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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...

Non-Profit Steps Up to Fund Cancer Research

A Laguna Beach non-profit that focuses on breast cancer prevention and quality of life for survivors recently made a research grant to Dr. Linda Vahdat, director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Vahdat’s research focuses on whether...

Downtown Merchants Lose a Lifeline

Downtown merchants are invited to join a send-off retirement party Saturday, June 24, for longtime UPS driver Jesse Kolling, who is turning in his brown uniform after 28 years making deliveries in Laguna Beach. The White House restaurant hosts the reception with cake, appetizers...

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

John Taylor Freeman

John Taylor Freeman, born March 6, 1984, was killed in an automobile accident in San Diego on June 13, 2017. Freeman was a 2002 graduate of Laguna Beach High School and also a graduate of San Diego State. He is survived by his parents Dan Freeman and Donna Freeman, brother Peter...

Michael Norris Graham

April 24, 1943 – June 15, 2017 Artist Michael Norris Graham passed away on June 15, 2017, in Laguna Hills. He died from a stroke at 74. Michael was born in Stockton. He attended Wilson High in Long Beach and in 1967 graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in theatrical...

Lori Diane Connell-Snider

Lori Diane Connell-Snider, 60, of Purdy, Mo., entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 12, 2017, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was born in Inglewood on April 19, 1957, to Dave Connell and the late Diane Florence (Plisco) Connell. Lori was united in marriage to...

Columns

Green Light

Climate Change: Cities Must Take the Lead Shortly after the White House announced on June 1 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement did Congress fly into action to abate global warming? No. Did the Environmental Protection Agency double down on...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Just for Laughs

Read the Warning Label By Irene DeBlasio Item: WARNING LABEL ATTACHED:   Baby stroller: Remove child before folding.   Clothes iron: Do not iron clothes on body.   Nytol (clinically proven night-time sleep aid): May cause drowsiness.   Egg carton: This product...

Pet Peeves

Tip Toeing Around It took me a while to read through Indy’s “Environmentalists Push for City to Uphold Paris Accords.” I’m a closet environmentalist and don’t like to the have a coal powered light shined on me. I read this Indy article at night by candlelight.  At first, I...

Taking Stock

Time to Cultivate Our Gardens Another month, another record. On the second day of August, the Dow Jones Industrials closed at 22,026, after earlier this year going through 20,000 and then 21,000. This is the thirtieth time this year that the Dow has made a record close. Now, it’s...

The Kibitizer

A Look Behind Who Seeks Internet Fame If you have adolescent kids, chances are they don’t watch much TV, obsess over movies, or spend time on Facebook or Instagram. More likely they are on YouTube, watching an endless stream of peer generated content. Its reach is way more...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Just for Laughs

 Special to the Independent PERSONALS: MINT CONDITION – 1936 male, high mileage, some hair, some teeth, seeks companionship. Not in running condition but walks without a walker or cane. Dinners at Olive Garden? #MC-36   PETITE LADY:  Low 80s – Ex-dancer looking for male...