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Beauty Discounts Salute a Salon’s Longevity

This month, Noreen Goodman marks her 30th year in Laguna Beach at the same location, the International Hair Salon and Spa, which holds down one of Hotel Laguna’s storefronts. “When you love what you do time goes by fast,” said Goodman. “I love making people beautiful from the...

Realtors Host Taste for Charity

The Laguna Board of Realtors will host their 20th annual “Taste for Charity” benefit from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Proceeds, amounting to $120,000 last year, will go to nine local organizations ranging from the Boys and Girls Club...

Division Chief Sifts Through Fire Department History

The town’s Fire Department history, which includes the county’s oldest operating fire station, is the focus of a Laguna Beach Historical Society talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. The public is welcome at the free presentation. Division Chief Api Weinert, on the force during the...

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Obituaries

Catherine Siedle

Catherine Paik Siedle, 52, passed away June 11, 2015, with family and friends at her bedside and enveloped in love. She had fought a brave, private and dignified battle with breast cancer for more than three years. She lived with her husband and children in Laguna Beach. She was...

Laura Holty

Laura Holty passed peacefully in April of 2015. As she told the attending staff, “I have had a wonderful life. I had a career that I loved, a wonderful family, friends and experiences that were amazing for a woman of my time.” That is all true. While her family moved...

Quinn Farnes

Eugene Eldon Quinn Farnes, long-time football coach and math teacher at Laguna Beach High School, passed away peacefully on May 31. He was almost 94. He joined the teaching staff in Laguna in 1948 and retired 33 years later. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Jeanne, and his son...

Columns

Village Matters

The Best Cat Ever My friend Jane who lives in Pasadena has a cat named Lola. When they picked her out at the shelter, Lola rubbed up against the cage, purred and generally gave the impression of a really lovable cat who would sit on your lap and act like she likes you. It was all...

Wisdom Workout

It’s About Timely    Time seems to have gotten into the habit of speeding. In fact, I suspect it has been taking professional driving lessons and is using my weekdays as time to practice. It is Monday and then about 20 hours later it is Friday. This has been going on for quite a...

Guest column

Hate is Not Welcome Here The violence of this past week has shaken our nation to its core. This weekend, we witnessed in horror the despicable acts of hatred and domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, where Klan members, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right gathered –...

Just for Laughs

Senior Personals   LIME GREEN Men’s Leisure suit – brand new, medium, never worn – exquisite polyester with pocket protector – still in gift box.  I was saving it for a special occasion but cannot wear it due to substantial weight gain.  Asking $200 obo.  #Fatso   1975...

Pet Peeves

Snowflakes Here we go again. The city council is looking for parking spaces. Geez, it feels like I’m a little kid again strapped into my childproof backseat with no control over where my parents take me. I remember this ride. It usually ends up at a fabric store, dry cleaners or...

Taking Stock

Don’t Sell, But Keep A Weather Eye Out Only a week ago, stocks rook a one-day header on news flashes of severe tensions with North Korea. The American dependency of Guam was threatened with missiles and local officials broadcast old Cold War civil defense procedures. Now, one...