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Event Aims to Promote Ocean Stewardship

The Ocean Awareness Challenge Full-Moon Event takes place from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 on the Festival of Arts Grounds with expert speakers, authentic Mexican dinner, local musicians and IMAX film, Humpback Whale introduced by producer Greg MacGillivray. The evening’s...

It’s Time to Sip and Shuck

The 5th Annual Champagne & Oyster Sip & Shuck fundraiser benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County takes place on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-6 p.m. Enjoy a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne and sparkling wines while taking in ocean views from The...

Haunted House is Resurrected

The Saunders family invites the community to their annual haunted house on Bluebird Canyon Drive near Glenneyre Street. This year’s theme is haunted hospital starring the Saunders kids and their LBHS friends. Stop by on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Oct. 27-29 from 7-9 p.m. and...

Limelight

Art & Nature Raises the Bar

Slender and 10-feet tall, the four-sided posts shone in the sunlight, reflecting the moods of the ocean and hillsides and at evening dramatically mirrored cloud banks and at least one brilliant sunset. Come darkness, they mirrored staccato bursts of light coming from car...

Parade Winners

Winners in the 50th Patriots Day Parade are as follows: Grand Marshal’s Trophy: Pageant of the Masters. President’s Trophy: Laguna Beach County Water District. Band Sweepstakes: Bassett High School of La Puente. Elementary Band: L.B.U.S.D. Elementary School Band. Military Color...

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Obituaries

Carlene Challis

1931- 2017 Carlene Joanne Clark Challis was born July 26, 1931, in Los Angeles, to Ruth Marguerite Switzer Clark and Harold Douglas Clark, a cabinet maker and carpenter originally from Canada. The family lived on Peck Road in El Monte during the Great Depression. Her elder...

Beverly Ann Duke Tyler

May 9, 1928-Sept. 19, 2017 Beverly Ann Duke Tyler died in her Laguna Beach home Sept. 19. She spent the final weeks of her life in the company of friends and family, and her passing was peaceful and mercifully brief. She was born Beverly Ann Bustetter on May 9, 1928, in Los...

Robert Francis Commagère

Robert Francis Commagère, 73, left this world with the sunrise on Aug. 22, after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as “Robin” to his family and friends he died in his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, surrounded by his family. The only child of Maridel...

Columns

Just for Laughs

Read The Personals FOR SALE –  10 holiday tins of Young’s Plantation assorted pecans, missing all chocolate covered ones. Sorry about that (you can always fill in the void with Planters peanuts). Great value $60 #Nuts2U   HOUSE 4 RENT – Older home desirable neighborhood. 2...

Pet Peeves

Checkout Noon I tried not to panic over the Indy story “Lawsuit Contests Hotel Laguna Lease.”   Hotel operators allege being illegally forced out by the property owners. The property owners counter that checkout is next year at noon. I panicked having just booked my...

Heart Talk

Laguna Refuses to Go to Pot   In 1996, California legalized medical marijuana and a majority of Laguna Beach voters supported this initiative. In 2016, 57% of California voters supported Prop. 64, which legalized recreational marijuana. I would be very surprised if a...

Green Light

Restoring an Estuary, Healing an Environment At last some positive, even inspiring news on the environmental front. With two-dozen California wildfires now nearly contained while parts of Texas, the Gulf Coast, and much of Puerto Rico struggle to recover from recent killer...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals SENIOR EXPLORERS – Club forming. Must be over-65 and own hand-held metal detector/desire to find gold. First meet-up Farmer John’s, breakfast on Monday @ 6 a.m. ($25 membership) #FindersKeepers   OLDTIMERS’ DANCE CLASS – Would you like to learn ballroom...

Pet Peeves

Grey Goby I was standing in a pool of brackish water in my garage when I read the Indy’s “Estuary Re-envisioned for Degraded Aliso Creek.” I then balled up the paper to plug the encroaching water. Area plumbers came. Area plumbers assessed. Area plumbers went. All agreed that I...