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Pet Peeves

What a Gas Trump’s campaign manager was charged in Jupiter, Fla., for simple battery. The difference between simple battery and complex battery is the difference between simple car divorces and Elon Musk divorces that are complex batteries that have far greater charges and go on...

The Kibitzer

Fix the Traffic First I’m amazed that the big news everyone is talking about is the new cultural arts plan, and not the zen crushing gridlock we’re experiencing. It’s an exciting plan, full of worthy goals, but can we please put a moratorium on new projects, or even the study of...
Posted On 31 Mar 2016

Taking Stock

Change For A Quarter  Stocks wrung in the New Year with the worst 10-day start in market history. Those gloomy days followed a disappointing year that ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down two percent. Many investors are overly influenced by the most recent market...

Wisdom Workout

April Fool’s Day The custom of setting aside a day for the playing of pranks on friends is recognized everywhere. In one famous prank from 1957, the BBC broadcast aired a film in their current affairs series showing Swiss farmers picking freshly grown spaghetti, in what they...

Pet Peeves

Cuban Sandwich I love the Cuban sandwich. So of course, I was very interested in President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba. I put a call in to the White House and placed a Cuban sandwich order. I’m checking the sky now for my Amazon delivery. How much do you tip a drone? I’m thrilled...

Tagging Begone

Editor, I am a resident in South Laguna and wanted to forward photos of Table Rock Beach to you. The vandalism on our beaches (especially the outrageous tagging of the cliffs themselves!!) is out of control and no one seems able to do anything about it. I emailed these to the...

Village Matters

Feeling the Heat The pot boiled over and the soup spilled on the stove. In the overall scheme of things it was just a little incident. But it was indicative of a greater problem; the heat has been turned up for a long time. The heat I’m talking about is not only the many warm...

Heart Talk

A Luddite’s Lament I heard a story at a brunch that should have shocked me, but sadly did not. An acquaintance was walking along Heisler Park and spied a blue whale remarkably close to shore. He excitedly shouted to the person next to him to take notice of this magnificent...

Pet Peeves

Spring is Here It’s that time of year again. The crocuses push their way up for the first sign of spring. The second sign, the deer eat them. “Honey, is spring here?” “Not yet. No crocuses. Just deer.” In Laguna, the first sign of spring is different. “Honey, is spring here...

Taking Stock

Don’t Short America After an improving but still bumpy run, stocks are pausing for a three-day weekend. They are nearing the end of a March quarter that began with a continuing dive before reversing and resuming its current uptrend. All this has left the Dow Jones Industrial...

The Kibitzer

Listen to Your Children Let’s talk about one of the most astounding political ascents in history, that old, white, Jewish New York socialist. Just one of those monikers could sink a lesser man. What Bernie Sanders has achieved in the twilight of his long and distinguished career...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Guest column

Loophole Undermines City’s View Rules My name is Joseph Risi and I am the owner of 1283 Skyline. A very unfortunate incident has occurred which shines a light on the disparity that exists with the city ordinances regarding view protection. The DRB is involved, as well as...

Musing on the Coast

Biscuit Bomber Bob Mosier I am a regular at a small local cove in north Laguna. At its center is an old house that terraces up the hill where Bob Mosier lives. He is in his 90s now and although he is a widower (married 67 years) and his balance ain’t what it used to be, he is...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Wisdom Workout

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling   By this time, all the green beer in town has turned back to its normal color. I grew up in New York where St Patrick’s Day was always a grand celebration. They say that you can take the girl out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out...

Pet Peeves

Laguna Checkout There was a knock on the door. “Candy-gram.” No response from inside. Then another knock followed by a second “Candy-gram” greeting. The hotel guest wasn’t buying it. “Go away,” the guest yelled. It was a standoff. Hours passed by. Noon checkout came and went and...