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Heritage Month Spotlights Town History

Laguna Beach celebrates its own history in May with an array of annual Heritage Month festivities organized by city officials, individuals and groups. On Saturday, May 9, take a free guided tour of historic downtown with Heritage Committee members. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laguna...

Party Honors an Extraordinary Life

The Blackburn family invites the public to honor the extraordinary life of Kathleen Blackburn from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. “All are encouraged to come, share a story, a memory and toast her extraordinary life,” says a statement from husband...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 8 Laguna Tots, 6:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. $10. Also May 9 and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. 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, Hotel Laguna, 425...

Montage Shifts Its Sights South

The Montage Hotels & Resorts management company plans to develop and operate a seaside resort on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, the company announced this week. The company, which began building its portfolio with Montage Laguna Beach in 2002, expects to open the...

Marathon Giving Day Raises $1.8 M

The Orange County Community Foundation raised $1.8 million for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the first-ever county-wide day of giving held over 24 hours beginning Tuesday, April 21. Laguna Beach  participant nonprofits received $89,535, says a statement....

Garden Tour Explores Woods Cove

A self-guided garden tour sets out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. exploring nine secret backyards of Woods Cove, the annual Laguna Beach Garden Club event. One of this year’s highlights is a collection of hand made birdhouses. Tickets are $50 on tour day and can be obtained at...

Obituary

Thomas Robert Judy Dr. Thomas Robert Judy died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Centerville, Iowa, on July 26, 1924, Judy spent his childhood in the Midwest before he was swept away to Laguna Beach, where the glistening Pacific Ocean offered...

Obituary

Marc Ernest DuQuette Marc Ernest DuQuette was born on July 23, 1942, in Long Beach. DuQuette served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Army Reserve, and the Nebraska
National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in December 1967. During the 1960s and ‘70s, DuQuette lived in Costa Mesa...

Laguna Loses Elegant Grand Dame

By Eric Jessen, Special to the Independent Celine Theresa Konzal Milne, who for several decades managed the venerable Marion Milne Real Estate Company with her beloved husband, Lloyd, was laid to rest alongside her sisters, Delores and Marian, at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery...

Obituary

Paul Donald Zehner November 23, 1928- April 18, 2015 Paul Donald Zehner was called home by Our Heavenly Father at the age of 86. Zehner was a retired electrical engineer, a strong leader in his church, a husband, father, brother and friend to many. He will be forever missed and...

Endearing Local Left an Indelible Mark

By Michelle Rice Doherty, Special to the Independent Marion Flora Ohanesian Rice Dec. 13, 1937—March 10, 2015 If you drove down Catalina Street any sunny Saturday, you were bound to catch a glimpse of one of Marion Rice’s signs pointing the way to another fabulous garage sale....

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Steven Roth, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Michael Schenker, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,...

Spring Fling Hosts Garden Potluck

    The South Laguna Community Garden welcomes all to their Spring Fling celebration from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Live music by the Garden Band features Tony Bisson and radio show host Tommy J, joined by guest slide steel guitar artist Doc Law. Please bring a dish or...

Eco Heroes Receive Honors

The eighth annual Laguna Hero Fest kicks off on Thursday, May 14 with the premiere screening of a 30-minute documentary, “Laguna Beach Eco Heroes,” honoring filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, who established the One World One Ocean Foundation; biologist Nancy Caruso, who helped replant...

Jose Rosales

Jose Rosales was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on March 19, 1950. He was one of nine children. He moved to Mexico City in his teens to follow his dream of becoming a public accountant. There, he met his future wife, Leah, and came to Laguna Beach in 1971 where they were married...