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Worship with a Song and a Brew

Beer and Hymns OC, a musical group, will lead the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. A barbecue lunch and root beer follows. Performers Kristen Howerton, Chad Markley and Tim Taber are not pastors, but have been worship...

Personnel File

Foot Patrol Beat Earns Honors   Officer Zach Martinez was honored at the Orange County Crime Survivors gala, which took place in Garden Grove last week. Martinez was recognized for his community outreach efforts in the downtown business district. He is the assigned foot beat...

Phyllis Doolittle

Phyllis Eleanor Miller Doolittle passed away on July 30 in Columbus, Ohio. She was 88. Born in Hagerstown, Md., daughter of Margaret Helen Clipp Miller and Jay C. Miller, she graduated from Hagerstown High in Maryland and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Class of...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Aug. 7 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Court Sets Hearing in Begley Stabbing

Michele Green, a former Laguna Beach resident who was arrested in February for the alleged stabbing death of her boyfriend, Richard Begley, returned to court Wednesday, Aug. 5, where a judge set Sept. 28 for a preliminary hearing, the district attorney’s office said. Newport...

Injured Body Surfer Rescued by Helicopter

A 19-year-old body surfer who suffered injuries when tossed by the waves into a rocky South Laguna beach had to be airlifted out for treatment Tuesday, Aug. 4, authorities said. The swimmer went over the falls in an area known as Secret Cove, a narrow inlet accessible to the...

Opening Doors for Cambodian Youth

Even as headlines depict Cambodian boys falling prey to traffickers luring them to virtual slave labor on Thai fishing boats, Laguna Beach resident Stan Frymann is making a bid to give them, and their sisters who end up in sweat shops, another option: a high school education....

Doing Good Globally

Locals Continue to Aid Villagers’ Rebuilding Efforts   While news of the earthquakes in Nepal recedes, residents of 48 remote Nepalese villages that local Rosalind Russell has populated with donated goats over the past decade continue to struggle with new challenges. Top of...

Survey Takes Laguna’s Art Temperature

Too many land or seascapes in Laguna Beach galleries? Not enough art event spaces? Too many part-time home owners edging out cultural concerns of full-time residents? How much does the average Laguna Beach household spend on cultural philanthropy or pursuits? Those are some of...

Trailblazing Social Ecologist Changed Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents

  Margot R. Carlson, a long-time Laguna Beach resident, died July 23, 2015, after a brief illness. Carlson, 85, held the role of executive director of Community Service Programs since 1986 and continued to support victims, shelter children, counsel families, and educate...

Jobs Expand, Absence OK’d on School Board

Finally sealing the deal to webcast its meetings in real time, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board agreed to add video responsibilities to an existing position. The job responsibilities for the public communications and relations liaison, recently vacated by retiring...

Fire Code Thwarts Dream Home

Five years after purchasing what he had been assured was a buildable lot in Canyon Acres, Jae “Randy” Song finds he must either give up his dream of building a home on the property or risk his family’s financial stability by suing the city of Laguna Beach. The...

Woman’s Club Honors Bilingual Educator

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent When Elsa Brizzi remembers how her third graders of different ethnicities, speaking different languages, connected with each other in one of the first bilingual education classrooms in the nation, her eyes get misty. “It w...

Soroptimists Honor Sandy Vetter

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach named long time Laguna Beach resident Sandy Vetter its Soroptimist of the Year. Vetter has held several board positions and is currently serving as treasurer.  With this recognition, she joins the Laurel Society, created by Soroptimist...

Set Out on a Blue Moon Hike

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets Friday, July 31, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. Observe the changes as day turns to night on a leisurely hike and learn about night wildlife. Hear the last birds’...