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Live! Adds Board Member

Laguna Beach Live! welcomes Glenn Gray as its newest board member. Glenn is chief executive and president of South County Bank and is also a board member of the Laguna Playhouse. “His appreciation of music, obvious financial skills, and community involvement will make him a great...

Laguna Manufacturer Takes NYC

Cerno, an industrial design and manufacturing company that makes all of their products at their in-house facility in Laguna Beach, returns to New York this week to exhibit at the New York International Gift Fair. Visit www.cernogroup.com for more information.

How the Election Could Affect The Planet

Dr. Scot C.R. Rafkin, who provides NASA environmental predictions for Mars missions, believes the November election could impact the well-being of the world. Rafkin will describe his thesis Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club’s campaign headquarters,...

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Obituaries

David Gerth

Gustav David Gerth of Laguna Beach died Dec. 29, 2010, at the Long Beach Care Center in Long Beach. He was 82 years old. Gerth was much loved, a friendly, upbeat, talented musician, gourmet chef and loyal friend. Though he spent the last five years of his life in hospitals and...

Earle E. Wellsfry

Earle E. Wellsfry, known as an avid body surfer, former Laguna Beach lifeguard and excellent waterman, passed into his Father’s presence on Dec. 16, 2010, after losing his nine-week battle with pancreatic cancer. Earle was born on April 30, 1953, in Brazil on the mission field to...

Matt Engen and Stan Price

Matt Engen   Matthew Engen, known as Matt or Matteo, died unexpectedly Dec. 15, 2010.   The husband of Glynnis Engen, and son of Rolf and Carol Engen of Emerald Bay, Matt Engen grew up in Laguna Beach and attended Laguna Beach High School and UC Berkeley.   Engen...

Columns

The Kibitzer

  Finally, Enlightenment Over Water Conservation Just when you thought Orange County was a hopeless backwater of evangelicals and climate deniers, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recently blessed us with his 80th birthday celebration and Global Compassion Conference. The noise...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

One Family’s Story

  An extraordinary event happened on our 39th wedding anniversary: the Supreme Court decided that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. What possibly could connect these two events? Those 39 years reflect a lifetime of love and intimacy and commitment. And now our...

Wisdom Workout

The Three-Legged Race   Large community picnics were a staple of summer when I was growing up. One of the activities was the three-legged race. The way it works is that you pair up with a partner. Your leg is tied to your teammates leg. The goal is to move as fast as you can...

Pet Peeves

  Pursuit of Happiness This year’s Pageant of the Masters show is entitled, “Pursuit of Happiness.” My initial reaction was “wow,” they’re doing a show about the 1963 Rockefeller marriage and the pursuit of Happy Rockefeller by the angry spouses and families left behind. But...

Taking Stock

Experience, Investigation And Action Predicting the future is a popular activity. Less favorable results come from the overly confident. Several years ago the CEO of Microsoft dismissed the iPhone for its high cost and lack of a keyboard. He said, “There’s no chance that the...

Musings on the Coast

Surprises Behind Cuba’s Socialist Curtain, Part 2   Jandres Burgos was born in the worst ghetto of Puerto Rico. His father abandoned his family early on. His mother, quite beautiful, became the mistress of the biggest drug lord on the island. Jandres, as a 10-year old, remembers...
Posted On 02 Jul 2015