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Thiebaud Revealed Through the Lens of Friendship

Thiebaud Revealed Through the Lens of Friendship

  Slices of cake, cupcakes dripping with frosting, ice cream cones and gum ball machines rendered in oil paint rather than flour and sugar might momentarily fool the senses and blur distinctions between a sweet shop and the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Wayne Thiebaud: American Memories.” Comprised of nearly 60 paintings selected by the […]

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Learning to Love Mass Transit

Learning to Love Mass Transit

Editor, Re: keyless commute, (Feb. 15 edition) Hello, I’m from Long Beach and visit Laguna Beach maybe twice a month, but use Orange County Transit Authority bus system to visit the Neighborhood Congregational Church. It is so interesting how to use public transportation and leave the car at home, saving on car insurance by not driving. […]

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Helping Veterans Celebrate the Season

Helping Veterans Celebrate the Season

Local America Legion Post 222 and its auxiliary donated and delivered personal items to patients of Long Beach Veterans Hospital, mailed care packages to military personnel overseas and helped pull off an 800-person holiday party for Camp Pendleton’s 2/11 Battalion last week.

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Speaker’s Corner: A Vision, Not a Dream

Speaker’s Corner: A Vision, Not a Dream

By: Jessica DeStefano We contribute to drought victims in Somalia, earthquake victims in Afghanistan and tsunami victims in Japan. We build schools in Haiti, save children in the Philippines, dig wells all over Africa. Yet right here at home we shame and stigmatize our own homeless. We shove them out of sight, afraid if we […]

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Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Editor, Our big thanks go to the board of the Festival of Arts and June Neptune of Tivoli Terrace restaurant for providing a wonderful evening for a 100 veterans and their support staff on July 8. This year the Laguna Beach American Legion Post invited veterans from Long Beach, Loma Linda and San Diego Veterans’ […]

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Routine Visitor Spouts Off About Trees

Routine Visitor Spouts Off About Trees

Editor, Well if there are no trees in downtown Laguna Beach, then it will definitely be hot this summer with no shade (unless the store fronts have canopies over the store front windows) and no breeze since the canyon acts as a block to the breeze. I visit Laguna Beach every two weeks on a Sunday and even […]

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Friends of Architecture Tour Sites in Long Beach

Friends of Architecture Tour Sites in Long Beach

The public is invited for a a tour and presentation by architectural historian Ted Wells, featuring a Craftsman home by architects Greene & Greene, as well as a mid-century modern office building by the acclaimed architect Edward Killingsworth. This meetup is on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m.  We will meet at the Reeve-Townsend house […]

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Special Olympics Held In Long Beach

Special Olympics Held In Long Beach

Thurston Middle School students Arianna Nugent, 12, (left) and Moorea Howson, 13, competed in the Special Olympics in Long Beach last Saturday and won numerous medals and ribbons in gymnastics.

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San Clemente Tests Complete Streets

San Clemente Tests Complete Streets

Editor,   Last Saturday City Council members from San Clemente took bicycles to Long Beach to “pedal, ponder, and probe the possibilities of a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly Spanish Village by the Sea.”   Long Beach has figured out how to create places people want to be and how they want to get there by having […]

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Author Sprints for Literacy

Author Sprints for Literacy

Laguna Beach resident Dennis Yang, who has written over 110 children stories under the pen name Papa Didos, finished a 3,281-mile cross-country journey last year where he gave away books to children along the way. He’s still on the road, this time making a local pit stop at the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club […]

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Students Recreate Medieval Art

Students Recreate Medieval Art

Long Beach’s Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center provided CLC students with the opportunity to learn about and produce their own brass rubbing during a field trip last month.   Brass rubbing is making an impression of a church memorial brass on paper through the use of wax, which is common on the walls or floors […]

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Bonnie Mae Osborn

Bonnie Mae Osborn

Bonnie Mae Osborn   Bonnie Mae Osborn, mother of Nancy Wagner and grandmother of Darshan Hodges and a frequent visitor to the coast, died, on Nov. 2 in St. George, Utah. She was 88.   She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Purdy, Mo., to Clarence and Lena Marshall.  She was married to Robert Osborn […]

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Nancy Jane Tarzian

Nancy Jane Tarzian

April 15, 1926 – June 9, 2011 Nancy Jane Tarzian died June 9 at the age of 85. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family. Tarzian was a 46-year resident, a strong supporter of the arts and an avid reader. She loved gardening, and was a gourmet cook. She worked as a reference librarian […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Spring has sprung! By the time you read this it will be April, no foolin’. March is soon to be in the history books. It turned out to be a bit warmer than normal with an average high temperature of 68.8 degrees, one degree higher than normal. The average low temperature was 47.2 degrees, also […]

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David Gerth

David Gerth

Gustav David Gerth of Laguna Beach died Dec. 29, 2010, at the Long Beach Care Center in Long Beach. He was 82 years old. Gerth was much loved, a friendly, upbeat, talented musician, gourmet chef and loyal friend. Though he spent the last five years of his life in hospitals and nursing homes, including several […]