renaissance

Volleyball Tournament Revives Heritage

The 59th annual Men’s Laguna Open volleyball tournament last weekend “was deep with talent and saw some of the biggest crowds since the national sponsor money days of the 80s and 90s when the prize purses were much larger,” said organizer Kirk Morgan. Since he took...

Taking Stock

Singing The Blues Wall Street almost ignored publication of a new book charging widespread irregularities in high-speed trading. After a brief flurry, the market moved up to new all-time highs on both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Regulators were not so...

School Bonds Receive Top Rating

Standard & Poor’s affirms a rating of “AAA” for Laguna Beach Unified School District’s general obligation bonds, the district said in a statement this week. The rating agency says the classification reflects strong income, wealth indicators and the district’s “basic-aid”...

Pros Pump Up the Action

Three tournaments took place during the 57th annual men’s Laguna Open at Main Beach. A deep field of talent played on June 16, which included 19 of 40 players rated at AAA, the highest amateur rating, as well as a few unrated professionals. Casey Patterson and Ryan Doherty...

Skepticism Over a Winning Bid

Editor,             I am a member of the Laguna Beach Seacliff Condominium Association.  At a board meeting in July 2010 I volunteered to solicit bids for insurance coverage for our complex consisting of about 30 units.  The president appointed me to the task.   The president...

Musings on the Coast

The Libertarian Blues   The most famous libertarian in American history probably is Ayn Rand, whose institute is based in Irvine. During the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, she wrote a series of novels about how big government is inherently evil. Two of her books, “The Fountainhead”...

Hotels Atwinkle With Top Marks

Laguna Beach’s Surf & Sand Resort, the Montage resort and its Studio restaurant each earned the Auto Club’s Four Diamond Award in 2011, denoting a high level of service and hospitality. Sixteen Southern California hotels and two restaurants also received AAA’s Five Diamond...