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Array of Christmas Services Planned

The following is a list of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at local churches. Christmas Eve St. Catherine’s: 4 p.m., 6, 8, and midnight Christmas Eve Mass; 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m. Christmas Day Mass, 990 Temple Hills Dr. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: 4:30 p.m....

Acrimony Adds to Church’s Turmoil

Parishioners of Laguna Beach’s St. Francis by the Sea Cathedral bundled up Christmas Eve for a  candlelight vigil outside the historic chapel, barred from entering to worship in recent weeks due to an ownership dispute over what is considered one of the world’s smallest...

Holiday Services Celebrated Throughout Laguna

UMC Sings Praise of Christmas United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, invites the community to an assembly of Christmas Eve services: at 5 p.m., a 45-minute family worship service especially offered for children and their families; and 7 p.m., a musical worship service...

Getting Out

Chorale Gives Voice to the Season   The Saddleback Master Chorale will present “The Many Moods of Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church.   The chorale welcomes the season with its traditional...

A Fitting Substitute

By Ruth Yunker Christmas Eve has come to Laguna Beach yet once again.  I’m remembering a Christmas Eve in 1983. I’d just moved with my children back here from Baltimore. It was my daughter’s first California Christmas. She was three and a half and she was...
Posted On 24 Dec 2010

An Angel Visits Sea Mammal Rescue Center

An anonymous animal lover stopped on Christmas Eve at Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center and stuffed a pile of bills eventually amounting to $5,700 into the hands of a surprised volunteer.  “I was so taken back by her generosity that tears started flowing down my face...