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Kingfisher Blue

“Remember, Ryan, a bright flash of blue light, blue like a kingfisher feather. Look for it and look sharp. It only lasts a split second.” “Sure thing, Grandpa,” he replied, his eyes as wide and his smile as earnest as only a 5-year-old can manifest. The old man watched as Ryan...

Celebrating at the Laguna Beach Dog Park

My boyfriend Ron and I wanted to celebrate a day in this coming holiday season with just our dogs—our 10-year-old Yorkie-dachshund mix called Teddy and Clara Mae, a 3-year-old blue-merle Australian shepherd. So we decided to take them to a new dog park they had never visited,...

Musings on the Coast

Petra, the Hot Bot  Hello, this is Petra, the Hot Blonde. I’m not busy tonight. How ‘bout you? Wanna go get a martini at—– [Beepbeeppoppopzzzzzssshhhhhhh>>><<<—technical difficulties!! technical difficulties!! PLEASE STAND BY] Damn, glad to...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017


Bells Ring Out the Blues

The blues-based, gospel-inspired Black Tongued Bells perform in two shows, 6 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at BC Space Gallery, 235 Forest Ave. The band’s “Tales From the American Swamp” project features original tunes and lyrics and features...

Grandmas Write Romance for a Cause

By Cassandra Reinhart, Special to the Independent With eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren between them, you’d think sisters Nancy Meyer and Susan Lerner wouldn’t have time to write a book. “We have dubbed ourselves two grandmas with...



Gallery Shows Work by Emerging Artist

Work by Benjamin Askevold, a Laguna College of Art & Design student, will be shown in the Cast of Crowns Art Collective Fine Art Gallery through February. His work will be exhibited as part of the gallery’s expansion of its upper level.  

Serving for Santa

Almost 100 players participated in the Polar Bear beach volleyball tournament and toy drive at Main Beach this past Saturday, Dec. 9. With a toy as entry fee, players filled five large boxes with gifts for children for the fire department’s...

High-Steppin’ Fickling to Lead Parade

Author Gloria Fickling, also known for kicking up her heels on dance floors, will serve as grand marshal of the 2018 Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, organizers announced last week. Other honorees include Honored Patriot George Ciampa, Citizen...

Pet Peeves

Down in the Dips I smelled a good story when I read the Indy’s “Sewer Odor Fix on its Way.” I went over to Calliope and Glenneyre to sniff it out myself. I didn’t trust my nose due to allergies, so I brought the dog to assist. Dogs have 300 million olfactory senses compared to 6 million in...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals DEAR MATTHEW—I’m done.  I cannot deal with your obsessive-compulsive, depressive, repetitive condition any longer. You have no curiosity, no desire to travel, to learn or experience anything except your small and boring little world.  You are also extremely opinionated too....

Another Tax Hike Looms

Editor, City Council is once again going to spend your tax dollars like drunken sailors. They are developing a 2018 ballot measure for a citywide general obligation bond to fund undergrounding utilities on Laguna Canyon Road and both North and South Coast Highway. That, and undergrounding in...

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Recent Winds, Fire Underscores the Rationale

Editor, The City Council recently voted unanimously to advance the measures to bury overhead power lines in Laguna Beach.  I applaud this decision, and urge the whole community to support this...

Council Should Reject Historical Preservation Ordinance

Editor, Please attend the 9 a.m. Dec. 16 City Council meeting. The Planning Commission ordinance revisions expands the definition of a “historical resource” under the CEQA law.  Hundreds of homes...

Laguna’s Rules Respect Community Character

Editor, As an artist and home remodel builder, I have lived in Laguna Beach 30 years and worked multiple jobs to pay my mortgage simply to live near the ocean among neighbors and friends. Our...



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