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Exploring a Coastline for a Cause

Laguna Beach resident Max Isles, 44, and friend Ryan O’Malley, 33, returned home safely on schedule last Saturday, Sept. 6, without any accidents other than a tire puncture after a five-day journey covering 536 miles. Supporters have contributed almost $6,000 so far toward their...

Pet Peeves

Green with Envy I’m green with envy after reading the Indy article, “A Bond Forged In Salt Water.”  I could never wear those green bathing hats. But the Hales look quite good.  Just to double check, I went to Aliso Creek’s CVS Pharmacy and bought a white bathing cap. They were...

Cyclists Peddle to Battle Alzheimer’s

Laguna Beach bike enthusiast Max Isles and friend Ryan O’Malley will set out Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a goal of pedaling 500 miles in five days to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Association. Both cyclists have close family members that have suffered from Alzheimer’s and...

Showers Insufficient for Budget Travelers

Editor, The article read like we should feel guilty and responsible for the homeless. I’m not from Laguna Beach.  I traveled the west coast the last eight weeks with a friend of mine in a van. Wow, driving the “1” was the best way to appreciate the coast. Chrys at...

Beatriz Lopez Mead

June 22, 1946 – May 23, 2014 Beatriz Lopez Mead, known to her friends affectionately as Bianca, passed away peacefully after an 18-month struggle with cancer. Her loving spirit, sharp sense of humor and contagious laughter will remain with all that knew her. Mead spent the better...

A History of Turning Compassion Into Action

A letter in the April 25 edition (“Multiple Reasons to Reject Homeless Housing Project”) argues against permanent supportive housing by comparing Laguna to nearby cities.  The letter delineates the size of the neighboring cities (Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Brach, Dana...

A Plea for Help With a Search

Editor, Years ago there was a man who spoke in public comment time at City Council about the homeless housing.  He had been on the board of directors at such a program in San Francisco or somewhere north.  I am interested in talking with him.  Does anyone know how to contact him?...

Sandi Carter

Sandi Carter, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 25, 2014, following a recurrence of breast cancer. She was 69 years old. Sandi was born on Oct. 24, 1944, in Los Angeles, to Darrell and Doris Bogardus. She grew up in Los Angeles,...

Solving Congestion With Peripheral Parking

Editor, This week, the last of the old coin-operated parking meters in Laguna Beach are being replaced with smart meters. Please take a look at what San Francisco is doing about parking. This is how San Francisco has implemented a parking solution: http://sfpark.org/ The map you...

Unintended Consequences of Plastic Bag Bans

Editor, I was talking to some of my Laguna “environmentally correct” friends yesterday about the new research from George Mason’s Josh Wright and Penn’s Jonathan Klick on the adverse health tradeoffs of plastic bag bans. Wright and Klick have performed the simple task...

Fashion Raises Funds for AIDS Services

The Friends of Dorothy Guild raised more than $68,000 to support AIDS Services Foundation Orange County on Wednesday, May 23, during its Runway fashion show, held near the airport. The fundraiser was chaired by guild founder Barbara Venezia. The crowd of 500 were treated to...

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with...

Obituaries

Sherwood (Bob) Ichiro Saruwatari and Jon Riggs.

Weather or Not

A Month of Extremes This past Monday, Dec. 6, marks the anniversary of Laguna’s biggest rain event of all time. Jump in the time machine back to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Torrential rains, frequent lightning and thunder and 30 to 40 m.p.h. winds arrive with a vengeance. A...