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Free Flu Shots and More

A free flu shot clinic and health expo takes place from 8:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Susi Q center, 380 Third St. The expo will include 27 community resources, whose services range from hearing tests to home-care providers. Kathleen Wenger will provide information about...

Tibetan Monks Return to Laguna

The Drepung Loseling Monks of Southern India will return to Neighborhood Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 25 where they take part in the 10 a.m. worship service and join the community potluck that follows in Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Their visit through Nov. 1 will...

Hop Aboard For a Coastal Tour

Village Laguna will sponsor a coastal tour of Laguna Beach from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel Sea Explorer, casting off from 24200 Dana Point Harbor. Take in the beauty of Laguna’s Marine Life Protected Area while guest...

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

Joyce Lowell, Descendent of Early Laguna Pioneers, Dies at 95

Joyce McElree Lee Lowell, a grandchild of the “pioneer mother” of Laguna Beach, Catherine Aurora Brenizer Skidmore Brooks, died Sept. 1 in Long Beach. She was 95. Lowell’s mother, Anita Skidmore, was one of four siblings from the marriage of Catherine and George Skidmore. Her...

Architect Mark Singer Dies

The Laguna Beach staff of noted local architect Mark Singer, who for 30 years has designed award winning homes, art galleries and commercial properties with a distinctive contemporary style, confirmed his death Thursday, Sept. 17. The architect’s signature was so well known...

William Hamilton McFadden

William Hamilton McFadden, of Palm Desert, passed away on Sept. 3, 2015. He died of natural causes after battling cancer and diabetes. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and is survived by his four children, two step-children, five grandchildren, and two...

Columns

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals   VINTAGE CLOTHES – Huge sale of old, outdated clothing. Cheap.  We have men’s three-piece suits and tons of men’s vests in a huge assortment of fabrications. Movie wardrobe/Halloween? MUST GO.  #DecadesAgo   TURTLE – Mitch is a really nice turtle. ...

Green Light

Art and Nature: That’s Laguna Laguna at its core and as many see it today is the result of sculpting Pacific forces, like wind and waves, and the works of artists who have immortalized in their creative renderings the beauty of its coves, headlands, coastal canyons, and hills....
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Taking Stock

Time For Gratitude With the market up over 15 % this year, stock investors should express gratitude at Thanksgiving for a strong bill market. Unrelenting instant news of squabbles in Washington jeopardizing Wall Street’s dreams of tax cuts continues to provide enough worries to...

Musings on the Coast

The Tribes Take Over Xavier is from Puerto Rico, grew up poor, and today is a struggling young actor in Hollywood. We met by accident six years ago, became close friends and he spent the other weekend at my place in Laguna to escape the crushing heat in L.A. On Sunday, h...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017

Just for Laughs

Read The Personals FOR SALE –  10 holiday tins of Young’s Plantation assorted pecans, missing all chocolate covered ones. Sorry about that (you can always fill in the void with Planters peanuts). Great value $60 #Nuts2U   HOUSE 4 RENT – Older home desirable neighborhood. 2...

Pet Peeves

Checkout Noon I tried not to panic over the Indy story “Lawsuit Contests Hotel Laguna Lease.”   Hotel operators allege being illegally forced out by the property owners. The property owners counter that checkout is next year at noon. I panicked having just booked my...