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Walkin’ and Rollin’ to Completion

Glennwood House expects to finally break ground next month, remaking a senior housing facility into one for 50 young adults with developmental disabilities. Next week, the organization holds a fundraiser to assist with its completion early next year. During the Roll-A-Thon on...

Focusing on the Middle East

“After the Arab Spring,” led by Elye Pitts, is the subject of the League of Women Voters’ Great Decisions series, which takes place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, in the Laguna Beach Senior Center. The talk continues weekly for nine sessions. Pitts expertise stems from working in...

Free Cholesterol Screening

The Susi Q Community Center and the Adult Public Health Nursing Services will provide free cholesterol screening for anyone without health insurance or those who have Medi-cal on Monday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fasting is recommended prior to screening (water and...

Liberating Nonsense

Laguna Beach’s Laughter Yoga Institute offers a workshop in Gibberish Training, promising participants will learn the art of expression with words that lack meaning. The session takes place Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Irvine Valley College. Tuition is $35. For more...

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Offered

Residents and those nearby can reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture with screening. United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr., will host Life Line Screening on Saturday, July 7, offering five types of non-invasive screenings that start at $149 and take 90 minutes...

Mission Earns Nursing’s Top Award

Mission Hospital recently received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered the highest national honor bestowed upon nursing services, Mission administrators said in a statement. With this credential, Mission Hospital joins the Magnet community...

Laguna Beach Legal Hosts Dicterow Fundraiser

  Laguna Beach Legal held a fundraiser for Steve Dicterow for City Council last month. Dicterow previously served 12 years on the City Council, including three years as mayor. The event took place in the home of Paula Lingelbach, a longtime friend of  Ellie Tipton Ortiz,...

Karger Ends Presidential Bid

Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger suspended his quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination last Friday. “It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our...

Heirloom-Quality Candle Vessels Debut

Laguna Candles’ founder Sharie Hendricks collaborated with local master glass blower John Barber, to create heirloom quality vessels for all-natural waxes. Laguna Candles are scented with popular fragrances such as Laguna Paradise, Tide Pool, Coconut Paradise, Salinas in Bloom...

New Boutique Opens

A new women’s boutique has opened in Laguna: glow boutique + wellness. Among clothing and accessories, skin care products, nutritional supplements, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are also offered at the boutique, located at 1891 S. Coast Highway. Manager Taryn Freeman...

Views From 40 Years of Coastal Protection

In “Heroes of the Coast,” a series of 17 interviews recorded since 2004, the California Coastal Commission marks the 40th year of its establishment by voter initiative in 1972 to provide long-term protection for California’s 1,100-mile coastline. The interviews can all be viewed...

Power Down

Editor, I’m calling for an immediate “Save It!”  campaign and asking everyone in the Southland to “power down” now and all this summer by ourselves instead of having the government tell us to do it during rolling  blackouts. Families in hot San Fernando Valley of course have to...

Do Only Men Matter?

Editor, After attending the Thursday dress rehearsal for this year’s Pageant of the Masters, I reflected on how lovely the many contextualizing images were, especially the Velasquez painting “Las Meninas,” as it metamorphosed into the several Picasso renditions, and the Van Gogh...

Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” –Thomas Jefferson A change dish with Thomas Jefferson’s comment inscribed in it sits on my desk, a reminder of the American experiment and the constant need to protect liberty. This coming week, I’ll be celebrating the American...

Guest Column: For a Summer Visitor

By Jim Rue   Welcome, traveler. Enjoy your stay in Laguna Beach.  We live here. We love the town too. We welcome your appreciation for our scenic views, parks, coves and beaches. We applaud your support for the arts and for the artists, musicians, actors and athletes who...