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Tribute Set for Andy Hedden

A celebration of Andy Hedden’s life is planned at  Tivoli Terrace on the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. In keeping with Hedden’s personal style, he would want people to come in “Aloha wear, nothing formal,” said his brother, Rob. “It’s...

Laughing Through the Tears

Editor,   So I made the mistake of reading the beautiful features on Andy in this week’s edition while having lunch at Lumberyard (“A Tribute from Andy Hedden’s Family,” “A Hometown Comic and Scribe Exits the Stage.” I couldn’t stop laughing thru tears over my soup....

A Hometown Comic and Scribe Exits the Stage

The production required klieg lights, a set lectern, and pre-recorded voice-overs for the two actors wearing full body costumes. The show’s main characters, though, stepped into the floodlights on the Laguna Playhouse stage in 1979 without a script. Dave Barrett and his fiancé...

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Amy and Jack Norworth, who started Laguna’s Little League, hand out Cracker Jacks to players. Once upon a time in 1964, a little boy of 7 yearned to play Little League in his hometown, Laguna Beach.  He was a too young and far too short to make the team, but his big brother got...

Two Cheers for Hedden

Editor, We have lived in Laguna Beach for many years and particularly love reading the Indy History Pages. Andy Hedden’s article in last week’s issue, “A Little off the Top,” (Limelight, Feb. 17) was fun and infromative.   Rudy Campos and the other barbers and...

A Little Off the Top

By Andy Hedden, Special to the Independent   Just ask Sampson. Getting a bad hair cut can have devastating results.  Any man worth his salt knows that his hair as much as his clothes make him. I have had good luck and bad when it comes to this. Fortunately for the citizens of...

Guest Column

Getting Out From Behind the Wheel By Andy Hedden   A funny thing happened last summer on my way back from the market. My Honda of 19 years finally gave up the ghost. Passed on.  Kicked the hubcap.  Right in the middle of the street. Right in front of my driveway. My...

Laguna’s Pageant Shaped by its Historic Bowl

  By Andy Hedden, Special to the Independent Originally built in 1940, the 2,600 seat Irvine Bowl, home of the Pageant of the Masters, is arguably the most unique and charming amphitheater in Orange County. On Oct. 10, 1939, Festival of Arts President Frank Hevener announced...

Banking on Laguna

Edited by Andy Hedden, with contributions from Patricia Truman. The next time you’re on the 200 block of Ocean Avenue, stand across the street from Wells Fargo Bank and take a good look at the grand edifice that represents one of Laguna’s most important financial legacies. Built...