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Seeking Solutions to Eliminate Sewer Gas

Editor, I am writing in regard to the foul smell of sewage around our town.  Lately the smell has been worse and I have noticed it on Glenneyre, Forest Avenue and most especially inside my house early in the morning hours right before I wake up. It is so pungent that it can...

Moss Point Overrun by Contractors’ Trucks

Editor, On any given work-day in the two square blocks of Moss Point, we residents have suffered between 45 to 70  contractor vehicles per day parked on the public street. The contractor vehicles have taken 95 percent of all available spaces between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru...

Pearson Miscasts History of Scuttled Cottages

Editor, The residents of Canyon Acres have a long history as founding residents of Laguna Beach, way before Temple Hills or Glenneyre were a twinkle in the eye. Like most people who live in Laguna, they are proud of their neighborly environment and are in appreciation of that...

Arno Chauvel

Arno Chauvel, a fourth-generation Californian, grew up hiking and fly fishing in the Sierra Nevada and developed a life-long love of all things wild. His enthusiasm for outdoor sports made him legendary among friends he cajoled into 100 mile bike rides, marathon backpack trips,...

A Fifth-Generation Family Traces Their History to the Gold Rush

By Eric Kirkland, Special to the Independent A Laguna Home Companion feature The Kirkland family of Laguna Beach traces its lineage to the gold fields of California’s Sutter Creek, where in 1841 they prospered as merchants of mercantile for the local population and eventually the...

Life in Laguna during ‘the War’

by Regina Hartley, Special to the Independent The story of Bill Hartley begins in Ontario, Calif., where his father, William Hartley Sr., managed what became the Sunkist packing plant, but from 1911 was the West Ontario Citrus Association. In 1925,William St. was sent to the east...