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Conversing with Laguna’s Gregarious Greeter

One of Laguna Beach’s endearing facets involves its greeter. Laguna has had a greeter off and on since the late 1800’s starting with Joe Lucas, a Portuguese fisherman who died in 1908. A greeter who welcomes visitors personally makes their arrival different than other places....

New Greeter Raises His Hand

Some Coast Highway drivers avoid eye contact. So do some pedestrians, who cross Forest Avenue opposite Main Beach with a guarded look for the person on the curb waving to passersby. Still others step out of the crosswalk to knuckle-bump Michael Minutoli, congratulating him for...