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Columns

Does the Wet Suit You

Nowhere to Go A disgusting complaint you hear about tourists, aside from the fact they cost...

Finding Meaning

Being Mortal When we’re young, our days are like waves on the beach—we imagine they’ll...

Wisdom Workout

Hostage Hall When major life transitions visit us, it can feel like we are walking a...

Musings on the Coast

The Big Hoax There is a big hoax in Laguna: the reason why our downtown has...

The Kibitzer

Electric Bikes Rule(s) “Low rider knows every street, yeah Low rider is the one to meet, yeah Low...

Pet Peeves

  I was on my third reading of last week’s Indy. I know. I know. Most...

Community Datebook

Tall Ships to Sail into Dana Point

The Tall Ships Festival returns to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor just in time for the grand opening of the newly restored...

Local Nonprofit Gets Carnegie Recognition

Laguna Beach resident and environmental champion Anne Earhart, who works to protect natural resources and promote global biodiversity through her Marisla Foundation, is among...

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

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller peacefully passed on Aug. 6, 2019, in Laguna Beach, surrounded by her loving nephews, Christopher Miller and Matthew Miller, along with close...

Laguna Beach Mourns Loss of Toni Leech

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Word of longtime Laguna local Toni Leech’s passing on Monday spread quickly across the city this week. She and her...

Iryss M. McDonnell

Iryss M. McDonnell (McCoy), LBHS grad of ’42, was 94 years old when she passed away on Jan. 31, 2019. Iyrss was preceded in death...

Heinz G. Junethner

Long time Laguna Beach resident Heinz Juenthner passed peacefully this past July 30th at his home in north Laguna. The second of three kids, Heinz...

Halverson Frazier

Halverson Frazier peacefully left this world on June 6, 2019, with loving family and friends to see him off. He was a 20-year resident...