Some of Laguna's most revered and influential residents — and one of the city's best-known characters — died in 2010.
Two memorial services were held the weekend of Jan. 15, 2010, for Charles Reginald "Cowboy" Conwell, who died Jan. 10 after being run over on Laguna Canyon Road. One service was for the homeless population, of which Conwell was a long-standing member. The other was for Conwell's family and more conventional folks.
Laguna's arts community lost two of its own in February.
The life and antics of Frank Interlandi were celebrated at a jam-packed Marine Room Tavern. The internationally known cartoonist died Feb. 4. He was 85.
Iris Adam, who was known for painting the flower for which she was named, died Feb. 5. She was 91. The long-time arts commissioner was the caretaker of the city's holiday palettes. A celebration of her life was held at Tivoli Too, located at the back of Art-A-Fair grounds, which she bought to ensure the festival would not be ousted in favor of development.