Community Datebook

Community Datebook

 Donations Needed for Back-to-School Party  The Woman’s Club and other local organizations are hustling together school supplies to ensure that 65 local students receive the tools needed for success in the classroom at a distribution party Saturday, Aug. 20.  ...

Top Weekend Picks at Art Festivals

Festival of Art   Friday, Aug. 12, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, conga drummer Poncho Sanchez, 1-3 p.m.; Nick Manzini Trio, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Cooking demo, 1-3 p.m.; Art in Motion: Hip-Hop to Tango, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy &...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Aug. 15 Heritage Committee, 6 p.m., Council Chambers    Tuesday, Aug. 16 City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers



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Pet Peeves

Dumbed Down I read in the Indy that many parents are upset about upcoming curriculum changes. They say these changes will dumb down middle school math. Geometry is being eliminated as a separate subject. Oh the horror. Middle school kids are devastated. I can tell because the...

Taking Stock

Highs, Dips And Pullbacks The stock market is doing the hokey pokey. First they put a record high in and then they take a record high out. No need, however, for investors to “shake it all about” as market conditions for growth-stock pickers remain quite positive. The S&P 500...

Pet Peeves

That’s Just Ducky I read in the Indy that the Pacific Marine Mammal Center just received a $3 million donation from longtime Laguna Breach resident, Dr. Martonen. It was one of their largest donations ever.   Dr. Martonen died in January 2014. Described as a quiet man, he stayed...

Wisdom Workout

A Position Change There are times in our lives that become potent turning points once the integration of the experience is completed. My youngest daughter, Sara, and my almost 2-year-old granddaughter, Aroha, came for a much-anticipated visit that started in January and lasted...

Taking Stock

Riding Higher All three major stock averages are competing for new headline highs. Both the broad-based S&P 500 and the Dow 30 closed at record highs within the past week. The financial media credited prospective Federal Reserve actions or, more accurately, lack of actions,...

Musings on the Coast

The Music Teacher I grew up with music. My father could play by ear, fluently, both hands flashing, the piano soaring.   I play, too, albeit not by ear and with less skill. It does not matter. I love it. When the time came, I wanted my kids to be taught, so we found Verla Cole....
Posted On 20 Feb 2015