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Solstice Observers Mark the Year’s Shortest Day

The public is invited to join the 30th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Monday, Dec. 21, which begins at 4:48 p.m. at Main Beach with the sunset observance of the year’s shortest day followed by art, music and poetry. “We are fortunate in Laguna to have our own solstice...

Senior Needle Guild Warms Up Recipients

Laguna Beach Seniors’ Needle Arts Guild held its annual holiday gift wrapping party, the culmination of their Friday afternoons spent knitting and crocheting scarves, hats, shawls, children sweaters, dresses and lap blankets. Their handiwork is donated to local groups and special...

Scientist Inspires Protection of the Natural World

Marine biologist Nancy Caruso describes her green abalone restoration project Monday, Dec. 7, with the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. She speaks at the 6 p.m. dinner meeting at Tivoli Terrace restaurant on the Festival of Arts’ grounds. RSVP to Laron Larimer at 949 306-0122.  ...

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Obituaries

Karl F. Kramer

Aug. 3, 1935 – Aug. 29, 2015 Karl Francis Kramer Jr., a 44 year resident of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Aug. 29, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Diana Lee Kramer, in 2014. Born in 1935, Karl grew up in Beverly...

Lew Williams

Llewelyn Lloyd Williams, Jr., also known as Lew, 96 years young, passed on Aug. 12, 2015, surrounded by his immediate family. Lew grew up in Orange and was a 1938 graduate of Orange High School. He also attended Fullerton Junior College and UCLA and remained a huge Bruins fan....

Stephen Lee Runnalls

A former Laguna resident in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Stephen Lee Runnalls died suddenly from a heart attack on July 7, 2015, in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, where he had lived for more than two years. Born on Jan. 10, 1944 in Los Angeles to Eugene and Gladys Runnalls, Steve grew up...

Columns

Guest column

What Would Granny Say?       First, she’d say, “Stop calling them granny flats! They’re ADUs!”       Accessory Dwelling Units are those spaces created inside our houses, converted garages, bump-out additions, or pint-sized backyards. And they aren’t just for Granny. They’re for...

Guest Column

Early Ailment Can Indicate Genetic Disorder On July 12, 2014, days before my 39thbirthday, my life would change forever. I was a successful and well-accomplished hairstylist of 21 years, a serious college student, fitness enthusiast, doting husband, and loving father when my...

Taking Stock

Growth Plus Value U.S. companies are reporting their best earnings growth in more than 20 years. Around 80% of the companies that have so far reported their quarterly earnings beat the forecasts of stock analysts. This is the best quarter for topping estimates since 1994. The...
Posted On 03 May 2018

Does the Wet Suit You?

Times Gone By During the last class period on the last day before summer vacation, the clock in Ms. Thesauri’s English class went backwards. It went from 2:59 p.m. to 2:56 p.m. Divine intervention didn’t do this. It was the heavy thumb of the principal Dr. Demerits Ph.d. on the...

Heart Talk

Sleepy Students   There has been a kerfuffle recently over possibly moving the start of the school year to an earlier date in August. As a retired teacher who spent more than 35 years in the classroom, I believe that this issue should take a back seat to a far more important...

Finding Meaning

Choices That Free Us “Finding Meaning,” last week, referenced Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.” It’s America’s most popular poem.  The column was about the choices we make, and the lingering mystery of that “other path,” the one not taken.  Our choices, Frost cautioned,...