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Club to Award its Stars

The Boys & Girls Club holds its annual Awards Night on Thursday, Feb. 11, and welcomes support from local businesses in the form of a donated sandwich, vegetable or cookie trays or items for goodie bags. Three individuals who have demonstrated strong moral character,...

Sandbags Available for Locals

The city offers pre-filled sandbags at no cost to residents and business owners of Laguna Beach. They are available daily on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limit of 10 per resident, at the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, or the inland Aliso Beach parking lot,...

Clinic Steps Up Fundraising to Continue Care

  “I had no idea that one day I myself would need their services,” said longtime local resident Lysanne Lippe, a former Laguna Beach Community Clinic volunteer. “But when I needed medical help, I knew where to go. And thankfully I did, because the clinic saved my life,”...

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Obituaries

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...

William Hamilton McFadden

William Hamilton McFadden, of Palm Desert, passed away on Sept. 3, 2015. He died of natural causes after battling cancer and diabetes. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and is survived by his four children, two step-children, five grandchildren, and two...

Dr. Dennis Hudson Cadreau

January 22, 1953-August 26, 2015 Dennis Cadreau was visiting his family in Laguna Beach for a long weekend from East Jordan, Mich. A body surfing accident at Divers Cove left him paralyzed and after a 16 day battle he died from complications from his injuries. He was 62 years...

Columns

Does the Wet Suit You

A Modest Proposal We live in a zip code where it is easy for marketing experts to mistake most of us for the rich people we aren’t. Cadillac and Maserati are always sending offers for free test-drive events held at fancy country club locations. Not so long ago a glossy magazine...

Finding Meaning

Restrain myself? The meaning of our life—born out of our better choices—is publicly revealed at our passing.  Did you read LIz Goldner’s obituaryfor Laguna’s Mark Chamberlain in last week’s Indy?  In the telling of his life, with words kind and caring, she preserved its meaning. ...

Pet Peeves

Art in lieu A funny thing happened to me while reading Indy’s “Public Art May Embellish Entrance.” It put me into an induced coma. My family says I was out of it for two weeks.  It was the best two weeks the family ever had. Things are back to normal and the family walks way...

Wisdom Workout

Relationship Literacy Every person we meet has a story to tell. Imagine that life is like a library filled with individual books to be experienced and enjoyed. Of course, you have your favorites and you know what topic is their specialty. Their main theme may be an ongoing drama,...

The Kibitzer

Legends of Laguna   With the sad passing of Mark Chamberlain, we have lost another indelible link to Laguna’s cultural legacy in the 1960’s as a place of expanded consciousness. Mark arrived at the tail end of the decade – 1970 and straight from Vietnam – and he literally landed...
Posted On 03 May 2018

Guest column

Questions Undermine Undergrounding Proposal Caltrans is currently in design and planning to widen Laguna Canyon Road within its state-owned right-of-way. Laguna Beach’s proposal to spend $90 million of taxpayer’s money undergrounding on state-owned land is absurd. Caltrans will...