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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation As lucky readers may remember, I took off all three months of summer. It was to be with my kids (ages 25, 21 and 19), here for an extended time as a group and probably the last time. They are in that stage of life when one accelerates […]

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Shore Scene

Shore Scene

Beholding Our Behemoths By Jan Sattler and Mia Davidson Although July through September is the prime viewing time for the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), so far in October our behemoth visitors are still hanging around and easily seen from Laguna’s cliffs and hills.  The blue whale is believed to be the largest animal ever to […]

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Will You Wear No. 28?

Will You Wear No. 28?

Parents, welcome back from your summer vacation.  You can delete the Groupon emails offering discounted stand up paddling off Oak Street or Duffy boat rides in Newport Harbor. It’s time to get back to work as parents. Schools are in session this week and those of you with kids in class already have two assignments. […]

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Diving in to Protect Laguna’s Treasure

Diving in to Protect Laguna’s Treasure

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Jeremy Frimond’s love for the ocean spurred his professional and academic pursuits of the past seven years, dedicated to understanding the watery world and preparing himself for its service, both for the human and gill-breathing kind. “I’m a total water baby,” Frimond laughs. “I’ve never been farther away […]

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Randolph Hargrave

Randolph Hargrave

Randolph Leonard Hargrave, 72, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at home in Laguna Beach among family and with his dog on his lap. The cause was chronic lung failure due to a severe reaction to a medication. Hargrave, whom family members and close friends knew as Randy, was born to Hallett Leonard and Lena […]

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There is Still Hope for a Big One

There is Still Hope for a Big One

Editor, My name is Taylor Mellinger and I have enjoyed growing up as a local and regular visitor of Laguna Beach.  Ever since a young age I would see spear fishermen make their way out into the water and would watch them disappear into the vast blue in awe.  Then in seventh grade after receiving […]

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A Second Influx of Sick Animals Arrives

A Second Influx of Sick Animals Arrives

  By Rita Robinson | LB Indy To exacerbate the deluge of emaciated sea lion pups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, adult sea lion females with chronic and often-fatal domoic acid poisoning are also being rescued along the local coastline. Last week, 21 starving young sea lions were shuttled by emergency animal services to […]

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Era Ends for Eclectic Auto Shop

Era Ends for Eclectic Auto Shop

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   “Jerry was in a bad wreck when he was 18,” Jennifer Piper reveals about her late husband, the former owner of Laguna Auto Parts and one of Laguna Beach’s most eccentric merchants. “His best friend, who was with him, was killed. Jerry often wondered why he was spared. […]

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Black and White and Blue All Over

Black and White and Blue All Over

Editor, I was with a group of 20 Laguna Beach residents who are seniors, and I told them of councilmember Steve Dicterow’s plan to change the color of the city’s police cars from blue and white to black and white. One voted in favor and the rest said no. If Dicterow is trying to identify […]

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Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Border patrol agents arrested nine people and seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana when a panga-style boat came ashore north of Laguna Beach shortly after midnight on Monday, Feb. 4, law enforcement authorities said. Agents observed the boat slip through the shore break at Crystal Cove State Park and seven people unloading 26 bundles of marijuana, […]

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Musings on the Coast: Thoughts On A Seminal Year

Musings on the Coast: Thoughts On A Seminal Year

It is a brand new year, but before we plunge into it, let me share some thoughts for the past year, 2012, may it pass blissfully into our shared consciousness. 1. The political pundits told us the presidential election would be too-close-to call.   The polls had them neck-n-neck, then on Election Day, it was over […]

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Memorial Set for Auto Parts’ Store Owner

Memorial Set for Auto Parts’ Store Owner

Hundreds attended a memorial service  for Jerry Piper, the longtime owner of Laguna Auto Parts, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Bluebird Park. Piper died last week from a heart attack he suffered in the shop at 1796 S. Coast Highway, which he described in ads as “the last useful store in Laguna.” “If you had […]

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Seeing Under the Sea

Seeing Under the Sea

Nearly all of the tidepools in Laguna Beach are a state protected habitat. Though there’s no touching or taking allowed, plenty of unusual creatures make their homes in Laguna’s intertidal zone. It’s a matter of the more you look, the more you see.  The tidepool creatures are a special breed, colorful and unusual and well-adapted […]

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Seeing Under the Sea

Seeing Under the Sea

Nearly all of the tidepools in Laguna Beach are a state protected habitat. Though there’s no touching or taking allowed, plenty of unusual creatures make their homes in Laguna’s intertidal zone. It’s a matter of the more you look, the more you see.  The tidepool creatures are a special breed, colorful and unusual and well-adapted […]

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Hot Wheels Racers Welcome at Scout Derby

Hot Wheels Racers Welcome at Scout Derby

Cub Scout Pack 35 will host a Hot Wheels Grand Prix for families interested in learning more about Cub Scouts on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Tankersley Hall. The pack will provide a Hot Wheels car collection for kids to race on   professionally built tracks. Attendees and those who join […]