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Remembrance Ceremony Next Week for Fallen Officers

  This year’s city remembrance ceremony marks the fifth anniversary of police officer Jon Coutchie’s End of Watch. Coutchie initially joined the Laguna Beach Police Department in 2009. He died on-duty in a tragic traffic accident on Sept. 21, 2013, when his northbound...

Laguna Canyon Conservancy to Host 1993 Fire Program

  The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 10 at Seven 7 Seven (formerly Tivoli Too! at the Art-A-Fair) at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The LCC will present a program about the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Wildfire. This is a repeat...

Coastal Cleanup Day Returns Sept. 15

On Saturday, Sept. 15, thousands of clean water advocates will head to more than 40 coastal sites across Orange County to fight pollution with the world’s largest trash cleanup event—Coastal Cleanup Day. Registration is now open for the OC cleanup sites, organized by Orange...

Limelight

Artist Finds Her Calling Wrapped in Felt

Booties, bedroom slippers, hats, crafts and the smooth emerald green surface covering expensive pool tables: these are the typical consumer uses associated with felt, which also figures in industrial applications. Yet, in regions of central Asia, the dense fabric is popularly...

Expect Raunchy Fun at ‘Rocky Horror Show’

At more than six feet, he sashays onto the stage in a fishnet top, slightly slipping corset, platform heels and spiky pink hair. In the latest re-incarnation of the Rocky Horror Show lead character and mad scientist Frank-N-Furter works his wacky magic at the No Square Theatre,...

Biking at 10,000 Feet

Laguna local Hans Rey and Austrian champion trail biker Tom Oehler explored the rough and remote Guatemalan Highlands riding trails at an elevation of 10,000 feet in January. The hut-to-hut trip took the adventurers to the homes of some previous recipients of bicycles distributed...

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Obituaries

John Christian Watson

Feb 28, 1972 – July 29, 2018 The world dimmed, and the stars became much brighter, as John Christian Watson passed away in Laguna Beach, California, on July 29. Born outside of Rochester, New York, John called many places home throughout his 46 years—raised in Southern...

Laguna Bids Farewell to Local Volleyball Legend

Rolf Julius Engen-  Aug. 5, 1929- July 31, 2018 Rolf Engen passed away peacefully at his home in Laguna Beach, surrounded by his loving family. He was five days short of his 89th birthday. Rolf was raised in Santa Ana, California, and was a life-long athlete, playing basketball...

Susan Lyons Pons

July 13, 1946 – July 16, 2018 Susan Lyons Pons, known to friends as “Laguna Sue”, passed away on July 16, 2018 at the age of 72. She was born in Long Beach, California on July 13, 1946 to parents, Jack and Theora Lyons. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas,...

Columns

Guest column

Laguna Doing Its Part to Address Homelessness By Kelly Boyd, Outgoing Mayor of Laguna Beach On Nov. 5, federal district judge Andrew Guilford granted final approval of a settlement agreement between a class of disabled homeless individuals and the city of Laguna Beach, bringing...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals NICE LITTLE BOAT – You can take her fishing and water skiing. Runs well. Neat, sweet, cheap. Come check her out; she’s in my pool. $3,000 or exchange for other seaworthy vessel. #DeBaitAble   BRANAHOUGAN Hilltop Hacienda – Big Holiday Sale – We have...

Pet Peeves

Show Us the Way How much do I like the Indy? I’ll tell you. I hired a neighbor kid to read the entire Indy into a cassette recorder. Now I can listen in my car about what’s going on around town while I’m driving hands-free around town. I feel like a detective following clues. The...

Musing on the Coast

The Hot Blonde: Back by Popular Demand   Yeah, Petra waltzed in again to the Lumberyard, looking her usual smashing self: tight leather pants, 4-inch Christian Louboutin do-me pumps with red bottoms, a fur jacket she soon shed and a red sweater so thin you could almost see...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018

The Kibitzer

Orange is the New Blue If the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, then I am certifiably nuts. For a year and a half I have awoken every morning, opened my news app, and looked for the three words “Mueller indicts...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018

Heart Talk

Let There Be Lights When it comes to the many holidays celebrated in this country, my default disposition is often a combination of iconoclast and curmudgeon. With the coming of this holiday season, I had to struggle to keep these forces at bay. In late October I was walking down...