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What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

A free workshop for local nonprofits on “Tricky Tax Issues & Savvy Solutions,” sponsored by the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the Laguna Beach Seniors, to be held this Monday, July 18, couldn’t be more timely. Last month the Internal Revenue Service issued a...

Relishing Her Moment

Friends and family heaped praise Friday on Ann Quilter, the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club’s 17th woman of the year. Described in turn as an extraordinary volunteer, a force of nature, a trapeze artist, an exemplary leader and a cattle prod, Quilter in characteristic style graciously...

Rotary’s Outreach Aids Flood Victims

In the aftermath of last December’s flooding, Laguna Beach’s Rotary Club sought assistance from its international foundation and other club for financial help for flood victims. With support from Rotary Clubs in Chile Chico, Chile, and Ciudad Delicias, Mexico, as well as the...

Laguna’s Petite Force of Nature

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In the aftermath of a natural disaster, or to get a long dreamed of community project across the finish line, Ann Quilter is a woman you want on your team. And, her husband, Charlie, added:  if you need a wall repaired, “She is the...

Center Distributes Flood Relief

The Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition has received $225,000 in donations for flood relief, which is nearly all being distributed to individuals and families recovering from the disaster, said chair Faye Chapman. “We can’t thank the community enough for their donations of time...

Doctors of Dedication

Editor, While the whole downtown and all of the canyon was impassible the day after the big flood, our Laguna Beach Community Clinic was open for business and serving our citizenry. Even though Dr. Tom Bent’s own home had flooded, he, the clinic medical director, left his wife...

Tallying Storm Losses Could Speed Flood Relief

Residents and businesses that have sustained any damage from the Dec. 22 storm should report the extent of those damages for at least two reasons. First, there may be assistance available to them locally, said Ann Quilter, the disaster relief coordinator for the Laguna Relief and...