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Columns

Opinion: Let’s Build This Dream Together

By James Kelly As a child, I wasn’t able to learn and process information the same...

Opinion: Laguna Beach USD Not Quite Living Up To The Hype

By Steve McIntosh When Supt. Jason Viloria was hired in 2016 with only 11 months of...

Opinion: Wisdom Workout

Choosing A President "In what American election is the greatest number of votes cast? The answer...

Opinion: Pet Peeves

Numbers Guy By Mark Crantz I’m not a numbers guy. Math was never my strong suit. And...

Opinion: My Ocean Teacher

There’s a captivating video on YouTube of a 1950’s housewife participating in an LSD experiment....

Opinion: Musings on the Coast

You’re Darn Tooting This Ain’t Chicago This column is a direct response to last week’s column...

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...