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Club Hosts Celebratory Breakfast

To celebrate its 12 years in Bluebird Park, the Boys & Girls Club welcomes the public to the park from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for its annual Harry Bithell pancake breakfast Saturday, April 9. Admission is $5. For children, the event will also provide park games and arts &...

Club Commissions Economic Impact Study

For every dollar invested in a Boys & Girls Club, there is a return on investment of $10 in community benefit, according to a study commissioned by the Boys and Girls Club of America and conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and School of...

Club Extends Hours for Parents Night Out

The Boys and Girls Club’s Canyon branch will host a fun-filled night for children 5 and up from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March 25. The cost is $20 dollars for members and non-members and dinner and a movie is included. To reserve a spot contact Valerie Navarrete at the Club’s Canyon...

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

A Principled, Exemplary Leader

Bill Rihn (1930-2015) By Tom Osborne Civic valor defined Bill Rihn. Steadfastly, for 11 years (2003-2014) he served with distinction as president of the South Laguna Civic Association. Almost single-handedly he achieved the removal of South Laguna’s only remaining billboard along...

Water District Leader Scherer Dies

Bruce Scherer, a local resident who served on the board of the Laguna Beach County Water District, died Nov. 11. He was 80. Scherer was appointed to the board in 1976, which began his 39-year tenure protecting and ensuring Laguna Beach’s water supply. When the district became a...

William David Stallone

August 31,1943 – October 18, 2015 William (Bill) David Stallone was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Berkeley. He was delivered by his father Jasper, a general practitioner, with the help of forceps to cut short a long labor. (His mother joked that she was never again the same.) He...

Columns

Heart Talk

A Place of Healing and Warmth “Good morning James, what can we do for you?” This is not the type of greeting that most patients arriving at a medical facility receive. Having a number of legitimate ailments, plus the fact I am somewhat of a hypochondriac, I go to several doctors,...

Pet Peeves

Designs on You I was sitting in my living room reading the Indy article  “Let Laguna Live.”  The column written by Michael Ray points out the difficulties residents have going through the city’s Design Review Board. I was halfway through when there was a knock on the do...

Just for Laughs

  Read the Personals FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL:  Give Dad a gift box filled with some of his favorites: Slinky. Rubik’s Cube, antacids, beefy jerky, Rogaine, a pocket comb, and a flashy tie (fish, birds, pineapples, coconuts, palm trees) in a handsome basket for $25. ...

The Kibitzer

The Final ‘Parts Unknown’ “But Marlow was not typical (if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted), and to him the meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside, enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a haze, in the likeness of one of...
Posted On 14 Jun 2018

Finding Meaning

Climbing Everest It’s graduation season.  Laguna Beach High students gathered for baccalaureate service last Sunday.  Baccalaureate services have a long history, dating to the 14thcentury at Oxford University.  It’s a religious service, kept apart from school to respect our...

Let Laguna Live

  Almost everyone already knows about the horrors of the city’s Design Review Board.  That is because anyone who has gone through it hates it with a vengeance, and they have good reason. That reason: to get a permit to build or remodel anything, you must endure the DRB and you...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018