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Non-profit Law Firm Expands Orange County attorney and UCLA School of Law graduate Leslie Bigler Lindgren recently joined the non-profit Laguna Beach law firm Seaside Legal Services. Established in 2013 by local attorney A. Jane Fulton, Seaside Legal Services provides legal...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 20 Hugh Johnson jazz trio, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Closing: “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787. Kurtis Gentile & JP Peart, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy....

Clinic Backers Demonstrate Their Support

More than 140 locals attended the Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contributing $176,000 to help fund a healthy community initiative, says a clinic statement. Patient Robin Agers described turning to the clinic for help to guests who attended the event at...

City Manager Speaks to Business Club

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19. The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are...

Personnel File

Pantry Hires a Director   The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director. Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards. He will be...

Trump Rally Steals the Show

Ranger, the Laguna Beach police dog purchased with funds raised by the Woman’s Club, waited patiently in a van as his handlers prepared to demonstrate the dog’s abilities for his patrons on Thursday, April 28. Unfortunately, the featured performer that members and guests lined up...

Monique Huguette Pitz

  The Pitz, McConnell, O’Keefe, Verpaelst and Fallou families are sad to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, Monique Huguette Pitz. Monique was born in Hull, Canada, on Jan. 27, 1936. She passed away on May...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Kelly Fitzgerald Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Crimson and Crowbar, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & A.D.D, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy,...

Charmed, For Sure

While most homeowners couldn’t conceive of preparing their home for 800 visitors, participants in Village Laguna’s annual Charm House Tour unanimously describe the experience as “fun.” “It was an easy thing to do,” said Mike Boon, owner of a 1915 Federal Revival bungalow in North...
Posted On 05 May 2016

Laguna Candles Gains a Partner

Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland. The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented,...

Personnel File

Promoter Receives a Promotion Ashley Johnson, who worked for 10 years in various jobs for Visit Laguna Beach, was named president and chief executive of the 30-year-old organization. Johnson oversees marketing and management of the city’s official visitors center and was...

Douglas C. Reilly

Douglas Reilly died peacefully at home in Laguna Beach, after a long illness, at age 62. Doug was born in New York City and spent most of his childhood and his 20s in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University, where he also...

Schoolpower Backers Receive Their Due

SchoolPower’s annual appreciation party for its business supporters featured a spirited bidding war for coveted cover spots of the organization’s 2016-17 student directory. Led by Vice President Taylor Pillsbury, the auction raised $13,500 thanks to bidding by Marcus...

Quake Claims New Victims: Child Brides

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Fearing that their daughter could be sexually assaulted due to the family’s lack of substantial housing, a 13-year-old’s parents in rural Nepal decided it would be better to marry her off. Child marriages were outlawed in Nepal...

Green Thumb News

  Gardening with Beneficial Insects Lucian Toma will describe how to garden with beneficial insects at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the South Laguna Community Garden, at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. He will describe how to incorporate ecological design features, create...