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Chamber Members Step Into a Baby’s World

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mixer this past week ventured to the Assistance League Chapter House and learned about the organization’s early intervention program for families of developmentally-delayed infants. Tours included the EIP classroom and bargain-hunters could...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

American Legion Honors Laguna’s Finest

The veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion honored three public servants from the police and fire departments Thursday, Jan. 21. Firefighter-paramedic Alex Pacheco was honored as firefighter of the year and Jeff Zaccaro was honored among reserves. James Michaud was honored as...

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

Sandra Silka

March 3, 1942-Sept. 6, 2015 Sandra “Sandi” Silka lost her battle to cancer on Sept. 6, 2015 at her home in Clarksville, Vir. She was born in Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1942, to the late Joseph Frank and Emily Kulis Silka. Her parents moved to Southern California when she was 14....

Joyce Lowell, Descendent of Early Laguna Pioneers, Dies at 95

Joyce McElree Lee Lowell, a grandchild of the “pioneer mother” of Laguna Beach, Catherine Aurora Brenizer Skidmore Brooks, died Sept. 1 in Long Beach. She was 95. Lowell’s mother, Anita Skidmore, was one of four siblings from the marriage of Catherine and George Skidmore. Her...

Architect Mark Singer Dies

The Laguna Beach staff of noted local architect Mark Singer, who for 30 years has designed award winning homes, art galleries and commercial properties with a distinctive contemporary style, confirmed his death Thursday, Sept. 17. The architect’s signature was so well known...

Columns

Heart Talk

Sleepy Students   There has been a kerfuffle recently over possibly moving the start of the school year to an earlier date in August. As a retired teacher who spent more than 35 years in the classroom, I believe that this issue should take a back seat to a far more important...

Finding Meaning

Choices That Free Us “Finding Meaning,” last week, referenced Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.” It’s America’s most popular poem.  The column was about the choices we make, and the lingering mystery of that “other path,” the one not taken.  Our choices, Frost cautioned,...

Guest Column

The Carnivore at My Window Lots of people dislike birds, especially if they’ve lived in cities alongside pigeons. Not me. I was 9 years old when we got two parakeets. I loved the symmetry of their feathers and colors, their graceful flight and how daintily they cracked and ate...

Pet Peeves

Art Talks Art imitates life.  But what do the rest of us do not named Art?  So I asked Art, if I could come over to his place to discuss things. Art said, “Sorry I can’t see you.  “I said, “Oh, if it’s a bad time, pick a time that works.” Art sighed. “It’s not the time. It’s the...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals I AM MATURE, RESPONSIBLE and efficient – except the times when I’m not.  I will babysit your cat, dog, bird or fish.  I’ll play with them all day, feed them plenty and take them out for lots of walks (except fish)  $8 per hour.  #SuperPetSitter   VINTAGE...

Taking Stock

Growing, Growing, Growing The end of April shows stocks down for three of the four months of 2018. Investors remain grumpy, almost ignoring the strongest reports for years of increasing corporate sales and earnings. Caterpillar was a leading example. The company reported record...