The Lead


Political Briefs

The local Democratic Club’s opens its headquarters for debate watching at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the former Boom Boom Room night club, 1401 S. Coast Highway. The 90-minute debate starts at 6 p.m. PST.

Survival Training Tests Their Mettle

Like each of the 40 firefighters in the Laguna Beach Fire Department, training division commander Api Weinert was pushed nearly to the limit of his physical endurance recently.

Town Crier


The Kibitzer

Let Laguna Chill Have you heard about the new grass-roots organization that has formed in Laguna? It’s not Let Laguna Vote, or Canyon Alliance of Neighborhoods Defense Organization, or even the recent Together Laguna Can Defeat Measure KK...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016

Pet Peeves

Mirror Mirror   Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most enterprising school candidate of all? “Who’s asking?” It’s me, Crantz. I write the Pet Peeves column. “Oh, such dreck. But that’s a good thing because you never crack me up.” So,...

Guest column

Alright to be a Sister Now?               Once upon a time a very long time ago, or long enough ago, I was born. This was before birth control, women’s sportswear, or anyone used fitness in the same sentence as women. My mother that year...


Boys Water Polo (3-3)

Breakers won in the away non-conference game this past Tuesday, Sept. 20, against Division 2 rival Santa Margarita in overtime by a score of 9-8. Breakers compete in the 32-team South Coast Tournament this weekend. For schedule and stats check...

Girls Tennis (0-5)

Laguna dropped another match last Thursday, Sept. 22, losing to San Juan Hills 14-4. Breakers won two singles and two doubles matches against the Stallions. Laguna was at El Toro on Monday, Sept. 19, and began league play on Thursday, Sept. 22....


Girls Volleyball (2-5) Breakers split their non-league matches last week by defeating visiting Laguna Hills on Thursday, Sept. 15, 25-13, 25-21, 25-18 . Lexi McKeown led the hosts with 15 kills while Peri Brennan dished out 22 assists. The Hawks...


Proposed Parking Ban Based on Faulty Measurements

Editor, Re: “They are among the residents in 108 homes on 14 mostly dead-end streets that splay off of Alta Vista Way confronting a potential street-parking ban as a way to improve access for...

Art, a Death-Spiral Reality Show, Part 2

Editor, The Laguna Playhouse candidate forum was all but about art. The Alliance for the Arts even refused to hand out its original questions to anyone. This demonstrates powerlessness,...

Connecting Laguna Without Automobiles

Editor, Multi-use paths serve an alternative to the automobile roadway for connecting Laguna’s outlying communities with downtown. South Laguna, Canyon Acres, Sun Valley, and North Laguna...

Gallery Shifts to Minimalism of a Different Medium

They are listed in the catalogue of mid-century modern design as “the London Chairs,” sleek and invitingly comfy looking black leather, rosewood and metal chairs designed in 1962 by Martin Grierson. Currently posed at Peter Blake Gallery, they’re for looking, not sitting.

Group Shows Film on Modernist Architect

    A free screening of “Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler,” is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, by Laguna Friends of Architecture at the Laguna College of Art and Design
Main Campus, Studio 12,
2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The film...

CAP Gallery Honors Woman Banker

A new exhibition from The CAP Gallery acknowledges Lorna Mills and her financial accomplishments and contributions to the arts. CAP Gallery Director Jennifer Griffiths curated the exhibit, which includes historic photographs and written artifacts from the archives of the Laguna...

Upcoming Events

Eat & Drink


Skyloft Introduces a Secret Menu

Sklyloft Restaurant, 422 S. Coast Highway, has introduced a locals only menu, known as The Artifacts, available through Sept. 30 daily in the main restaurant and rooftop terrace, says an announcement. Diners must ask by name for the separate Artifacts menu, created by chef Arthur...

Riverain Wine has Local Ties

By Christopher Trela, Newport Beach Independent Riverain is a French term meaning “near the river,” so it’s no surprise that Newport Beach residents Dean and Laurie Gray chose Riverain as the name of their winery. After many years of visiting the Napa Valley and enjoying boutique...

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