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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...

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Obituaries

Margie Marie Erick

Margie Marie Erick, a 20-year resident of Laguna Beach, passed away on Sept. 29, 2015, of natural causes in Yucca Valley. She was 89. Margie was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Ennis, Texas.  As a child she picked cotton, was cousin to Clyde Barrow and attended the Consolidated School of...

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...

Columns

Heart Talk

An Old Debate Resurfaces Both locally, with Orange County cities arguing over the sanctuary cities issue, and nationally, with troops on the border and calls for a reduction in legal immigration, an old issue has returned to the national stage. Who should we allow into the U.S.?...

Finding Meaning

Happy Mother’s Day We’ve examined the process of finding meaning in past columns.  But we haven’t acknowledged a hard reality: there’s a price.  You must make an investment—of yourself.  There’s only so much of you to spread around, so it’s a big decision. Meaning requires...

Pet Peeves

Laguna Idol For those Laguna residents, who missed Laguna Beach’s first test of a new emergency messaging system last Friday, May 4, here’s the reenactment.  In place of the blaring siren, there was a recorded message that alerted listeners of a test.  Here’s the replay… “War,...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals HANDSOME WHITE-HAIRED GENT dining alone on patio of Las Brisas Saturday night.  I am a student filmmaker and you are perfect for my leading man. Pay is low, but your name will appear above the credits and you get a copy of completed film.  Please contact...

Musings on the Coast

The Intuitive Artist It is really hard to describe art, and even harder to describe the art of Laguna’s Jorg Dubin. Some of his portraiture images are so graphically disturbing they could be labeled pornographic. The image could be of a woman so brutally sexualized you wonder why...
Posted On 10 May 2018

Village Matters

Bully Beef “Southerly gales, squalls, lee rail under water, wet bunks, hard tack, bully beef, wish you were here, instead of me.” This was writer and adventurer Richard Halliburton’s last message as his Chinese junk, The Sea Dragon, battled a typhoon somewhere near Midway...