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Douglas C. Reilly

Douglas Reilly died peacefully at home in Laguna Beach, after a long illness, at age 62. Doug was born in New York City and spent most of his childhood and his 20s in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University, where he also...

Schoolpower Backers Receive Their Due

SchoolPower’s annual appreciation party for its business supporters featured a spirited bidding war for coveted cover spots of the organization’s 2016-17 student directory. Led by Vice President Taylor Pillsbury, the auction raised $13,500 thanks to bidding by Marcus...

Quake Claims New Victims: Child Brides

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Fearing that their daughter could be sexually assaulted due to the family’s lack of substantial housing, a 13-year-old’s parents in rural Nepal decided it would be better to marry her off. Child marriages were outlawed in Nepal...

Green Thumb News

  Gardening with Beneficial Insects Lucian Toma will describe how to garden with beneficial insects at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the South Laguna Community Garden, at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. He will describe how to incorporate ecological design features, create...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 6 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. The Salty Suites, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets; 949 497-2787. Thru 5/22. Robert Jon...

T-Shirt King Receives a Crown

Tillman Segal, known by some as the t-shirt king of Laguna Beach, has promoted the town’s brand with souvenir merchandise for over 35 years. Former employees, business associates and friends plan to help Segal, 77, celebrate his legacy with a “surprise” party at 2 p.m. Saturday,...

Lighting Entrepreneurs Flip the Switch

A decade since opening lighting shop Lightopia in Laguna Beach, the store will relocate by June to the Costa Mesa design center Soco and will hold a warehouse liquidation sale Saturday, April 30, at 1043 N. Coast Highway. Floor merchandise will be discounted over the next two...

Check Out Yoga and More at a Free Open House

Neighboring schools Cho’s Academy and Bala Shala, Yoga for Kids, will host the Woods Cove yoga collective open house offering free classes and activities for adults and kids on Saturday, April 30. Adult yoga classes will run from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. at Cho’s, 1966 S....

Ronald F. Amberg

Ronald Frederick Amberg, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, in the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in New York City and grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Amberg lived in Laguna Beach for many years and had many great friends who will sorely...

Yogi Bear

On April 13, 2016, we lost our beloved chow chow, Yogi Bear. He was not just our “only child,” but he was also our best friend and protector. Almost everyone living in North Laguna Beach knew Yogi as he was frequently seen being walked or sitting in the passenger seat...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 29 “Below C Level,” 7 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Also 4/30. Spring Dance Concert, 7 p.m., Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave. Also 4/30. “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets; 949 497-2787. Through 5/22....

Making It Big, Keeping It Fresh

They started selling homemade frozen fruit concoctions from a pushcart on the patio at The Old Pottery Place three years ago. Modern Pop, at $3 each, soon became available at Pizza Lounge in Laguna Beach and Bristol Farms in Corona del Mar. An Indy article of 2013 describes how...
Posted On 21 Apr 2016

Garden Opens for Spring Fling

Enjoy music, potluck eats and an opportunity to see the latest garden attraction, “The Elf” by joining the Spring Fling Sunday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. at the South Laguna Community Garden Park Bring drinks and a dish to share to Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. For more info:...

Seeking Peace Along a Common Scale

A benefit to fund weekend music immersion sessions for Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave. Musician and local radio host Jason Feddy recently led a weekend of songwriting and...

Ronald F. Amberg

Ronald Frederick Amberg, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, in the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in New York City and grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Amberg lived in Laguna Beach for many years and had many great friends who will sorely...