Drag queens are back in Laguna Beach.
We just learned 2014 was the hottest recorded year on the planet. I remember January of last year. It was like, well, January this year. Brilliant. Except for the minor inconvenience of being in a severe drought. Somehow our lawns are still green and our landscapes lush.
Readers, I'm telling you first.
If you wait long enough, everything comes back: beards, vinyl, muscle cars and travel to Cuba.
Sweet Jesus. Our long, local nightmare is over.
When it comes to education, a new year doesn't necessarily mean much. School calendars straddle two years, and it's unlikely that the midway point between the first day of school and the last will bring sudden or momentous changes.
National Public Radio recently asked listeners to submit their top grammar peeves.
You think of your art, whatever it may be, as the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift you have been given, which is the life itself.—Stanley Kunitz
Wyland is a force of nature.
Psychologist Marion Jacobs will hold a five-session workshop on communicating in close relationships to raise funds for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic.
In September, the "Chronicle of Higher Education" published an article by linguist and Harvard professor Steven Pinker titled "Why Academics Stink at Writing."
Arbor Village, just off the 5 Freeway at Jeffrey Road in Irvine, is a treasure trove of Asian cuisine.
I scoff at miracle cures, supplements and muscle braces.
"Into the Woods" is Disney's film version of Stephen Sondheim's award winning play. The plot borrows basic elements from "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and "Little Red Riding Hood." These children's stories are represented in several mix-and-match parts.
If you want to predict what will happen in Laguna Beach this year, just try defining Main Beach.
Happy new year, Laguna! By now you have probably made a significant contribution to our landfill. The holidays are the last Hail Mary by corporate America to wring every last penny out of us. When it comes to consumption, we're No. 1.
My last article quoted WebMD, which pegged the average American as 23 pounds overweight.
It was a strange year in Laguna Beach, which means we kept our reputation intact.
Not long ago in this space, I wrote about exceptions to a grammar rule. I added, ""But none of those exceptions apply in modern publishing."