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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...

Try Out the Costumes Early

  The Laguna Beach Parents Club hosts its fifth annual Halloween Walk, which sets out at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, from Main Beach. The parade of costumed children (and parents) make their along Forest Avenue, where most merchants pass out candy. Those participating are...

Take the Safety Net Tour

Local residents and candidates are invited Thursday, Oct. 27, to visit the organizations that provide free or low-cost healthcare, food, legal services, emergency shelter beds and homelessness prevention programs in the city of Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Community Clinic, 362...

Limelight

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,...

Biking at 10,000 Feet

Laguna local Hans Rey and Austrian champion trail biker Tom Oehler explored the rough and remote Guatemalan Highlands riding trails at an elevation of 10,000 feet in January. The hut-to-hut trip took the adventurers to the homes of some previous recipients of bicycles distributed...

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Obituaries

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...

Ann Webster

Festival of Arts board member Ann Webster passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, at her home in Laguna Beach with her family by her side. Ann was born in York, Penn., on Feb. 22, 1925. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in art...

Columns

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...

Guest Column

Dean Westgaard was a hero in more ways than one. He was a boatman in the mid-‘50s and once convinced Chad Burton to go out to the kelp beds with him to spear a shark. Dean was known to supply a lifeguard party with dives in a couple of spots he knew. Chad figured he’d learn some...

Village Matters

Love it All Like loving that perfect person we chose to spend our life with, who it turns out has some qualities we wish we could “adjust,” loving Laguna means loving it all, the whole package. Quaint charming neighborhoods come with small houses, tiny rooms and eccentric floor...

Taking Stock

Upward Trends Two surprises touched off a surging stock market rally. First, Mr. Trump’s win was the biggest upset since the 1980 Olympics, when the US Ice Hockey team took a 4-3 win over the previously unstoppable team from the USSR. Second, Wall Street media had almost...