Laguna Beach Independent Limelight Section

Buyers Step Up for Art

Artist donated works raised $255,000 for Laguna Art Museum’s education and exhibition programs at a well-attended art auction fundraiser showcasing works by 113 California...

Indy on the Itinerary

Share a postcard from your travels near or far. Submit a high resolution image at www.lbindy.com.  Moscow  Retired Cal State Fullerton history professor Bob Feldman and...

A Gift of Beauty Returns to the Sea

After five days of painstaking work to create an intricate circular painting of boldly colored sand, Tibetan monks visiting Laguna Beach brushed their masterpiece into a gray green pile and threw the remainder into the sea on Sunday.

Musings on the Coast

Tribute to a Tragedy This last Sunday in Heisler Park, precisely at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, the 10-year dedication began with bagpipes playing...

Cabaret Nets Record for Marine Mammals

Pacific Marine Mammal Center raised over $140,000 and netted $128,000 at its Saturday, Sept. 30 Cabaret fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn. The event, which...

Room With a View

Whether a central meeting point for family and friends, people watching or just catching a sunset, the historic lifeguard tower remains one of Laguna's favorite places and best known landmark. With the tower's three floors having the combined square footage of a good sized walk-in closet, the tower doubled as the entire lifeguard department's headquarters for a portion of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The top floor is for supervisor observation during the summer lifeguarding season. The boardwalk level is for first-aid treatment and supplies while the subterranean level stores paddleboards and rescue tubes.

Still Winning Applause After 20 Years

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless...

Best Ever CIF Finish for Boys

The Southern Section’s CIF swimming and diving championships got underway at Riverside Community College Thursday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory for the Laguna boys...

Awakening Creativity

By Monica Petrova, Special to the Independent   Internationally recognized artist Deborah Paswaters’ inspiration comes from life and its ever-changing patterns.  She shares her creativity through...

The Queen of Textile Pandemonium

By Tracy Middleton, Special to the Independent   “Low Clouds and Fog Along the Coast” may sound like a typical Laguna Beach weather report. In this...

Recycled Materials Reworked By an Artist’s Touch

Artists made the runway their canvas at Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts this past Saturday, Aug. 18, competing to create the most imaginative and...

Symphony Opens Season

More than 250 guests joined “Festa di Firenze” and celebrated Opening Night 2012 of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Westin...

Itinerant Supper Club Lures Food Fans

We’re at a festive gathering on the sun-dappled porch of a harbor-front home on Balboa Island. Guests chat away, enjoying views of passing sailboats....

Tenth Laguna Beach Music Fest Moving Into High Gear

The Laguna Beach Music Festival, a collaboration between Laguna Beach Live and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with...

Parading With Pride

By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Parade watchers and participants were blessed by a beautiful day when the Laguna Beach community came together to...