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Garden Potluck Stirs Up Community

Members of the South Laguna Community Garden invite the public to join their fall festival and potluck on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. Bring a dish or snacks for 10 people and your own drinks; enjoy live music and celebrate th...

Martha McCluskey

A gracious lady, wife, mother, grandmother with two great grandsons, Martha McCluskey died in her beach cottage and entered eternal rest with the loving God and His people at age 82. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Florence and Hiram Webster.  Her family moved to...

Rotary Returns with Grapes for Grads

Grapes for Grads, the Rotary Club’s fundraiser for student scholarships, takes place from noon until 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Guests can expect wine tasting, food, live music, live art demonstrations, a silent auction and a raffle chance on a...

Parents Club Hosts Bike Clinic

Laguna Beach Parents Club’s bicycle riding clinic at Bluebird Park provided instruction in safe riding skills on a two-wheel bike. Police department community liason Nikie Hernandez talked about bicycle safety, Bill Freeman of Crankbrothers bike part makers and parents assisted...

Religious Traditions

Singing the Tradition of Taize Laguna Presbyterian Church will conduct an informal worship service of prayer, scripture, and song accompanied by guitar, flute, and piano in the Taize style on Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical community in France . Over 100,000...

Celebrating the Holiday in Song

The public is invited to a musical Christmas celebration hosted by Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Clippers group on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in Tankersley Hall.  Keyboard player Dan Reckard, a member of the church’s praise band, will perform with Los Angeles vocalist Kana...

Holiday Happenings: Crafts, Carols Deck the Halls

  After shopping and toys, the public is invited to find comfort and joys during Messy Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., to an evening of crafts and activities related to the Christmas story at the Methodist Church, A light supper will be served following the service at...

Personnel File 8/30/13

    Local Choir Director Earns National Post   Linda White, director of chancel and bell choirs at Laguna Presbyterian Church, was installed as president of the National Association of Church Musicians in July.             Local...

Hawaiian Trip Does Good For Students

By Laura Yale, Special to the Independent   This spring break, 37 Laguna Beach High School students and eight adult leaders traveled to the small island of Molokai, Hawaii, for Laguna Presbyterian Church’s annual Molokai Mission Trip. The islanders are some of the poorest...

Hawaiian Trip Does Good For Students

By Laura Yale, Special to the Independent   This spring break, 37 Laguna Beach High School students and eight adult leaders traveled to the small island of Molokai, Hawaii, for Laguna Presbyterian Church’s annual Molokai Mission Trip. The islanders are some of the poorest...

Getting Out 2/8/13

Grammy Winning Guitarists to Perform Mark Hanson and Doug Smith, masters of finger-style acoustic guitar, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 in the church sanctuary at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The two have performed together and combined their talents in...

Church Invites Donations to Blood Drive

Participants in Laguna Presbyterian Church’s blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will receive two complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live Identification is required. Schedule your appointment at [email protected]..

Memorial Set

A memorial service for former Top of the World teacher Julie Toro is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Laguna Presbyterian Church.

Obituary: Claire Louise Robinson

Claire Louise Robinson, a 50-year resident of Laguna Beach and a doyenne of interior design in Orange County, died on July 8, 2012. She was 93. Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, 1918, Robinson moved to Laguna Beach in the early 1960s and helped start an interior design studio with...

Myriad Venues Offer Easter Services

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave.   April 1: Palm Sunday, 8 a.m., with Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, music and choir. April 5: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. with Holy Eucharist, music and choir. April 6: Good Friday, noon with Holy Eucharist; 7...