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Taking Stock

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 probably through 2100. […]

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Musings on the Coast

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 lucky.   In Greece, it is 60%, Spain 55%, France […]

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Taking Stock

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 deferred, investors are now becoming increasingly nervous about the increasing […]

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Injecting a Spiritual Pigment on Canvas

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 gazing at her paintings, which many describe as a visual meditation. Some have […]

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Getting Out 11/30/12

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.   Book Launches With Studio Gathering Writer Ruth […]

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Documenting Weapons of Job Destruction

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 Laguna Beach’s Peter Navarro, a professor of economics and […]

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Locals Still in the Hunt for Gold

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 introduced in Sydney (’00), where […]

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Exhibitor News

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 extended that mastery to include western figure and landscape.

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Local Water Polo Legend Earns Olympic Berth

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.” Well, she’s there now, or soon will be. […]

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Taking Stock

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 that of China. This mistaken belief seems based on an […]

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Taking Stock

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 remedy for market volatility is twofold. First, use market dips to […]

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Taking Stock

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 […]

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Vacations With Indy

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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An Overseas Perspective on Open Space

An Overseas Perspective on Open Space

Editor: As many Lagunans do, I travel most of the year for business outside our great village. These past two years I have spent much time in Shanghai, Beijing, and other cities in China. Making a comparison between Laguna Beach and these cities is unfair in many ways. However, I am struck with some similarities […]

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Forever Young

Forever Young

 Norma Young threw a birthday bash at her Woods Cove home commemorating 90 years of walking the planet and being a loving mother, talented painter, tireless educator, and gifted horticulturist.  Well over a 100 people were in attendance at a recent celebration filled with family, friends and fine art. I arrived at the soiree fashionably […]