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Does the Wet Suit You

JJ Gasparotti moved to Laguna Beach with his family when he was 11yrs old. He...

Finding Meaning

Happy 100th, Mom My clan is gathering: it’s our mom’s 100th birthday. Could I tell you...

Pet Peeves

I was in line at the Laguna Public Library. I heard the guy in front...

Wisdom Workout

Upgrade Your Attitude   Harmony. Gratitude. Praise. These three attitudes hold the key to transforming the way...

Common Sense

Ignoring the Need for Audit Oversight A year ago, January 2019, the city audit firm sent...

Pet Peeves

1+1 I was never good at math. So, I’m probably the wrong guy to review the...

Community Datebook

Concert Band Celebrates Memories

"Thanks for the Memories," a free concert marking the 20th anniversary of the Laguna Community Concert Band, will take place at 2 p.m. on...

UkeFest Returns Jan. 18

Laguna Beach Seniors will present Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 4-7 p.m. for an exclusive ukulele workshop 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

Obituary: Paul Darrow

On Nov. 11, Paul Darrow, Laguna Beach resident since 1963, passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 98. Darrow was an artist,...

Barbara Hedden

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Barbara Hedden passed away peacefully on Dec. 10 at the age of 92. Barbara was born on June 16, 1927 in...

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...