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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...

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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

The Kibitzer

The War on Rooftops What is it about roof decks that has our town spun out? We hear all the time how they are ruining Laguna. All four of them. You’d think they were crack houses. One candidate for City Council in 2016 made it an essential part of her campaign to stop their...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Wisdom Workout

Simple Truths  How is it possible to keep our equilibrium when negative news abounds with messages of turmoil and chaos? Our days are filled with more interactions with inanimate objects than living, breathing people. We clear our e-mail, check our voice mail and answer text...

Heart Talk

Paper, Please Those of us lined up at 7 a.m., eagerly waiting to vote at our local precinct last November, were told that the voting machines were temporarily not working. We could wait for the person with the magic key to arrive or use paper ballots. Since the sniping between...

Musings on the Coast

Year of the Grim Reaper 2017 was not a good year for me.   My sister Kathy, after years of illness, passed. Two months before that, my daughter Gabby and I visited Kathy at her home in Tucson. She was bedridden and in pain; she was not supposed to take more opioids, but I found...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018

Pet Peeves

Holy Smokes A flood of memories came back to me while reading the Indy’s police blotter. There were lots of traffic stops. Yep, done that. Several shop lifting reports. Yep, done that. And there was a disorderly conduct. Yep, done that, too. It was reassuring to have all this bad...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals   LET’S GO – Mardi Gras in N’awlins interest you?  Seniors sign-up for trip of a lifetime.  We have charter flight, bus service, special hotel rate – Feb 7, 8, 9 parades, beads, breakfast @Café du Monde, Mississippi river boat ride. All inclusive package....