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Tidewater Docent Class Starts Splashing Soon

Laguna Ocean Foundation is offering a tidewater docent training class Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The program offers education about the near shore habitats including ecosystems, tide-pool creatures, the laws protecting them, and the reasons behind...

Hero Fest Calls For Submissions

The My Hero Project is now accepting submissions to the fifth annual Laguna Hero Fest. Artists, photographers, poets, writers, musicians & filmmakers are all invited to submit work honoring local heroes. If someone you admire is working to make the world a better place then...

Free Yoga Celebration

The annual celebration of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala’s opening promises to stretch the body and calm the spirit with a complimentary class, food and organic juice, and more on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Dana Point. Laguna Beach resident and founder Diana Christinson opened Pacific...

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Obituaries

Charles Boothe

Charles “Chuck” Meredith Boothe, 85, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away at his home in Mission Viejo on Feb. 16, 2011. He was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Elwood, Utah to Clyde and Lestie Boothe.  The Boothe family moved to Hollywood in 1927 and to Laguna Beach...

Robert Allan Peterson

  Aug. 18, 1947 – Nov. 19, 2010 Bob Peterson, a local attorney and 25-year Laguna Beach resident, passed away from brain cancer late last year. He was born in Glendale, Calif., and attended grammar school in La Habra. In his pre-teens, he lived in Caracas, Venezuela, and in...

Charlton Boyd

Former Mayor, Civic Leader Dies at 91 Charlton Phillips “Charlie” Boyd, a former mayor who endeavored to improve Laguna Beach during his 50 years as a resident, passed away in Dana Point on Feb. 3, 2011. He was 91. Boyd was born June 5, 1919, one of eight children born to Jennie...

Columns

Pet Peeves

Poetry Runoff Whew. I read in the Indy that the first case of an offending tree obstructing the skyline has been settled. Only a few details remain. There appears to be one tree house found in the tree, whose origin remains unknown, but may be eligible for the Heritage list. And...

Taking Stock

The Third Year Theme This, the third year of the presidential election cycle, has historically been very favorable for the stock market. That’s good news as stocks are still having trouble sustaining traction. Led by Apple and Google, the NASDAQ over-the-counter stock average...

The Slant

Rethinking the Lorax A generation of people grew up loving Lorax, a Dr. Seuss character. The Lorax “spoke for the trees” and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. The illustrated book and animated movie made those who cut trees into villains. As it was intended,...

Guest Column

Earning Puppy Love Oct. 13, 1997-July 2, 2015 Our dog, Bogart died earlier this month. Rosalie found him tucked in his bed and when he didn’t get up for his morning walk, she ran to wake me.  He looked very peaceful. Still, we cried, but were thankful he died in his sleep in his...

Pet Peeves

Always on the Wrong Side I love the trolleys. Seems like a lot of others do, too. It’s uplifting to see the smiling faces as they pass me by. I’ve come to realize that my place in Laguna is to step aside and allow younger folks, which means everyone else, to climb aboard before...

Shore Scene

Avoid Pinching Crabs   When wandering among the tidepools, who can resist watching little crabs scurrying across the surface of the rocks or along the bottom of a tidepool? Living in the upper intertidal zone under rocks, in crevices, in tidepools and within mussel beds, the...