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Closed by Fire, Park to Reopen

Fire officials expect to fully contain a 47-acre fire that ignited and burned in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and reopen the park as early as today, Thursday, June 30.

Mystery Surrounds Pastorius Sculpture

The widow of artist Hal Pastorius returns to Laguna Beach to look for his lost works and donate another to the Sawdust Festival, where he served as president.

Mystery Surrounds Pastorius Sculpture

The widow of artist Hal Pastorius returns to Laguna Beach to look for his lost works and donate another to the Sawdust Festival, where he served as president.

‘Contemporary Abstraction’ Extends it’s Stay

Art exhibit “Contemporary Abstraction,” at The CAP Gallery, 260 Ocean Ave., has been extended to run to Saturday, Aug. 20. The exhibit juried by Ellie Blankfort and showcases the works of Kate Cohen, Halverson Frazier and Fred Hope. Viewers are given an opportunity to...

Songs of the American West To Be Sung

Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley will present Songs of the American West in a concert Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets, $12-$15 are available at masterchoralesv.org. Accompanied by guitar, fiddle and mandolin, the program...

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Dr. Henry Dieter Schmitz

A celebration of life is set for Dr. Henry Dieter Schmitz on Friday, July 1.

Taking Stock

Exit Ramp The stock market shies away from uncertainty, thus it attracted increasing buying strength last week as polls and prediction markets forecast a vote in Britain to remain within the European Union. This then reversed abruptly when...

Guest column

Perk City By Jennifer Welsh Zeiter If Huntington Beach is Surf City, then Laguna Beach is Perk City. Kudos to Rita Robinson of the Indy for the news article exposing the home purchase program offered by the city to our new assistant city...

How Breakers Won a Title

Breakers Southern Section CIF title victory June 4 was the first in 78 seasons for baseball at Laguna Beach High School and the school’s 42nd all-time crown. Head coach Mike Bair survived some second-guessing by school administrators that held...

Laguna Teams Could Face a Tougher Road

New CIF Playoff Format Released for Fall Team Sports The Southern Section CIF announced the new fall 2016 playoff assignments for Laguna’s four fall team sports: football, girls tennis and volleyball and boys water polo. Winter and spring...

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Realism Strengthens Schools

Editor, The Journal of Educational Psychology recently published a National Science Foundation study on high school science curriculum. Specialists in cognitive studies at Columbia University...

Frustrated by Anti-Social Media

Editor, I read the column by James Utt entitled, “A Luddite’s Lament” in the March 25, 2016 edition. James is not alone in his lament. I shake my head at all of this high-tech way of...

Former Arts Commissioner Seeks Apology

Editor, (This letter was also addressed to city managers and Art Commission members.) I am sending this to you to publish on behalf of artists and to hopefully repair the City of Laguna Beach’s...

Eat & Drink


On the Table

Dad’s Day Dining Options The Deck on Laguna Beach, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, will offer ocean-to-table favorites prepared by Chef Rainer Schwarz and hand-crafted cocktails on Father’s Day, June 19. Next door at the Driftwood Kitchen ocean-to-table favorites prepared by Schwarz...

Steakhouse Hosts Wine Dinner

Selanne Steak Tavern, along with Napa Valley’s Bond Estates Director Scott Gould, is hosting a six-course, plus amuse bouche and intermezzo, tasting dinner created by Chef Joshua Severson on Sunday, June 12 at 1464 South Coast Highway. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. on...

Exploring the Fourth Pillar

In this video log, Patty examines the fourth element of her four-part series exploring the Four Pillars of Health. It is discovering your Purpose & Dream in which these questions, and others, are asked: what is your dream and what is your...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015

Pelvic Floor Muscles: What’s the Big Deal?

The third pillar of health is movement or exercise. Movement that keeps the curves in the right places and trims the places that need to be trimmed. I’m not referring to cookie-cutter, generic exercise programs. I’m talking about...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015

Quiet Time: A Pillar of Health

This week’s post is a follow up from last week’s blog entry, titled The Four Pillars of Health. Today, I share the second pillar of health: quiet time. To me, quite time means meditation, rest and proper sleep. Do you take precious time...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

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