renaissance

Taking Stock

Happy Birthday, Bull Market! The bull market in stocks is five years old this week. That certainly does not signal running to the hills, panicked selling never being a successful investment strategy, particularly since stocks have averaged a 26% gain over the year following a...

Traversing the Snow Business

Longtime friends and Laguna locals Judy Gray and Jim Foster started their business partnership 50 years ago because they both loved to ski. Gray owned a travel agency specializing in ski trips and she and Foster co-owned a ski accessories business. In 1977, they decided to try to...

Vacation Tales

Take the Indy on the road and be sure to send us a photo from your favorite landmark along the way. Africa Sandra Gibson visits a hippo pool in Tanzania’s Serengeti. Taking her photo was  tour companion Sheila Judah. Boston Jane Bening, center, and daughters Marisa and Kim at the...

Taking Stock

Oil Brings Higher Income     September’s song was a sad one for stocks as the market ended with its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008. The S&P 500 Index lost 14% for the quarter, leaving it down 12% for the year so far. The Dow Industrials lost a...

Getting Out

Library’s Hush Fills With Classical Music Friends of the Laguna Beach Library invite the public to enjoy a free concert of  popular classical music with soprano Jenny Wang this Sunday, April 17 at 3p.m. The library is located at 363 Glenneyre St. Info: 949 497-1733 and...