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Business Club Sets its Focus Online

The Laguna Beach Business Club invites all to join itheir monthly meeting featuring guest speaker Sam Nelson.  Nelson will focus on the “seven steps to maximizing your online presence.” The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Hotel Laguna from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Guest fee...

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...

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Obituaries

Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

May 12, 1919-April 21, 2011 Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Eva Schweitzer spent most of her life in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. She was beautiful, gracious and accepting of all.  She enjoyed books, Scrabble, music, her strong Jewish heritage and especially her family. Predeceased...

Greg Bartz

Greg Bartz, a 30-year Laguna Beach police officer, died May 1, at his home in Madison, Conn. He was 61. Bartz, who apparently was battling health issues, was recently hospitalized. He retired as as a sergeant in 2004 after serving more than three decades with the department.

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...

Columns

Pet Peeves

Pot Luck Hey man. Want to smoke weed? Hey man. Got a roach clip? Hey man. You deaf? Hey man. Who’s talking? Oh, I’m talking. What’s my question, again? The November pot initiative could be difficult to attain. Let me show you. “George, how many months have 28 days?” George sucks...

Heart Talk

One Thing August Has to Offer August is my least favorite month. There are no national holidays to celebrate, not even an Arbor Day. If I was Hawaiian I might get excited because on Aug. 21 Hawaii was officially admitted to the union. But I am not Hawaiian. It is hard to get...

Pet Peeves

Donkeys in the Room I don’t know if I can lift another shovelful. I just cleaned up after the elephants of the Republican National Convention. Now I’m off and following donkeys, aka (asses) at the Democratic National Convention. Different animals, same pet peeves. How come I get...

Village Matters

Obscure Linkages Embellish Understanding Last week I went to Rockford, Ill., for my uncle Danny’s memorial gathering. My cousin George handed me a small red box that had come from his father’s collection. When I opened it I saw that it contained two decks of cards. “Zimmermann’s...

The Kibitzer

Our DNA is Missing “I moved to this town because people were so nice. What has happened?” asked Hermien Miller at the last short-term rental workshop. She was referring to the strafing of hostility from the crowd, who were resolutely against anyone renting a home for less than 31...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Wisdom Workout

Ideas Rise From Multiple Perspectives   My consulting career brings me into the company of many individuals with strong values and points of view. During this highly charged political climate, I cannot in good conscience randomly express my preferences when I am serving as a...