Laguna Beach Independent, a publication of Firebrand Media LLC
580 Broadway Street, Suite 301
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tel: 949 715-4100
email: [email protected]
Publisher & CTO
EDITOR IN CHIEF
email: Andrea at LBIndy dot com
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].
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 [email protected]
Opinions expressed by columnists and commentators are not necessarily those of The Laguna Beach Independent. Readers comments on columns, commentary and news appearing in The Indy are always welcome.
Letters to the Editor
The Letters to the Editor section will provide space to all letter writers who wish to express their opinion, though we would appreciate that the subjects be local ones.
We ask that you keep letters brief (400 words or less) and promise they will undergo the lightest of editing for style.
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 of residence. Letters must be submitted 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; $150 for those exceeding the word limit. Please contact production assistant Megan Shelhamer about making payment: 949 715 4100
And importantly, deadline for this week’s edition: Tuesday, 5 p.m.