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Musings on the Coast: The Christmas Present

When I was a kid, my family lived in old Corona del Mar and opened presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning.  It was a tradition from Kansas, where my folks came of age in the Great Depression.  We never got elaborate presents. They were small and inexpensive. ...
Posted On 29 Dec 2012

Good Times in Laguna

  Editor, It strikes me as ironic that on the national and global levels the times we are living in seem in so many ways about as bad as I can remember, but at the local level things seem about as good as I remember growing up in Laguna Beach back in the 1950s. Could it be...

Is it 1973 Again?

Stocks greeted the New Year with a nice rally. January market strength traditionally forecasts an up year for stocks although the misadventures of the past two years have left investors skeptical of tradition. Even though there will be further misadventures, I believe that...