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Pampered For a Purpose

Bellacures Laguna Beach invites all to “Pamper For a Purpose,” a cocktail party for a cause, on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 – 8 p.m. at 226 Ocean Ave. Guest will sip wine, enjoy manicures and pedicures by Bellacures, botox by Newport Beach’s OMG OC Aesthetics, and on the spot...

Local Bridge Group Needs Players

The Ganell Baker Round Robin Bridge Tournament, which meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Laguna Beach Senior Center, needs substitutes for its current session. Play starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Game Room, offering both experienced and novice players an...

Butterflies to Flutter Under the Sycamores

OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation invite all to join them on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 12 – 4 p.m. for the next installment of the educational series “Under the Sycamores” at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.  Butterfly experts will be on hand to introduce...

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Karen Ziegler 1944-2010   Karen Ziegler, our beloved grandmother, mother, friend, bookseller, volunteer, liberal, pacifist, dog lover (especially Tess), passed away at the age of 66 on Oct. 10 in Laguna Beach. Ziegler lived a full life and loved literature, music, the beach,...

Obituaries

 James Edward Perry June 18, 1915 – Dec. 9, 2009  Volunteer, Historical Preservation Advocate James Edward Perry, “Ed,” died peacefully at his home in Laguna Beach on Dec. 9 at the age of 94. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa. His family moved to Whittier, in 1930. After graduation...

Columns

Taking Stock

Keeping Stocks On Course The stock market indices continue to crawl toward record highs without attracting much interest and even less enthusiasm. Despite the usual sound and fury, the overall market gains are tepid with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500...

The Kibitzer

Kill The Grass What are lawns, and what is their purpose beyond easily identifying where a dog craps? When did sod and turf become ubiquitous replacements for natural landscapes? Well, we can thank our bloody forbearers, the British. You see, in our never-ending Anglo-Envy,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015

Village Matters

Historic Preservation, Working or Not? That’s the question the Heritage Committee, Planning Commission and City Council will be struggling with in the months to come. The city’s historical preservation consultant has been examining the inventory of historic properties that was...

Pet Peeves

Farewell Thank you Michael Ray. This is my farewell after reading your column, “Surprises Behind Cuba’s Socialist Curtain.” I’m off to Cuba. I bought a 1957 Chevy, waterproofed it into a dinghy and expect to land and be met, as you describe, by low cut, skintight mini skirted...

Wisdom Workout

A Father’s Day Tribute My father lives vividly in my memory. His artistic hands, him playing the piano with starts and spurts of passion, the smell of his pipe smoke and the intensity in his eyes and the set of his jaw. How he would uncharacteristically chuckle out loud at...

The Kibitzer

Are We Premature On Street Closures? I was watching the great architect Renzo Piano discuss his new Whitney museum on Charlie Rose recently, and was struck by how he characterized the ground floor lobby and public area as a piazza, the place “where everything starts.” He went on...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015