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Business Club Sets its Focus Online

The Laguna Beach Business Club invites all to join itheir monthly meeting featuring guest speaker Sam Nelson.  Nelson will focus on the “seven steps to maximizing your online presence.” The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Hotel Laguna from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Guest fee...

Massaging for a Cause

Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation join forces to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 19, Massage Envy Spa Laguna Beach will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the...

Martini Madness Meliorates Marine Mammals

On Sept. 16, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., the Madison Square & Garden Café will host the fourth annual Martini Madness benefitting Pacific Marine Mammal Center to promote awareness of the Center and its marine mammal rehabilitation and education programs. The evening will feature...

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Obituaries

J. Michael O’Toole

J. Michael O’Toole was born Aug. 3, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His family moved to Dublin, Ohio, in 1987 where he attended The Wellington School, graduating with highest honors. During this time, O’Toole achieved all-state honors in golf and received the prestigious “Archie...

Diana Marilyn Gleed Cox

June 17, 1934 – April 9, 2011 Diana Cox, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away in Spokane, Wash., after an illness of three months. Cox’s life was dramatically interwoven with the great events of the times in which she lived. She was born at the German Hospital in...

Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

May 12, 1919-April 21, 2011 Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Eva Schweitzer spent most of her life in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. She was beautiful, gracious and accepting of all.  She enjoyed books, Scrabble, music, her strong Jewish heritage and especially her family. Predeceased...

Columns

Guest Column

Why We Need Coyotes in Our Wildlands   They are known to biologists as keystone species– an animal that keeps the ecosystem intact by what it eats and what it doesn’t eat. The name comes from the top piece in a Roman arch, a wedge that is the last stone hammered into place....

The Kibitzer

  Is Cuba the next Costa Rica? I have seen the future of Cuba, and it’s Costa Rica. At least if America has anything to do with it. I started my extraordinary winter sabbatical in Cuba and ended in Costa Rica. I might as well have started in Venus and ended in Mars. The only...
Posted On 18 Feb 2016

Green Light

The Day Grandmother Ocean Cried “Grandmother Ocean and this coast” have been sacred and life-giving to my people for thousands of years, declared Fred Collins, administrator for the Northern Chumash Council, who went on to praise Dr. Charles Lester, executive director of the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2016

Heart Talk

Read Widely, Buy Locally I have done it. Most likely you have, too. It is so easy. Maybe you’ve heard about a book that sounds interesting and you find it on Amazon, read some reviews by people who are often paid to give their opinions, and with one click you have bought...

Guest column

A Treat for Your Heart February is heart health awareness month and heart disease remains the top killer of men and women in this country. I’m a local physician and a member of our beloved community and I want to help you reduce your risk of dying from this disease. Heart disease...

Pet Peeves

Sunbathers Cooked Who could forget the Coppertone ad with the child’s dog pulling on her bathing suit? So far, two people have told me they have no recollection of such an advertisement. Two others say they have thought of nothing else since and would scold the dog, give the...