Editor, For decades, Laguna Beach had a large gay bar on Main Beach and later the Boom Boom Room at the Coast Inn. Luckily a gay man owns our much smaller and only remaining gay bar, the Bounce, and has made recent changes with more improvements coming. When “Pappy” Smith died in the early 1960s, […]
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By Larry Nokes Great thanks to Allan Simon for putting a fine point on a current topic of great debate: the village entrance (“Will Council Lead?” Letters, Aug. 30). As Mr. Simon notes: “the city council voted 3-2 to approve taking the next step in the development of the Village entrance project. The city manager […]
I dreaded the prospect of getting married, walking down that aisle. What if that man waiting for me at the altar was the wrong one? “How will I know when I’ve met ‘the one,’ the person I’m destined to spend a lifetime with?” “You’ll know, you will feel the magic…” came the answer from those […]
Harry Lawrence, nicknamed “Mr. Laguna” for pursuing local beautification efforts such as the Main Beach Park, died Sunday at his home in Laguna Beach. He was 98. A memorial service is set for Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church. A private reception will follow. Burial will follow with military honors in […]
Harry Lawrence earned the nickname “Mr. Laguna” because since 1947 he played a role in numerous organizations and beautification movements that make the town what it is today. The public is invited to help him celebrate “Harry Lawrence Day” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, with cake and ice cream in Main Beach Park. […]