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Shoe Drive to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty

One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why Laguna Beach High School sophomore Jessie Rose has launched a shoe drive to collect 250 pair of new or gently used shoes. The shoes that Rose collects will be...

Retired Army Colonel to Speak on ‘Perpetual Wars’

The World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) invites the public to a dinner event and conversation with Chapman University professor and retired US Army Colonel Gregory A. Daddis. “Perpetual Wars: Lessons Learned from the 50th Anniversary of Nixon’s War in Vietnam,” will...

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...

Limelight

Homespun Fun Lights Up the Fourth

Independence Day excitement started long before nightfall in South Laguna, with a three-block long midday parade and neighborhood party. Food eating contests and water balloon tosses figured in the fun organized by Cynthia Jenkins, Melissa Durant, Mike and Jennifer Blanchard,...

Winners Dive for the Prize

  From a field of 65 submitted entries to its annual photo contest, the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition announced seven winners in two categories. The contest focuses attention on preserving Laguna Beach’s marine habitats, which is the coalition’s aim as well. “We had...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Indy on the Move

Thanks to readers for sharing a snapshot from their travels with those at home. Return the favor and send a photo with the Indy from an interesting landmark discovered on your next journey. Please send high resolution images to [email protected] Newlyweds Andy and Natalie Alison...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015

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Obituaries

Ann Richardson

Ann Caroline Grover Richardson passed away peacefully on October 30, 2018, in the company of her loving husband John and her adoring children, at her home in Laguna Beach, California. Ann was born on May 1, 1937, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to Esther and Wayne Grover. After...

David French

David French, designer craftsman specializing in exotic hardwoods and a 27-year veteran of the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully at his home in Mission Viejo, California on Friday, Oct. 5. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Denise French, and...

Shirley Jean Shindler Dugger

Shirley Jean Shindler Dugger passed away on Monday, Sept. 3. Shirley was born and raised in San Diego, but being the daughter of a naval aviator, the service life took her family to Virginia, Florida and Panama while growing up. Shirley graduated from San Diego State University...

Columns

Finding Meaning: Storytellers – Herman Wouk

I like books; always have. Invite me into your home and you’ll catch me surveying your library. Among my oddities is an inordinate fondness for storytellers. As a child, my parents subscribed to the “Readers Digest Condensed Books,” which I read avidly. My first year of high...

Pet Peeves: Making the Grade

The school district is revisiting a 2016 decision to unweight grades. Some parents and students question the school district’s course structure alignment to UC standards, when only 13 percent of LBHS graduates choose to attend UC schools. One concerned parent explains, “This...

Guest Column: Chamber News & Updates

The Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the City event on May 2—it was our largest turnout in history. Mayor Bob Whalen shared his desire for elevating the quality of debate in our community. City updates were also given by Community Development Director Greg Pfost,...

Common Sense: A Tale of Two Cities

I’ve just returned from almost a month in a short-term rental in Sorrento Italy. Sorrento is very much like Laguna Beach—it is a charming seaside town of 16,000 residents set on cliffs. It has high-end hotels that attract the world’s wealthy and famous. It has a thriving artist...

Village Matters: Village Entrance, Success on the Way

What happens when goals are partly met and partly not? Everyone is a little disappointed—but at the same time pleased that some of what they hoped for actually happened. (Or didn’t happen, as the case may be.) For years we have known the Village Entrance as the big expanse of...

Musings on the Coast: The Burglary

My house was robbed the other night. Actually, it was very early on a Thursday morning. My dog and I were in my upstairs bedroom and did not awaken. The door to my bedroom was closed. I suspect my dog was in some kind of “dog rem” sleep because usually she barks at any strange...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019