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Advice Wanted on Revising Downtown Planning

Laguna’s Planning Commission will host a Downtown Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The commission is seeking ideas from community members, design professionals, and downtown business and property owners for...

Disposing of Ye Olde Electronics

Surterre Properties invites anyone with unwanted electronics and paper to drive through the Laguna Beach School District parking lot, 550 Blumont St., on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and drop off such landfill “no-no’s” as computers, printers, fax machines,...

Coastal Cleanup Set

The 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at over 850 locations statewide. Volunteers who would like to participate are encouraged to visit coastalcleanupday.org to find their local coordinator and...

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Obituaries

Norman Jay Browne

Dr. Norman Jay Browne, 83, a resident of Laguna Beach for 53 years, passed away comfortably and peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, surrounded by his family after a sudden illness. Dr. Browne was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on April 6, 1928, to Floyd and Etta Mae Browne. He...

Obituaries

Rita Curry Rita Sylvester Curry, also known as Malelo, passed away early Sunday morning, June 19, 2011. She was born in Little Italy of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, the daughter of Anthony “Tony” Sylvester and Mary Scotto. Her grandparents Giuseppe and Maria Nicola Salvastano...

Nancy Jane Tarzian

April 15, 1926 – June 9, 2011 Nancy Jane Tarzian died June 9 at the age of 85. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family. Tarzian was a 46-year resident, a strong supporter of the arts and an avid reader. She loved gardening, and was a gourmet cook. She worked as a...

Columns

Guest column

Journey is Just Underway   It’s hard for me to believe these youngsters I once knew — Victoria B., Kelsey P., Will M. and Amanda S. to name a few — have graduated from Laguna High School and are about to start their college careers. What’s equally...

Pet Peeves

Bedfellows Politics make for strange bedfellows. That’s why I keep waking up alone. I can’t fall asleep with all the jabbering. So, I read with a blurry-eyed wakefulness the Indy article, “Clinton Taps Laguna for Fundraising.” Wow, 370 people committed $2,700 a piece to attend...

The Kibitzer

  Sad Saga of Bike Safety This week Dylan Thomas Rand-Luby pleaded guilty to felony charges of hit-and-run with injury, plus one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, in the tragic 2014 death of Laguna Beach bicyclist, husband, father and son,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2016

Village Matters

Masters of Time On a recent Saturday we walked up the street for the memorial service for our neighbor Bill Ives. Friends and family gathered under a beautiful tent that had been erected in front of the Ives home to work out together what missing him means. His daughter Alexis...

Pet Peeves

Intrepid Traveler This is me reporting live from the Michigan Dunes. I like saying live like a TV reporter. Makes me feel like I’m where the action is. You’ll notice in my picture, I’m holding up a copy of the Indy. Well, I was until a drive by snatching took it away from me. It...

Wisdom Workout

  The Price of Fame   Lately, I’ve been too busy to write. It has become difficult to accomplish much of anything because there are just too many requests for my attention. You might say that it sounds like I need to learn to establish clear boundaries that will keep me...