Quantcast
949-715-4100

Community Datebook

Chip Harrell Celebration of Life Set for Sunday

A celebration of Chip Harrell’s life will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. until dark in the courtyard area near the Sandpiper. Harrell and his brother, Chuck, owned The Sandpiper Lounge together—known affectionately by locals as the Dirty Bird—since 1969. Harrell passed...

Remembrance Ceremony Next Week for Fallen Officers

  This year’s city remembrance ceremony marks the fifth anniversary of police officer Jon Coutchie’s End of Watch. Coutchie initially joined the Laguna Beach Police Department in 2009. He died on-duty in a tragic traffic accident on Sept. 21, 2013, when his northbound...

Laguna Canyon Conservancy to Host 1993 Fire Program

  The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 10 at Seven 7 Seven (formerly Tivoli Too! at the Art-A-Fair) at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The LCC will present a program about the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Wildfire. This is a repeat...

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...

Subscribe


Join the Local's List


Obituaries

Peter Godfrey Leibfred

Peter Godfrey Leibfred, 80, a more than 50-year resident of Laguna Beach, died at his home in Laguna Beach on Aug. 26. His nephews, Dale and Keith Poller, were with him as he peacefully took his last breath on earth. A very special and blessed man, Peter was a long-time member of...

Daniel Day Freeman

Daniel Day Freeman passed away on Aug. 31, 2018 at the age of 75. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, he was drawn to the ocean in his youth and spent 50 years as a resident of Laguna Beach. He was dearly loved and is survived by his siblings Toni Stuart, Sue Stratton and John Lawrence...

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker

Bernice Muriel Miller-Becker (nee Street) passed away Aug. 13, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. surrounded by family. Bernice (Bea) was born Oct. 5, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Golvin S. Street (1900-1993) of Indiana and Ruby Delta Guilliams (1909-1992) of Missouri. She married Bobby N....

Columns

Pet Peeves

Wait a Second I’m worried. The sixth annual Art & Nature series brought to us by the Laguna Art Museum is coming up, Nov. 1-4. It seems too soon after the fifth annual Art & Nature event, where a huge street lamppost placed offshore was towed away by authorities for fear...

Heart Talk

They Are Not Just ‘Pets’ We all have lost people we love. We deal with it in our own separate ways with varying degrees of success. In a 15-month period a few years ago, I lost my mother, my wife, a sister, and a man, who for all intents and purposes, was my surrogate father....

Guest column

Mr. President, Democrats aren’t Violent or Evil Back in August, President Trump called Democrats violent people. Last week he characterized them as evil. Hasn’t he ever heard of the loyal opposition? I am a 70-something father of three. I am also a lifelong Democrat....

Finding Meaning

A Tale of Two Churches Attending Laguna’s churches is as enjoyable as a sunset walk on our beaches. I’ve said this before and I’ll keep saying it until our chapels are so full you can’t find a seat. Last Sunday, I was welcomed at two churches of distinct and unique character:...

Does the Wet Suit You

Saved Shoelaces My mother-in-law, who was weeks shy of being 100, and my 96-year-old uncle died this month. They were remnants of what some have called America’s greatest generation—a generation who confronted both the Great Depression and WWII. These folks built the...

Finding Meaning

Gifts of Children It’s election season in our great democracy, but you do sometimes need a break from posturing and preening politicians. Last week, we told of little Lauren Kimball bringing a congregation to tears with her rendition of Billy Graham’s favorite hymn, “How Great...