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Free Lecture on Proposed Aliso Creek Estuary Project

The city of Laguna Beach will host a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, to present proposals for an estuary restoration project at Aliso Creek and its implications for the future. The lecture will be held in the community room at the Laguna Beach Community Center...

Catmosphere Laguna to Open Next Week

Catmosphere Laguna, the first cat café in Orange County, is slated to open Monday, Aug. 13. Founded by Gail Allyn Landau, Catmosphere Laguna will serve as both a community café and a foster home for adoptable cats and kittens. Catmosphere Laguna has partnered with the Laguna...

Tip-a-Cop Raises Over $23K for Special Olympics

  Laguna Beach Police Department employees worked along Ruby’s Diner staff on Saturday, July 28, to raise funds for the Special Olympics Orange County Region at the annual Tip-a-Cop event. Sgt. Jim Cota reported that the event raised $23,787 this year, with 100 percent of...

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

Laguna Bids Farewell to Local Volleyball Legend

Rolf Julius Engen-  Aug. 5, 1929- July 31, 2018 Rolf Engen passed away peacefully at his home in Laguna Beach, surrounded by his loving family. He was five days short of his 89th birthday. Rolf was raised in Santa Ana, California, and was a life-long athlete, playing basketball...

Susan Lyons Pons

July 13, 1946 – July 16, 2018 Susan Lyons Pons, known to friends as “Laguna Sue”, passed away on July 16, 2018 at the age of 72. She was born in Long Beach, California on July 13, 1946 to parents, Jack and Theora Lyons. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas,...

Marjorie Sawyer

April 28, 1929 – July 26, 2018 Marjorie Joan (Birck) Sawyer, 89, longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away July 26, 2018 in Vancouver, Washington. She was born April 28, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Long Island, receiving a bachelor’s degree in education from...

Columns

Does the Wet Suit You

Tortilla Beach John Steinbeck, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, lived in Laguna Beach while he wrote his first novel. Sadly, for all the “Laguna is so special” folks, it wasn’t about here. He and his wife, Carol, rented a room on Park Avenue for $15 a month during the...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals CHEVY SILVERADO (2004) in excellent running condition – new battery, new tires. Post-Hurricane Katrina body paint is discolored and needs to be repainted. Interior needs repairs. Make an offer. #ChevyFromLevee LAKEFRONT ESTATE – Build your dream house. Get in...

Pet Peeves

One Ringie Dingie My artistic juices bubbled over after reading the Indy’s “City Seeks New Temporary Art Installation.” City officials agreed to release all residents held in detention in the Forest Avenue Red Telephone Booth Detention Center. The soon-to-be-released had...

Wisdom workout

Who Do You Trust? If asked, I bet you could easily bring to mind a number of people in your life that have your trust. If you delve a bit deeper, I am also sure that you have had the experience of trusting someone implicitly and found they didn’t deserve it. “You are...

Guest column

Clearing the Air on Historic Preservation As a former Heritage Committee member, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read in the “Editor’s Letter” of the September issue of Coast Magazine a reference to “…the Heritage Committee’s...

The Kibitzer

Climate Change is the Real Campaign Issue The notion that science will save us is the chimera that allows the present generation to consume all the resources it wants as if no generation will follow. It is the sedative that allows civilization to march so steadfastly towards...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018