renaissance

Irrational Pessimism

After a miserable month of May for the stock market, stocks managed to firm up for a small streak of three straight up days. The overall situation in the Euro Zone has not improved but there are scattered signs that the self-interests of the largest nations will divert them from...

Obituaries

Robert Hoyk, Phd. Sept. 17, 1952- Feb. 24, 2012   Robert Magnuson Hoyk, 59, died at home in Laguna Beach on March 12 after a seven-year struggle with ALS. Dr. Hoyk was a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology in...

Dolores Bargiela

Dolores “Maya” Bargiela, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, independent spirit and world traveler, passed away on Dec. 30, 2011, in San Juan Capistrano. She was 81. The cause was heart failure due to complications from a stroke. Bargiela was born in Newark, N.J., of...

A Taste for Greek Life

Students at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine’s of Sienna Parish School participated in their own version of the Greek Olympics last week. Sixth-graders participated in sports events, which coincided with their review of ancient Greece during social studies. Students staged “chariot”...