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Columns

Green Light

Ms. Yury Goes to Washington Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart’s character (Jefferson Smith) who won a seat...

Finding Meaning

Intrigued by the promise of Jewish secrets to feeling good, I attended the first class...

Does the Wet Suit You

Sewer Vent Folks who recreate in our ocean have long been eyeing our sewers. Just waiting...

Pet Peeves

One Short The city council came to an abrupt halt. Before them were two forks in...

Common Sense

Is the Gas Tax Working for Laguna? Here’s a question for the residents of Laguna Beach...

Musings on the Coast

In Defense of Peter Blake To understand my friendship with Peter Blake, one must know how...

Community Datebook

Hospitality Night Rolls Into Town

Sing carols, mingle with neighbors, and watch Santa light the tree tonight. The first Friday of each December, the City of Laguna Beach and...

BSA Girls’ Troop Wins Top Honors

The Laguna Beach girls’ Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 35, sister troop to Laguna Presbyterian’s BSA Troop 35, won first place at the...

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

Lorraine Madeline Reafsnyder

May 26, 1939 - Oct. 15, 2019 Lorraine Madeline Reafsnyder, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, at her home in Laguna Beach, California, after...

Jean-Paul Herbert

Jean-Paul Herbert, born May 29, 1974, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the age of 45. Jean-Paul lived in Laguna Beach, graduating from El Morro,...

Connie Crosland

May 12, 1926 – Nov. 5, 2019 Connie was born in San Fernando, California on May 12, 1926. She was one of eight children. She...

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....