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Tying the Knot Strengthens Another Bond

By: Christine Carpenter, Special to the Indy Paula Hornbuckle and her soon-to-be husband Brad Arnold sent an unusual proposal to guests they invited to their wedding next month. Since this is Arnold and Hornbuckle’s second trip down the aisle, and they both already possess the...

Changing Lives, Making a Difference

By: Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent There’s selfless acts happening around you; more than you may think. Marla Hodes and her brother-in-law, Dr. Rick Hodes, are proof of that. Dr. Hodes, a CNN Hero, has spent 30 years volunteering in Ethiopia, dedicating his time...

Fireworks Go off Early

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent   The mood of the Federal Club rally held at Laguna Beach’s ReMark’s restaurant was one of elation and relief. Smiles glowed on everyone’s faces Wednesday night, overjoyed to now be recognized as equal citizens in the eyes...