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Doctors Prescribe a New Direction

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Following a trend in healthcare, longtime local chiropractor Dr. Gary Arthur has partnered with Dr. Marcela Dominquez to establish a new medical corporation, Health In Balance Integrative Medicine, which will work alongside the Arthur Chiropractic...

Laguna’s Land Preserves Expand

Jeff Lalloway learned the curves and grades of Laguna Beach’s hillside streets 10 years ago during thigh-burning uphill training rides while a member of the Dana Point bicycle racing team Labor Power. Now chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, he returned to...

Locals Organize Quake Relief for Nepal

Two Laguna Beach women devoted to improving the lives of impoverished women and children in Nepal confront new fundraising hurdles in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Damage to the orphanage Chhahari that Christine Casey helped build for 25 poor children in...

Montage Shifts Its Sights South

The Montage Hotels & Resorts management company plans to develop and operate a seaside resort on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, the company announced this week. The company, which began building its portfolio with Montage Laguna Beach in 2002, expects to open the...

Marathon Giving Day Raises $1.8 M

The Orange County Community Foundation raised $1.8 million for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the first-ever county-wide day of giving held over 24 hours beginning Tuesday, April 21. Laguna Beach  participant nonprofits received $89,535, says a statement....

Garden Tour Explores Woods Cove

A self-guided garden tour sets out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. exploring nine secret backyards of Woods Cove, the annual Laguna Beach Garden Club event. One of this year’s highlights is a collection of hand made birdhouses. Tickets are $50 on tour day and can be obtained at...

Obituary

Thomas Robert Judy Dr. Thomas Robert Judy died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Centerville, Iowa, on July 26, 1924, Judy spent his childhood in the Midwest before he was swept away to Laguna Beach, where the glistening Pacific Ocean offered...

Obituary

Marc Ernest DuQuette Marc Ernest DuQuette was born on July 23, 1942, in Long Beach. DuQuette served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Army Reserve, and the Nebraska
National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in December 1967. During the 1960s and ‘70s, DuQuette lived in Costa Mesa...

Laguna Loses Elegant Grand Dame

By Eric Jessen, Special to the Independent Celine Theresa Konzal Milne, who for several decades managed the venerable Marion Milne Real Estate Company with her beloved husband, Lloyd, was laid to rest alongside her sisters, Delores and Marian, at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery...

Obituary

Paul Donald Zehner November 23, 1928- April 18, 2015 Paul Donald Zehner was called home by Our Heavenly Father at the age of 86. Zehner was a retired electrical engineer, a strong leader in his church, a husband, father, brother and friend to many. He will be forever missed and...

Endearing Local Left an Indelible Mark

By Michelle Rice Doherty, Special to the Independent Marion Flora Ohanesian Rice Dec. 13, 1937—March 10, 2015 If you drove down Catalina Street any sunny Saturday, you were bound to catch a glimpse of one of Marion Rice’s signs pointing the way to another fabulous garage sale....

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Steven Roth, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Michael Schenker, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 20 Property. 1600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 8:30 a.m. There are no known suspects in the disappearance of jewelry valued at $4,000 and $900 in cash. Grand theft. 200 block of Broadway St. 11:40 a.m. A man who left his car downtown while working returned eight hours...

Grossman Ousted from Planning Commission

Norm Grossman will end 26 nearly consecutive years on the Planning Commission, when his current term expires June 30 after the City Council rejected his reappointment Tuesday. Council members appointed Susan Whitin to fill a seat vacated recently by Linda Dietrich and Roger...

Council Debates Conflict of Interest Issue

General contractor Ken Fischbeck’s demolition work on the historic Heisler Building may proceed despite his earlier involvement in approving another project there as a member of the Heritage Committee, the City Council decided Tuesday. Since Fischbeck is working on the...