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Pinewood Derby Rolls Again

The kindergarten-age Lion Cubs for the first time joined Laguna’s Cub Scout Pack 35 at the annual Pinewood Derby, which took place at the Laguna Presbyterian Church last week. Scouts race small wood model cars that they have created with the help of their parents. The flag went...

Greenbelt Meeting Focuses on Park Service Designation

The recent designation of Laguna Beach and the Greenbelt in the Historic American Landscapes Survey by the National Park Service will be featured at the Laguna Greenbelt annual meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. The public is welcome to...

Restaurant Offers Shabbat Service

Rabbi-Cantor Marcia Tilchin, founder and spiritual leader of the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, and local musician and cantorial soloist Jason Feddy lead a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan....

Limelight

A Jury of Your Piers

By Andy Hedden, Special to the Independent Editor’s Note: With El Nino storms again lashing Southern California piers, we figured readers would enjoy stepping again on the ones built in Laguna Beach. Even in 2011 when the late Andy Hedden revisited them, all were long gone. You...

Hospitality Night Magic

Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along Forest Avenue, anchored by the Kenny Garcia band at the far end, a faux ice rink on Glenneyre and the Laguna Community Band...

Indy on Vacation

                                                Please share a postcard from your latest trip with arm-chair travelers at home. Pack an Indy along with your...

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Obituaries

Claire Ellen Etheridge, Ph.D.

Claire Ellen Etheridge, Ph.D., 85, of Sacramento, passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017, surrounded by family. Claire is survived by her beloved partner Elizabeth Edgington of Sacramento; son Randall Glen Riley; daughter Rene Ellen Riley; sisters Joyce Bayne and Elaine...

Marty Scott Gray

Marty Scott Gray, an internationally collected artist, avid surfer, and 33-year resident of Laguna Beach, transitioned on New Year’s Day after a battle with fronto-temporal dementia. A memorial paddle-out was held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. The “aloha”...

Virginia Hunt

Virginia L. (“Virgie”) Hunt succumbed Jan. 15 to lung cancer at the age of 91. Hunt was a local Laguna Beach business owner for 61 years and a prominent community volunteer. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Hollywood, Virgie grew up in Sunland, a rural area of the San Fernando Valley. She...

Columns

Heart Talk

Apologies to Half the Population Behind every male bi-weekly columnist for a local paper, usually stands a woman who will gently kick his backside when he says something stupid. I am lucky to have such a woman, not behind me, but by my side. She is sweet, kind, politically...

Pet Peeves

Poet Who Nose It I told my wife that I was going to put my name in for Laguna’s first poet laureate. My wife told me back she was going to take my name out for Laguna’s first poet laureate. “That hurts,” I moaned. “Don’t worry. I put your name in for village idiot. The honorarium...

Taking Stock

He Keeps On Rollin’ Along The stock market continues to add momentum. After ringing up twelve straight record highs on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it paused – for all of one day-and then gained over 300 points to close above 21,000. Only a month ago, market commentators...

The Kibitzer

The Outdoor Antidote If there is one thing that can serve as a curative balm in these troubled times, it’s nature. And in Laguna, its expansive – mountains, ocean, meadows, ravines, canyons, arroyos, beaches, tidepools, reefs, and abundant wild marine life. It’s remarkable to...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

Taking Stock

Buy On The Rumors The beat goes on. The Dow Jones Industrials closed Wednesday at the tenth consecutive record level for this index. That’s the longest record streak since January 1987 when the market hit 12 consecutive record days. Stock investors overall seem to believe that...

Pet Peeves

Reader’s Digester   Readers always ask me, “Where do you get your story ideas?” I used to say the bathtub, where I’m most relaxed. But I can’t say that any more. I took out the bathtub, the shower and all the plumbing to meet Laguna’s strict water usage. Unfortunately, I...