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

‘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 farm near Seward, Neb., he was the youngest of 10 children. […]

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Nature Lovers Indebted to Villagers’ Honorees

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 3 to 6:30 p.m.  A donation of $85 […]