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Garden Nurtures More than Sprouts

Members of the South Laguna Community Garden Park invite the community to a Country Fair on Sunday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the corner of Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. The Country Fair will feature local crafters who specialize in handmade arts, prizes donated by...

City Staff On the Move

The city’s Community Services Department will relocate staff offices to the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center at 380 3rd St. on Monday, June 12. This includes staff who administer wedding, film and alcohol permits; recreation activities; Hortense Miller Garden tours; bus...

Riding for a Cause

  Local Mike Sweeney and best friend Tracy Stice intend to retrace their 575-mile bike route between San Francisco and Los Angeles next week to support the AIDS Lifecycle Fundraiser. The friends completed the seven-day bike-a-thon 10 years ago and return to the saddle June...

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

Carol Browne

Carol Elaine Browne, 86, a resident of Laguna Beach for 59 years, passed away comfortably and peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, of pneumonia caused by complications of radiation therapy to treat her esophageal cancer. Carol was born in Colfax,...

Kathy Shoemaker

1945 – 2017 Kathy Shoemaker, 71, passed away peacefully at home May 18, 2017, in Laguna Beach, following her long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Kathy Betton was born in Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 2,1945. She attended Shawnee Mission High School and Kansas State...

Monique Daniel

April 1932 – May 2017 Monique Daniel passed away Wednesday, May 17, at her home in Laguna Beach. Born on April 12, 1932, in Sherbrooke, Canada, Monique Metivier left home at age 16 to join the Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies, and skated professionally for 15 years. She first...

Columns

Taking Stock

Too Much Of A Good Thing? Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,796 on July 27. 2017, after setting 46 new record closing highs since the 2016 presidential election. That pits the Dow up 10% since the beginning of...

Musings on the Coast

No one wants Laguna to become like Corona del Mar. CdM has been ruined by McMansionization. This never will happen in Laguna. Our Design Review Board (DRB) makes sure of that. The DRB has complete authority over the size, design, colors, height and exterior look of all new...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017

Heart Talk

Friends Don’t Let Friends I never ask for a senior discount at the movies. Not wanting to announce to those in line behind me that I am well, old, I pay extra for pride’s sake. One afternoon, dressed in my newest Tommy Bahamas and with just the right amount of hair...

Wisdom Workout

Service Nurtures Loyalty for Local Merchants George Weiss wrote a letter to the editor last week that shared pertinent research and also let us know that CVS has as their motto: “Lead with Love.” Thanks George. Your letter solidified my strong opposition to having CVS...

Pet Peeves

Time Traveler Husband Synchronicity is creepy. The concept first introduced by the analytical psychologist Carl Jung holds that events are meaningful coincidences, if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully related. The credit goes to Jung’s wife who...

Taking Stock

Where The Money Is While many investors were fretting that a correction is coming, the tech-centered Nasdaq average reeled off ten straight up days, rising 5% in that span. Certainly, there will be market corrections from time to time, as there always have been, but the market...