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Free Flu Shots and More

A free flu shot clinic and health expo takes place from 8:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Susi Q center, 380 Third St. The expo will include 27 community resources, whose services range from hearing tests to home-care providers. Kathleen Wenger will provide information about...

Tibetan Monks Return to Laguna

The Drepung Loseling Monks of Southern India will return to Neighborhood Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 25 where they take part in the 10 a.m. worship service and join the community potluck that follows in Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Their visit through Nov. 1 will...

Hop Aboard For a Coastal Tour

Village Laguna will sponsor a coastal tour of Laguna Beach from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel Sea Explorer, casting off from 24200 Dana Point Harbor. Take in the beauty of Laguna’s Marine Life Protected Area while guest...

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

Lew Williams

Llewelyn Lloyd Williams, Jr., also known as Lew, 96 years young, passed on Aug. 12, 2015, surrounded by his immediate family. Lew grew up in Orange and was a 1938 graduate of Orange High School. He also attended Fullerton Junior College and UCLA and remained a huge Bruins fan....

Stephen Lee Runnalls

A former Laguna resident in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Stephen Lee Runnalls died suddenly from a heart attack on July 7, 2015, in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, where he had lived for more than two years. Born on Jan. 10, 1944 in Los Angeles to Eugene and Gladys Runnalls, Steve grew up...

Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter, of Laguna Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 1, 2015, in Laguna Beach. He was 56 years old. Schluter was born April 12, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and is survived by his mother Frances Staar, his sister Corinne Tagliaferro and her husband Louis and his two...

Columns

Taking Stock

Happy New Year On The Street Wall Street observed the New Year in reverse order. Crowds in the streets, noisemakers and fireworks celebrated the passing of 2017 but stocks were in a sour selling snit. Investors were still nursing hangovers when the stock market greeted 2018 with...

Pet Peeves

Schemeboat It was Wednesday 10 a.m. And once again, we were meeting in the boiler room of the Susi Q Center. Our existence has been a well-kept secret. For want of a better name we are “The Obit Boosters.” Our mission is to enhance a person’s lifetime before the inevitable...

Just for Laughts

Read the Personals     NEW YEAR’S EVE BUS – For $25 per person let our buses drive you door-to-door to five dive bars where there’s no cover, no minimum, cheap drinks, live music, chips and salsa, dancing.  #GiveMeABrake.   PERSONAL TRAINER – I can help you to make...

Taking Stock

It Was A Very Good Year It was a very good year for stocks. With the closing bell coming on Friday, the broad S&P 500 is up around 20%, the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrials 25% and the technology-heavy NASDAQ 30%. I have continued to emphasize that investors concentrate on...

The Kibbitzer

A Year Beyond Our Imagining   “And these are the good days in life Building castles made of sand. Always knowing that the tide gonna come To take them back again,” “Summer Time,” by Nick Hernandez Despite the constant drone of dark, Dadaesque moments throughout the year, I...
Posted On 28 Dec 2017

Guest Column

Fire Risk Eclipses All City Priorities In the aftermath of what may have been California’s worst fire season, I have decided what I want most from our City Council in the coming year is a more realistic ongoing fire fuel modification program in all of our brush infested interior...