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Training Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

The Board Chairs Academy, a training program for current and future board leaders of nonprofit organizations, will make a presentation Friday, Sept 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m at Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Succeeding sessions will occur on the Fridays of Oct. 26, Dec. 14, February 8,...

Local Brokerage Celebrates, Hosts Seminar

JKR and Co. Inc., a financial brokerage in its 30th year, will be hosting a municipal and corporate bonds seminar Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at its Laguna Beach offices at 1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 202. To RSVP call 949-888-8888 or email [email protected] Coffee, tea...

Petitioning Bike Reform

An on-line petition sponsored by Change.org and organized by cyclist Julie Pusateri of Dana Point aims to find a safe solution for cyclists passing through Laguna Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. Results of the previous 2010 paper petition was signed by 191 people who supported...

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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

Semi Tough Isn’t Enough

  My therapist says dwelling on mistakes made in the past serves no useful purpose. Learn from them and move on. But, I am a stubborn client. Since June is Gay Pride Month, I find myself thinking often about an incident that happened years ago at the corner of PCH and Cress...

Remembering Ali

  Just as I slowly come to terms with the death of one of my heroes, Prince, I am walloped by the passing of my biggest hero of all, Muhammad Ali. Hero talk is often banal and bandied loosely, ladled out to people just doing their jobs, or making a comeback in sports. But...
Posted On 09 Jun 2016

Pet Peeves

Disneyland Diamond Jubilee It’s been 60 years since the big day. My sister and I were excited to go to Disneyland. It was opening day and we stood in line holding hands to be sure we were not separated from each other. We were nearly swooped up before the day began. Another boy...

The Challenge to Find the Best Fit

Laguna Beach High School rising seniors and other college-bound students face an even more competitive and confusing admissions quest this year. The chore of getting into colleges and universities constantly evolves, but college admissions industry leaders say they have not seen...

Pet Peeves

Catch and Release America’s got talent. Laguna’s got no talent left. So says an Indy article “Turn Over at City Hall.” I take umbrage. Hello, look at me. I’m tapping my head and rubbing my stomach at the same time. Not easy to do. Geez, if you still work for the city, you must...

Wisdom Workout

It’s About Timely     Time has developed the unsavory habit of speeding. In fact, I suspect it has been taking professional driving lessons and is using my weekdays as practice. It’s Monday and then about 20 hours later it’s Friday. This has been going on for quite a...