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Finding Meaning

Dubious Data The Pew Research Center, known for phone-based polling, recently issued a report under...

Guest Column: Thinking About Jimmy Carter

I always have felt a strange connection to Jimmy Carter. It probably stems from the...

Does the Wet Suit You

Tomfoolery Today is the unknown anniversary of the death of the Laguna Beach Taxpayer’s Association. Judging...

Pet Peeves

Fall Back From when my kids were little until now when their kids are little, I’ve...

Guest Column

Three More Years of This? By Billy Fried We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor,...

Pet Peeves

What Happens… There was some confusion at the Museum Hotel planning meeting. I for one thought...

Community Datebook

ECO Warriors to Raise Funds

The ECO Warrior Foundation’s annual fundraiser will take place 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at The British Hair Company, 750 South Coast Highway....

It’s Time for Sports Swap

Drop-offs are welcome in the parking lot today, Nov. 1, for Thurston Middle School’s Sports Swap benefiting their PTA. A text message to 818-645-9177...

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

Donald J. Arcoli-Arcaroli

Donald J. Arcoli-Arcaroli passed away, after a short illness, with his sister, Marilyn, by his side on Sept. 23, 2019 in Rancho Mirage. Donald...

Joseph Eric Rice

Aug. 21, 1958 – Sept. 7, 2019 Joseph Eric Rice, of Laguna Beach and Studio City, California, died unexpectedly at his Laguna Beach home Sept....

Wayne L. Peterson

Sept. 27, 1939 – Sept. 22, 2019 Wayne Lewis Peterson, age 79, passed away peacefully Sunday. His memorial celebration will be held Oct. 4, 2019 at...

Obituary: Joan Rapp

Joan Rapp Oct. 30, 1925 – July 14, 2019 Joan Johnston Rapp was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 30,1925. She attended Hollywood High School where...

Obituary: Dianne Diorio

  Dianne Diorio We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved mother, Dianne Diorio, on Sept. 17, 2019. Dianne passed away peacefully, surrounded...