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Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

One of the largest crowds in many years assembled for the 87th annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26. Organized by the Laguna Beach American Legion Post and led by Adjutant Richard Moore, the program included solemn rituals, patriotic flourishes and a touch of hometown...

Pancake, Pancake, Fireman

“Pancake, pancake, fireman, griddle us a cake as fast as you can, pat it and roll it, and mark it with a ‘L,’ flip it on the griddle for my dog and me,” I belted out while waiting for my first Memorial Day pancake breakfast. “Hey, buddy. The ‘L’ stands for loser. No cutting in...

Holiday Marked by Flapjacks, Candidates and Patriotic Tunes

  Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Mimi Walters will be the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26, taking place at 11 a.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park, 375 Cliff Dr. Preceding the ceremony, Laguna’s Exchange Club will...

Two Families Turn Grief Into Good Works

By Sean Tiner What is Memorial Day? Is it a day to mourn? Is it a day to celebrate life? Traditionally, Memorial Day is a time to honor the men and woman who gratefully dedicated their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces, but is it also a time for us to remember the...

A Memorial Day Thank You

Editor, Thank you for the fine coverage of the Memorial Day ceremony at Heisler Park on Monday, May 27. The photos were terrific, especially the live-action shot of our Veteran Firing Detail.   Bob McIntosh and Arnie Silverman, Laguna Beach The authors are commander of...

A Memorial Day Thank You

Editor, Thank you for the fine coverage of the Memorial Day ceremony at Heisler Park on Monday, May 27. The photos were terrific, especially the live-action shot of our Veteran Firing Detail.   Bob McIntosh and Arnie Silverman, Laguna Beach The authors are commander of...

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Remembering Heroes With Salutes, Sounds and Syrup   With the morning marine layer vanishing before noon, throngs of visitors already are arriving in town prior to this weekend’s holiday, where Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer kicks off with a pancake...

Film Screening Stands Up For Wounded Vets

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   The Laguna Beach Film Society’s invites the public to attend a special screening of the Oscar-winning movie “The Best Years of Our Lives,” on Thursday, May 23, in recognition of Memorial Day, which falls the following Monday. Actor Michael Hall,...

Scouts Close Out Year with Flag Retirement Ceremony

Pack 35 closed out another successful scouting year with a family bonfire celebration and annual flag retirement ceremony at Aliso Beach on Wednesday, June 13. Many of the boys received their final patches of the year, including the community service patch for their participation...

Scouts Fulfill Their Pledge With Reverence

Cubmaster Emeritus Tom Fay fulfilled his commitment to the late Harry Lawrence by having Pack 35 Cub Scouts plant the first flag at his final resting site in Pacific View Cemetery’s  Garden of Valor. Scouts Jeremy Leeds, Cade St Clair, Sam Richey, Lucas Kravitz, Andrew Domanskis,...

Memorial Day: Summer’s Kickoff

Expect pageantry, pancakes, patriotic songs and police patrols Local resident and U.S. District Judge David O. Carter is the guest speaker at the 85th Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 28, hosted by Laguna Beach’s American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The remembrance of...

Winning Team Causes a Racket

Laguna Beach High School sophomore Teague Hamilton won the 2011 West Coast Open Tennis Tournament in Lakewood over Memorial Day weekend. Teague completed the tournament without dropping a set.  The 7-5, 7-5 score in the final match over Hosep Orojian from Glendale, who had won...

McWeather or Not

Hurricane Season Touches Down You can’t ask for a nicer Memorial Day than today. Notoriously cloudy, today is quite the wonderful exception thanks to yesterday’s Aleutian blaster, which swept things clean, so clean that Catalina Island looks like you could almost reach out and...

Home-Grown Events Celebrate Memorial Day

The Laguna Beach Exchange Club plans its annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, in Heisler Park, staffed by local police and firefighters. Due to construction underway near the park’s Monument Point, Memorial Day observances by the Veterans of...

Eavesdrops

Memorial Day Grampa will we go to the cemetery this year? Only if you want to. You’re too old to drag anyplace. It would be better to go before the picnic.. Yeah. could we go early? That way you won’t be anxious. And get cranky. I don’t get cranky and I’m not anxious. Oh yes you...
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