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Does the Wet Suit You

Laguna’s summer is finally here. Labor Day’s pancakes signal the end of our visitor-clogged visitor...
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Village Matters

Recipe for Unifying When I ran for City Council last fall, my main goal was uniting...

Pet Peeves

Go Figure An old lady was crossing the road before City Hall. Six figures were there...

Finding Meaning

Reinventing Marriage The Beautiful Wife and I are back in Midway, Utah. It’s a picturesque village...

The Kibitzer

Don’t Worry, Be Happy Now that we have our town back from the great unwashed, can...

Wisdom Workout

Gentleness The term “gentle spirit” evokes thoughts of kindness, compassion, empathy, refinement, presence and quiet warmth....

Community Datebook

Young Recycling Advocate Leads Beach Cleanup

Ryan’s Recycling company, spearheaded by 10-year-old Ryan Hickman, is hosting a beach cleanup from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.14, at Main Beach. The Today Show...

Follow the Light

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) has named five finalists for the 2019 “Follow the Light” Surf Photography Grant Program in memory of...

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: Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller peacefully passed on Aug. 6, 2019, in Laguna Beach, surrounded by her loving nephews, Christopher Miller and Matthew Miller, along with close...

Laguna Beach Mourns Loss of Toni Leech

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Word of longtime Laguna local Toni Leech’s passing on Monday spread quickly across the city this week. She and her...

Iryss M. McDonnell

Iryss M. McDonnell (McCoy), LBHS grad of ’42, was 94 years old when she passed away on Jan. 31, 2019. Iyrss was preceded in death...

Heinz G. Junethner

Long time Laguna Beach resident Heinz Juenthner passed peacefully this past July 30th at his home in north Laguna. The second of three kids, Heinz...

Halverson Frazier

Halverson Frazier peacefully left this world on June 6, 2019, with loving family and friends to see him off. He was a 20-year resident...