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Bird Perches Displayed at Hortense Miller garden

The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden present “For The Birds,” an installation of birdhouses constructed with found objects by a longtime Laguna resident Richard Price. The installation design is by garden intern Angela Mueller, a student in the Cal Poly San Louis...

Citizen Academy Assembling

The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizen Academy, starting Sept. 6. The academy meets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 23. The course is designed to provide the public with a better...

Friends of Architecture Tour a Langworthy Home

Join a tour and a presentation on a new custom home designed by renowned architectural innovator Lamont Langworthy on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The property is located at 607 Allview Terrace in North Laguna. Parking is limited so please car pool if possible. The...

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Obituaries

Tom Tapscott

Tom Tapscott Laguna Beach resident Tom Tapscott passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 26. He was 82. Tapscott graduated from Santa Ana High School and obtained a bachelor of science degree from UCLA.  He served in the U.S. Navy, in the Korean War, and owned his own trucking...

Obituaries

Glenetta Farrell   Glenetta Betty Farrell passed away in her Laguna Beach home Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.   Born Glenetta Schacht on Nov. 29, 1930, and raised in Redlands, Calif., she studied literature and education at college in California, and then directed a Montessori...

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,...

Columns

Musings on the Coast

Battle of the Beaches  I grew up in Corona del Mar and my family had membership in the Balboa Yacht Club where we sailed catboats. My business and non-profit friends tend to reside in Newport. I’ve surfed its shores and played in the vast Irvine Ranch lands where the Pelican Hill...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015

Pet Peeves

Team 33.5   Relay Team 33.5 did it. That’s Team 33.5 Miles Across the Sea. They crossed the Catalina Channel in nineteen hours and 44 minutes. Columbus came in second, followed by Magellan in third and Dora the Explorer in fourth. Team 33.5 could have done the crossing in...

The Kibitzer

Happy Birthday, Buzzkill That tired and fatuous “Happy Birthday” song is about to get its comeuppance. For years I have cringed in restaurants when staff assemble at a nearby table and give a thoroughly depressing rendition of an already fossilized ditty. Nothing can hijack a...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015

Guest column

Invasion of the Water Snatchers In the 1956 classic science-fiction film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” a small town is mysteriously overtaken by aliens that have planted emotionless replicas of the town’s inhabitants. This may be as good an explanation as any for what...

Pet Peeves

Survey Says I read with interest the Indy article, “Survey Takes Laguna Art Temperature.” My first thought was, is this an oral or rectal examine? Quite frankly, I’m not a fan of surveys no matter how they are taken. Surveys make me nervous. I always think I’m answering wrong....

Taking Stock

The Breezes Of August The stock market made a strong recovery after sagging for almost two weeks, than plunged again on news that China had devalued its currency. Market followers usually overreact to news and the surprise 1.9% devaluation of the Yuan interrupted a strong rally...