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Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Editor, In the past, I’ve expressed gratitude to local markets, organizations and individuals who have supported the Laguna Food Pantry.  Because of them, our non-profit has been able to provide free groceries to many families and individuals dealing with economic hardship....

Tribute to Mr. Laguna Planned

The Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Council will dedicate a plaque in memory of the late Harry Lawrence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1464 S. Coast Highway. The plaque will be placed by a majestic Monterey pine Lawrence  planted in 1960. Ribbon cutting will be done by a...

Margot Seeholzer

Margot Seeholzer, resident of Laguna Beach of over 40 years, passed away suddenly in her home Saturday, Sept. 14. Born in Germany in 1942, her wanderlust brought her to sunny Laguna Beach in the early ‘70s, where she joined her cousin, Anneliese Schimmelpfennig, to help teach at...

Public Memorial Today

Police Salute One of Their Own A phalanx of fellow motorcycle officers escorted the body of Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie back to familiar turf in Laguna Beach this past Tuesday, days after his death in the line of duty as a result of a traffic collision. The entire...

Village Matters: Thoughtful slow down

  Feb. 13, 1953 a Laguna Beach police officer, Gordon G. French, was shot in the line of duty and died en route to the Santa Ana Hospital. This tragic, presumably preventable, death was the catalyst for building South Coast Community Hospital.  The community formed a...

Art Seen 9/27/13

Festival of Arts Opens Twin Exhibits The Festival of Arts opens Art Picks, a multi-media show featuring works by 20 artists from the just-concluded summer show, on display at Wells Fargo. A public reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The exhibit...

An Actor’s Talent Draws in New Readers

  Twenty years ago, Laguna Beach resident Julia Johnson embraced a simple concept. Interest children in reading by reading to them at the best place to find stories: the public library. Johnson and her then Ticktocker daughter, Candace, both took up the cause with pleasure....

Bountiful Harvest

With camaraderie overflowing, more than 200 eco-minded guests partook of the potluck dinner replete with wine bar and barbeque at the fourth annual Transition Laguna Beach Harvest Party last Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s bountiful celebration took place at the renovated...

The Write Stuff 9/27/13

Author’s Debut Novel Receives Praise Local Laguna Beach author Suzanne Redfearn is receiving early praise for her debut novel, “Hush Little Baby” which will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Redfearn will celebrate by hosting launch party and book signing that evening 5-7 p.m. at...

Filling Out an Alumni Team

Alumni volleyball players Martina Speare (class of ’02) and Vanessa Rothe (class of ‘88) are among the recruits who have committed to return to the court to play in an alumni match, Friday, Oct. 11, at Laguna Beach High School. Organizer Jill Paul is recruiting fellow former...

Anti-Entrance Group Raises Funds

  More than 100 people attended a party on Sunday, Sept. 22, that raised funds to educate the community about the City Council’s village entrance project and the need for a public vote on it. The party was hosted by LetLagunaVote, a grassroots group established to pursue an...

LBHS Football 9/27/13

Lobos Sent Howling, 35-0 Breakers now 3-0 Rancho Dominguez’s Lobos ventured to Laguna Beach’s Guyer Field in the Breakers first-ever meeting with a Los Angeles Unified District school in 79 varsity seasons.  The visitors were fresh off a 26-16 victory over Hollywood and looked...

Getting Out 9/27/13

Fall Celebrated in Common’s Special Menu Chef and owner Ryan Adams and his team at Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink restaurant in Laguna Beach are creating two hearty, rustically comforting dinners to honor Halloween and Thanksgiving. The restaurant is also offering guests a...

David Campbell Winckler

David Campbell Winckler passed in peace and comfort on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from Alzheimer’s dementia. Born in Long Beach on Feb. 4, 1937 to his parents Richard and Elizabeth, Dave spent his youth in both the avocado fields of Tustin and the sunny sands of Newport Beach.  In these...

Keep on Food Truckin’

If you haven’t attended a home football game the last two years, you’re missing out on some of Laguna Beach’s most unique and affordable dining options.  The “restaurants” located on the football field’s western edge are so new, they come and go on wheels each game.  It’s the...