One would have thought that Mark Fudge would be ecstatic over Mark Christy's purchase of, and plans for, the Aliso Creek Resort property known as The Ranch at Laguna Beach.
It's usually unfair to do a compare-and-contrast between public and private events, but let's do it anyway.
I saw a fascinating online grammar discussion recently that I was eager to write about in this column. But I can't. It contained a bad word, by which I mean a great word — one of those anatomically specific insults that can make anyone the butt of a joke while simultaneously resonating with...
People watch the sunset in Laguna Beach every night, but not dressed in white, holding a blue light and slowly spinning in place.
Slow down, you move too fast… — Simon and Garfunkel, "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
A myth in Argentina called "Luz Mala" refers to an evil light or bad omen that floats in the air. However, if the light falls at the base of a hill, then it is believed to point to buried treasure that only the brave can uncover.
Typos dog everyone with a keyboard, and that horrible feeling of realizing too late that a resume, important email or blog post contained an error is practically universal.
I'm sitting in the top floor of an 18th-century apartment in Istanbul, overlooking the maritime bustle of the Bosphorus, towering mosques and minarets in the distance, and ruminating over who will be on the Laguna Beach City Council when I get back.
This year's Laguna Beach City Council race can be boiled down to one word: character.
London is a place that gets a lot of rain.
Professional race car driver Rick Knoop flies around the track at more than 200 mph, but on the streets of Laguna Beach he tools around in a VW Bug.
Row, row, row your boat…
On Monday, exactly one week after the Supreme Court helped open the gates for same-sex marriage, gay seniors will walk into the Laguna Beach Susi Q Senior Center seeking help and connection.
A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher has reportedly sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators retaliated against her because she raised objections to cat dissections in science classes.
It all started with the cat lady.
I Wish it Would Rain
National Punctuation Day, which took place on Wednesday, turned 10 this year. The brainchild of Northern California education booster Jeff Rubin, the annual event aims to help kids learn about periods, commas, quotation marks and the rest.
What if there was a way for students studying history to build a replica of Ancient Rome? Or for kids learning about California missions to forgo the sugar-cube models — projects that well-intentioned but misguided parents often take over anyway — and instead design and construct their...
Call it three feet of bicycle symbolism.
If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a subject for another day.)