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Two Decade Anniversary Approaching

Areo will be celebrating its 20th year in Laguna on Sept. 8 by hosting an open house at 207 Ocean Ave to which all are invited. Along with appetizers and wine, there will be live music from 6 to 9 p.m.  A 20-item raffle will occur, as will as a give away of signature Areo...

Tidewater Docent Class Starts Splashing Soon

Laguna Ocean Foundation is offering a tidewater docent training class Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The program offers education about the near shore habitats including ecosystems, tide-pool creatures, the laws protecting them, and the reasons behind...

Hero Fest Calls For Submissions

The My Hero Project is now accepting submissions to the fifth annual Laguna Hero Fest. Artists, photographers, poets, writers, musicians & filmmakers are all invited to submit work honoring local heroes. If someone you admire is working to make the world a better place then...

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Obituaries

Charles Boothe

Charles “Chuck” Meredith Boothe, 85, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away at his home in Mission Viejo on Feb. 16, 2011. He was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Elwood, Utah to Clyde and Lestie Boothe.  The Boothe family moved to Hollywood in 1927 and to Laguna Beach...

Robert Allan Peterson

  Aug. 18, 1947 – Nov. 19, 2010 Bob Peterson, a local attorney and 25-year Laguna Beach resident, passed away from brain cancer late last year. He was born in Glendale, Calif., and attended grammar school in La Habra. In his pre-teens, he lived in Caracas, Venezuela, and in...

Charlton Boyd

Former Mayor, Civic Leader Dies at 91 Charlton Phillips “Charlie” Boyd, a former mayor who endeavored to improve Laguna Beach during his 50 years as a resident, passed away in Dana Point on Feb. 3, 2011. He was 91. Boyd was born June 5, 1919, one of eight children born to Jennie...

Columns

Musings on the Coast

The Missing Wonder Wall This is a story about how Laguna Beach public art should work, but does not. Usually. This is how it usually works. The Laguna Beach Arts Commission is given a certain annual budget created by a slight increase in the hotel tax (thank you again Sam...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Taking Stock

Real News Needed Stocks closed the quarter with a badly needed up day. Despite that last-minute boost, they still ended the third quarter down 7% on the S&P 500, which left them also down 7% for the year-to-date. This quarter was the worst in four years and the best thing...

The Slant

Welcome to Urth, an Interview with its Leaders Last Sunday, Urth Caffe had its first unofficial open day to the public. Laguna Beach residents were invited by mail to come and enjoy food and beverage in party like atmosphere. Generous samples from their menu were given including...

Shore Scene

California’s Ornamental Cowrie Cowrie shells have been prized by many cultures throughout the world. They have been worn as jewelry, used as amulets, and served many decorative purposes. Native Americans traded them. In China and Africa, they have been used as currency. In fact,...

The Kibitzer

Burned Again Now that the dust has settled from Burning Man, both from my belongings and my brain, I am just now forming cogent thoughts on what I experienced during that surreal week in the high desert. Burning Man for me has always been an exploration and celebration of human...
Posted On 18 Sep 2015

Inside Out

A Surprising Metaphor Steps on Stage Sweet September is the season that we Laguna locals take our town back. We reclaim our freedom, space to move, and rediscover our quaint community. I enjoyed my freedom last week not only through an effortless trip down a wide-open Coast...