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On the Table

Sapphire Simplifies a Family Feast Sapphire Laguna offers no-stress Thanksgiving dining options. The three-course meal is served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 and is priced starting at $55 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Children’s portions...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Enid Greaves

Enid Patricia Greaves, 91, a 49-year resident of Laguna Beach’s Top of the World neighborhood passed away Jan. 16, 2014 due to a sudden bout with pneumonia. Born on the Mediterranean island of Malta in 1922, she was known as “Paddy” to all her close friends. As a young woman,...

Speaker’s Corner: Will Council Lead?

We named this guest column – “Speaker’s Corner” – in homage to the renowned debating location of the same name in London. To speak on any subject, one took his soap box to the location in the park, stood, opined , answered questions, and sat down. In Laguna, there are subjects...

Horvath Design Displayed at Olympics

Phillipe Horvath, a Laguna Beach designer, has created an energy saving architectural design that will be exhibited at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Horvath won an award in the EDF Sustainable Design Challenge in Paris, France, with “TCORE,” a modular design of recycled...

Local Water Polo Legend Earns Olympic Berth

When Annika Dries became the youngest girl ever selected to train with the U.S. national water polo team in 2009, the 17-year-old tried to contain her excitement, saying, “From here on I have endless possibilities, but I also have endless work to do. I’m not there yet.” Wel...

Musings on the Coast

The Next Generation’s Woodstock Two of my three kids attended the Coachella Music Festival this year, and the third would have too, but she was in college in London.   In one earlier year, she got away with pretending to need to be in So Cal during the time of the festival, and...
Posted On 17 May 2012

Musings on the Coast

My father was one of seven kids from Kansas. During the Great Depression, he got married and the next day took the freights West. There he eventually joined the Coast Guard and at the end of WW II ended up in Newport Beach. He did well in real estate and luckier yet, did not...
Posted On 15 Dec 2011