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Martin Alper

  Born in Tonbridge, England, Martin Alper’s generous, inquisitive spirit led him around the world in pursuit of professional adventure and personal discovery. Alper’s love of music and fascination with the flamboyance of the ‘60s superstars motivated his first...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 26 Sawdust Art Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., $8.50. Thru 8/30. Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Mando Cordova and Friends play Latin jazz, 7 p.m., Congregational...

Scouts Retire Flags With Ceremony

Laguna Beach’s Cub Scout Pack 35 recently held its annual end of the year beach party at Aliso Beach, which included a BBQ and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony involves shredding and burning of old flags ready for retirement until the flag turns to ash. Other than the...

Doing Good

Pribram is Local Cox Hero   James Pribram, founder of The Eco Warrior Project, received a $5,000 check and recognition as Cox Communications local hero of the year earlier this month. Pribram, a Laguna Beach native and professional surfer, started the project to preserve the...

Catherine Siedle

Catherine Paik Siedle, 52, passed away June 11, 2015, with family and friends at her bedside and enveloped in love. She had fought a brave, private and dignified battle with breast cancer for more than three years. She lived with her husband and children in Laguna Beach. She was...

Personnel File

Laguna Resident Receives the First Mission Cup   The first Mission Cup was awarded to Laguna Beach resident Richard Gordinier by Mission Hospital Foundation in recognition of his service on the hospital’s board. Gordinier, with 27 years of experience as a senior executive of...

The Scouting News

Scout’s Initiative Makes a Splash By Torie Hamilton, Special to the Independent Several residents of the Glennwood House of Laguna Beach are preparing to swim in the Special Olympics and their training was inadvertently made possible by Daniela Lucidi, who graduated from Laguna...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 19 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, 7 p.m., Hotel Laguna, S. Coast Hwy. Robert Jon & the Wreck, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. World...

Soul Project Celebrates Its First Year

The Soul Project, local apparel company, will celebrate its one-year anniversary of its flagship store with an all-day line up of activities and events on Saturday, June 20. The event will run from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and includes coffee, yoga, beer, tacos and dancing. All guests are...

Citizen Academy Graduates a New Class

Nineteen people graduated from the 21st Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen Academy last month before an audience that included family members, representatives from the department and Police Chief Laura. Graduates now join an alumni class of 405 people, who completed a...

Laura Holty

Laura Holty passed peacefully in April of 2015. As she told the attending staff, “I have had a wonderful life. I had a career that I loved, a wonderful family, friends and experiences that were amazing for a woman of my time.” That is all true. While her family moved...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 12 Author Joseph Finder, 6:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. 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, 7 p.m., Hotel Laguna, S. Coast Hwy....

Quinn Farnes

Eugene Eldon Quinn Farnes, long-time football coach and math teacher at Laguna Beach High School, passed away peacefully on May 31. He was almost 94. He joined the teaching staff in Laguna in 1948 and retired 33 years later. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Jeanne, and his son...

A Farm for All Reasons

Amid fruit trees and gurgling aqua-ponic ponds sprouting celery and lettuce, dozens of gadgets such as water bottle filters and can openers covered tables, displayed for sale. Thrive, which operates a showroom in Lake Forest, offered a wide variety of dried food, first aid kits,...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015