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St. Clair Family Returns to the Spotlight

Laguna Beach Historical Society presents a free talk about the St. Clair Family’s influence on Laguna’s art, film, and architecture Wednesday, May 10, as part of the city’s Heritage Month activities. One of St. Clair’s best-known buildings, 222 Ocean Ave., now...

Bike Rodeo Rides Again

In a push to halt bike and pedestrian fatalities, police invite the public to attend the free Bike Rodeo & Road Safety Expo and to test out their safety skills on a bike obstacle course. The 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. event Sunday, April 30, takes place in the parking lot next to City...

Learn the Benefits of Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pack 35, for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade, invites prospective members to join their pack at an open house featuring a live magic show on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Cub Scout activities include...

Limelight

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...

Winning Images Evoke Nature’s Best

Laguna Bluebelt Coalition announced winners in amateur and professional categories in its fifth annual photo contest this week. Local Rich German, known for capturing video of marine mammals from his paddleboard, won in the amateur category with an image of a gray whale’s flukes....

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Obituaries

Doris Fox Marcom

Doris Fox Marcom, 98, a 50 plus year Laguna Beach resident, passed away March 27, 2017. Born in Ballinger, Tex., and raised on a large sheep ranch, she and her husband Roy Marcom Jr. moved to Laguna Beach from Shreveport , La., in 1948 , establishing the Roy Marcom Jr. Insurance...

Dennis Junka

Jan. 1, 1949 – March 28, 2017   Laguna Beach artist and business owner Dennis Junka died at home on March 28. He was 68. Junka, a native of Ohio, spent most of his life in Southern California. He attended Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts...

Kathleen Reilly Miller

Kathleen Reilly Miller, 97, died peacefully at home on Dec. 14, 2016, with family at her bedside. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Hudson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Liza Glenn of Antigua, Guatemala; grandchildren Alix Jarrard of Laguna Beach, Rodman Primack of Miami...

Columns

Heart Talk

Furry Hats and Sculpture Trios On “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert, does a hilarious segment wearing a giant furry hat, reminding viewers that all powerful rulers like Genghis Khan wore such lids. He proclaims that anything he says will now and forever become law. If I had a hat...

Village Matters

Not Like Every Other Place “It seems to me that being quirky and non-conforming is essential to what we like about Laguna. It’s not like every other place, and we love it because of that, ” mused a Laguna Canyon resident who has been attending the city’s neighborhood planning...

Pet Peeves

Majority Report I was behind bars when I read Indy’s “Laguna’s Crime Rate is Up, DUIs Decline.” Don’t misunderstand. I’m innocent. I was in Peppertree Lane behind the bars of the Saloon and Watermarc just getting gelato for my wife. I’m a good husband and was surprised to be...

Taking Stock

Still Cleared For Takeoff With 85% of the 500 companies in the S&P 500 having reported earnings for their March quarter, the blended growth rate is a solid 13.5%. That’s the highest since the third quarter of 2011 and a strong sign that the stock market’s current uptrend need...

Musings on the Coast

A Look Behind the Sheet Music Classical music isn’t for everyone. To some, it seems impenetrable and a bit boring. Others really like it a lot, and this column is dedicated to them. A subsection of the classical genre, chamber music, annually is performed right here in Laguna...
Posted On 04 May 2017

Taking Stock

Seventh-Inning Stretch Stocks continue their upward trend with the S&P 500 Index ahead seven percent so far in 2017. As good bull markets should, the market has climbed a skeptical “wall of worry.” That’s encouraging, as history has repeatedly shown that markets usually...