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Tidewater Docent Class Starts Splashing Soon

Laguna Ocean Foundation is offering a tidewater docent training class Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The program offers education about the near shore habitats including ecosystems, tide-pool creatures, the laws protecting them, and the reasons behind...

Hero Fest Calls For Submissions

The My Hero Project is now accepting submissions to the fifth annual Laguna Hero Fest. Artists, photographers, poets, writers, musicians & filmmakers are all invited to submit work honoring local heroes. If someone you admire is working to make the world a better place then...

Free Yoga Celebration

The annual celebration of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala’s opening promises to stretch the body and calm the spirit with a complimentary class, food and organic juice, and more on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Dana Point. Laguna Beach resident and founder Diana Christinson opened Pacific...

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Obituaries

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,...

Obituaries

 James Edward Perry June 18, 1915 – Dec. 9, 2009  Volunteer, Historical Preservation Advocate James Edward Perry, “Ed,” died peacefully at his home in Laguna Beach on Dec. 9 at the age of 94. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa. His family moved to Whittier, in 1930. After graduation...

Columns

Wisdom Workout

Find Holiday Magic   The holiday card that I found the other day at the Laguna Colony Company on Forest Avenue said: “Christmas Therapy Group.” It pictured a caricature of a psychiatrist sitting in front of a semi-circle that included Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the...

Guest Column

The Best Gift It’s 1957 and a 6-year-old boy sits in the dark in front of a Christmas tree waiting for his family to wake up. He stares at the brightly wrapped presents and hunts for those with his name on them. Surely it must be this one, he thinks to himself, while trying to...

Column: Inside Out

 Tree Burnings and Islamaphobia South Coast Plaza’s 96-foot tall Christmas tree went up in a blaze early Monday outside the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa. A stately old pine from Mt. Shasta valued at $120,000.00 burst into a 10-ton fiery torch that lit up the early morning sky....

Pet Peeves

Face Up The other day I was making fun of some young guy behind his back. I’m too old and frail to do it face to face. Here’s what I was gossiping about. I was commenting on men’s hairdos and suits. Young guys are wearing their hair parted and buzzed on the sides. The suit...

The Slant

A Slice from the Good and Bad in Paradise   I was born in the summer of my 18th year. I came to Laguna Beach with my parents to tour what was then the Art Institute of Southern California now Laguna College of Art and Design. While walking the downtown my senses were filled...

The Kibitzer

  ‘Tis the Season to Rent Your Home Last Friday’s Hospitality Night was deja-vu all over again – our annual reminder of how great it would be if we eliminated cars entirely and made Forest Avenue a year-round pedestrian plaza. But alas, we are the City of No. Same with...
Posted On 10 Dec 2015