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Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The artist will discuss his work during...

Wisdom Workout

Are You Running On Empty? When life was more leisurely, summer was a time for increased relaxation and ease. Today, many of us are speeding down the highway of life at breakneck speeds, demanding that we operate in full-on problem solving mode but with the added pressure that we...

The Best Show in Town

Editor, One of Laguna Beach’s major hotels is smack in the middle of downtown Laguna.  At a recent meeting of the Planning Commission, the general manager of that hotel objected to a proposed rooftop dining facility across the street because of anticipated noise and loss of...



Art Seen

Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The...

Wisdom Workout

Are You Running On Empty? When life was more leisurely, summer was a time for increased relaxation and ease. Today, many of us are speeding down the highway of life at breakneck speeds, demanding that we operate in full-on problem solving mode...

The Best Show in Town

Editor, One of Laguna Beach’s major hotels is smack in the middle of downtown Laguna.  At a recent meeting of the Planning Commission, the general manager of that hotel objected to a proposed rooftop dining facility across the street because of...

Art Seen

Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The...

Wisdom Workout

Are You Running On Empty? When life was more leisurely, summer was a time for increased relaxation and ease. Today, many of us are speeding down the highway of life at breakneck speeds, demanding that we operate in full-on problem solving mode...

The Best Show in Town

Editor, One of Laguna Beach’s major hotels is smack in the middle of downtown Laguna.  At a recent meeting of the Planning Commission, the general manager of that hotel objected to a proposed rooftop dining facility across the street because of...

Art Seen

Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The artist will discuss his work during an Art Walk...

Wisdom Workout

Are You Running On Empty? When life was more leisurely, summer was a time for increased relaxation and ease. Today, many of us are speeding down the highway of life at breakneck speeds, demanding that we operate in full-on problem solving mode but with the added pressure that we are supposed to...

The Best Show in Town

Editor, One of Laguna Beach’s major hotels is smack in the middle of downtown Laguna.  At a recent meeting of the Planning Commission, the general manager of that hotel objected to a proposed rooftop dining facility across the street because of anticipated noise and loss of privacy. Visitors to...

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Tales of the Watermen: Sun and Surf Take a Toll on Guards and Towers Alike Part 2

By Dale Ghere, Special to the Independent The first metal towers  Around 1958, Chief Lifeguard Art Fizette decided lifeguards needed to be up off the beach for improved observation since annual...

Inquiry Underway Over Diver’s Death

The county coroner’s office has yet to determine why a 42-year-old man died this past Monday, July 19, at one of Laguna Beach’s most popular diving spots Mark Montague, of Altadena, was pulled...

Tales of the Watermen: Sun and Surf Take a Toll on Guards and Towers Alike Part 1

By Dale Ghere, Special to the Independent The pros and cons of permanent lifeguard towers have become a subject of debate in recent months. I thought a look back at the different kinds of towers...

A Catalyst for the Conversion of Laguna’s Coast

    By Jackie Davie Laguna Beach today is well known as a world-class destination for vacationers from around the globe. How Laguna came to have this reputation is tied directly to...

Still a Pit Stop for Presidential Hopefuls

BY SUZANNE DUNN Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped briefly last month. So did one of her Democratic rivals, New Mexico’s governor, Bill Richardson. Four years ago, so did presidential...

Setting the Scene for Art and Architecture

St. Clair Family Norman St. Clair, Laguna’s First Artist  Part 1 By Ann Christoph Artist and architect Norman St. Clair and his descendents played a powerful role in influencing Laguna...