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Pies With Purpose: Penguin Supports Glennwood’s Mission

Sabrina and Michael McMurray, owners of Penguin Café, 981 S. Coast Highway, will donate 30 percent of their sales from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 and 20 percent of all pie orders this month, they said in a statement. Freshly made pies must be ordered 24 hours in...

Gallery Cultivates Young Patrons

Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery owners Rich and Ariane MacDonald hosted a performance by dancers in the Festival Ballet Theatre in December as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Prior to the dance performance, the gallery held a toy and clothing drive to help...

Woman’s Club Offers Money Management Talk

  Women of all ages are invited to Money: Getting it and Keeping it, a workshop to be led by three local business owners Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. The panel includes estate planner and attorney Nicole Anderson, investment manager Barbara Crane,...

Limelight

South Swell Lifts 54th Brooks Contest

A welcome swell with waves of as much as 10 feet provided the engine for the 54th running of the annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic, which took place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Travis Booth, 16, won the pro/am division, the youngest participant to take the contest’s top...

Patriotism Steps Beyond Red, White and Blue

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association float featuring a roller-skating mime and dancers whirling in traditional Mexican costumes won the Grand Marshals Trophy in the 51st Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade. “The Sister...

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Obituaries

Jimmie Gale Allen

Jimmie Gale Allen, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his Laguna Beach home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Jimmie Allen, otherwise known as Jim or “Uncle” was born in Hardin, Ky., on June 16, 1930. He was the eldest of three sons born to Harry and...

Marie F. Rogan

Sept. 5, 1948 – Jan. 10, 2018 Maria Rogan passed away peacefully due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease with her son Wil and his wife Tiffany by her side. Maria was born in Burbank, Calif., the third of six children of Richard and Mary Rogan. Maria graduated from Burbank...

Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle (nee Roesch)

March 27, 1923-Jan. 2, 2018 It is with tremendous sadness the family announces the passing of their much-loved Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle, who was 94. In life, she was the most caring and loving person you could meet. She also had a fantastic sense...

Columns

Heart Talk

I Resolve to Be Less Skeptical My column is called “Heart Talk” because I make every effort to speak honestly, and hopefully, humorously, from my heart. Another reason is that for 25 years or so, heart ailments of one type or another have been a part of my life. Allow me to take...

Pet Peeves

Passing Through “Testing. Testing. Testing. Lower Park Avenue is opened again. The Plaza is gone. Calling all library patrons. This bullhorn announcement is for you. Return library books now. You are overdue. Other people want the book that you’re reading. The library staff will...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals HEAVENLY VIEW – Excellent location to spend eternity in – beautiful cemetery plot for sale.  Must sell at sacrifice price. Retired/moving to Florida and intend to die there. $4,000 or best offer.  #ToDieFor   REE-LA-TORS – How to sell your property...

View from the Woods

Show Me My Money My first house was a tract house.  The phase my home was in had been completed and the builder was in a hurry for all of us in that phase to close escrow. On the day we were supposed to go to escrow to fund it and sign the final papers I stopped by the tract to...

Wisdom Workout

Creating Clarity in Chaotic Times   Our personal wellbeing requires that we nourish our inner strength and our ability to make timely choices no matter what kind of nonsense is spinning around us. The price for this state of mind is that we must be prepared to acknowledge our...

Taking Stock

Stocks Rock And Roll “Roll, tide, Roll!” Stocks are rolling like Alabama’s Crimson Tide in Monday’s College Football Championship. On Tuesday, stocks reached 386 consecutive trading days without a 5% “correction.” That’s their second longest such streak and one more week would...