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Laguna Candles Gains a Partner

Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland. The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented,...

Lighting Entrepreneurs Flip the Switch

A decade since opening lighting shop Lightopia in Laguna Beach, the store will relocate by June to the Costa Mesa design center Soco and will hold a warehouse liquidation sale Saturday, April 30, at 1043 N. Coast Highway. Floor merchandise will be discounted over the next two...

Garden Opens for Spring Fling

Enjoy music, potluck eats and an opportunity to see the latest garden attraction, “The Elf” by joining the Spring Fling Sunday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. at the South Laguna Community Garden Park Bring drinks and a dish to share to Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. For more info:...

Limelight

A Catalyst for the Conversion of Laguna’s Coast

    By Jackie Davie Laguna Beach today is well known as a world-class destination for vacationers from around the globe. How Laguna came to have this reputation is tied directly to resort development along its coastline. One of the pioneers of beachfront development was...

Setting the Scene for Art and Architecture

St. Clair Family Norman St. Clair, Laguna’s First Artist  Part 1 By Ann Christoph Artist and architect Norman St. Clair and his descendents played a powerful role in influencing Laguna Beach’s reputation as an art colony and its renowned village character. Norman Boden St....

Don’t Overlook Arch Beach Heights When Looking for Laguna History

By Suzanne Dunn, Special to the Independent When my realtor told me three years ago that my $1 million plus home was a great Laguna Beach starter home, I nearly choked. I wasn’t insulted as you might suspect. I was dumbfounded. Starter home wasn’t in my lexicon 12 years ago when...

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Obituaries

Mass Set This Week for Dolores Treviño

Dolores Marie DuPont Treviño passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Laguna Beach on Dec. 30, 2015. Born in Pasadena on Sept. 24, 1935 to Joseph and Lauretta DuPont, Dolores attended St. Andrew’s High School and Pasadena City College. Through her older...

Disabled Advocate Lived Courageously

John Andrew Leaf  June 13, 1945 – Dec. 21, 2015 On Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, kidney failure ended the life of John Andrew “Andy” Leaf. He is finally at peace. He died at home in South Laguna, surrounded by love, family and friends. Leaf was 71, one of the longest surviving victims...

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus II died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 90.   A Laguna Beach era is rapidly coming to a close.  An era when Richard’s stepmom would tell him to go to Fisherman’s Cove (Boat Canyon) to get a couple of abalones off the rocks because they were...

Columns

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals LOST MY HEART.  Handsome, shirtless guitar guy at Forest Avenue with a pit bull.  You were singing to the crowd gathered near the gelato shop. Hoped to talk to you, but my Uber arrived. I’ll be back next week. #CanWeTalk HUGE OVAL TRAMPOLINE for sale – $300. ...

The Kibitzer

The Senior Scam I never realized the extent and ease with which people prey on the elderly until a recent trip to celebrate my dad’s 90thbirthday in the holy grail of senior abuse, Florida. My parents are fiercely protective of their independence, living alone in a house,...
Posted On 31 May 2018

Pet Peeves

Message in a Bottle The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition is an advocate of marine conservation.  A recent Indy article, “On the Hunt for Water Wasters” explains the coalition is expanding its mission inland.  Holy Neptune. Adjust your sexton readers. The Bluebelt organization is making...

Does the Wet Suit You

Can’t Cut the Mustard The best part of a drive to San Diego is the portion of the journey through Camp Pendelton. The Marines have done a wonderful job of preserving the base as nature made it. It’s a vista of native California that underscores how much we change the places we...

Heart Talk

Laguna Parents, Take Heed It is morning in late January and the Los Angeles Times says the temperature is going to be 87 degrees today. In January. My first thought is to write a column about global warming and the futility of denying its existence. But an article on page two of...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals   CHICKEN WHISPERER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY.  Help!  My chickens have stopped laying eggs.  I don’t know what to do! I have a farm, but my chickens won’t deliver.  Please, anyone who can speak to chickens, contact me.  #NoEggMan BRANAHOUGAN TRUCK DELIVERS – We...