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Garden Guru Shares Growing Guidelines

Garden guru Pat Welsh will speak at the upcoming meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club on Friday, Sept. 14, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave. For club members and guests, the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with a social half-hour, followed by a...

Training Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

The Board Chairs Academy, a training program for current and future board leaders of nonprofit organizations, will make a presentation Friday, Sept 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m at Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Succeeding sessions will occur on the Fridays of Oct. 26, Dec. 14, February 8,...

Local Brokerage Celebrates, Hosts Seminar

JKR and Co. Inc., a financial brokerage in its 30th year, will be hosting a municipal and corporate bonds seminar Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at its Laguna Beach offices at 1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 202. To RSVP call 949-888-8888 or email [email protected] Coffee, tea...

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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

The Kibitzer

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire Councilwoman Toni Iseman opened Agenda Item 22 at the last Council meeting by informing us that Laguna Beach had one of the highest per capita voting support for legalizing medical marijuana back in 1996. It was known as Prop. 215 – the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

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...