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Church’s Bargain Fare Supports Charity

Neighborhood Congregational Church will again host its annual Bargain Festival (also known as a 100-family garage sale) Saturday, Aug. 25, to raise funds in support of the church’s mission and ministry, and donating at least 10% of the proceeds to a local charity. Throughout the...

Pet Adoption Party Lights Up Lightopia

Laguna Beach lighting company Lightopia hosts a pet adoption and sample sale this Sunday, Aug. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at 1043 N. Coast Highway . Luce, the showroom’s hardest working dog, serves as the party’s host for adoptable pets from two animal rescuers and a local animal...

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...

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Obituaries

David Gerth

Gustav David Gerth of Laguna Beach died Dec. 29, 2010, at the Long Beach Care Center in Long Beach. He was 82 years old. Gerth was much loved, a friendly, upbeat, talented musician, gourmet chef and loyal friend. Though he spent the last five years of his life in hospitals and...

Earle E. Wellsfry

Earle E. Wellsfry, known as an avid body surfer, former Laguna Beach lifeguard and excellent waterman, passed into his Father’s presence on Dec. 16, 2010, after losing his nine-week battle with pancreatic cancer. Earle was born on April 30, 1953, in Brazil on the mission field to...

Matt Engen and Stan Price

Matt Engen   Matthew Engen, known as Matt or Matteo, died unexpectedly Dec. 15, 2010.   The husband of Glynnis Engen, and son of Rolf and Carol Engen of Emerald Bay, Matt Engen grew up in Laguna Beach and attended Laguna Beach High School and UC Berkeley.   Engen...

Columns

Pet Peeves

GoPro Alert Last week was my birthday. My grandkids sent me presents. I have two sets of three grandkids each from my two daughters. The Wisconsin set sent me a GoPro. The Chicago set sent me a Life Alert bracelet. Now, I’m all set for that Laguna skateboard park. Build it and I...

The Slant

Dana Point Answers Laguna’s Problems Parking, congestion, safety issues, lack of sidewalks, short term rentals…. Laguna has growing pains in adjusting to the seemingly increasing invasive tourist population. We are used to hibernating in summer to avoid it all. We spend lots of...

Guest column

“My Cat Wants to Eat Me for Thanksgiving Dinner” “Research shows that house cats have personality characteristics most similar to lions and would eat their owner if they were able.” Hilarious. Has this guy ever lived with a cat? Is he indulging in L.S.D. or possible cat nip? Wow,...

Taking Stock

The Bipolar Stock Market  Stocks fluctuate in the short-term largely in response to psychological or emotional reactions to events affecting companies or the economy. Lately, nervous investors and traders have overdone this, driving the stock market into a bipolar disorder. This...

The Kibitzer

Popping the Bubble Laguna has the power to make us forget our earthly problems. The green belt, blue belt and radiant sun enveloping them form a delirious cocoon of seduction – the so-called bubble that makes us unselfconsciously oblivious to the world around us. Some call it...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015

Village Matters

Giant in Distress Whoo..whoo, whoo…I heard the repeated haunting calls of owls early this morning. They were coming from the giant Torrey pine tree across the street from our house. Today they seemed to be asking, “How..how how much longer will we have this sheltered lookout...