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Going the Distance for Art

By Anne Salafia, Special to the Independent   When former Laguna Beach resident Helen Keeley received an invitation to attend an art opening this month in the Caribbean, she reluctantly declined, saying in a note to the artist “…I know your show will bring you fame and...

A Memorable Birthday

Editor, I want you to know what a great time Helen Keeley has had because of your article (“Celebrating a Century,” April 29). People she lost contact with have called her, even some of her students from years back. It has given her such a special, pleasant 100th birthday. Thank...

Celebrating a Century

Though only long-time residents may recognize the name, Mayor Toni Iseman declared Friday, April 22, Helen Keeley Day in honor of one of the first women elected to the Laguna Beach City Council who would go on to serve her adopted hometown in many ways. Keeley, who also turns 100...