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Sharing a Gift of Insight

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In the midst of chaos and poverty of India, five Laguna Beach travelers recently received an abundance of individually tailored gifts: glimpses into the nature of the divine, insights about themselves and the realization that the West...

Taking Stock

The Beat Goes On The market still has the wind at its back. For the first two months of 2012, the S&P 500 rang up a 9% gain, far ahead of its record for more than the last two years. It continues to outshine the Dow Jones Industrial average, a reverse from last year’s fearful...

India Travelers Welcome Donations

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Five big-hearted and open-minded seekers will be traveling to India next month, visiting spiritual sites and delivering humanitarian aid. Local Laguna residents Pam Wicks of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, Julien...

Putting a Face to Human Trafficking

If a favorite cinnamon bagel has grown mold overnight, the once pristine car now has a dent in its bumper, and congestion has made you 20 minutes late for work, clearly the day is ruined. Get a little perspective. That’s the message iSanctuary brings to Laguna Beach’s Sawdust...

Indy on the Itinerary

Share a postcard from your travels near or far. Submit a high resolution image at www.lbindy.com.  Moscow  Retired Cal State Fullerton history professor Bob Feldman and his wife Pam at Moscow’s St. Basil Cathedral. Though retired, the couple conduct annual tours to Russia. Idaho...

Impact Giving Awards 7 Grants

Impact Giving, a Laguna Beach-based women’s collective giving group, granted six local nonprofits and one focusing on India with $125,000 at a recent awards ceremony. One global grant of $30,000 was made this season to the International Princess Project, based in Corona del Mar....

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we...
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