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Buddhist Nun Returns to Laguna

Local Tibetan Buddhist study group, Gonpo Ludup will again host Australian nun Robina Courtin for two events at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets for a public talk, Happy Living, Happy Dying on Friday, Aug.11 from 7-9 p.m. and a weekend workshop...

Producer Screens Peace Film for Rotary

Film producer Pete Allman, whose credits include controversial films such as “Brando Unauthorized,” is passionate about his latest subject: peace. He’s showing the 19-minute version of “Winds Of Freedom” at 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Hotel Laguna to Rotary Club...

Nurturing Art at Bluebird Farm

Bluebird Canyon Farm hosts artist Mary Aslin at its artist-in-residence day Wednesday, July 12. Bring your own supplies for the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $10 workshop. Sign up online at Bluebirdcanyonfarms.com     Laguna Hires a New Fire Marshal Jim Brown joins the city’s fire...

Limelight

Patriotism Steps Beyond Red, White and Blue

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association float featuring a roller-skating mime and dancers whirling in traditional Mexican costumes won the Grand Marshals Trophy in the 51st Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade. “The Sister...

Art & Nature Raises the Bar

Slender and 10-feet tall, the four-sided posts shone in the sunlight, reflecting the moods of the ocean and hillsides and at evening dramatically mirrored cloud banks and at least one brilliant sunset. Come darkness, they mirrored staccato bursts of light coming from car...

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Obituaries

Laurentina (Laury) Anna Detrick

Dec. 22, 1944 – July 15, 2017 Laury Detrick, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away after a year long battle with lung cancer. She leaves a son Gregory and grandchildren who live in Belgium, and many dear and loving friends in California and Hawaii. A service will...

A Tribute To My Grandpa

By Tad MacPherson   Edwin Frank Gottschlich passed away before his time, holding the hand of his wife Gail, on Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day. Grandpa was 88 years old at the time of his death. There are few men in this world that managed to live life like Ed...

Barbara Gail Goulette

Barbara Goulette passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2017. She is survived by her son Lance Goulette and three grandchildren, Mitchell L. and Kevin L. Goulette and Monica L. Goulette. Barbara was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Long Beach, to the late Betty Anderson (Horsch) and Mack...

Columns

Musings on the Coast

No one wants Laguna to become like Corona del Mar. CdM has been ruined by McMansionization. This never will happen in Laguna. Our Design Review Board (DRB) makes sure of that. The DRB has complete authority over the size, design, colors, height and exterior look of all new...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017

Heart Talk

Friends Don’t Let Friends I never ask for a senior discount at the movies. Not wanting to announce to those in line behind me that I am well, old, I pay extra for pride’s sake. One afternoon, dressed in my newest Tommy Bahamas and with just the right amount of hair...

Wisdom Workout

Service Nurtures Loyalty for Local Merchants George Weiss wrote a letter to the editor last week that shared pertinent research and also let us know that CVS has as their motto: “Lead with Love.” Thanks George. Your letter solidified my strong opposition to having CVS...

Pet Peeves

Time Traveler Husband Synchronicity is creepy. The concept first introduced by the analytical psychologist Carl Jung holds that events are meaningful coincidences, if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully related. The credit goes to Jung’s wife who...

Taking Stock

Where The Money Is While many investors were fretting that a correction is coming, the tech-centered Nasdaq average reeled off ten straight up days, rising 5% in that span. Certainly, there will be market corrections from time to time, as there always have been, but the market...

Taking Stock

The Rails Just Confirmed The Industrials Current news events provide several reasons to support a stock market plunge. Each day brings new developments in the ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. The prospects of rising interest rates and their...