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Pageant Pursues Happiness Across Every Era

By Torie Hamilton, Special to the Independent “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and—the pursuit of happiness,” booms narrator Richard...

Claims Over Coutchie’s Death Now Uncertain

The parents of a Laguna Beach police officer who died on duty two years ago in a traffic collision this week asked the Orange County Superior Court to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit they filed against the driver of the other vehicle and two other defendants. Luciana and...

Soul Project Celebrates Its First Year

The Soul Project, local apparel company, will celebrate its one-year anniversary of its flagship store with an all-day line up of activities and events on Saturday, June 20. The event will run from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and includes coffee, yoga, beer, tacos and dancing. All guests are...

Citizen Academy Graduates a New Class

Nineteen people graduated from the 21st Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen Academy last month before an audience that included family members, representatives from the department and Police Chief Laura. Graduates now join an alumni class of 405 people, who completed a...

Laura Holty

Laura Holty passed peacefully in April of 2015. As she told the attending staff, “I have had a wonderful life. I had a career that I loved, a wonderful family, friends and experiences that were amazing for a woman of my time.” That is all true. While her family moved...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 12 Author Joseph Finder, 6:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, 7 p.m., Hotel Laguna, S. Coast Hwy....

Multiple Offender Re-arrested

Police arrested suspected drunk driver Derek Haskayne, 51, of Orange, on Sunday, June 7, after he refused to yield on Coast Highway and then plowed into a light pole near Aster Street and Cliff Drive about 4 p.m. Sgt. Tim Kleiser says investigating officers found a container of...

Council Cracks Down on Absentees

To signal its intolerance for skipped meetings by members of city boards, the City Council amended its attendance policy and established that four absences in a year would place the appointment in jeopardy. The Council will then review the circumstances of the absences and decide...

Merchants Oppose Closing Forest Avenue to Cars

Many downtown merchants left their shops this week to protest at City Hall, expressing their dismay with the proposed 13-day trial closure of a section of Forest Avenue to vehicular traffic in August. Creating a pedestrian mall on Forest between Coast Highway and Glenneyre Street...

Quinn Farnes

Eugene Eldon Quinn Farnes, long-time football coach and math teacher at Laguna Beach High School, passed away peacefully on May 31. He was almost 94. He joined the teaching staff in Laguna in 1948 and retired 33 years later. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Jeanne, and his son...

LBHS Scholarships Hit Record Amount

Four days before tonight’s scholarship awards convocation at Laguna Beach High School, Lynn Gregory was in crunch-time, “buried” under phone calls, getting out last-minute invitations and sending “no” letters to rejected applicants. Of 222 graduating seniors, 114 are receiving...

A Farm for All Reasons

Amid fruit trees and gurgling aqua-ponic ponds sprouting celery and lettuce, dozens of gadgets such as water bottle filters and can openers covered tables, displayed for sale. Thrive, which operates a showroom in Lake Forest, offered a wide variety of dried food, first aid kits,...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015

Beauty Discounts Salute a Salon’s Longevity

This month, Noreen Goodman marks her 30th year in Laguna Beach at the same location, the International Hair Salon and Spa, which holds down one of Hotel Laguna’s storefronts. “When you love what you do time goes by fast,” said Goodman. “I love making people beautiful from the...

Doing Good

Radio Station Fundraiser Tickets Going Fast   Chris Barron of Spin Doctors will share anecdotes from his life on the road and songs on his old Gibson guitar during at KXClusive, Music On A Silver Platter, the station’s fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at a...