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Designer to Celebrate Grand Opening Jan. 17

  The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for Julie Laughton Design Build on Thursday, Jan. 17. Laughton has been in business 27 years and has a new location at 247 A. Forest Avenue. A graduate of Iowa...

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...

Limelight

Hospitality Night Magic

Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along Forest Avenue, anchored by the Kenny Garcia band at the far end, a faux ice rink on Glenneyre and the Laguna Community Band...

Indy on Vacation

                                                Please share a postcard from your latest trip with arm-chair travelers at home. Pack an Indy along with your...

A New Champ Skims to Shore

                      And division winners, according to the Vic website: Pro men’s division Tim Fulton Austin Keen Blair Conklin Max Bourne Sammy Stinnett Teddy Vlasis Johnny Salta Perry Pruitt        ...

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Obituaries

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...

Daniel Day Freeman

Daniel Day Freeman passed away on Aug. 31, 2018 at the age of 75. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, he was drawn to the ocean in his youth and spent 50 years as a resident of Laguna Beach. He was dearly loved and is survived by his siblings Toni Stuart, Sue Stratton and John Lawrence...

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker (nee Street) passed away Aug. 13, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. surrounded by family. Bernice (Bea) was born Oct. 5, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Golvin S. Street (1900-1993) of Indiana and Ruby Delta Guilliams (1909-1992) of Missouri. She married Bobby N....

Columns

Finding Meaning

A Walk Through 1920 Laguna Take a walk through the Laguna Beach of a century ago, guided by a dead man. Harold Weaver was an English jockey who emigrated West to become a cowboy, but wound up a landscape artist. If you check the 1920 census, you’ll see he was the enumerator....

Musing on the Coast

The Laguna War on Young Families His name is Drake, his wife’s name is Tricia, and they have two infants, 3 and 1. They met here, courted here, had their two babies while living here, and they wanted to buy a house and make a permanent home here, but the other day Drake told m...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019

Does the Wet Suit You

Huh? Here we go again. Our City Council seems to be hell-bent on a big dose of social engineering with a renewed commitment to artist live-work housing. This may include taxpayers’ participation where required. What this has to do with keeping the sewers flowing and the potholes...

Finding Meaning

Heroes Among Us Was there a high school teacher who made a difference in your life? One you wish you could have given an award to? I remember two, and it’s a personal regret that I never acknowledged them. That problem has been solved in local high schools with the Crystal Apple...

Common Sense

Diversity I’d like to start our first column by thanking the Indy for giving a voice to “the other side.” My wife, Michèle, and I will take turns writing a bi-monthly column dealing with issues of interest to people with center to right-leaning philosophies—the “other side” of...

Village Matters

Community Spirit Treasured I was chatting with Bill Blackburn, husband of the late Kathleen Blackburn, two-term councilmember and mayor, and his sister Betsy at the South Laguna Community Garden Park last Saturday. Neighbor and fellow gardener Jeannie Richardson had organized the...