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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

September Songs Stocks left behind slow summer trading on a run, entering September on sharply increased volume. The market left little doubt of its short-term momentum, scoring new highs above 17,000 on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and above 2,000 on the S&P 500. The U.S. economy supports these advances as its slow recovery […]

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Surprising Observations From Down Under

Surprising Observations From Down Under

I visited Australia recently to see my daughter, Gabrielle, 21, near the end of her college semester abroad. With me is my girlfriend, Kim Bowen, who grew up in London but moved to Sydney at 23 and was appointed fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Australia. Heady stuff, especially at that age. For her, this visit was […]

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Obituary

Obituary

Barbara Painter 1934-2014 Laguna Beach icon and longtime resident Barbara Northam Painter passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014, with family and friends. She was born on Dec. 9, 1934, to Charles and Arline Baker in Albany, N.Y. Barbara was raised in Pelham Manor, N.Y., as a young child. She moved to Pasadena and attended […]

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The Write Stuff: Local Author Pens Book Based in Italy

The Write Stuff: Local Author Pens Book Based in Italy

 Laguna Beach Books welcomes local author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Lake Como,” on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. There will be no charge for the event. Hughes was born in Australia and has taught creative writing at The Branson School in Ross, Calif. She has lived in Dana Point for six years, […]

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A Déjà vu Or Two

A Déjà vu Or Two

Editor,   A déjà vu or two.   A shiver I encountered with a déjà vu of words similar evoked in ‘93 and ‘92 at the recent meeting on restoring views about our desire to see the ocean blues. Back then and led by Christoph, Ann with her side kick, N. Grossman words like lacing, topping but […]

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Women’s Water Polo Going for Gold

Women’s Water Polo Going for Gold

It looks like a rematch between the rookies and the veterans in women’s water polo. Only this time it’s for the gold. Still undefeated in their first Olympics, the upstart Spaniards beat Hungary on Tuesday to earn a spot in Thursday’s finals. They will face local favorite Annika Dries and the Americans, who are the […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

A World of Uncertainties Unemployment finally moved down a notch from 9% to 8.6%, mixed progress is taking place with Europe’s financial problems and stocks continue to bounce up and down. They always have but this year seems to have been particularly hard on investor nerves, probably because much of the fluctuating took place within […]

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Through My Window

Through My Window

When people come here and look out this window, they often end up saying something like, “Wow, look at that horizon. What a great view!–except for the trees. . . .” But for me, it is precisely these Eucalyptus trees that make this view so great: the way the light reflects off the trunks and […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Buy The Dips, Sell The Bounces After what seemed like six months but was really six weeks, the stock market attempted to break its slide. No matter that it had climbed for three years before pausing, it still lifts spirits to see some up moves. These have so far lacked conviction but the market is […]