By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Long-time Laguna Beach resident and ceramic sculptor Jerry Rothman died Thursday, June 5, of a heart attack at a hospital near his sculpture park and home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the last few years of his life Rothman was unable to work due to the […]
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A group of 25 motorcyclists that included Laguna Beach police officers and their friends joined a 500-strong brigade on a 60-mile ride in Los Angeles to honor families of fallen officers last Saturday. Their participation is personal: Officer Jon Coutchie died last September in an on-duty traffic accident.
Editor, Growing up in Laguna Beach, and having the perspective of living elsewhere for periods of time, I have been able to see the changes to our wonderful home in ways someone who has never left may not notice. It is with this perspective I whole-heartedly endorse building the artist live work space that is […]
Editor, Re: keyless commute, (Feb. 15 edition) Hello, I’m from Long Beach and visit Laguna Beach maybe twice a month, but use Orange County Transit Authority bus system to visit the Neighborhood Congregational Church. It is so interesting how to use public transportation and leave the car at home, saving on car insurance by not driving. […]
By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent A year ago as Dr. Alex Kalmanovich walked about downtown Laguna Beach, as he does with his wife Polina and their baby daughter most weekends, he received a phone call. A local dental practice was for sale. In the market for his first practice, he’d already kicked the […]
The Irvine Museum opens “California Scene Paintings: 1920s-1970s,” a special exhibition from Jan. 18 to May 8, guest curated by Gordon T. McClelland. Part of the larger Regionalist art movement of the 1930s-1970s era, California Scene Painting–a term first […]
The next Laguna Art Museum artist conversation series focuses on Los Angeles artist Richard Kraft, who talks about his new body of work on Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-2 p.m. His work installed in the museum’s lower level features 10 films with idyllic scenes of nature side by side with urban views of Los Angeles, New […]
Museum Takes the Initiative Laguna Art Museum’s first annual Art and Nature initiative, Nov. 7-10, is complemented by three nature-themed exhibitions, two of which open with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. Work by Los Angeles-based artists Adam Silverman and Richard Kraft will be on display until Jan. 19. Tanya Aguíñiga’s exhibition, […]
On Thursday Aug. 23, 2013, we lost our father and our community lost one of its most unique characters and longtime citizens, John Aurelio Garau. When Dos Equis XX created the “Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign they could have easily taken from Garau’s adventures because in many ways he was the most Interesting […]
By Joe Cockrell, Special to the Independent I love dogs. I’ve had a canine companion for most of my adult life, including an Australian Shepard named Libby that I rescued five years ago. In 2012, I was recruited to move to Southern California from my native Iowa for a position in higher education. With such […]
Extra! Extra! A new shop in Laguna Beach shares its marquee with Beverly Hills, New York, and Ibiza, Spain, the epicenters of design and hardly the centers of shabby chic. Robins Jeans is a whole new sort of shop on Forest Avenue. Shabby? Decidedly not. Chic? Oh yes. The retailer joins the ranks of Anastasia, […]
Editor, One of the interesting things about living in Laguna is the bubble mentality that so many of the residents seem to cling to, especially regarding parking. There was an article about Laguna in the Los Angeles times in 2004 which I saved. At that time there were approximately 24,000 residents, but about 3 million […]