Laguna Beach Independent, a publication of Firebrand Media LLC

580 Broadway Street, Suite 301
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel: 715-4100
Fax: 715-4106

email: [email protected]

Scott Sanchez
Publisher & CTO
949 715-4100
[email protected]

Andrea Adelson
email: Andrea at LBIndy dot com

Sonia Chung
email: [email protected]


Please send community announcements, youth sports results and obituaries by Friday to be included in the following week’s publication to [email protected]. In addition, the public is welcome anytime to post community announcements in the event section of the paper’s website, www.lbindy.com.

Email submissions should include separate attachments of Word documents and jpg images, each named similarly.

Please include contact information for the author, the photographer’s name and caption information. Images should be no more than 300 dpi.

Questions about submissions should be directed to 949-715-4100 or editor at lbindy dot com.

Editor’s Note

Opinions expressed by columnists and commentators are not necessarily those of The Laguna Beach Independent. Readers are encouraged to comment on this and all columns or commentaries appearing in The Indy.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor have been a community right in Laguna Beach for a long time and this paper will provide space to all who wish to express their opinions in letters relating to local topics only.

We ask that you keep letters as brief as possible (400 words or less; 200 words would be most welcome) and we promise we’ll only edit when we feel it to be necessary.

We generally refuse letters about a local business – negative or positive – and discourage letter writers from submissions that include personal attacks even of public figures.

The letter writer’s signature, (an email address will suffice) printed name, street address and phone number must be included – published letters will only use the writer’s name and city. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday although we will try to publish late-arriving letters where possible.

E-mail letters are preferred. We may not always be able to type a handwritten letter in a timely manner. Letters to the Editor can be emailed to:  editor at lbindy dot com

Letters Deadline: Tuesday 5 p.m. is cutoff.

Suggested guidelines for obituary writers:

Obituaries typically follow a formula, beginning with an opening sentence that generally include these facts: name, age, city of residence, date of death, reason for death, the city where the death occurred.

Then begins a chronological account: Jane Doe was born in this town on this date to (names of parents). She grew up in (childhood town) and went on to (higher education, career direction). Along the way, she (list significant accomplishments and or awards, marriage to whom and names of children.)

Please include the deceased’s relationship to Laguna Beach if it isn’t obvious.

Then survivors. She is survived by (spouse first, and city of residence; parents and siblings, and their city of residence; children; and then the number of grandchildren and or nieces and nephews, who are not generally named.)

The final paragraph typically includes service information and often suggested organizations for memorial gifts.

Please include a .jpg image of high quality if possible. Obituaries should be less than 500 words and submitted to [email protected]

There is a $75 fee for obits of 500 words or less; $99 for those exceeding the word limit. Please contact Firebrand’s controller Cyndy Mendaros about making payment: 949 715 4100

And importantly, deadline for this week’s edition: Tuesday, 5 p.m.