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Saloon Fundraiser Supports Toys for Tots

The Saloon in The Peppertree Lane hosts its 13th annual Christmas party benefiting Toys for Tots on Monday, Dec. 19, 6-10 p.m. Admission at 446 South Coast Highway is one unwrapped new toy that will be exchanged for a ticket to an opportunity drawing. The drawing will have an...

Health in Balance Offers Free Treatments

The team at Health in Balance is offering complimentary therapy treatments, adjustments, B-12 shots and consultations as well as support for local charities during a community appreciation day, Thursday, Dec. 15, from 12-6 p.m. The office at 330 Park Ave., Suite 3, serves as a...

Doctors Fill the House

Friends and supporters filled Dizz’s As Is for a recent fundraiser that raised $16,000 to benefit The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial. The casual atmosphere is a favorite among the physician guests, who wear funny t-shirts and serve as the wait staff. The 18th year proved...

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

Alice Newton Pyle

Oct. 2, 1922 – Nov. 9, 2016 Alice Newton Pyle passed away peacefully at her Laguna Beach home surrounded by family and loved ones following a stroke. She was 94. Alley- as she was referred to by all her friends- was the youngest of three children and the only girl. She was born...

Gary Edward Brauer

Jan. 24, 1948 – Oct. 28, 2016 Gary Edward Brauer “GB” was born in Petoskey, Mich. At a very early age Gary, his father Fred, and mother Bertha, packed up all of their belongings and drove west to start their new life in Laguna Beach in the early 1950s. Gary has been a...

Jack Meehan

Jack Meehan, 31, of Laguna Beach, died in a tragic bicycle accident in the early evening of Oct. 26, 2016, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Jack was born Oct. 15, 1985, and grew up in Laguna, attending El Morro Elementary and Thurston Middle School. An accomplished athlete at Santa...

Columns

Guest Column

A Lesson in Intolerance By Jennifer Zeiter Last Saturday, I attended the women’s march at Main Beach as an independent professional working woman, fiscally conservative with predominately liberal social views. I’ve voted across party lines and voted for Obama in his first term,...

Green Light

Responding Locally to a Global Peril Eight years ago this month, the Laguna Beach City Council received a plan to combat global warming from the former Environmental Committee. After some modifications, Council later voted unanimously to approve the document. At that time, 2009,...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

Pet Peeves

Drone On There’s been big news outside of Laguna. China stole a US submersible drone. And Pizza Hut delivered the first drone pizza in Britain. The upshot? Instead of finding Dory, her pizza was delivered to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. And Queen Mum got...

Taking Stock

Over 20K; What’s Next Two events: Dow 20,000; President Trump. The first had been anticipated for over a year; the second was a surprise. There is little question that they are now linked, yielding both questions and guidance for investors. After the election, stocks woke up to...

Village Matters

Get Out Your Clipboard Your clipboard, your shovel, your social connections; whatever it takes to make a difference, set things right. That is the message of President Obama’s farewell address, and the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. gathering at Main Beach this past Sunday....

Guest Column

Slaying Dragons Apprehension and joy, excitement manifest. Beach boy safari, a wave seeking quest.   Checking the lines at Malibu, County Line and Rincon, too.   Searching, seeking, just the right one To embrace and blend, you and your “gun.”   The heartbeat...