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Shining a Spotlight on the Darkest of Subjects

Jessica Destefano, an artist often costumed as a fairy at community events, last month revived a more sober role that she performed for five years before quitting in 1999: suicide grief recovery facilitator. Destefano recently started a suicide recovery group in response to a...

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...