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Coastal Cleanup Day Returns Sept. 15

On Saturday, Sept. 15, thousands of clean water advocates will head to more than 40 coastal sites across Orange County to fight pollution with the world’s largest trash cleanup event—Coastal Cleanup Day. Registration is now open for the OC cleanup sites, organized by Orange...

Laguna Beach Native Joins City Manager’s Office

By LB Indy Staff City Manager John Pietig recently announced the appointment of Jeremy Frimond as Senior Administrative Analyst for the city of Laguna Beach. Frimond starts his new position on Sept. 10. Frimond was born and raised in Laguna and has worked for the city since 2003....

Boys & Girls Clubs Raise $225K in One Day

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and 14 area clubs partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) to host Greatness Amplified, a fundraising day for all Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County, on Aug. 15. The 24-hour online effort raised $225,000 with the...

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

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker (nee Street) passed away Aug. 13, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. surrounded by family. Bernice (Bea) was born Oct. 5, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Golvin S. Street (1900-1993) of Indiana and Ruby Delta Guilliams (1909-1992) of Missouri. She married Bobby N....

Loraine Estelle Hollingsworth

Loraine Estelle Hollingsworth, 82, also known as Cherokee, passed away peacefully in her canyon home of 70 years surrounded by her loving family. Loraine is survived by her two children, John William Verdugo and Andrea Estelle Verdugo; her son-in-law, Timothy Kane O’Neil; her...

Laguna Beach Mourns Sandpiper’s Chip Harrell

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy Laguna Beach is mourning the loss of Chip Harrell, who was the longtime owner of The Sandpiper Lounge with his brother, Chuck. Harrell’s uncle opened the Sandpiper in 1942, known affectionately by locals as the Dirty Bird, and owned it for about...

Columns

Does the Wet Suit You

Got Your Shots? A big thank you to the hordes of Wet Suit readers who descended on Andre’s Patisserie for last Thursday’s get together coffee. You provided some answers for Laguna’s problems and raised some new questions as well. The event was very informal for a reason. It...

Finding Meaning

The Good Rabbi To better understand the Jewish High Holy Days, which started at sunset on Sept. 9, I went to see Rabbi Elimelech Goorevitch at the Chabad Jewish Center. Chabad is an orthodox Jewish movement, said to be the fastest growing, planted in Laguna 24 years ago by Rabbi...

Heart Talk

Of Burgers, Fries, and Al-Qaeda If you are like most widowers, you can only stand so much of your own cooking. Luckily, our town has no shortage of fine restaurants, some of which serve my very favorite type of cuisine:  American Comfort Food. Oh, the meatloaf at Lumberyard, the...

Pet Peeves

I went screaming and kicking. My wife made me go on vacation with her. My 43-year record of being a homebody was shattered. Only one good thing came from being shanghaied. I made it back to restart the ‘I don’t-go-anywhere policy.’ I’ll be 110 years old when I break my existing...

Guest Column: When Your Son or Daughter Goes Off to College

  By now, scores of recent Laguna Beach High School graduates have begun taking their freshman college classes. For many parents in town, this is nervous time. Will their little princess fit in? Will their prince pass his first test? You get the idea. For the students, their...

Does the Wet Suit You

Gold-plated Endorsement The scrum of serious City Council candidates was thick at this Labor Day pancake breakfast in Heisler Park. For the past two decades you’d usually just see Steve Dicterow greeting the crowd in non-election years. Another campaigning tradition is candidates...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018