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Mexico Provides a Model for Voter ID

Editor, Your Speaker’s Corner of May 30 (“In Defense of Strict Unicorn Leash Laws”), looks like a mash up of progressive soundbites you swept up from the cliche corner of the left’s agenda. Voter fraud a fantasy? Just what country do you think this is? Were you in...

David Campbell Winckler

David Campbell Winckler passed in peace and comfort on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from Alzheimer’s dementia. Born in Long Beach on Feb. 4, 1937 to his parents Richard and Elizabeth, Dave spent his youth in both the avocado fields of Tustin and the sunny sands of Newport Beach.  In these...

Pros Drop in for Weekend’s Waves

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   This weekend sees the return of the 37th annual Victoria World Championship of Skimboarding, now known as The Vic, held at Aliso Beach Park, 31131 S. Coast Highway, Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Touted as...

Surf Retailer Tries Out a Second Set

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   First conceived as the only surf shop at the tip of Baja, Mexico, in 1987, Costa Azul grew by one and set up shop in Laguna Beach in 1991 by founder, owner, surfboard shaper, and native Laguna resident Rod Greenup. Then in his early 20s, Greenup...

William Bird

William D. Bird, Jr. passed away early on Jan. 29, 2013 in his Laguna Beach home with his beloved wife Nancy at his side. He was 89. Bill was born in Bird’s Point, Mo., a small town on the Mississippi River settled by his ancestors preceding the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 before...

Village Matters: Savoring a Mother’s Kitchen

It was a “Leave it to Beaver” kitchen, Mexican style. Simple stained and varnished plywood cabinets, well-loved and clean. They had the original 1960s slim copper handles with the tapered ends. These and the matching hinges were polished bright. Aqua tiles and the aqua walls and...

Museum Joins Art Alliance

Laguna Art Museum’s Executive Director Malcolm Warner was elected to the   Association of Art Museum Directors . “It’s an honor—and it’s also very useful,” Warner commented. “The AAMD meetings are a great opportunity for museum leaders to make the connections that lead to...

An Artist Challenges Viewers to Notice the Details

A snow-covered plain in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, a set of pipelines traversing barren soil, a concrete channel that was once a bucolic river bed, views of downtown Los Angeles and, finally, the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach, tinged resplendently by the setting sun....

Class Notes

Suds Up to Aid Orphans Students at the Community Learning Center at Top of the World School will hold their fifth annual car wash and bake sale to benefit children at the Door of Faith Orphanage near Rosarito, Mexico, on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event...

Village Matters

View from the Coop When on our early morning walks one of our favorite stops is to check on Paul Pflueger’s chickens. We’d hear their cluck-clucking, a comforting sound that says that all is well in the world of hens. Peering over the fence in the back yard, we’d see them...

Coming Up Roses for Two Decades

Specialty flower store, the English Garden, 1199 S. Coast Highway, is celebrating their 20th year in business with an open house all day on March 2.   Established on March 1, 1991, by Anita Valdez, whose family is also in the florist business, the shop added staff as...

Local Boys Step Up in Tournament

Thurston sixth graders Garrett Tyler and Guy Thomas competed in the SCVA Holiday Classic Volleyball Tournament in Torrance recently. The two-day tournament drew 32 teams from all over California, and as far away as Arizona and Mexico. Tyler and Thomas play for Lake Forest’s...

Resource Center Copes With Dual Losses

After relinquishing supervisorial duties at the city’s homeless shelter, the Laguna Resource Center is focusing on restocking its food pantry for people in need and overcoming the loss of a major food donor due to the questionable diversion of food to Mexico. Helping Hand...

Mary Goree

Mary Goree

Human Smugglers Come Ashore in Emerald Bay

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens last Thursday in Laguna Beach, among possibly nine passengers aboard a small, panga-style boat that disgorged its human cargo along Emerald Bay’s crescent oceanfront, some of the county’s priciest real estate. Nine life...
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