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Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality...
letters to the editor

Letter: I Deleted My Nextdoor Account And This is Why

I joined the app Nextdoor sometime in 2019, but took a hiatus from the app until recently. I signed on to Nextdoor to inquire...

Political Lowdown

Saturday, Oct. 6:  Pros and Cons on the Ballot,  Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship, 436 Cypress Dr., 10 a.m., also a League event. Monday, Oct. 8: Council...

Pet Peeves

Things Are Looking Up Let me show readers my psychic powers. On Monday, Aug. 21 at 9:06 a.m. you were looking up. And I appreciate...

Obituary: Bruce F. Connell

I am sad to announce the passing of my friend and longtime partner, Bruce F. Connell, MD on Sept. 16 in his beloved home...

Laguna grieves death of businessman and former lifeguard

Bill Brown, a longtime Laguna Beach resident and businessman was mourned by the community this week after his death June 21 at 45 years...

Tax Credit Proposed for Caregivers

Assembly members Cottie Petrie-Norris and Jim Patterson have introduced AB 2136, which establishes a new care-giver tax credit of up to $5,000 annually for...

Concert Band Celebrates Memories

"Thanks for the Memories," a free concert marking the 20th anniversary of the Laguna Community Concert Band, will take place at 2 p.m. on...
letters to the editor

Letter: Regarding Oil Spill Clean Up

Should all we citizens pitch in to clean up oil and tar that may appear on our seashore? It does not make sense to close the beaches. It...

Opinion: Racism in Laguna Beach – First the Bad, Then the Good

By Melissa Juniper Harris I would like to think it was a food delivery mistake, that at midnight when there was repeated banging on...

Amy Obrand

May She Fly With the Angels  March 3, 1967 - May 26, 2016 Amy Christine Higginbotham Obrand earned her angel wings on May 26, 2016, surrounded...

Obituary: Sequoia R. Slentz

(July 27, 1976 - May 16, 2022) Sequoia Slentz, a Laguna Beach musician, promoter, and philanthropist, passed away on May 16. He was 45 years...

July 4 Crowds Celebrate Freedom in Myriad Ways

By Allison Jarrell, Special to the Independent Hundreds of Laguna residents gathered on Brooks Street to celebrate the nation’s independence, honor local servicemen, and commemorate...

Top Givers Receive Tributes

Orange County’s top philanthropists were called out at the 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon recently. Among the honorees were Laguna Beach...

Indy on Vacation

The proliferation of online social media platforms has understandably depressed the number of vacation photos submitted to the Independent in recent years. So has...