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Laguna Beach Independent, a publication of Firebrand Media LLC

900 Glenneyre St., Suite B.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel: 949-715-4100
Fax: 949-715-4106

Scott Sanchez
President of Sales & Marketing
949 715-4100
[email protected]

Managing Editor
Clara Beard
email:[email protected]

Tracy Powell
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].

Editor’s Note

Opinions expressed by columnists and commentators are not necessarily those of The Laguna Beach Independent. Reader’s 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 [email protected]

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 includes these facts: name, age, city of residence, date of death, the 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 submitted to [email protected].

Obituaries cost $100 for up to 300 words; $200 for up to 500 words and $300 for up to 700 words. Please call our office to make a payment: 949-715-4100.

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