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Owner of Landmark Comes Up Short in Popularity Contest

Editor, Thanks for the teaser on the new book about Richard Halliburton. He has always been a very intriguing character to me. The Hangover House has been such a landmark. It’s too bad the biggest jerk in Laguna owns it now. Andy Schoembs, Laguna Beach

The Spin Stops Here

Rob Zur Schmiede’s detractors have taken great pains to spin his experience and accomplishments to convince us he is not qualified to be a council person.   Contrary to the spin doctors spin, Rob’s achievements, in over 36 years of toil in both private and public sectors, more...

Gibson’s Goal Could Jeopardize School Funding

Editor, I am a parent of kids in our Laguna schools and have been following the school board election.  One candidate, Annette Gibson, has no connection to our schools or district, no kids in our schools (literally ever), and no background in education. Instead, Gibson is running...

The Slant

Your Vote Sends a Message A leader is someone who has vision and blazes a trail that can others follow. Good ideas coupled with charisma and connections have spectacular results in politics. Leaders with vision and new ideas are especially important in a small town. We have many...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at both campuses were temporarily halted Oct. 9 after three...

Around the World

Whether you’re a global traveler or just an admirer of ethnic artifacts, these tips and tricks will bring a sense of international flair into your home. Section by Somer Tejwani You don’t have to be a connoisseur of Turkish textiles, have an encyclopedic knowledge of Asian...
Posted On 24 Oct 2014

Recruits Play Role in Temporal Art’s Creation

By Daniella Walsh Roughly 200 people, double that number if artist Lita Albuquerque has her way, will spill out of the Laguna Art Museum next month dressed in requisite white trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts to follow the graceful arc of the Laguna Beach shoreline. The...

Art Seen

Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist...

Green Light

When Ideology Trumps Facts In the ongoing, fractious city council election, Lagunans have been jolted by Jon Madison’s inability to validate implausible, phony academic achievements. Lagunans received another jolt at the Firebrand Media-organized candidate forum on Oct. 14 when...
Posted On 23 Oct 2014

Benefits and Benefactors

Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some...

William J. Kremer

  William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his...

High School Sports Update

Roadrunners Spoil Homecoming Game 38-31 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-6, 0-2) Laguna bounced back from the failure at Costa Mesa to battle Saddleback (4-3, 2-0) right to the end in the homecoming game played last Friday, Oct. 17, before the usual large crowd at Guyer...

Democracy’s Most Valuable Real Estate: the Voting Booth

Editor: As election day nears, I am pinching myself yet again.  While our process of electing leaders is far from perfect, it is way ahead of what’s in second place. Voting is, at its core, the acting out of one of America’s deepest ideals. No one said it better than...