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Easter, Passover Nearly Coincide This Year

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The town’s religious institutions offer myriad services over the next two weeks marking spring rituals celebrated by different faith’s traditions. St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, will hold a Penance service at 7 p.m. on...

Free Finance Workshops Offered

  Peter Kote, founder of Professional Fiduciary Services and a co-founder of Laguna Beach Community Foundation, will moderate eight workshops on finance beginning Friday, April 3. Participants can be assured no one will ask for donations or email addresses, or will try to...

Garden Happenings

Flores Tours Claremont’s Native Garden Join California horticultural expert Ruben Flores on a tour of Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, departing at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, from Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway. Seating is limited for the garden walk and bus...

Doing Good

Children’s Hospital Stages Annual Follies   CHOC Follies XVIII, the annual original musical comedy production that raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, will present “CHOCago, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” at the Robert B. Moore...

John S. Hedges 1926-2015

  By Jack Casey, Special to the Independent John Hedges, my dear friend from Laguna Beach, left us Saturday, March 14. Although I live across the country in upstate New York, our families have shared much over the past 40 years. His beloved Barbara asked if I would write...

John Horvath

Our beloved son, John Miklos Horvath, who was born April 26, 1969, passed away on March 9, 2015. He leaves behind a son, a sister and her family, and his mother Elizabeth Horvath, a registered nurse. We will never forget him and we will always love him for eternity

Indy on Arts

Friday, March 27 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/28 and 3/29 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Allan Stone, 10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door....

Disability Biz Kicks Off Fundraiser

St. Patrick’s Day marks 51 years since local resident Andy Leaf dove into a wave, hit a sandbar and broke his neck. The injury left him paralyzed from the neck down. After 20 years of helping other disabled people start their own businesses, Leaf founded the Seed Business Network...

Doing Good

Fundraiser Serves Women in Need Flamenco guitarist Clif Miller will entertain visitors at the 1 p.m. Spring Into Healing party Sunday, March 22, a fundraiser for Patty’s House, serving low-income women with medical needs. Admission is $15 at the door of the private ocean-view...

Learn How to Prune With Company

Volunteers join together from 9 a.m. to noon to care for the South Laguna Community Garden Saturday, March 21, pruning under the guidance of landscape expert Gilbert Briseño. Briseno’s recommended pruning shears will be available for purchase for $32 or bring your own hand...

Indy on Arts

Friday March 20 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/21 and 3/22 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Tijuana Dogs, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m.,...

Wheel on Down to the Bike Rodeo

Cyclists of all ages are invited to learn safe cycling at a bike rodeo that will feature pro stunt riders beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, in the parking lot near City Hall. The rodeo also features stations highlighting bike safety issues, including bike and helmet...

Community Datebook

Game Night Returns Bridge Hall Game Night returns to Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 14. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under and includes a 10-game pack. Single cards are also available for $2 each....

Personnel File

Board Elects First Woman President              Laguna local Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold makes history by becoming the first woman to serve as president of the Boys and Girls Club. Hornbuckle-Arnold has served six years on the board which oversees the 63 year old club. “I love that...