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Parade to Celebrate Community

Parade to Celebrate Community

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach prepares for the 47th annual Patriots Day Parade this Saturday, March 2, a day when the community is celebrated through art, pride and togetherness celebrating this year’s theme, “All Together Now”. All those planning on visiting downtown Laguna should be prepared for road closures, traffic and […]

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Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent   Capt. Jason Ehret, a decorated active duty Navy SEAL commander deployed to undertake secret tasks around the globe, returned to his boyhood town this past  Sunday to receive the honorable title of grand marshal in Laguna Beach’s upcoming Patriots’ Day Parade. The brunch at Tivoli Terrace to […]

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Parade Honorees to Take a Bow

Parade Honorees to Take a Bow

The 47th Annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade will present this year’s  honorees at the Honorees Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Tivoli Terrace. The honorees include Capt. Jason Ehret as grand marshall, an active duty member of U.S. Navy Seals, and a graduate of Laguna Beach High School, […]

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Parade Leadership Line-up Remains Unchanged

Parade Leadership Line-up Remains Unchanged

Ed Hanke continues as president of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee, which also elected Charlie Quilter as vice president, Kathy Hanke as secretary and Sandi Werthe as treasurer. The 47th annual Patriots Day Parade will march through the streets of Laguna on Saturday, March 2, under the theme “All Together Now.”  The 2013 […]

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Parents Club's Goblins Invade Downtown

Parents Club’s Goblins Invade Downtown

Laguna Beach Parents Club members and their little monsters outfitted in Halloween costumes will parade together Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. across the Main Beach boardwalk led by Mayor Jane Egly. The procession will progress along Forest and Beach Avenues with a holiday celebration for club members at Nirvana Grill complements of chef-owner and […]

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Advertising, Rest of Parade In Development

Advertising, Rest of Parade In Development

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has started to organize the 47th Parade, which will march through the streets of Laguna on Saturday, March 2. Officers elected at the September meeting were President Ed Hanke, Vice President Charlie Quilter, Secretary Kathy Hanke and Treasurer Sandi Werthe. The parade program ad deadline is Jan. 7 […]

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Chili Cooks Off, Pets Parade

Chili Cooks Off, Pets Parade

Local resident Kerri Sherwood with 12 year old Siberian husky Oslo, second place winner for most handsome senior in the Board of Realtors’ recent chili cookoff and pet parade.

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Quarter’s End As we near the end of the third quarter, stocks are up 6% for the quarter and 15% for the first nine months of the year. These returns are of the S&P 500 stock index, which is running a bit ahead of the popular Dow Jones Industrials Average. The S&P includes Apple and […]

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Chili Cooked, Pets Paraded

Chili Cooked, Pets Paraded

The 16th annual Chili Cook Off and Pet Parade steps off Sunday, Sept. 30, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. The event organized by the Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates centers around amateur and aspiring chili chefs, who share their recipes and compete for local fame. All the attendees have the opportunity to […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Walking A Tightrope Stocks continue to walk a tightrope above the perils of some country fleeing the Euro Zone or of this country falling off the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” Our political campaign exacerbates these dangers yet the stock market keeps on rolling. As we move into fall, the averages are all holding above their psychologically […]

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Pet Peeves: Senior Moments

Pet Peeves: Senior Moments

By: Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but there are senior moments. The other day I found myself staring at the kitchen cabinet, not wondering why I was there, but why the cabinet wasn’t there.  Then later that week, I remembered my wife was remodeling the kitchen and if I […]

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Scouts Awarded Community Foundation Grant

Scouts Awarded Community Foundation Grant

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts, established locally in 1930. This grant will be instrumental in helping us make the world a better place by enhancing our team’s capacity to develop girl’s leadership skills, said Stephanie Andrews, service unit manager. Each troop will also receive […]

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Vandals Deface Laguna’s Memorial to 9/11

Vandals Deface Laguna’s Memorial to 9/11

Artist Jorg Dubin visits “Semper Memento,” Laguna Beach’s memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, every two or three weeks to dust off the public art work in Heisler Park. The Dubin-designed sculpture consists of a pentagonal base holding two beams from the World Trade Center wreckage that frame a silver sphere […]

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Mothering Heights

Mothering Heights

A Cranky Dictator   “Put your phone away,” I nag my 11 year old while driving to dance class. The constant texting and posting on Instagram is getting on my nerves.   My daughter stops texting to take a photo of the rain.   “You don’t have to take a photo of every moment of […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

The Patriot I know why we have a parade on Patriot’s Day.   You do?   Yes. It’s to honor people who have made sacrifices that resulted in the continuation of American freedom.   Wow! That’s pretty good. Where did you get that.   In school.   Do you have any idea what that means? […]