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Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson Ph.D., age 80, died Monday, February 24, 2014, in Laguna Beach. Congestive heart failure overtook Wilson in the weeks prior to his death, and in keeping with his wishes, he remained at home among family and friends. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 6, 1934, and earned a Ph.D. in […]

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Sending Off 'Lord' Mayor Kelly Boyd

Sending Off ‘Lord’ Mayor Kelly Boyd

  “He’s really a man of the people,” said master of ceremonies Bree Burgess Rosen, addressing well-wishers at the Woman’s Club on Friday for a friendly roast of City Council member Kelly Boyd, Laguna Beach’s previous mayor who passed on those responsibilities in December. Then, abandoning the typical platitudes, Burgess Rosen segued into an explanation […]

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Community Foundation Hires a Waterman

Community Foundation Hires a Waterman

Dan Pingaro, director of a nonprofit involved with educating boaters about ocean protection, was hired to serve as executive director of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, effective this week. “I am beyond excited to be taking on this new role and becoming part of the fabric of the Laguna Beach community,” said Pingaro, who with […]

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Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Over 300 supporters attended “Laguna’s Field of Dreams”, a fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Resort in support of Laguna Beach Little League. Guests were greeted by a “green turf” carpet, Southern fare and a raffle that included signed Angels memorabilia courtesy of local resident and team president John Carpino and the Angels Baseball […]

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 Look Who’s in the Line Up

Look Who’s in the Line Up

Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher, representative for Laguna Beach and the 48th Congressional district who faces re-election in November, will be a guest on KX.OneLaguna.com beginning at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 29. Listen-in live to hear the congressman’s conversation with “Perspectives” host Dr. Ari Grayson. Call-in or email the host ([email protected]) to ask Rohrabacher questions about […]

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Shell Hunters Harming Limpet Population

Shell Hunters Harming Limpet Population

So named because the inside of the empty shell is glossy and colored with a dark and light silhouette that is supposed to resemble an owl, the Owl Limpet (Lottia gigantea) is the largest member of the order patellogastropoda, the true limpet group found in North America.  A mollusk that is found in the mid […]

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Standing on Their Own Feet

Standing on Their Own Feet

Yoga instructors Christy Miele and Niki Smart know the powerful part yoga plays in helping at-risk Orange County teenagers attain much-needed mind-body peace. Through yoga sessions for Community Service Programs’ (CSP) Laguna Beach Youth Shelter residents, these ladies have provided mental and physical relief to thousands of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth that have […]

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Finding Home

Finding Home

There are over 100 registered non-profits in Laguna Beach. Nearly every one of them supports the needs and interests of locals, and every one of them is constantly on the quest for funding to fulfill their missions. Today, every day, and year after year, non-profit organizations survive on the kindness and generosity of friends and […]

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Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

The public is invited to a free program on exploring the beauty and benefits of blooming and fragrant plants in a 10 a.m. workshop Saturday, March 22, in the South Laguna Community Garden, Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. Gardener Silia Hatzi uses her own garden plot as an example and shares her knowledge of […]

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Obituary

Obituary

Barbara Painter 1934-2014 Laguna Beach icon and longtime resident Barbara Northam Painter passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014, with family and friends. She was born on Dec. 9, 1934, to Charles and Arline Baker in Albany, N.Y. Barbara was raised in Pelham Manor, N.Y., as a young child. She moved to Pasadena and attended […]

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MADD Thanks Laguna Beach Officers

MADD Thanks Laguna Beach Officers

Police Officers Luke Gilbertson, James Gramer, and David Gossamer were recognized by Tiffany Townson with Mothers Against Drunk Driving for removing drunk drivers from Laguna’s streets. Between the three, they arrested 152 DUI drivers in 2013. New Hedge Height Arbiter Named Tony Farr, the city’s code enforcement officer, has been assigned to replace Jim Dockstader, the […]

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Crazy for Cronuts

Crazy for Cronuts

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the locals who are regulars at South Swell Donuts, a new treat sits in the glass case at the front of the store. If you want to be sure to get one, call ahead and the owner will reserve one for you. A cross between a donut […]

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Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will present his ideas about the town and the future. Refreshments will […]

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Liane Schuller, right, who has worked in Laguna Beach’s community development department for more than 24 years and as the zoning administrator since 2004, received a beachside send-off last week. Joining the retirement bash was Ken Frank, the former city manager.       Photo courtesy of Margaret Brown.

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Methodists Recruit New Leaders

Methodists Recruit New Leaders

Brian Pearcy and Dr. Phil Theodorou recently joined the staff of Laguna Beach United Methodist Church.  Pearcy, a resident of Dana Point, is director of children’s and youth ministries and Theodorou, who lives in San Clemente, is director of music. Dr. Theodorou assumes the role of music director following Jeff Foster, who along with his  […]