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Cycling Leaders to Share Two-Wheeled News

Transition Laguna Beach is hosting Mobility South Orange County, a free event Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7-9 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church’s Bridge Hall. Scheduled speakers include San Clemente’s Pete van Nuys, executive director of Orange County Bicycle Coalition;...

Community Datebook

Firefighters Flipping for Labor Day The public is invited to the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Firefighters flip flapjacks and the police association will serve coffee at...

Church’s Bargain Fare Supports Charity

Neighborhood Congregational Church will again host its annual Bargain Festival (also known as a 100-family garage sale) Saturday, Aug. 25, to raise funds in support of the church’s mission and ministry, and donating at least 10% of the proceeds to a local charity. Throughout the...

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Obituaries

Leah Leary

1938-2011 Leah Leary was born on March 12, 1938, and died on March 2, 2011, after an extended hospital stay fighting an infection and complications following back surgery. Leah was raised in Rochester, N.Y., and attended Nazareth Academy Catholic Girls School where she excelled...

Jeanne Cottraux Lynch

Jeanne Lynch, a former Laguna Beach artist, passed away on March 1, 2011, in Anaheim. She was 65. In 1981, Lynch settled in Laguna Beach as a single mother with her youngest daughter. A free spirit who loved everything about Laguna, the artist found inspiration in the town where...

Samantha Shannon

1966 – 2011 Samantha Shannon died Feb. 14 surrounded by her family and longtime caregivers. She was 44. Shannon, who was known as Sam, was a Laguna native, born in the former South Coast Medical Center hospital Dec. 3, 1966. She who attended El Morro, Thurston and Laguna...

Columns

Shore Scene

  Snails Find Home in a Tube Deposited by the tides, a common find along Laguna’s eight-mile shore are broken off pieces of light colored irregularly curled, coiled and twisted tubes. Looking like homes for worms, the shells are actually a vermetid gastropod, a type of...

Pet Peeves

Photosynthesis   Some subjects are off limits. I avoid topics that I know next to nothing about. Indy readers disagree. They say my columns prove that I know nuthin’ about nuthin’. So I’ll revise my opening statement. I avoid all topics and write only nonsense. However, this...

Wisdom Workout

Pig Tales     One of my father’s favorite sayings was: “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” As a teenager, I wondered why anyone would want a silk purse and who would be so sadistic that they would think of using a sow’s ear to make a purse in the first place. I did...

Taking Stock

Stocks For Going Steady Once again, stocks slumped for several days, prompting the media to sound storm warnings. Led by tech and biotechs, stocks then caught their breath, put together a string of rallies and reassumed their uptrend. These elastic rebounds are remarkably...

Village Matters

Jolted Into Action There was a strong thump and a jolt. Then I realized I had just been rear-ended. It was noon last Friday, one of our hot and humid summer beach days. Coast Highway was congested with cars going both directions. It seems like there are more beach goers than ever...

Musings on the Coast

                                  Facing Up to Mexico’s Problem   Mexico has a huge problem and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump’s racist rants. Its problem is the insatiable demand for illegal drugs from its northern neighbor. The Council on Foreign Relations estimates the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015