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Writer Questions Source of Climate Change Skeptic

Editor, This is in response to Stephen Tygh’s letter entitled “Global Warming Skeptics Find Common Ground” Thank you, Mr. Tygh, for providing additional information on your position. I apologize for categorizing you as a right-winger in denial of global warming. It’s just that...

Taking Stock

‘Tis The Season Like a vanishing Halloween ghost, the Federal Reserve ended the tapering of its bond-buying program, at least for the time being. As the Fed announced last month that it intended to end the program this month, the news should not have been surprising although Wall...

Taking Stock

Try To Remember The Kind Of September . . . As stocks exited the summer of 2014, the S&P 500 Index marked the year by closing at 2014. It backed off and is now around 1972; resumed momentum and September quarterly earnings reports should send it back by yearend above 2014 and...

Musings on the Coast

The Coming Revolution In Education Lately, it has become fashionable to bash the value of a college education.   This is because recent graduates cannot get jobs.  There aren’t many jobs and the unemployment rate for newly minted graduates in the U.S. is about 20%.   We are...
Posted On 27 Nov 2013

Taking Stock

Congress Vs. The U.S. Economy Stocks paused for breath after a strong rally, quietly sliding for a week but remaining well ahead for September. Their big rally followed the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to continue its monthly $85 billion stimulus measures. With that issue...

Injecting a Spiritual Pigment on Canvas

Entering Laguna Beach’s Floating Cloud Gallery or artist Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne’s summer location, at Booth #42 at this year’s Festival of Arts, might change one’s life view, according to the artist. Viewers recognize the artist’s loving nature and her passion for life while...

Getting Out 11/30/12

Bells Chime in the Season The Laguna Presbyterian choral and hand bell choirs present selections from John Rutter’s Magnificat and other festive music with a concert held in the church sanctuary at 415 Forest Ave., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. All are invited.  No tickets necessary....

Documenting Weapons of Job Destruction

“Death by China: One Job Lost at a Time,” reveals the bitter reality of a Faustian bargain made by the United States and supported by former President Bill Clinton, who pushed for China’s admission into the World Trade Organization in 2001. Written, directed and produced by...

Locals Still in the Hunt for Gold

Laguna Beach resident Annika Dries and Team USA are two wins away from their first Olympic gold medal in women’s water polo, after knocking off 2004 gold medal winner Italy 9-6 on Sunday. The Americans are the only team to medal in all three previous games since the sport was...

Exhibitor News

Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne, of Floating Cloud Gallery, 1999 S. Coast Highway, Suite E, will be exhibiting at the Festival of Arts, in Booth 101, beginning July 1. Born in Guangdong, China in perilous times, she has become a master of Chinese calligraphy and watercolor, and has...

Local Water Polo Legend Earns Olympic Berth

When Annika Dries became the youngest girl ever selected to train with the U.S. national water polo team in 2009, the 17-year-old tried to contain her excitement, saying, “From here on I have endless possibilities, but I also have endless work to do. I’m not there yet.” Wel...

Taking Stock

Who’s Number One? A recent Gallup poll reported that a significant majority of Americans believe that China has become the leading economic power in the world today. Although China overtook Japan last year to become number two, the United States economy is still over twice...

Taking Stock

The Bigger The Better After beginning the year in a steady uptrend, stocks are now bouncing around. This volatility is not necessarily unfavorable as long as current economic trends continue although it tends to terrify those whose investments are hampered by their emotions. The...

Taking Stock

Winds of change A couple of puffs of good news were enough to prompt a gale of buying that sent stocks up 800 points on the Dow in three days. Gales tend to blow out but the market’s ability to make a lot out of a little shows how depressed stock prices had become despite rising...

Vacations With Indy

Before you pack up for a Thanksgiving journey, don’t forget to pack an Indy and share your adventures with readers back home. Thanks to all for submitting vacation images and your patience waiting to see them into print.
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