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Irrational Pessimism

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 the unsuccessful austerity budgets they […]

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Obituaries

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 San Diego.  In private clinical practice in Dana Point, […]

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Dolores Bargiela

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 Spanish and Hungarian immigrant parents. Benefiting from her talent in ballet performance, she moved to Laguna Beach when she was 16 to study under a Russian ballet master and later was among the first students at Orange Coast College. For a few years, she divided her time between Laguna and New York City but settled in Laguna in the mid-‘50s where she worked for a local business.

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A Taste for Greek Life

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” races on beach towels, threw discus, played at tug-o-war, raced in relays and long jumped. […]