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Author Archive for Justin Swanson

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Leaving the Strands Behind

Leaving the Strands Behind

After nearly 30 years, the owners of The Bead Shop, one of Laguna Beach’s two long-lived stores for beads and jewelry-making, are moving on. The sale of the shop is still in limbo, but Peggy Smith and her husband George Harney, who helps run the store, are moving together to Port Angeles, Wash. “I just […]

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Devoting Time For Foreign Interests

Devoting Time For Foreign Interests

The cultural exchange rate is up in Laguna Beach thanks to two teens inquisitive about foreign lands. Christian Delgado spent two weeks this summer in Guatemala as part of the Junior Peace Corps. Meanwhile, Matthias Freund, of Germany, has just arrived in Laguna for a yearlong stay as a foreign exchange student. Christian, 18, says […]