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Columns

Guest Column: Rebuttal | Restating Myths Attempts to Muzzle Protest

By Johanna Felder Michael Ray’s column last week is another attack on Village Laguna. As president...

Opinion: Laguna’s Mid-Summer Scorecard

By Billy Fried   Admit it. Virus notwithstanding, Laguna has never looked so good. Our classic summer...

Opinion: Resolving the Depths of Conflict Through Art

“We are at the extremities now. At the end of this tunnel of darkness, however,...

Opinion: Musings on the Coast | The Real World, Or Is It?

By Michael Ray I just finished reading the book Sapiens by Israeli historian and philosopher Yuval...
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Opinion: Village Matters

What’s The Rush? Feeling like strangers in our own town. That’s what it’s like lately.  We’re on...

Opinion: Pet Peeves

Life Coach-Lesson 15 By Mark Crantz Sheltering in place has not been easy. Relationships have been strained....

Community Datebook

Buddhist Retreat Begins Tonight

A workshop presented by Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Thubten Sherab, How to Love a Joyful Life and Prepare for a Peaceful Death will take...

Greenbelt Honors Elisabeth Brown

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. will host a tribute to Elisabeth Brown, Ph.D. during its annual 7 p.m. meeting on Feb. 27 at the Neighborhood Congregational...

Limelight

Indy on Vacation

The proliferation of online social media platforms has understandably depressed the number of vacation photos submitted to the Independent in recent years. So has...

July 4 Crowds Celebrate Freedom in Myriad Ways

By Allison Jarrell, Special to the Independent Hundreds of Laguna residents gathered on Brooks Street to celebrate the nation’s independence, honor local servicemen, and commemorate...

Obituaries

Obituary: Nancy French

It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Miriam French announces her passing after a battle with cancer on Dec. 8, 2019,...

A Tribute to Jean Raun

Our community lost a rare treasure on Monday, March 2, 2020 when (Edna) Jean Raun passed from this life. Jean died just shy of...

Neil F. Katz 1944 – 2020

Neil F. Katz passed away at his home on Feb. 17. Neil had been struggling with several health issues through 2019, but he was...

Margot Rosenberg 1929 – 2020

Margot Rosenberg(née Cohn), 90, died peacefully of cancer on Feb. 12, surrounded by her family in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Born Sept. 25 1929 in...

Obituary: Martha Nett Marino

  Martha Nett Marino, born on Feb. 21, 1928, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on...