renaissance

Do We Really Lose?


By Steve Erickson Do we really lose when we’ve lost things or people or is it time for a new beginning? A whole life full of things lost. Still seems terrible, no matter what the cost. People dying and you end up crying. Here for a short while, sometimes you can’t...

Breaking News: Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach

November 11, 2014 Below is an open letter from the owners of Rock’N Fish Laguna Beach who closed their doors yesterday for the last time. Friends and Family, With great sadness we are announcing Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach. We have developed many friendships and loyal...

Restaurants Cook Up New Plans

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Once again Laguna Beach’s menu of dining establishments is under revision. Just as two new restaurants seemed poised to replace long-closed Mosun and well-liked Sundried Tomato, Urth Caffe moves ahead with stalled renovations to the historic...

Election Campaigns Contradict Green Slogans

Editor, I left town last week and returned to a bin full of paper that my mail lady deposited on my doorstep upon my return. Never mind she had to lug that around. Very little real mail. I sifted through all the bulk mail from our council candidates who had so much money to spend...

On the Table

Broadway Infuses Dinner With Local Flavor The monthly wine dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana on Nov. 12, showcases Arrow and Branch wines from the Napa Valley vineyard of Laguna Beach residents Steve and Seanne Contursi. The couple and their winemaker, Jennifer Williams, whose...

Shore Scene

Consider the Bonita Señorita A fish abundantly found in the waters of Laguna Beach is the señorita (Oxyjulis californica). With its two other locally found relatives, the California sheephead and the rock wrasse, it belongs to the second largest family of marine fishes, the...

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Decision Coming on Southern Section Playoff Teams Pairings will be posted at www.cifss.org Football                                       Sunday, Nov. 9 8 a.m. Girls Volleyball                           Friday, Nov. 7 – 2 p.m. Boys Water Pol...

A New Jewel in the Family Crown

Senior singles player Summer Dvorak won the 2014 Orange Coast League singles title without losing a single game in the process sweeping all four matches to the crown. The senior will be playing for Vanderbilt next season. Her father, Dusty, was an all-CIF basketball and...

Class Notes

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,622 students in September. Among them was Laguna Beach resident Satomi Hinata, who received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry.

Historic Moment Celebrated

Remembering the Fight to Save the Canyon         The Laguna Canyon Conservancy marks the 25th anniversary of the Walk in the Canyon with a special presentation during its regular 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 3, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. One of the original...

Kudos for Osborne’s Observations

Editor, I support Tom Osborne’s column regarding the City Council election and global warming. His stance was thoughtful, well reasoned and free from harsh invective. I wish Tom were running for office. He is a Laguna treasure. His mission to remind Laguna residents about the...

Hall’s Position Proves Convincing

Editor, Because of the article written by Tom Osborne (“When Ideology Trumps Facts,” Column, Oct. 24 edition), my wife Maria and I finally agree to vote for Michele Hall. Maria and I agree with her logic and conclusions on this and other issues. Thank you, Tom. Maria and Bernard...

Criticism of Village Laguna’s Spending Doesn’t Add Up

Editor, The truth seems to not mean very much lately to a few in Laguna Beach especially during this campaign season and I would like to take Howard Hills to task for his latest letter-to-the-editor where he states that Village Laguna spent “10 times over the opposition in 2012”....

What’s In A Name?

Editor: This city council election season has been interesting. Not only do we have seven candidates for three seats, but you need a scorecard to keep track of some of the candidates’ names. First, there’s John … or Jon Madison, or John Jay or Jon Jay or John J., etc. While his...

Iseman Understands the Issues

Editor, After reading all the many responses by the candidates for the City Council and listening at the forums, Toni Iseman was the only one that gave answers that showed an understanding of the issues.  She should be retuned to the council. John Selecky, Laguna Beach