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Opening Follows Democrats’ Nominating Convention

The Laguna Beach Democratic Club’s members and volunteers kick off President Obama’s re-election campaign with an official opening of the local headquarters with a 7-10 p.m. entertainment Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1401 S. Coast Highway. Expect an appearance by Nick I, light...

DimeStories Opens a New Chapter

DimeStories, the opportunity for writers to read aloud three-minutes of original work, changes locations beginning this Sunday, Sept. 9, to Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd Everyone is welcome, including those who haven’t prepared a reading. Those who do wish to...

Methodists Celebrating Six Decades

Laguna’s United Methodist Church invites its neighbors to join them for their 60th birthday service and celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9. The special service at 21632 Wesley Dr. begins at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic luncheon on the patio with live music and entertainment. Overflow...

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Obituaries

Steven Ewing

Steven Todd Ewing 1966 -2011   Steven Ewing died unexpectedly March 13, 2011, at his home in Laguna Beach. Steve was born in San Gabriel, California, the son of Douglas and Margaret Ewing. He attended Oneonta Elementary School and graduated from South Pasadena High School in...

Wally Tippel

Wally Tippel   Wally Tippel peacefully passed away Nov. 17, in Laguna Beach. He was 68.   Born in 1941, Tippel was raised and educated in New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961 and served for three years, including an assignment in Germany as a field...

Leah Leary

1938-2011 Leah Leary was born on March 12, 1938, and died on March 2, 2011, after an extended hospital stay fighting an infection and complications following back surgery. Leah was raised in Rochester, N.Y., and attended Nazareth Academy Catholic Girls School where she excelled...

Columns

The Kibitzer

A Good Buzz at City Hall Public comments about prohibiting medical marijuana deliveries and commercial cultivation at this past Tuesday’s Council meeting was a marvelous display of community activism, and proof that Council can be good listeners, capable of changing their minds...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

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...