Editor, In response to Ms. Blurock’s letter dated Aug. 3, (“Tribute to the ‘old spirit’ of Laguna”), it is incredible to me how one homeowner can hold the entire neighborhood hostage. Her “large grove of Eucalyptus trees” in North Laguna are a danger to nearby homes, pedestrians and motorists. This is not the first time […]
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Editor, In a 5-1 vote with one council member absent, the Newport Beach City Council recently approved the use of bicycle sharrows to be painted on Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Sharrow symbols are traffic lane markers used to remind all road users the lane is designated multi-use for both cyclists and automobiles. […]
By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Something about New York’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest enticed Newport Beach resident Colin Mulligan, who watched the annual rite on television last week. Joey Chestnut of Valencia, Calif., dominated the New York competition, eating a stomach-crushing 68 hot dogs, 16 more than his nearest competitor. […]
Laguna Art Museum will honor Ruth Lilly Westphal, a Newport Beach resident, as the first recipient of the California Art Award on Saturday, June 30. Westphal is accomplished for having published three books that became the foundation for the serious study and reassessment of early California art (“Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland” […]
Pack 35 closed out another successful scouting year with a family bonfire celebration and annual flag retirement ceremony at Aliso Beach on Wednesday, June 13. Many of the boys received their final patches of the year, including the community service patch for their participation in the Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Pacific View Cemetery […]
Early registration for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is now open at a reduced rate of $30 and includes a t-shirt and bib. The Sept. 23 event steps off at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
The Laguna Beach marketing agency Young Company added three new clients to its roster: Newport Beach’s MW Partners, an information technology company; Brea’s ISYSEd, a provider of online learning; and San Diego’s Vivantech, a software maker.
By Jean Ardell This column is the second of a series about the candidates for the 74th Assembly District. Just before the filing deadline in mid-February, Bob Rush registered as a Democrat and entered the race. Aside from being firmly pro-choice, Rush had been a political “undeclared” for most of his life. That began […]
Getting to Know Leslie Daigle OK, I admit it. I find the drama of the campaign among Leslie Daigle, Allan Mansoor, and Bob Rush to represent California’s 74th Assembly District compelling. This is a newly redrawn district, covering Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods, and parts of Huntington Beach and Irvine. It’s […]
The Ranters When I first thought about this column, I wanted it to be a rant about my seemingly endless Facebook friends who have gone off their rockers in rants of their own or send me endless email rants. And all with the particularly vicious purity of true believers. But I cannot work myself […]
Dentist’s Mentoring Receives Praise Laguna Beach resident Dr. Nicholas C. Davis earned the 2012 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Davis, who practices in Newport Beach, received this recognition for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, […]
Bossa Zuzu Reinterprets Brazilian Music The hot sounds of Brazil are coming on Wednesday, Feb. 29 to the Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist-vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose Gurria, plays recent popular Brazilian music and original compositions to reinterpretations of classic bossa nova songs. The two-set […]