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Art Sale to Benefit Japan Relief Fund

Students, faculty and staff at Laguna College of Art & Design have joined forces to produce artwork for a benefit sale to aid the victims of the cataclysmic events in Japan, to be held on Sunday, April 3, at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.   LCAD artists of all...

Taking Stock

No News May be Good News Recent news events in Japan, the Middle East and Portugal pounded the stock market, yet the overall dip was only around five percent. With major uncertainties still prevailing, stocks seem stabilized. Still 2% off their 2011 highs, they are ahead 4% for...

Musings on the Coast

It Can’t Happen Here By Michael Ray We do not think it can happen here. I live above Diver’s Cove in a house that is at an elevation a good 50 feet above the ocean.  Let me be specific.   My house is on a lip of land 20 feet above Cliff Drive, which runs below the house; on the...

Club Events

Times’ Business Columnist to Speak   Los Angeles Times consumer and business columnist David Lazarus will be speaking to the Laguna Beach Democratic Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, about the state’s fiscal crisis. Lazarus is the author of two books on Japan, where he...

Taking Stock

Japan’s Tragedies and the Market The tragic earthquake damage in Japan continues to dominate the news. While this has an impact on our stock investments, the higher priority is to assist with the human needs. The market has been good to us over the past couple of years and...

McWeather or Not

The week in review! Southern Calif was as spared from any tsunami action, but north of Point Conception it was a different story. Santa Cruz Harbor Crescent City up by the Oregon border had damage. If you’ll recall, Crescent City really took a beating from the Good Friday in...

Local Currents

Social Harmony “What if we pursued this connection [sister cities] between Shibuya and Laguna Beach?” John Parker, president, Amway Japan.   Shibuya is one of the main city centers in Tokyo, Japan, where Amway Japan owns a prominent office building. Just a couple of days...

Clutter Less, Inspire More

By Ann Christoph   It’s piled here in my living room — all the notes and documents for my unfinished South Laguna history book project, the souvenirs from the Japan trip, still not organized. At the office are other notebooks and files; for jobs, product literature,...
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