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Carolers Bringing Holiday Cheer Tonight

Watch and listen for hundreds of Laguna Beach Girl Scouts riding local trolleys, driven by Santa Claus, as they sing in the holidays from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The local girl scouts will sing holiday carols as they traverse the streets of downtown Laguna for t...

Hallie Jones to Speak at Laguna Canyon Conservancy

  The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy (LCC) dinner meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at Seven7Seven (formerly Tivoli Too!) at the Art-A-Fair at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The program will provide an update on Laguna Canyon Road Caltrans projects by Laguna Canyon Foundation...

Boys & Girls Club Joins ‘Giving Tuesday’

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 27, Giving...

Limelight

Parade Winners

Winners in the 50th Patriots Day Parade are as follows: Grand Marshal’s Trophy: Pageant of the Masters. President’s Trophy: Laguna Beach County Water District. Band Sweepstakes: Bassett High School of La Puente. Elementary Band: L.B.U.S.D. Elementary School Band. Military Color...

Winning Images Evoke Nature’s Best

Laguna Bluebelt Coalition announced winners in amateur and professional categories in its fifth annual photo contest this week. Local Rich German, known for capturing video of marine mammals from his paddleboard, won in the amateur category with an image of a gray whale’s flukes....

A Jury of Your Piers

By Andy Hedden, Special to the Independent Editor’s Note: With El Nino storms again lashing Southern California piers, we figured readers would enjoy stepping again on the ones built in Laguna Beach. Even in 2011 when the late Andy Hedden revisited them, all were long gone. You...

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Obituaries

Raymond Lawrence (Larry) Toomey

Aug. 18, 1943 – Sept. 14, 2018 Larry succumbed to a sudden major heart event. Our beloved friend, brother, and uncle leaves behind his partner Karen Engberg, his brother Michael Toomey (Maryann), his niece Kelly Rodriguez, and his nephew Ian Toomey. He was preceded in death by...

Robert Lawerence Gamez

On Monday, Aug. 27, Robert Lawerence Gamez passed away at the age of 74.  In his professional life, he had a successful CPA practice in Laguna Beach for 47 years, but his passions were mountain biking, surfing, climbing mountains and woodworking.  Robert was adored by his many...

Peter Godfrey Leibfred

Peter Godfrey Leibfred, 80, a more than 50-year resident of Laguna Beach, died at his home in Laguna Beach on Aug. 26. His nephews, Dale and Keith Poller, were with him as he peacefully took his last breath on earth. A very special and blessed man, Peter was a long-time member of...

Columns

Wisdom Workout

The Third Choice I am from a family of 11 kids. Seven boys and four girls. I am second eldest, eldest girl. In big families, position determines your potential authority. My one older brother was problematic for me. He would stand in the doorway to the kitchen waiting for me to...

Guest Column

A Bold Parking Proposal I encourage you to read the two columns by J.J. Gasparotti in the Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 issues of the Indy. In the first piece, he explains a crucial budgetary problem in Laguna: local residents are subsidizing visitors between $20 million and $30 million...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals OLDER RETIRED GENTLEMAN who lives in a retirement community is looking for a youngish woman to help me with housework. If you can clean my smallish home twice a week, I will pay you $15 an hour for two hours’ worth of cleaning. #NotCheapMe SENIOR LADY with...

Does the Wet Suit You

Art in Public Places An image of Las Vegas can be conjured up by the woman with the “Please Help” sign. There she is, frail, sporting a fresh black eye, a split lip, with some teeth missing from her sweet smile. Waiting for cars to pass by on the bottom of the interstate...

Finding Meaning

Kids Doing Better Sometimes you bump into a subject so uplifting you just have to tell about it. This one’s about a sensitive topic—sex. It’s a wonderful thing, sex, but there are a few issues. Adolescents, for example, may be drawn to it before they have matured enough to...

Pet Peeves

Take Turns One of the first things I learned in elementary school—you have to take turns. Give everyone a chance. So, when I was called to the principal’s office, I always made some other kid go. My record is spotless and remains unsealed. I was surprised that the school board is...