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Laura Davick’s Efforts Earn Praise

Laura Davick, founder and vice president of Crystal Cove Alliance, was named outstanding founder at the 31st National Philanthropy Day in Anaheim. More than 900 philanthropists, business leaders and nonprofit supporters attended the Nov. 17 event. Davick was nominated by the...

Exotic Plant Sale Comes to Farmers Market

Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will host a garden décor and plant sale at the farmer’s market from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19. Proceeds are used to improve and maintain the 2.5-acre garden and the mid-century modern home of its former owner, in Boat Canyon. The...

Hidden Treasures Up for Grabs

  South Laguna families plan a communal garage sale Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. along Coast Highway from West Street south to 10th Avenue. Please stop by and say hello to your neighbors and browse potential hidden treasures, says co-organizer, Ken Hanzlik from...

Limelight

Hospitality Night Magic

Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along Forest Avenue, anchored by the Kenny Garcia band at the far end, a faux ice rink on Glenneyre and the Laguna Community Band...

Indy on Vacation

                                                Please share a postcard from your latest trip with arm-chair travelers at home. Pack an Indy along with your...

A New Champ Skims to Shore

                      And division winners, according to the Vic website: Pro men’s division Tim Fulton Austin Keen Blair Conklin Max Bourne Sammy Stinnett Teddy Vlasis Johnny Salta Perry Pruitt        ...

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Obituaries

Lynda W. Nicholson

Lynda W. Nicholson, of Laguna Beach, passed away quietly at her home in late January 2016 at the age of 81. A free spirit with a passion for life and art, their beauty and complexity, their mysteries and chaos, she will be missed dearly by family, friends and the community....

Memorial Set for Constance Hilburn

Constance Hilburn, a longtime South Laguna and Dana Point resident, passed away Sept. 28. She is survived by a son, Michael Hilburn; daughter, Laura Ashley Hilburn: grandchildren Maxwell and Samuel Hilburn and Holly Lee; and three great grandsons. A celebration of her life will...

Terry Thomas Smith

Aug. 13, 1942 – Sept. 29, 2016 For over 35 years, Terry Smith was a devoted resident of Laguna Beach and a long time benefactor and trustee of Laguna College of Arts & Design. He served as development committee chair, Collectors Choice committee chair, and was instrumental in...

Columns

Guest column

Up The Down Escalator   Every Dec. 31, when the hype of New Year’s sequins and resolutions threaten overload, I escape. I become 5 again, my family newly emigrated from Europe and our first celebration in America. Jewish New Year is a pensive time; a time to search deeds and...

Pet Peeves

Year Ended I decided to do group therapy. There was me and a roomful of therapists. The first session went like this.   “Ah-huh, Ah-huh, Ah-huh, Ah-huh, Ah-huh. Then, the next therapist,   “Umm. Oh. Umm. Oh. Umm. Oh. Umm. Oh.” Then, the next therapist,   “Ah. OK. Ah. OK. Ah. OK....

Wisdom Workout

  Timely and Timeless   “Fate carries its own clock,” Pearl Bailey, “The Raw Pearl” (1968)    The first few weeks of the New Year have most of us frantically picking up the pieces of the lives that we unceremoniously dropped in favor of the holiday frenzy. When the world revolved...

The Losing End

It’s that time of year again, when we look back and wonder, “What happened?” On my radio show last week, a guest surprised me by asking what were the two or three biggest memories I had for Laguna this year. I thought for a moment, wanting to be positive. Of course there’s our...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Pet Peeves

It’s lonely at the bottom. Several months ago, I noticed the social media banner at the top of my digital column. Here’s what it showed. And continues to show. Share 0         Like 0           Tweet 0          Pinterest 0           Share 0           Email 0 These figures do not...

Heart Talk

A Gift Worth Waiting For Much of this column may seem more like a horror story than a holiday one, but trust me, I get there in the end.                                                                                                                                       Some of...