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Carolers Bringing Holiday Cheer Tonight

Watch and listen for hundreds of Laguna Beach Girl Scouts riding local trolleys, driven by Santa Claus, as they sing in the holidays from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The local girl scouts will sing holiday carols as they traverse the streets of downtown Laguna for t...

Hallie Jones to Speak at Laguna Canyon Conservancy

  The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy (LCC) dinner meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at Seven7Seven (formerly Tivoli Too!) at the Art-A-Fair at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The program will provide an update on Laguna Canyon Road Caltrans projects by Laguna Canyon Foundation...

Boys & Girls Club Joins ‘Giving Tuesday’

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 27, Giving...

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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

Donald Ingwerson

Donald Ingwerson, a nationally noted education reformer who headed several big-city school districts including the 1.5-million-student Los Angeles County schools, died Nov. 4 at home in Laguna Beach. A depression-era Kansas farm boy who never thought about college until his high...

Elva Irene Ashford

Elva Irene Ashford, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, died on Nov. 5 of complications due to Alzheimer’s in Glendora. Elva Ashford was born on Oct. 3, 1923 to Bernard and Gladys Nuffer in Santa Ana. She grew up in Orange, graduated from Orange High, and then met and married...

Ann Richardson

Ann Caroline Grover Richardson passed away peacefully on October 30, 2018, in the company of her loving husband John and her adoring children, at her home in Laguna Beach, California. Ann was born on May 1, 1937, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to Esther and Wayne Grover. After...

Columns

Heart Talk

To Resolve, It Is Often Just Too Hard Every year about this time, I try and come up with a column about New Year’s resolutions yours truly has made for the upcoming year. Usual result: resolutions made, resolutions not achieved. I am hardly alone. According to Business Insider,...

The Kibitzer

The Revolution is Here The single most positive impact of Donald Trump’s presidency is the awakening of women. While he likes to proclaim that he alone can make things happen, he is simply the apotheosis of a long simmering march towards equality and justice that has Harriet...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals   HOLIDAY SHOPPING DONE for next year. That’s right – Delicious Branahougan fruit cakes are selling 2 for $35 and packed in a beautiful holiday air-free, decorated tin. They contain rum and can be kept hidden away for a full year! Christmas shopping is...

Pet Peeves

Pinch of Salt It was with wondering eyes that I read the Indy’s “Local Chefs Celebrate Loved Ones with Holiday Traditions.” Six area chefs reminisced about family recipes that they hold dear and recreate during the holidays. It was a heartfelt story on how lost loved ones are...

Does the Wet Suit You

Aspiring Heights Laguna Beach has always been an aspirational place to live. Folks live here because they want to. It isn’t like their car broke down, they found a job and a place to live, and here they remain forever more. Well, maybe there’s some folks here like that. But the...

Musings on the Coast

An Economic Primer for the New Year If you are worried about our economy, you have a lot of company. The stock and housing markets are off and a lot of people are scared. In my business, I have two main jobs: obtaining funds for our real estate projects and predicting the...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019