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Non-Profit Receives Ueberroth Foundation Grant

The Ueberroth family of Laguna Beach has awarded MOMS Orange County a $50,000 grant. The nonprofit annually helps 3,200 at-risk mothers and their families birth healthy babies. The Ueberroth Family Foundation assists organizations that focus on programs for at-risk youth and...

Kid’s Camp Set Up for Ranch Guests

A summer camp program for junior explorers who are guests of The Ranch golf resort is available now through Aug. 26.   The weekly camp is open to children ages 6-12. Activities run Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are designed to connect kids with nature,...

Historian Uncovers Early Artists’ View Spots

Local historian Eric Jessen shares his detective work finding the spots where several pioneering plein air artists plopped down their easels along the Old Coast Road on Thursday, June 28. The 6 p.m. talk at the Laguna Art Museum is part of the organization’s centennial program....

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

Skip Conover

Skip Conover, who never missed a performance during 17 years narrating the summer-long Pageant of the Masters production, died Friday, June 15. Seated in his soundproof booth at the back of the Irvine Bowl every night, he reveled in entertaining his audiences with stories of...

Kim Harley

Kim Harley passed away peacefully on June 2, 2018,  in his Laguna Beach home. A 42-year long resident of Laguna Beach, Kim was known for his love of the outdoors, but even more so for his love of fishing. Being out on the water was his favorite place to be, however, it did not...

Richard Carlson

A paddle out in honor of Richard C. Carlson, a Laguna Beach resident who died this past week, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. An 11 a.m. service is planned the same day at Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., in Laguna Beach.  

Columns

Pet Peeves

Whiteout Author’s Note: The following article was one of 45 entries in the inaugural Laguna Art-Inspired Writing Contest. Mine did not win. But hearty congratulations go out to the winners. Theresa Keegan’s “Karma” won for prose and Ellen Girardeau Kempler’s “Sunlight Path” won...

Wisdom Workout

It Takes Courage to Be Happy   One day, when I was in my mid-20s, my insightful boss/mentor turned to me and said, “Are you happy?” I was surprised by the question because it seemed out of place. My answer was vague and rambling and my mind was caught off guard. At that...

The Kibitzer: It’s Carnival Time

Besides the prospect of flipping our 48th district in November, as well as the House, we also have a chance to flip our own City Council, with possibly three new members It’s a crowded field, with a record 13 candidates, so the vexing question is how to distinguish between them?...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018

Just for Laughs

MOTOR HOME for sale. Heavy smoker/drinker must sacrifice beautiful older model for sale. No longer able to drive or travel. Needs work which I can’t afford. Interior needs to be replaced and updated. Kitchen and bathroom need repair. Travel the world and take your hous...

Finding Meaning

One-Step Authenticity The word of the week is “authentic,” the flip side of hypocritical. Two weeks ago, I wrote that Mark Twain’s writing reflected his search for truth and authenticity. Twain, though wary of religion, had a spiritual perspective and enjoyed long friendships...

Does the Wet Suit You

Historic Holdup 2.0 Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s historic. Using age as a prime criterion to include a property on the inventory of historic resources casts too broad a net, and often impacts the rights of property owners for no public benefit. Almost all the...