Out of the Blue: A plea from the heart for bike safety

Last Tuesday night, about 200 bicycle enthusiasts assembled at Laguna Beach City Hall to voice their outrage over the needless death one month to the day of cyclist and Laguna resident John Colvin.

Hansen: 'Love nest' of Elizabeth Taylor for sale

Hansen: 'Love nest' of Elizabeth Taylor for sale

It's a pink trailer in need of love.

Chasing Down the Muse: Summer evokes memories of grandma

Grandmas don't just say "that's nice" — they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's worth out of grandmas." (Author unknown)

Out of the Blue: Let city know what bicyclists need

In the year and a half I've been writing for the Coastline Pilot, nothing has generated more heat than my last column on safe biking and walking in the wake of John Colvin's senseless death. Hopefully that passion will show up at Tuesday's City Council meeting when our leaders chose Laguna's new...

Hansen: Home is where the baker is

Micheau Folse was born a baker but resisted the title most of her life.

Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your one-stop savings guide, so you can keep more money to spend on a Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger. (Yep, it's a thing — available at the infamous Chicken...

On Theater: From the Grinch to the Phantom

A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach.

Hansen: Will the last artist turn off the lights?

There is a theory that artists see things others don't.

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations, allows patrons who dress partially like a cow (say a cow-spotted shirt) to receive a free entrée, while those who dress head to toe as cows receive a...

'Made in Laguna' is the new business mantra

If you shop at Target, you can get perfectly good wine glass charms in assorted colors. And at your summer party, people may politely say, "Aww, cute. I'll take pink."

Out of the Blue: Why does Laguna tolerate bike, pedestrian deaths?

The death last week of Laguna resident John Greg Colvin is another grave reminder of how dangerous our streets are to anyone venturing onto them without a car.

Retail Therapy: Obey ... and save a buck

(Andre the) giant sale: Stop by the Obey warehouse sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2722 Michelson Drive, Irvine, to save up to 85% on men's and women's lifestyle clothing and accessories. Information: obeyclothing....

All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment.

Chasing Down the Muse: Be happy? The choice is yours

Happiness depends upon ourselves. — Aristotle

 Laguna can't be afraid of change

Laguna can't be afraid of change

When internationally acclaimed architect Andres Duany stood in front of city leaders recently, vying for a chance to change Laguna Beach, I was reminded of another famous architect, Ken Smith, who won the right to design the Great Park in Irvine.

Retail Therapy: Leave the dogs at home

Pool play: The Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit, 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach, will host a pool party and open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy food, drinks, fun and tours of the ranch while meeting other dog owners at this people-only event. Information: (949) 494-0484.

Hansen: Business is picking up, but clients are still family

Hansen: Business is picking up, but clients are still family

Somewhere along the way, a haircut became intimate.

Hansen: Lagunans proudly await world's end

Hansen: Lagunans proudly await world's end

Every year in Laguna Beach the world ends on June 15.