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Tickets Still Available for Bluff-Top Soiree

Some tickets are available to individuals and couples who wish to join the Crystal Cove Alliance’s 10th annual gala “Ocean Treasures” on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pelican Point in Crystal Cove. The evening, including dining and dancing, will showcase education programs on ocean...

New Members Join R Star

Laguna Beach’s R Star Foundation recently elected Robert “Bob” McGraw, a local architect, and radio personality Chuck Street to its board. They will help guide the organization’s work giving goats and building schools in Nepal. Currently, 35 rural villages have...

Dicterow Hosts Sept 11 Event

Laguna Beach City Council candidate Steve Dicterow invites the public to join him for a Sept. 11 tribute on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  

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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

Heart Talk

What to Do With Borrowed Time Alta Laguna Park is a great place to start my early morning walk. Around the outfield fence of the baseball diamond, looking down at the valley below, winding my way up to Top of the World School, head back to the tennis courts as the sun begins to...

Guest Column

The Donald Calling   It was very late at night when the phone rang, but I answered it in a New York minute. I could have been dreamingm but it was Donald Trump calling. He never respects people’s sleep since he’s so busy doing deals. A mutual friend suggested to Trump I show...

Inside Out

Dancing with Dolphins: Killin’ it with the Orcas   The open expanse of sea can be like a mysterious lover, an unexplored treasure, a call into the wild. I am pulled by wide-open natural spaces and drawn to others who share the same longing. It is not surprising that I...

Pet Peeves

Schedule Your Schedule I read in the Indy that city workers will take off alternate Fridays. I called the city to verify. I got no response. The phone rang and rang. I kept at it. I got through Monday morning at 7:34. The secretary told me the person I wanted would be in Tuesday....

Taking Stock

Time To Buy? Storm clouds are blowing out. Market corrections last a couple of months on average and we probably have a few weeks before a sustained uptrend reemerges. Meanwhile, stocks will churn about, fluctuating in a valuation band that reflects lowered expectations from...

Village Matters

  Reconsider please… Not enough funds to maintain “The Sunbathers” sculpture? The two semi-abstract figures lounge in Nita Carman Park behind the high school baseball field. They will be “deaccessioned” and removed because the cost to refurbish them was deemed to be too high...