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Bird Perches Displayed at Hortense Miller garden

The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden present “For The Birds,” an installation of birdhouses constructed with found objects by a longtime Laguna resident Richard Price. The installation design is by garden intern Angela Mueller, a student in the Cal Poly San Louis...

Citizen Academy Assembling

The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizen Academy, starting Sept. 6. The academy meets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 23. The course is designed to provide the public with a better...

Friends of Architecture Tour a Langworthy Home

Join a tour and a presentation on a new custom home designed by renowned architectural innovator Lamont Langworthy on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The property is located at 607 Allview Terrace in North Laguna. Parking is limited so please car pool if possible. The...

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Kitty Smith      Oct. 29, 1955 to Dec. 1, 2010 After more than a decade of combating immune suppressive health problems, Kathryn Harrod Smith (Kitty) succumbed to cancer on Dec. 1, 2010. Smith was a generous, loving, giving mother, sister, friend and wife. An accomplished...

Tom Tapscott

Tom Tapscott Laguna Beach resident Tom Tapscott passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 26. He was 82. Tapscott graduated from Santa Ana High School and obtained a bachelor of science degree from UCLA.  He served in the U.S. Navy, in the Korean War, and owned his own trucking...

Obituaries

Glenetta Farrell   Glenetta Betty Farrell passed away in her Laguna Beach home Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.   Born Glenetta Schacht on Nov. 29, 1930, and raised in Redlands, Calif., she studied literature and education at college in California, and then directed a Montessori...

Columns

The Kibitzer

The Dead is Alive and Well Last weekend in San Francisco was an historic event that brought people of all stripes together in sacred union. I’m not talking about gay pride. It was the start of the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well tour; five performances they swear will be their...
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Village Matters

Seeing Beyond a Label “You should be aware that not all gays feel well represented by Bob Gentry,” a gay politico told me. “Why not?” I responded. It was 1990 or thereabouts and I was a new naïve councilmember. I didn’t know Bob Gentry when I was first elected, except as a...

Taking Stock

Power Stocks Stocks finished the June quarter with a whimper. As the simmering Euro crisis with Greece finally boiled over, markets dipped everywhere and then began coming back when investors realized that most other economies would easily survive the possible failure of the...

The Slant

Curmudgeons, Complainers Clog Laguna One of the advantages of living in a small town is that residents have a voice in participatory government. On occasion our city council shows some vision and leadership, which is what we elect them for. Then a group of folks decide they don’t...

Green Light

Three Amigos of Aliso Creek No, this is not a tale about three South Laguna gunslingers dueling at high noon with a sheriff’s posse from “big town,” some four miles north of here. Instead, armed with nothing more than our thoughts and dedication to protecting our local ocean,...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015

Pet Peeves

Roll Call I had a dream the other night… The City Council looked up and noticed people missing. Poof, appointees had disappeared into thin air. “Where are all our appointees?” Nobody knew. Nobody answered. For the first time in Laguna history, the room was silent. The council was...