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A Journey Toward Integrity

The guest minister Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale attempts to answer questions about spiritual integrity in our personal and public lives at the 10:30 a.m. service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach on Sunday, Dec. 10. Etzbach-Dale served as co-minister of the...

Wares That Support Artisans

Buy Hand boutique and The Peace Exchange plan a holiday party during Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., 1175 S. Coast Highway. The two organizations, fueled by their passion to help disadvantaged people around the world, invite the public to celebrate with them while...

Health in Balance Celebrates 30 Years

  Free and discounted treatments will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, by the Health in Balance chiropractic office as part of its 30th anniversary party. Enjoy refreshments and live music by Skipper Carrillo and Dr. G from 2-5 p.m. at 330 Park Ave. Call 949...

Limelight

Hospitality Night Magic

Hospitality Night kicked off with the City Hall tree lighting and Santa Claus escorted by Snow White and Cinderella. Afterwards, crowds flowed freely along Forest Avenue, anchored by the Kenny Garcia band at the far end, a faux ice rink on Glenneyre and the Laguna Community Band...

Indy on Vacation

                                                Please share a postcard from your latest trip with arm-chair travelers at home. Pack an Indy along with your...

A New Champ Skims to Shore

                      And division winners, according to the Vic website: Pro men’s division Tim Fulton Austin Keen Blair Conklin Max Bourne Sammy Stinnett Teddy Vlasis Johnny Salta Perry Pruitt        ...

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Obituaries

Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle (nee Roesch)

March 27, 1923-Jan. 2, 2018 It is with tremendous sadness the family announces the passing of their much-loved Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle, who was 94. In life, she was the most caring and loving person you could meet. She also had a fantastic sense...

Jimmie Gale Allen

Jimmie Gale Allen, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his Laguna Beach home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Jimmie Allen, otherwise known as Jim or “Uncle” was born in Hardin, Ky., on June 16, 1930. He was the eldest of three sons born to Harry and...

William Joseph Odlum

William Joseph (Bill) Odlum, 83, of Laguna Beach, passed away Dec. 24, 2017, from complications due to brain cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. He was born March 28, 1934, in Boston, Mass., and was raised in New London, Conn. He attended the University of Connecticut, graduated in...

Columns

View from the Woods

How Long Can Coast Inn Coast? My brother-in-law lives in Kansas. We usually don’t have a lot in common. It’s like he’s a Klingon and I’m a Ferenghi. But through the years we have established some areas of shared interests. One of our strongest shared interests is in our...

Village Matters

Moderating an Overreach The day after the Coast Inn hearing last week at the City Council here was this surprise email from one of the testifiers who had urged approval of the project the night before, “I actually wish I could take back my statement about building the Coast Inn...

Pet Peeves

Sandwich Boards It was a day of highs and lows. The high was in reading the Indy’s “Merchants Receive a Late Holiday Gift.” Early indication is local merchants did better this holiday season. The low was in reading my January VISA statement and how much more I owed than last...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals ANTI-STRAW PROTEST group forming.  Don’t let the wait staff or bartender put that plastic straw in your drink!  Straws pollute the atmosphere and cause damage to the environment. Group forming at Polly’s Pies, Sunday 11 a.m.  #ThisIsTheLastStraw   HOMEMADE...

The Kibitzer

A Reason for Hope “Hindsight is 2020” was one of the thousands of protest signs I saw last Saturday at the Los Angeles Women’s Rally and among the most poignant (along with, “Ugh, where do I start?”). These messages underscored my feelings after watching David Letterman’s new...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018

View from the Woods

Park Potential in Overlooked Spot I had a buddy that used to come to the beach a lot.  Every time he did he brought a different beautiful woman with him. He always introduced them to me. But not to the other guys. It wasn’t clear why he did this until I heard him telling one of...