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Hallie Jones to Speak at Laguna Canyon Conservancy

  The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy (LCC) dinner meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at Seven7Seven (formerly Tivoli Too!) at the Art-A-Fair at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The program will provide an update on Laguna Canyon Road Caltrans projects by Laguna Canyon Foundation...

Boys & Girls Club Joins ‘Giving Tuesday’

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 27, Giving...

Soka University Presents Laguna Greenbelt Documentary

  On Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7-9 p.m., Soka University will present the premiere viewing of the documentary, “The Laguna Greenbelt—50 Years of Preservation.” This recently completed 90-minute cinematic documentary was produced and edited by Ron Chilcote, Harry Huggins, and...

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Obituaries

Robert Lawerence Gamez

On Monday, Aug. 27, Robert Lawerence Gamez passed away at the age of 74.  In his professional life, he had a successful CPA practice in Laguna Beach for 47 years, but his passions were mountain biking, surfing, climbing mountains and woodworking.  Robert was adored by his many...

Peter Godfrey Leibfred

Peter Godfrey Leibfred, 80, a more than 50-year resident of Laguna Beach, died at his home in Laguna Beach on Aug. 26. His nephews, Dale and Keith Poller, were with him as he peacefully took his last breath on earth. A very special and blessed man, Peter was a long-time member of...

Daniel Day Freeman

Daniel Day Freeman passed away on Aug. 31, 2018 at the age of 75. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, he was drawn to the ocean in his youth and spent 50 years as a resident of Laguna Beach. He was dearly loved and is survived by his siblings Toni Stuart, Sue Stratton and John Lawrence...

Columns

Musings on the Coast

A Plea for Civility in Laguna It seems our city has lost its very “civility.” A lot of people, including Mayor Bob Whalen who just centered his State of the City address on the topic, certainly think so. And all over social media and in letters to the Indy, NextDoor and StuNews,...
Posted On 23 May 2019

Finding Meaning

Remembering and Honoring This coming Monday is Memorial Day, a day dedicated to honoring those who gave their all for our country. In Laguna, we gather at Heisler Park for Memorial Day—it’s our town’s oldest tradition. (Program starts at 11 a.m. Hint: Come early, bring something...

Pet Peeves

House Divided Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided cannot stand.” And I thought I was the only one with a bad house. I know. I know. He didn’t mean that. He was referring instead to Mary Todd Lincoln’s insatiable appetite to decorate. “I can’t find my Stove Pipe hat amongst all...

Wisdom Workout

Get Over It Have you ever tried to water a garden with a leaking hose? The more leakage from holes in the line, the less water pressure out of the nozzle. Harboring resentment from past or present slights and disappointments has the same effect on our energy levels. None of us...

Village Matters

Beyond Complaining The message of this column is supposed to be “Stop complaining and do something positive instead.” But I run the risk of complaining about complainers! How do I manage to avoid that? As I was browsing through an antique store, I was tempted to buy this sign. It...

Pet Peeves: Summit to Think About

Two hundred residents made the trek to the “Summit to Protect Laguna.” When they arrived, there was nowhere to park their yaks. Everyone got a good yak out of it, because parking is one of many reasons that brought everyone there in the first place. Only the yaks weren’t laughing...