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‘Doc’ Blacketer, Artist-Craftsman, Dies at 96

By Belinda Blacketer, Special to the Independent   Francis LeRoy “Doc” Blacketer, an artist with ties to Laguna Beach’s early settlers, died in Atwater, Calif., on Aug. 30. Born on July 10, 1918, to Lewis Sherman Blacketer and Frances Mae Lovelace Blacketer on a...

Nature Lovers Indebted to Villagers’ Honorees

Village Laguna’s members and friends will gather on Saturday, Oct. 8, to honor Villagers of the Year Elisabeth Brown and Carolyn Wood, whose decades of effort helped preserve Laguna’s natural setting. The party will be held at the home of Cindy and Mark Evans, 435 Hilledge, from...