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Community Datebook

Firefighters Flipping for Labor Day The public is invited to the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Firefighters flip flapjacks and the police association will serve coffee at...

Church’s Bargain Fare Supports Charity

Neighborhood Congregational Church will again host its annual Bargain Festival (also known as a 100-family garage sale) Saturday, Aug. 25, to raise funds in support of the church’s mission and ministry, and donating at least 10% of the proceeds to a local charity. Throughout the...

Pet Adoption Party Lights Up Lightopia

Laguna Beach lighting company Lightopia hosts a pet adoption and sample sale this Sunday, Aug. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at 1043 N. Coast Highway . Luce, the showroom’s hardest working dog, serves as the party’s host for adoptable pets from two animal rescuers and a local animal...

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Obituaries

Jeanne Cottraux Lynch

Jeanne Lynch, a former Laguna Beach artist, passed away on March 1, 2011, in Anaheim. She was 65. In 1981, Lynch settled in Laguna Beach as a single mother with her youngest daughter. A free spirit who loved everything about Laguna, the artist found inspiration in the town where...

Samantha Shannon

1966 – 2011 Samantha Shannon died Feb. 14 surrounded by her family and longtime caregivers. She was 44. Shannon, who was known as Sam, was a Laguna native, born in the former South Coast Medical Center hospital Dec. 3, 1966. She who attended El Morro, Thurston and Laguna...

Memorial Service

Charlton “Charlie” Boyd. A celebration of life service for Charlie Boyd, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at St. Mary’s Church, Guild Hall, 428 Park Avenue. For information please call Scott Boyd at 530 244-3468.

Columns

Village Matters

Appreciating Change It’s been 50 years since the UC Irvine campus opened, and there has been ample publicity about how the university has grown and all its academic achievements. But as we think about it, it’s not just the campus, the research and the students, UCI’s influence...

The Kibitzer

The Bard of Laguna “Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age, “ Frank Lloyd Wright If Frank is right, then Laguna has lost its poet laureate in Mark Singer. Mark was a great, original interpreter...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Taking Stock

Feeling For The Bottom Stocks finally struck some sparks of light after a wretched quarter. Whether these can relight a fire under the market remains to be seen but initial results are encouraging. A disappointing employment report actually lifted stocks as hopes revived that the...

Pet Peeves

Farm to Table I made a bet with my wife. The bet was I wouldn’t write a Pet Peeves column for one month to see if people noticed. No one noticed. I didn’t get one editorial letter, one email, one tweet, or even an emoji. I’m relieved about the emoji. I’ve seen pizza commercials...

Shore Scene

Turtles Tell No Tales In recent months, several local snorkelers, including us, have been getting the singular thrill of swimming with a sea turtle just off shore in Laguna. The turtles have been identified as the Pacific green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), who although they have...

Guest Column

Wounded Warriors Conquer Waves By Howard Hills There was a lot going on Saturday, Sept. 26.  Farmer’s market, Water District open house on conservation, plus daughters coming to town for the weekend with husbands and dogs. But service before self, right? So my wife and I were up...