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Friends of Architecture Tour Sites in Long Beach

The public is invited for a a tour and presentation by architectural historian Ted Wells, featuring a Craftsman home by architects Greene & Greene, as well as a mid-century modern office building by the acclaimed architect Edward Killingsworth. This meetup is on Sunday, Sept....

Fashionista Invasion Eminent

Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Girls Night Out benefit at the Rockledge beachfront home of the Wilson family on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature a fashion show from top selling South Coast Plaza designers and professional models in three...

MOPS Moms Meet

The Laguna Beach chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers and Older, a place where moms can turn for answers or support from others, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Thursdays at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The first meeting is scheduled for Sept. 20 and visitors are...

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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

Taking Stock

Bottoms And Tops Is the stock slump over? Maybe. The market made a remarkable upward reversal on Wednesday after disorganized selling took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 500 points before buyers finally rushed in, sending the Dow up over 400 points. The next day,...

The Slant

A Glance Over the Shoulder Within one 15-minute period recently I received word of the deaths of my 101-year-old great grandfather and the beloved husband of my next-door neighbor. Time is the enemy. It is now 2016 and another year has passed. Question. Is the past superior to...

Pet Peeves

The Alibi It’s been 29 years now. That was the last New Year’s Eve that I was awake for. Marriage, kids, and job made me too tired to whoop it up and bring in a new year of marriage, kids and job. Plus you look like a moron celebrating another year of marriage, kids and job. I...

Wisdom Workout

Awakening Emotional Intelligence It is a part of our human nature to fear and avoid change, emotional discomfort, visibility, vulnerability and the unknown. We want to be right, sure, safe and free from pain. We wish that we could find some way to reap all of life’s...

Taking Stock

How To Handle A Correction Stocks continue to stumble further into a “correction,” defined as a decline of more than 10%. These unnerving events occur about 20 months and take an average of 3 months to work themselves out. A “bear market” is a decline of more than 20%. There was...

Village Matters

Laguna Beach their Liverpool? I’m not much of a groupie. I haven’t followed the music scene, either locally or further afield. But that changed last year when I got the idea that the South Laguna Community Garden Park should have a rock concert to raise money to buy the garden...