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Birthday Bash Marks Festival’s 85th Year

To celebrate its 85 years showcasing art, the Festival of Arts is throwing itself a party on Sunday, Aug. 13, with free admission, games, art activities, live music, giveaways and treats at 650 Laguna Canyon Road Among the day’s highlights: jurors Mark Porterfield, Emma Paddon...

Volunteers Clean Up South Laguna Beaches

The annual South Laguna Community Beach Cleanup starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the top of the stairs at West Street Beach where volunteers can pick up supplies and clean up the beach of their choice. Realtor Chris Tebbutt teamed up with Eco-Warrior Foundation, which...

Workshop Trains Teachers of Youth Yoga

Cho’s Academy will offer Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training, a comprehensive three-day workshop Aug. 18-20. Participants will learn 500 individual, partner and group yoga poses, yoga games and mindfulness activities, creative breathing exercises, relaxation and visualization...

Limelight

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        ...

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...

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Obituaries

Laurentina (Laury) Anna Detrick

Dec. 22, 1944 – July 15, 2017 Laury Detrick, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away after a year long battle with lung cancer. She leaves a son Gregory and grandchildren who live in Belgium, and many dear and loving friends in California and Hawaii. A service will...

A Tribute To My Grandpa

By Tad MacPherson   Edwin Frank Gottschlich passed away before his time, holding the hand of his wife Gail, on Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day. Grandpa was 88 years old at the time of his death. There are few men in this world that managed to live life like Ed...

Barbara Gail Goulette

Barbara Goulette passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2017. She is survived by her son Lance Goulette and three grandchildren, Mitchell L. and Kevin L. Goulette and Monica L. Goulette. Barbara was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Long Beach, to the late Betty Anderson (Horsch) and Mack...

Columns

Guest column

Earning a Badge Requires Embracing Public Service Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman addressed a group of Wesley District residents on the night of Sept. 20. She shared a proposal regarding restrictions on motorcycle noise on Coast Highway. She then advised us the problem would be...

Musings on the Coast

The Hot Blond Returns  Oh hell, I thought. Here she comes again, but I did a double take. She didn’t look hot. She looked bedraggled and distracted. She was trying: tight jeans, heels, and a thin blouse with spaghetti straps. And it was at the same restaurant, The Lumberyard, the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

The Kibitzer

Now that City Council has approved a trial street closure and pedestrian plaza on the 100-foot sliver of Park Avenue for 40 days, it will only be a matter of months before we rid downtown of cars forever and turn the whole village into a pedestrian mall. Just kidding. This is...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Guest Column

Earth-shaking Experience Brings to Mind Disaster Flicks My room started shaking at about 11:20 p.m. Pacific Time on Sept. 18, waking me up from the fourth floor of the condominium unit in Los Angeles. An earthquake? Believe it or not — yes! And a fairly decent size one at that,...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals   GOLDEN GIRL – My name is Lexie.  I am friendly, loving, obedient, faithful.  Long walks, riding in your car, playing catch. I will wait for you at the front door every night and eat out of your hand.  I am a 2-year-old golden retriever, free to a very...

Pet Peeves

Pass the Mayo I nearly gagged while reading the letter to the editor’s “Back to School Food.” This letter said, “There are 31 million school children relying on school meals for their daily nutrition, which too often consists of highly processed food laden with saturated fats.” I...