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Methodists Celebrating Six Decades

Laguna’s United Methodist Church invites its neighbors to join them for their 60th birthday service and celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9. The special service at 21632 Wesley Dr. begins at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic luncheon on the patio with live music and entertainment. Overflow...

Friends of Architecture Tour Sites in Long Beach

The public is invited for a a tour and presentation by architectural historian Ted Wells, featuring a Craftsman home by architects Greene & Greene, as well as a mid-century modern office building by the acclaimed architect Edward Killingsworth. This meetup is on Sunday, Sept....

Fashionista Invasion Eminent

Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Girls Night Out benefit at the Rockledge beachfront home of the Wilson family on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature a fashion show from top selling South Coast Plaza designers and professional models in three...

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Obituaries

Greg Bartz

Greg Bartz, a 30-year Laguna Beach police officer, died May 1, at his home in Madison, Conn. He was 61. Bartz, who apparently was battling health issues, was recently hospitalized. He retired as as a sergeant in 2004 after serving more than three decades with the department.

John Curtis Ware

John Curtis (“Cactus”) Ware, a Laguna Beach native, passed away Easter weekend. Ware had an unmistakable voice, magnetic smile, and was well-known in Laguna. His family contributed to the original development of Laguna Beach, beginning in the early 1900s when Coast Highway was a...

Arno Chauvel

Arno Chauvel, a fourth-generation Californian, grew up hiking and fly fishing in the Sierra Nevada and developed a life-long love of all things wild. His enthusiasm for outdoor sports made him legendary among friends he cajoled into 100 mile bike rides, marathon backpack trips,...

Columns

Guest Column

Take Action During Medicare Enrollment Period Earlier this year, Medicare celebrated its 50th anniversary. For half a century, older Americans and other beneficiaries have set out each fall to choose their Medicare coverage for the year ahead. Nearly 451,000 people here in the...

Village Matters

Painful Cost of Rising Home Prices Our neighbor had a garage sale for the second weekend in a row. After 10 years in the small board and batten cottage, she has to move. Her rent was just increased to $2,800. There are many ways we hear the pulse of the community. Garage sales...

Green Light

  Transpacific Drought and Plastics  When I pick up trash at our local Table Rock Beach, most of what I gather consists of plastics: empty single-use water bottles, snack packaging, and some bags. Since we live along a fairly developed side of the world’s largest ocean, I have...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015

Pet Peeves

The Tell All I was fascinated reading Laguna Beach Magazine’s article, “Capturing the Canyon.” For those of you who liked it as much as me, you’re going to flip out over the additional story nuggets I dug up about what truly happened when two artists captured and preserv...

The Kibitzer

Gluten Freed  I’m in Italy this week, in search of gluten. I want gluten, extra gluten, with some truffles on top please. Good heavens what has created the furor over this poor little protein and binding agent of wheat, rye, and barley? It’s been cultivated for over 12,000 years,...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015

Musings on the Coast

Sid’s Paradise I met Sid at my local cove late the other afternoon. It was hot, humid and windy. My intention was to kayak if the wind died sufficiently, or if not, hang out. None of the regulars were there and the beach was almost deserted. At the cove’s small apex were two...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015