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Jenkins’ Generosity of Time, Treasure Earns Recognition

The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach will honor Betsy Jenkins as Woman of the Year on Friday, June 15. ‘The Woman of the Year award recognizes the tradition of women as community volunteers, central to our mission as a club,” said President Kitty Malcolm. “Betsy’s long-standing...

Host an Exchange Student

ASSE, the non-profit international student exchange program is seeking local families to host students aged 15 to 18 for the 2018-2019 school year. ASSE students come for 10 months with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture as they share their...

Catch a Trolley, Catch A Deal

The Visit Laguna Beach mobile app now enables trolley riders to obtain offers and discounts from restaurants, retailers and attractions all over the city. The Visit Laguna Beach mobile app has a “Trolley Tracker” that utilizes GPS information to track the real-time location of...

Limelight

Stand-Out Entries Reap Parade Honors

The following is a list of winning entries in the 54th edition of the Patriots Day Parade, which took place despite showers and cool temperatures last Saturday, March 4. Grand Marshal’s Trophy: Beach Cities Auto Collision. President’s Trophy: Pageant of the Masters. Band...

South Swell Lifts 54th Brooks Contest

A welcome swell with waves of as much as 10 feet provided the engine for the 54th running of the annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic, which took place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Travis Booth, 16, won the pro/am division, the youngest participant to take the contest’s top...

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Obituaries

Paddle Out Set for Richard Carlson

A paddle out in honor of Richard C. Carlson, a Laguna Beach resident who died this past week, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. An 11 a.m. service is planned the same day at Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., in Laguna Beach. Look for a full obituary in the...

Tireless Volunteer Anne Wood Dies

Virginia Anne Wood passed away Saturday, May 26, with loved ones by her side.  Anne, a Laguna Beach resident since 1965, was recently in the care of the amazing staff at Arbor View 2 in Mission Viejo due to Alzheimer’s. Anne was born to Burris and Margaret Wood June 8, 1932, in...

Buckner Coe

Dec. 11, 1924-May 11, 2018 The Reverend Buckner Coe of Lake Forest and Laguna Beach passed away peacefully May 11, 2018, surrounded by his beloved wife, Judy, and members of his family. He was 93. Buckner (Buck) Coe was a sixth generation minister. A graduate of Yale University...

Columns

Pet Peeves

A Boatload Sometimes more news reveals itself between Indy stories.  Last week was an example.  I read the Indy’s “Human Smugglers Return to Crystal Cove.” Followed by “Seven Sea Creatures Return to Local Tidepools.” These news stories appear to have nothing in common, or do...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals HELP ME PROPOSE TO MY GIRLFRIEND.  Flash mob of talented singers, dancers and musicians wanted for event at Heisler Park gazebo, Laguna Beach, Friday, rehearsal at 6 p.m.  I will propose at 7. #DaisyDaisyGiveMeYourAnswerTrue   MOCK JURY PARTICIPANTS needed...

Taking Stock

Dow Reverses Year’s Gains This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went negative for 2018. In contrast, the broader S&P 500 is currently up 3% and the NASDAQ 100 12%. Although becoming less representative of the U.S. economy, the “Dow” is the most popular market index and...

Village Matters

It Can All be Joyous “It’s fun just like Hospitality Night except it isn’t cold.” That was my unsophisticated review of last Saturday’s Fete de la Musique, where scores of bands played throughout downtown and Mexican folklorico dancers and Jheri St. James’s belly dancers...

Does the Wet Suit You

Crank Call Those cable guys have been trying hard to get subscribers of their phone service to allow them to  install new equipment inside our homes. It needs to be plugged into an electric outlet for power and all the AV wires in the house for distribution. “It’s for improved...

Heart Talk

A Place of Healing and Warmth “Good morning James, what can we do for you?” This is not the type of greeting that most patients arriving at a medical facility receive. Having a number of legitimate ailments, plus the fact I am somewhat of a hypochondriac, I go to several doctors,...