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Massaging for a Cause

Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation join forces to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 19, Massage Envy Spa Laguna Beach will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the...

Martini Madness Meliorates Marine Mammals

On Sept. 16, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., the Madison Square & Garden Café will host the fourth annual Martini Madness benefitting Pacific Marine Mammal Center to promote awareness of the Center and its marine mammal rehabilitation and education programs. The evening will feature...

Grant Application Deadline Nears

Sept. 21 is the deadline for applications to the Laguna Beach Community Foundation’s annual grants program. Tax-exempt organizations in good standing that provide services or programs in the Laguna Beach area are eligible. Donations to the program can be from individuals, private...

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Obituaries

John Curtis Ware

John Curtis (“Cactus”) Ware, a Laguna Beach native, passed away Easter weekend. Ware had an unmistakable voice, magnetic smile, and was well-known in Laguna. His family contributed to the original development of Laguna Beach, beginning in the early 1900s when Coast Highway was a...

Arno Chauvel

Arno Chauvel, a fourth-generation Californian, grew up hiking and fly fishing in the Sierra Nevada and developed a life-long love of all things wild. His enthusiasm for outdoor sports made him legendary among friends he cajoled into 100 mile bike rides, marathon backpack trips,...

Dorothy C. Prellwitz

Dorothy Prellwitz of Laguna Beach passed away April 19, 2011. She was 87.   Prellwitz is survived by her brother Bob (Marilyn) Prellwitz, sister-in-law Darlene Prellwitz, five nieces and nephews, four grand-nieces and -nephews.   Services will be at St. Catherine’s...

Columns

Musings on the Coast

Considering China We’re afraid of China. It is taking over the world. Trump uses it as a theme. China takes unfair advantage of trade. They cheat. They are more than a billion strong and it is only a matter of time before they overwhelm us.   China’s economic miracle is our...
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

Pet Peeves

Acquaintances I’ve been silent long enough. My wife and I have waited patiently to hear back from the Pageant of the Masters. We anticipated being chosen for the “Partners” production this year. We make a good team. I paint the town red and my wife cleans up after me. Yet we...

Taking Stock

Exit Ramp The stock market shies away from uncertainty, thus it attracted increasing buying strength last week as polls and prediction markets forecast a vote in Britain to remain within the European Union. This then reversed abruptly when actual returns resulted in a majority...

Guest column

Perk City If Huntington Beach is Surf City, then Laguna Beach is Perk City. Kudos to Rita Robinson of the Indy for the news article exposing the home purchase program offered by the city to our new assistant city manager/director of public works. Under this program the city just...

Guest column

Laguna Overlooks Pursuit of Better Broadband City leaders in Irvine, San Diego and elsewhere in California have begun working with Google Fiber to explore the possibility of introducing super-fast internet service to their respective cities. The City of Santa Cruz is embarking on...

Wisdom Workout

Insecurity Amid a Cataclysm   Amidst the massive TV coverage of the tragedy in Orlando, we are all affected by accounts of the horror and helplessness that is left in the aftermath. During times of massive catastrophic and unexpected events, whether global, national or...