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Summer Just Got Cooler

Laguna Beach residents Steve and Jim Muzzy and Dan Bolar helped raise $17 million to remodel Discovery Cube in Santa Ana with new exhibits. Kids can now design and build a space rover or satellite, take virtual helicopter tours or go on a digital scavenger hunt. The expansion...

Scouts Retire Flags With Ceremony

Laguna Beach’s Cub Scout Pack 35 recently held its annual end of the year beach party at Aliso Beach, which included a BBQ and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony involves shredding and burning of old flags ready for retirement until the flag turns to ash. Other than the...

Soul Project Celebrates Its First Year

The Soul Project, local apparel company, will celebrate its one-year anniversary of its flagship store with an all-day line up of activities and events on Saturday, June 20. The event will run from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and includes coffee, yoga, beer, tacos and dancing. All guests are...

Limelight

Tell Tale, Part 1

  By Mark Chamberlain, Special to the Indy Veterans Day is a special day of remembrance for many in Laguna Beach and Orange County because the federal holiday also coincides with the anniversary of the famous Laguna Canyon walk, a critical turning point in the battle to...

Former Cigar Maker, Turns Captain of Commerce

A 1921 biographical sketch on the Jahraus family, now in its fifth-generation locally. Linda Jahruas described her family history at a Heritage Month event last week. Part 2 Among Elmer Ellsworth Jahraus’ many other activities, he is president of the Chamber of Commerce,...

Biography Profiles a Founding Laguna Family

As part of Heritage Month activities, Linda Jahraus will describe her family’s early influence on the town at a 7:30 p.m. Historical Society presentation Tuesday, May 10, in City Hall’s Council Chambers. She has recently published a book on her family history, which spans the...

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Obituaries

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards

Alyssa Blair Kennedy Richards, 37, died peacefully June 23 with her dad and mom by her side. Loving family and her amazing circle of supportive friends surrounded her with love in the hours and days preceding her passing. Richards loved Laguna Beach intensely and adopted h...

Michael Allard

Michael John Allard of Laguna Beach passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Michael was born April 18, 1954, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Orange to John and Tania Allard of Newport Beach. Later the family moved to Corona del Mar, where Mike grew up...

Martin Alper

  Born in Tonbridge, England, Martin Alper’s generous, inquisitive spirit led him around the world in pursuit of professional adventure and personal discovery. Alper’s love of music and fascination with the flamboyance of the ‘60s superstars motivated his first...

Columns

Taking Stock

Happy Birthday, Mr. Buffett! I am writing this column on the 87th Birthday of Mr. Warren Buffett. With the media spending so much time babbling about political events in Washington, his perspectives on investing are particularly timely. He has lived through fifteen Presidency’s...

Heart Talk

Stupidity, Xenophobia, and Tragedy Quick, name five members of the Kardashian clan. Feel free to include spouses. I bet you did pretty well. Now, list the top five religions in the world. Unless you are like super Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings, or a professor of comparative...

The Kibitzer

Love Trumps Hate What a weekend! In case you didn’t hear, there was a protest at Main Beach. A few people showed up. Couple of camera crews. Some cops. Apart from that, pretty much the whole world. Yep, Laguna got her close-up, and it wasn’t entitled teens bitching about their...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Pet Peeves

Things Are Looking Up Let me show readers my psychic powers. On Monday, Aug. 21 at 9:06 a.m. you were looking up. And I appreciate your fascination with the total eclipse. While you were searing your eyeballs, I totally eclipsed your wallets. I needed the cash. However, wallets...

Guest column

Sawdust Still Sprinkles Magic Navigating through the crowd was a challenge with a plastic cup of wine filled to the brim. I stopped for a moment to avert sloshing, and took a hearty swig then kicked a woodchip out from the sole of my sandal. I was then ready to ascend the stairs...

Taking Stock

Beyond The Wall The financial world is observing the end of summer in Wyoming where central bankers and economists from around the world are clustering in Jackson Hole. Stock trading volume continues in its usual August doldrums with news events exaggerating price movements. The...