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Kenneth Watkins

Kenneth Ray Watkins surrounded by family peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., May 2, 2015. Kenny was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that caused Kenny in 1943 to leave...

Clinic Raises Funds, Hope at Annual Event

An annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic was attended by nearly 200 supporters and raised $85,000 in support of its Women’s Health Programs on Sunday, May 3. Board president George Heed announced that a $20,000 challenge grant of the board’s pooled...

Volunteers Plea to Restock Food Pantry

Volunteers from the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council will be collecting donations of nonperishable food between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at three local grocery stores on Saturday, May 16. The most-needed items are breakfast cereal, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, and pasta...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...

Tour Explores a Neighborhood Remade by Fire

The Village Laguna Charm House Tour sets out Sunday, May 17, to explore seven homes in Laguna Canyon, whose owners all were personally impacted by the 1993 Laguna Beach firestorm. The 43rd annual tour will feature distinct and unique homes, from cottages to modern edifices, each...

Heritage Month Spotlights Town History

Laguna Beach celebrates its own history in May with an array of annual Heritage Month festivities organized by city officials, individuals and groups. On Saturday, May 9, take a free guided tour of historic downtown with Heritage Committee members. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laguna...

Party Honors an Extraordinary Life

The Blackburn family invites the public to honor the extraordinary life of Kathleen Blackburn from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. “All are encouraged to come, share a story, a memory and toast her extraordinary life,” says a statement from husband...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 8 Laguna Tots, 6:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. $10. Also May 9 and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425...

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...