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Alan Thomas George Bryan

Memorial Alan Thomas George Bryan Alan Thomas George Bryan, poet, song writer, roving minstrel, quantum reader, dog lover, stone mason, seaman, ship’s cook, bon vivant and friend, died Dec. 12, 2012, in Laguna Beach. Bryan was born
Nov. 2, 1955, in Huntington, England. He is...

Time for Artists to Devise a Statement

Editor, I am a proponent of a village entrance. My suggested model is a classic signage icon, used by television and film to identify southern California to the world. Examples of such icons are the signage at Malibu Pier and Santa Monica Pier, ubiquitous in movies and TV as...

Sparkle Season

‘Tis the season for eye-dazzling displays. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorites: Vessels festooned like bedazzled Las Vegas showgirls in the Dana Point Boat Parade. Monarch Bay’s Moreton bay fig tree, its well-trimmed trunks enrobed with points of light, transforms...

Homeless in Laguna

Editor, First, I want to thank Caroline Millson for her compassionate response, “The Road to Homelessness Isn’t Long,” in the Sept. 9 issue. I am a 66-year-old female on Social Security who temporarily became homeless for reasons I don’t like to share.   I had two options:...

Diana Marilyn Gleed Cox

June 17, 1934 – April 9, 2011 Diana Cox, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away in Spokane, Wash., after an illness of three months. Cox’s life was dramatically interwoven with the great events of the times in which she lived. She was born at the German Hospital in...

Girls Basketball

Added Team Depth Raises Expectations  By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   Jon Hendrickson inherited a girls basketball team at Laguna Beach High in 2007 that had lost 31 straight games, including all 26 the previous season. The program was suffering through an identity crisis...

For the Arts, ‘09 Ends on a Hopeful Note

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens’ timeless pronouncement from “A Tale of Two Cities” proves a fitting corollary for arts organizations in 2009. The worst? That would be the over-arching recession that shriveled the support of donors and the...