim in under 20 minutes; two run-swim-run...