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Firefighters on the Front Lines for Flapjacks

LBPD officers will be serving coffee at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club’s annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast being held from 7-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in the picnic area below the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives at Heisler Park. The breakfast is the Exchange Club’s...

Workshop Explains Historic Inventory

A workshop about the city’s current historic preservation ordinance, the historic inventory and the impact of the California Environmental Quality Act on historic structures will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. City Attorney Phil Kohn and consultant Jan Ostashay will be...

Roundabout Comes to Town

  The temporary roundabout at the five point intersection of Los Robles, Catalina, and El Camino Del Mar, which was approved by the City Council last April, is now fully functional. Delineators were also installed as a temporary measure to aid in visibility until drivers get...

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

Jean Doyle-Clem

Jean Doyle-Clem, a resident of Laguna Niguel and member of El Niguel Country Club for 40 years, has returned home to her father in heaven at the age of 81. No one could ever have been more nurturing, uplifting and loving than she. Children, friends and gardens thrived under her...

John H. Glover King

Jack King was born on June 3, 1928, and passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 87. King, a lifelong bachelor, is survived by his twin brother, William Thomas Glover King; Tom’s wife Nancy; five nieces and nephews; and 20 great and great-great...

Phyllis Doolittle

Phyllis Eleanor Miller Doolittle passed away on July 30 in Columbus, Ohio. She was 88. Born in Hagerstown, Md., daughter of Margaret Helen Clipp Miller and Jay C. Miller, she graduated from Hagerstown High in Maryland and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Class of...

Columns

Guest column

Historical Renovation Process Is Broken As was reported in the Indy on Oct. 6,  the Laguna Beach Planning Commission unanimously rejected the latest plan for renovating the historic Coast Inn and the adjacent Coast Liquor properties. The reasons were nicely summarized in the...

Taking Stock

A New Chairman to Lead the Fed The Federal Reserve’s meeting earlier this week passed without an interest rate increase. The President nominated Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell as its next chairman, succeeding Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, whose four-year term expires in...

Wisdom Workout

Resilience   The holiday season has officially started. In our fast-paced society, it has become more difficult to let down and enjoy the small pause points that come as a result of getting involved in the art of celebration, whether religious or secular. This upcoming...

Pet Peeves

Kilmer Was Here I really don’t want readers to think any less of me than they already do, but I have a confession to make: I thought Joyce Kilmer, the poet made famous for the poem “Trees,” was a woman. She’s a he. His first name is Alfred. The curveball that suckered me in to...

Village Matters

  Something Missing Here? My neighbor mentioned that the utility company was concerned about her palm tree growing up closer and closer to the wires that run along Second Avenue. I suggested that soon the utilities might be undergrounded and then the Canary Island da...

Heart Talk

Was It My Turn?   Those of you that have been kind enough to read my columns the past couple of years may have noticed that each October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I write about the disease that killed my wife. This year, there is a more personal touch to my...