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It’s a Matter of Perspective By Ari Grayson ~ It’s human nature to see things only from our own personal perspective, but this parable illustrates how shortsighted this can be. A lumberjack is walking through the woods when he spots a grove of big beautiful hard-wood trees. Just...

Be Prepared for Seduction

  Don’t drive a Tesla . . . unless you’re prepared to be utterly smitten by its features and performance and sticker-shocked at the $100,000 plus price tag. I drove the Model S recently and experienced both shock and awe. As a proud, Volvo-driving, tree-hugger living on the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014

Taking Stock

Syria And Stocks The prospects of military action brought on by events in Syria sobered the stock market. Beyond the human costs inherent in any military action, troubles in the Middle East usually bring higher energy prices. Similar events in the past seem to have conditioned...

Troops Open a New Chapter Thanks to Assistance League

Assistance League Professionals collected books, toiletries and candy to send to deployed U.S. troops, ultimately filling 28 boxes. The project was led by Donna Magwood and Eleanor Tiner.

Aimless in High School, War Veteran Finds a New Mission

Laguna Beach native Kevin Staight, who graduated from high school in 2000 with a less than stellar 2.9 GPA, a lack of direction and no college prospects, offers some hard-earned advice to this year’s graduating seniors. “It’s not a race,” he said, urging students to remain...

Grads Make Deans’ Lists

Laguna Beach High School graduate Emily Katharine Kiraly, currently a senior majoring in Middle East studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester. Kiraly is the daughter of Sherwood and Patti Jo Kiraly of Laguna...

Taking Stock

Climb Every Mountain As a mountain path gains height, it usually gets narrower. Two years ago on March 6, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed out at 6,443. Two weeks ago, revolutions in the Middle East prompted panicked selling but the Dow held above 12,000 and needs...

Taking Stock

Double, Double, Toil and Bubble In October of 1987, I was happily enjoying changing from a law career to the stimulations of being a stockbroker with the market having gained 250% since 1982. Then came the ides of October with stocks continuing to slip until “Black Tuesday,”...