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Cycling Leaders to Share Two-Wheeled News

Transition Laguna Beach is hosting Mobility South Orange County, a free event Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7-9 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church’s Bridge Hall. Scheduled speakers include San Clemente’s Pete van Nuys, executive director of Orange County Bicycle Coalition;...

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Firefighters Flipping for Labor Day The public is invited to the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Firefighters flip flapjacks and the police association will serve coffee at...

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...

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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

Wisdom Workout

Rock-a-Bye Babies It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I am currently the grandmother of 10 and a great-grandmother of two. Even more, being a grandmother in this technologically intense world means more face time on Skype or Facebook so that I can access current...

Taking Stock

Floodtide Finally, the stock market showed some sustained momentum for the first time this year. “The winter of our discontent” is over; whether the newly reestablished uptrend will lead to the “glorious summer” foretold in those opening lines from Richard III is uncertain. The...

Village Matters

Full up “Oh, to be a newlywed with an empty apartment!” I found myself saying as my niece told me about her upcoming wedding. I am happy for her in more ways than one. Not only is she embarking on a lifetime journey with the love of her life, but she and her future husband get to...

Musings on the Coast

The Future Is Now It is 1994. California Republican Gov. Pete Wilson is running for re-election. He is losing. His challenger is Democratic state Treasurer Kathleen Brown. Kathleen is scary smart, beautiful, articulate and more: she is part of the illustrious Brown family...
Posted On 26 Feb 2016

Pet Peeves

Laguna Medley I read the Indy cover to cover. I think I’m a better person for it. My wife agrees. She says the Indy gives her a break from me. She needs her alone time. So, let’s be real quiet while my wife re-finds her center. In the meantime, allow me to regale readers with...

Taking Stock

A Turning Of The Tide Recent stock market action is raising hopes that the severe stock correction this year may be coming to an end. It takes time to rebuild a base for a renewed uptrend but I am reminded of Mr. Churchill saying after the battle of El Alamein. “Now this is not...