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Get to Know Early Activist Anna Hills

  Laguna Presbyterian Church marks its centennial year with a dinner and scholarly discussion of Anna Hills, a renowned plein air artist, community activist and key founder of both the church and the Laguna Art Museum. The 6 p.m. event Friday, Jan. 20, takes place at...

Funds Support Cancer Research

The Live for Others Foundation, established by founder Tim Vorenkamp of Laguna Beach to find a cure for the cancer that took his life last year, announced its first grant. The organization awarded $50,000 to Dr. Bang H. Hoang at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx,...

Scientist Reveals UCI’s Cancer Advances

Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, professor and chair of the UC Irvine Medical School Department of Epidemiology, will discuss the latest in cancer prevention findings from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Dana Point Yacht Club. The public is welcome to attend the free presentation...

Limelight

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        ...

Artist Finds Her Calling Wrapped in Felt

Booties, bedroom slippers, hats, crafts and the smooth emerald green surface covering expensive pool tables: these are the typical consumer uses associated with felt, which also figures in industrial applications. Yet, in regions of central Asia, the dense fabric is popularly...

Expect Raunchy Fun at ‘Rocky Horror Show’

At more than six feet, he sashays onto the stage in a fishnet top, slightly slipping corset, platform heels and spiky pink hair. In the latest re-incarnation of the Rocky Horror Show lead character and mad scientist Frank-N-Furter works his wacky magic at the No Square Theatre,...

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Marty Gray Marty Scott Gray, an internationally collected artist and avid surfer, died on New Year’s Day after a battle with dementia. All friends are invited to attend a memorial paddle out for him scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Gray’s...

Irene Frederike Juenthner

Irene Frederike Juenthner was born on Aug. 5, 1931, and passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2016, at the age of 85 in Laguna Beach. She is survived by her sister, Trude of Ludwigsburg, Germany; grandchildren, Andrea and Derek Reigel; daughter, Kristine and Rick Reigel (husband);...

Lyn Chervil

With a conservative East Coast upbringing, Lyn Chevli was born as Marilyn Keith in New Haven, Conn. Growing up in Milford, she enjoyed boating in a small rowboat her father, Arthur Reginald Keith had built and christened The ARK, for his initials. She lived with her father,...

Columns

Village Matters

Time to Repurpose a Landmark In the summer of 2009 my brothers and I, spouses and kids went back to our Wisconsin hometown for our mother’s graveside service. It was a trip of memories, not only of her, but of our childhoods with her and my dad, growing up on the family farm just...

Pet Peeves

Laguna Executive Order Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I have a friend since childhood, who I have tried to emulate. He’s smart. He knows a lot about a lot. He can converse about business, sports, politics, entertainment and travel. Over the years, he’s gotten...

Wisdom Workout

Nothing Personal   Are you familiar with the term Machiavellianism? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it is defined as “the employment of cunning and duplicity in state craft or general conduct.” In psychology, it is used to describe a person’s tendency to deceive and...

Musing on the Coast

The Big Snake This happened about two months ago. I was doing yoga in my master bedroom overlooking Diver’s Cove. I could hear the waves.   It was at night, cold and dark. The yoga teacher had had me doing major stomach crunching poses and exercises. At the end, she put me into...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017

Taking Stock

Powering Ahead Stocks continue the positive momentum that they acquired in November with the major stock indexes closing at record levels for five straight sessions. January 3, 1992 was the last time all three major indexes made five consecutive sessions. They even extended the...

Heart Talk

Putin’s O.C. Pal March is just around the corner. As one who taught history for many years, I often think of the Ides of March, the day when Julius Caesar met his end. Popular with the masses, Caesar successfully extended the boundaries of Rome through brutal conquest and...