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Columns

Does the Wet Suit You

The Dunk Tank This column was an early forum to point out that a certain council...

Musings on the Coast

The Nightmares I was on a family vacation and asleep in my room in the house...

The Kibitzer

Adios, My Friends This is my 100th column for this paper, and a fitting time for...

Pet Peeves

I love the Slice Pizza and Beer restaurant. It’s the only place on the planet...

Wisdom Workout

Heart Smarts Maintaining personal boundaries and standing up for our values through right use of yes...

Finding Meaning

Crossing the Bar Well, it’s been a quiet week in Midway, Utah—the Beautiful Wife’s ancestral village...

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

Bruce F. Connell

I am sad to announce the passing of my friend and longtime partner, Bruce F. Connell, MD on Sept. 16 in his beloved home...

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...