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Saluting a Century of Advocacy

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrates a century of service with a ribbon-cutting, mixer and installation at Okura Robata Grill, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. For a decade before the city incorporated in 1927, prominent local business leaders established the Chamber of...

Pies With Purpose: Penguin Supports Glennwood’s Mission

Sabrina and Michael McMurray, owners of Penguin Café, 981 S. Coast Highway, will donate 30 percent of their sales from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 and 20 percent of all pie orders this month, they said in a statement. Freshly made pies must be ordered 24 hours in...

Gallery Cultivates Young Patrons

Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery owners Rich and Ariane MacDonald hosted a performance by dancers in the Festival Ballet Theatre in December as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Prior to the dance performance, the gallery held a toy and clothing drive to help...

Limelight

Art & Nature Raises the Bar

Slender and 10-feet tall, the four-sided posts shone in the sunlight, reflecting the moods of the ocean and hillsides and at evening dramatically mirrored cloud banks and at least one brilliant sunset. Come darkness, they mirrored staccato bursts of light coming from car...

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Obituaries

Richard Bartholomew

Richard Edward Bartholomew was born on Oct. 2, 1933 in Melrose, Mass., to Agnes Elizabeth Markland and John Joseph Bartholomew. He passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach due to complications from pneumonia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). In...

Harold John Larsson: May 28, 1919 ~ January 15, 2018

  Harold John Larsson passed away peacefully at his home on Floras Lake in Langlois, Ore., surrounded by his family. Harold, “Hal,” was born to Cora and John Larsson in New York City where he spent his entire childhood. He attended La Salle Academy in New York. After...

Robert W. Sternfels

Robert W. Sternfels, 97, died peacefully in his sleep the morning of Jan. 24. Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Robert joins his wife Nancy and son Robert B. Sternfels. He is survived by his son Mark B. and Mark’s wife Jackie Sternfels; his grandchildren Bob,...

Columns

Taking Stock

Searching For Perspective The Dow Industrial Average began the week by dropping 1,175 points in a single day that financial media labeled a “market meltdown.” Well, it wasn’t, nor does it indicate any change in our strategy of holding larger, growing companies in growing sectors....

Finding Meaning

With Wandering Awe One of the pleasures of “Finding Meaning” is I can attend local churches to my heart’s content. I find their services as enjoyable as a sunset stroll on the beach. Here I report on three remarkable yet ordinary congregations who welcomed me. I attended a Friday...

View from the Woods

What’s The Rush? Have you ever made a major purchase in a hurry and gotten a good deal? That is a hard thing to do. Usually this type of transaction involves an emergency or you’re obsessed with something new and shiny. This clouds your vision making it hard to be the smart...

Pet Peeves

Slip and Slide When I was a kid I asked my mother what she thought when I was born. She replied, “You looked like a wrinkly, old man.” It seemed opposite of what is usually said, “You were the most beautiful baby in the world.” But as time has passed, I realized I’ve maintained...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals ACTIVE, 93-YEAR-OLD LADY has an extra ticket to the Pat Boone concert on Valentine’s night. You can score a chance to escort me by answering one special question correctly. Excellent seat, Clubhouse 3 theater.  #OneHotMama   PANES IN THE GLASS – Huge...

The Kibitzer

The War on Rooftops What is it about roof decks that has our town spun out? We hear all the time how they are ruining Laguna. All four of them. You’d think they were crack houses. One candidate for City Council in 2016 made it an essential part of her campaign to stop their...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018