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Does the Wet Suit You

It’s Not Nice Does the concept that design review isn’t always nice strike anyone as odd? It shouldn’t. Design review wasn’t built to be nice. Design review exists to keep the essence of Laguna, as expressed in its buildings and landscape, intact. It’s also there to save your...

Finding Meaning

Spiritual Dimensions Finding meaning isn’t easy. To do it well, you need spiritual perspective. It’s a soulful thing. Problem is, the spiritual is often lost in life’s minutiae. Technical guys refer to this as the signal-to-noise problem. The noise of daily life can overwhelm...

Musings on the Coast

Leaving California, Leaving Laguna There has been a lot of news about people leaving California for other states. The reasons usually specified are high housing and tax costs. Here are the facts: The net out-migration from California is about 100,000 people per year, mostly going...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019



Does the Wet Suit You

It’s Not Nice Does the concept that design review isn’t always nice strike anyone as odd? It shouldn’t. Design review wasn’t built to be nice. Design review exists to keep the essence of Laguna, as expressed in its buildings and landscape,...

Finding Meaning

Spiritual Dimensions Finding meaning isn’t easy. To do it well, you need spiritual perspective. It’s a soulful thing. Problem is, the spiritual is often lost in life’s minutiae. Technical guys refer to this as the signal-to-noise problem. The...

Musings on the Coast

Leaving California, Leaving Laguna There has been a lot of news about people leaving California for other states. The reasons usually specified are high housing and tax costs. Here are the facts: The net out-migration from California is about...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Does the Wet Suit You

It’s Not Nice Does the concept that design review isn’t always nice strike anyone as odd? It shouldn’t. Design review wasn’t built to be nice. Design review exists to keep the essence of Laguna, as expressed in its buildings and landscape,...

Finding Meaning

Spiritual Dimensions Finding meaning isn’t easy. To do it well, you need spiritual perspective. It’s a soulful thing. Problem is, the spiritual is often lost in life’s minutiae. Technical guys refer to this as the signal-to-noise problem. The...

Musings on the Coast

Leaving California, Leaving Laguna There has been a lot of news about people leaving California for other states. The reasons usually specified are high housing and tax costs. Here are the facts: The net out-migration from California is about...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Does the Wet Suit You

It’s Not Nice Does the concept that design review isn’t always nice strike anyone as odd? It shouldn’t. Design review wasn’t built to be nice. Design review exists to keep the essence of Laguna, as expressed in its buildings and landscape, intact. It’s also there to save your view.  Sometimes...

Finding Meaning

Spiritual Dimensions Finding meaning isn’t easy. To do it well, you need spiritual perspective. It’s a soulful thing. Problem is, the spiritual is often lost in life’s minutiae. Technical guys refer to this as the signal-to-noise problem. The noise of daily life can overwhelm what matters, the...

Musings on the Coast

Leaving California, Leaving Laguna There has been a lot of news about people leaving California for other states. The reasons usually specified are high housing and tax costs. Here are the facts: The net out-migration from California is about 100,000 people per year, mostly going to Texas,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

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Street Beat

Sunday, Jan. 13 Traffic stop. 12:40 a.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 53-year-old Arcadia man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Traffic stop. 1:35 a.m. 500 block of Forest...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Welcome to a New Year of Great Reading

Many wonderful writers publishing these first few months – novels, short stories, essay, true crime and memoir – and many candidates for book groups. Here’s a sampling. ...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019

Honarkar Acquires Hotel Laguna

Big news finally came for the long-shuttered Hotel Laguna this week, with the announcement of the hotel’s acquisition by the Laguna Beach Company, headed by real estate investor Mo Honarkar.

Volunteers Line Up for Coveted Pageant Parts

Chilly temperatures and even a little rain did not dampen spirits at the casting call last weekend for the Pageant of the Masters’ 2019 show, “The Time Machine.” As many as 1,200 would-be...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019

City Shakeups Continue

The shakeup of Laguna Beach’s most consequential commissions continued at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, with the appointment of artist Jorg Dubin as the newest planning commissioner.

A Whale of a Call to Artists

The 48th annual Dana Point Festival of Whales is currently taking applications for artists interested in selling their work at the Festival's Art in the Park event.