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Take a Free Seat on the Pitch for World Cup Final

Fans are invited to enjoy the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final from the Orange County Soccer Club pitch at the Orange County Great Park on Sunday, July 15. Admission and parking are free. Gates open at 7 a.m. with pre-game festivities until the broadcast begins at 8...

Non-Profit Receives Ueberroth Foundation Grant

The Ueberroth family of Laguna Beach has awarded MOMS Orange County a $50,000 grant. The nonprofit annually helps 3,200 at-risk mothers and their families birth healthy babies. The Ueberroth Family Foundation assists organizations that focus on programs for at-risk youth and...

Kid’s Camp Set Up for Ranch Guests

A summer camp program for junior explorers who are guests of The Ranch golf resort is available now through Aug. 26.   The weekly camp is open to children ages 6-12. Activities run Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are designed to connect kids with nature,...

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

Skip Conover

Skip Conover, who never missed a performance during 17 years narrating the summer-long Pageant of the Masters production, died Friday, June 15. Seated in his soundproof booth at the back of the Irvine Bowl every night, he reveled in entertaining his audiences with stories of...

Kim Harley

Kim Harley passed away peacefully on June 2, 2018,  in his Laguna Beach home. A 42-year long resident of Laguna Beach, Kim was known for his love of the outdoors, but even more so for his love of fishing. Being out on the water was his favorite place to be, however, it did not...

Richard Carlson

A paddle out in honor of Richard C. Carlson, a Laguna Beach resident who died this past week, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. An 11 a.m. service is planned the same day at Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., in Laguna Beach.  

Columns

The Kibitzer

Climate Change is the Real Campaign Issue The notion that science will save us is the chimera that allows the present generation to consume all the resources it wants as if no generation will follow. It is the sedative that allows civilization to march so steadfastly towards...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018

Guest Column

I Love Laguna     I can remember like it was yesterday. It was 1963, and I was a senior in high school. My boyfriend took me to a city called Laguna Beach and I instantly fell in love. We ordered chocolate chip pancakes at the Cottage and I sat there in awe—the quaint...

Does the Wet Suit You

Historic Ripoff 3.0 The fog of obfuscation and misdirection generated by the usual mind-numbing presentation quickly filled the chambers during last Saturday’s special City Council meeting on historical preservation. This fog and the interminable PowerPoint presentation droning...

Finding Meaning

King’s Mountain Sunday, Oct. 7, is the anniversary of a 1780 Revolutionary War battle you’ve likely never heard of. It’s meaningful because it was crucial to winning the war. Could I share the story, beginning with a bit of history? In the early 1600s, England, weary of Irish...

Pet Peeves

Peautiful Eight candidates running for Laguna Beach City Council made their cases at a forum sponsored by Village Laguna. The usual issues were discussed. What to do with Laguna Canyon? Should we raise taxes to bury utilities? But when the issue of how good a job the village...

Does the Wet Suit You

Road Kill Stew 2.0 The school board has once again dragged out that bubbling cauldron of road kill stew they call a calendar change to see if we’ll swallow it after all. This time they’re trying a two-step approach of smaller portions seasoned with an excuse of the need for...