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Friends of Architecture Tour Sites in Long Beach

The public is invited for a a tour and presentation by architectural historian Ted Wells, featuring a Craftsman home by architects Greene & Greene, as well as a mid-century modern office building by the acclaimed architect Edward Killingsworth. This meetup is on Sunday, Sept....

Fashionista Invasion Eminent

Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Girls Night Out benefit at the Rockledge beachfront home of the Wilson family on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature a fashion show from top selling South Coast Plaza designers and professional models in three...

MOPS Moms Meet

The Laguna Beach chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers and Older, a place where moms can turn for answers or support from others, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Thursdays at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The first meeting is scheduled for Sept. 20 and visitors are...

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Obituaries

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...

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...

Columns

Musing on the Coast

Biscuit Bomber Bob Mosier I am a regular at a small local cove in north Laguna. At its center is an old house that terraces up the hill where Bob Mosier lives. He is in his 90s now and although he is a widower (married 67 years) and his balance ain’t what it used to be, he is...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Wisdom Workout

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling   By this time, all the green beer in town has turned back to its normal color. I grew up in New York where St Patrick’s Day was always a grand celebration. They say that you can take the girl out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out...

Pet Peeves

Laguna Checkout There was a knock on the door. “Candy-gram.” No response from inside. Then another knock followed by a second “Candy-gram” greeting. The hotel guest wasn’t buying it. “Go away,” the guest yelled. It was a standoff. Hours passed by. Noon checkout came and went and...

Taking Stock

March Came In Like A Bull March came in like a lion or, more accurately, like a bull. After a discouraging start to the year, stocks are behaving as if “seldom is heard a discouraging word.” Last week, the European Central Bank announced an interest rate cut and other aggressive...

Village Matters

  Sixth Sense The phrase, “I see retired people,” seems to be on the minds of writers wanting to blame someone or some group for stopping what they consider to be progress. Maybe the description “old timers” or “older generation” or “seniors” are substituted for “retired,”...

Shore Scene

Wandering Whimbrel Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) are still being spotted in several coves in Laguna Beach and this may be your last chance to observe them before they leave for their summer breeding grounds. A distinctive bird, the whimbrel is a large shorebird that can reach 19...