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Wisdom Workout – APB: Norman is Still Missing

  Norman, the mascot for the Penguin Café, was abducted. There is a $500 reward posted for his return. No questions asked. Norman has been standing guard in front of the Penguin Cafe for as long as I can remember. Visitors to our city have photographed him almost as much as The...

Parading With Pride

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Parade watchers and participants were blessed by a beautiful day when the Laguna Beach community came together to celebrate the nation and the small town they love last Saturday for the 47th annual Patriots Day Parade. In honor of the...

I Hate A Parade

By Arnold silverman   Ever since I was a kid I’ve hated parades. When I was growing up in Washington D.C. in the ‘30s and the queen and king of England came to visit President Roosevelt, I turned down my father’s invitation to go downtown and watch the parade.  And year...

Parade to Celebrate Community

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach prepares for the 47th annual Patriots Day Parade this Saturday, March 2, a day when the community is celebrated through art, pride and togetherness celebrating this year’s theme, “All Together Now”. All those planning on...

Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent   Capt. Jason Ehret, a decorated active duty Navy SEAL commander deployed to undertake secret tasks around the globe, returned to his boyhood town this past  Sunday to receive the honorable title of grand marshal in Laguna Beach’s...

Parade Honorees to Take a Bow

The 47th Annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade will present this year’s  honorees at the Honorees Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Tivoli Terrace. The honorees include Capt. Jason Ehret as grand marshall, an active duty member of U.S. Navy Seals, and a...

Parade Leadership Line-up Remains Unchanged

Ed Hanke continues as president of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee, which also elected Charlie Quilter as vice president, Kathy Hanke as secretary and Sandi Werthe as treasurer. The 47th annual Patriots Day Parade will march through the streets of Laguna on...

Parents Club’s Goblins Invade Downtown

Laguna Beach Parents Club members and their little monsters outfitted in Halloween costumes will parade together Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. across the Main Beach boardwalk led by Mayor Jane Egly. The procession will progress along Forest and Beach Avenues with a holiday...

Advertising, Rest of Parade In Development

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has started to organize the 47th Parade, which will march through the streets of Laguna on Saturday, March 2. Officers elected at the September meeting were President Ed Hanke, Vice President Charlie Quilter, Secretary Kathy Hanke...

Chili Cooks Off, Pets Parade

Local resident Kerri Sherwood with 12 year old Siberian husky Oslo, second place winner for most handsome senior in the Board of Realtors’ recent chili cookoff and pet parade.

Taking Stock

Quarter’s End As we near the end of the third quarter, stocks are up 6% for the quarter and 15% for the first nine months of the year. These returns are of the S&P 500 stock index, which is running a bit ahead of the popular Dow Jones Industrials Average. The S&P includes...

Chili Cooked, Pets Paraded

The 16th annual Chili Cook Off and Pet Parade steps off Sunday, Sept. 30, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. The event organized by the Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates centers around amateur and aspiring chili chefs, who share their recipes and compete for local fame....

Taking Stock

Walking A Tightrope Stocks continue to walk a tightrope above the perils of some country fleeing the Euro Zone or of this country falling off the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” Our political campaign exacerbates these dangers yet the stock market keeps on rolling. As we move into fall,...

Pet Peeves: Senior Moments

By: Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but there are senior moments. The other day I found myself staring at the kitchen cabinet, not wondering why I was there, but why the cabinet wasn’t there.  Then later that week, I remembered my wife was...

Scouts Awarded Community Foundation Grant

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts, established locally in 1930. This grant will be instrumental in helping us make the world a better place by enhancing our team’s capacity to develop girl’s leadership...