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Columns

Finding Meaning

Remembering Gean Austin Today is the 35th anniversary of the passing of long-time Laguna Beach High...

Does the Wet Suit You

Funny Numbers There has been controversy concerning the veracity of figures used in this column. The...

Pet Peeves

Brown Friday While the rest of the country celebrated Black Friday, Laguna Beach contended with Brown...

Guest Column

On Thanksgiving Morning, Laguna Beach Woke On Thanksgiving morning, Laguna Beach woke to a massive sewage...
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Village Matters

Blame Game Indy columnist Michael Ray has a long, positive history with Councilmember Peter Blake and...

Green Light

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

Community Datebook

Girl Scouts Caroling by Trolley Tonight

Watch and listen on Friday, Dec. 13, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. as the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts sing holiday carols from open-sided trolleys driven by...

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...

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....