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MOPS Moms Meet

The Laguna Beach chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers and Older, a place where moms can turn for answers or support from others, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Thursdays at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The first meeting is scheduled for Sept. 20 and visitors are...

Garden Guru Shares Growing Guidelines

Garden guru Pat Welsh will speak at the upcoming meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club on Friday, Sept. 14, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave. For club members and guests, the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with a social half-hour, followed by a...

Training Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

The Board Chairs Academy, a training program for current and future board leaders of nonprofit organizations, will make a presentation Friday, Sept 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m at Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Succeeding sessions will occur on the Fridays of Oct. 26, Dec. 14, February 8,...

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Obituaries

Dorothy C. Prellwitz

Dorothy Prellwitz of Laguna Beach passed away April 19, 2011. She was 87.   Prellwitz is survived by her brother Bob (Marilyn) Prellwitz, sister-in-law Darlene Prellwitz, five nieces and nephews, four grand-nieces and -nephews.   Services will be at St. Catherine’s...

Susan Trager

Susan Trager, an attorney who specialized in water law and served on the board and commission of the Laguna Beach County Water District for 11 years, passed away on March 22.   The longtime Laguna Beach resident was passionate about her profession and was proud to be...

Elinor Nootbaar

Elinor Nootbaar, wife of Herb Nootbaar of Laguna Beach, died March 27. She was 87.   The couple’s love for Pepperdine University’s School of Law motivated them to endow the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics with $10 million, the most generous gift in the law...

Columns

Pet Peeves

  Waiting for GoDOT   I read the Indy story, “Riders Overwhelm South-Route Trolley,” as I waited for a south route trolley at the corner of Diamond and Coast Highway. Also, I finished all the Indy stories in the Oct. 23 edition plus the book “Moby Dick.” I’m savi...

Shore Scene

Succulent Spiny Specimen In several places except for Laguna Beach, the California Spiny Lobster (Panuliris interruptus) season has opened. Located along the Pacific Coast from San Luis Obispo to Baja California, California Spiny Lobsters are the only lobster found in California....

Taking Stock

It is a Happy Halloween! Stocks are greeting Halloween with a strong October, up around 5% since the end of August. Other than companies dependent on oil and gas prices and some exporters whose sales are pressured by the strong dollar, most stocks are showing increasing strength....

Canyon Signal Confuses Drivers

Editor, In response to Joanna Felder’s “Bad News/Good News” letter of last week about the pedestrian traffic signal at LCAD, I could not agree more. The general driving public does not understand the clear meaning of flashing yellow, red, and flashing red. Flashing yellow...

Village Matters

Not enough to do? “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Can anyone in Laguna say that? I never make the society pages in Riviera or Laguna magazine, resplendent in my shimmering gown. But even my less-than-star-studded life seems to be packed with one event after another. Sometimes...

Guest Column

Breast Cancer Affects Us, Laguna Beach! By Dr. Tracy Darling I’m sickened at how many wonderful people I’ve met who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, some of them quite young. I’m taking this opportunity to step up and shed some light on this devastating disease and what we...