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Holiday Digest 2020: Zenith

By Priya Kavina It was the middle of winter When we jacketed ourselves in Gemini skies along...

Holiday Digest: Stuck in 2020

By Sarah Durand He’d taken to carrying the ring in his pocket every time they left...

Opinion: Wisdom Workout

A Path with Heart The imagery associated with the heart usually links it to love, passion...

Opinion: Pet Peeves

Sea Wall By Mark Crantz A Victoria Beach family took sheltering in place very seriously. They did...

Opinion: Finding Meaning

Christmas Treasures Christmas celebrates the birth of the Christ child though it’s a joyous time for...

Opinion: Brutal. Freaking. Year.

By Billy Fried Going into it I thought 2020 was going to be the “Year of...

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: Remembering Bill Gillespie

Bill Gillespie broke hearts all over Orange County when he died of natural causes Dec. 10 at the age of 79. By Lori Basheda   The beloved...

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...