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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...

TOWNA Plans Park Picnic

The Top of the World Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Neighborhood Picnic Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Alta Laguna Park from 3 to 5 p.m.  All are welcome. One  need not be a member to come and enjoy this-meet-your-neighbor event. Neighbors contribute a pot luck dish....

Twin Events Examine Healthcare, Same-Sex Marriage

Emergency medicine Dr. Bill Honigman will discuss health care Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Democratic headquarters, 1401 S. Coast Highway. Guest speakers Chris and Lynn Hunt, Dr. Jessica Drew De Paz and Karla Westphal, and cast members of the film “Eight,” will discuss the...

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Obituaries

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...

Frank Francone

Frank Francone passed away on June 4, 2011, in Laguna Beach. He was 66. Francone was born Dec. 25, 1944, in Los Angeles. He was raised in Alhambra where he attended All Souls Catholic School and Alhambra High School. As a young child, Frank appeared in television and film,...

Obituaries

Andrew J. Brislen Andrew J. Brislen, “Drew,” a lifelong resident of the South Coast, drowned Thursday May 26, while free diving off Laguna Beach. Drew was the son of popular Laguna Beach High School teacher Dee Brislen who died last October. A native of Laguna Beach, Drew Brislen...

Columns

Taking Stock

The Word From Wyoming   This week, Jackson Hole is the center for stock market prediction. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address a well-heeled money crowd. They will be straining in their seats to hear some indications of when the Federal Reserve will add another...

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...