Orange County Register

When is it time to stop driving? (September 26, 2012)
While California does not have a driving age limit, the AAA Automobile Club of Southern California reports that “the traffic crash rate for drivers 70 and over is exceeded only by the rate for drivers under 25 years of age.”

Visitor showcases Olympic torch (September 20, 2012)
This August, ED Berman visited his brother, Jerry, at Laguna Woods Village and brought along a very special piece of luggage: the torch he carried in the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay.

Old Pros to perform ‘Twelfth Night’ (September 20, 2012)
The Old Pros are aware that the mere thought of Shakespeare’s florid Elizabethan prose is enough to make some people’s eyes glaze over, but they still want you to give their new show a chance.

Appliance policy goes back to United residents for second vote (September 13, 2012)
United Laguna Woods Mutual is holding another special election after residents voted last month to reject the corporation’s proposed amendments to its bylaws and occupancy agreement.

Chemerinsky says next Supreme Court appointees could affect personal lives (September 13, 2012)
The future of the Supreme Court should be one of the biggest issues this election cycle, according to Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Business brisk at the Jewelry Box (September 13, 2012)
For 11 years, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest has been buying, repairing and selling “previously enjoyed” gold, silver, diamonds, holloware and watches.

Ukulele Club blends music and friendship (September 12, 2012)
Founded sometime in the late 1960s (the exact details have been lost to history), the Ukulele Club is one of the oldest organizations at Laguna Woods Village.

Pickleball helps residents stay in shape (September 6, 2012)
Seniors have turned to the paddle tennis-like sport, in which players use light wooden paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball across a small court, for fun and exercise.

Counter service, longer hours now at café (August 23, 2012)
Village Greens Cafe has moved to counter service during breakfast and lunch hours as of August 13, a change that has already angered many customers.

Mastering public speaking (August 23, 2012)
As Jerry Seinfeld once joked, Americans’ No. 1 fear is public speaking, followed by death — so most people at a funeral would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy. Topic Masters is out to change that.

Garden Centers donate to SCO (August 23, 2012)
The Garden Centers Club held a food drive for surplus vegetables and other non-perishable items on August 20, collecting 637 lbs. of food for South County Outreach.

Pedestrian hit and killed by security guard (August 16, 2012)
An on-duty security guard for Laguna Woods Village was driving a marked truck when he hit and killed a pedestrian along Moulton Parkway.

News wrap: United Board meeting (August 16, 2012)
The United Board unanimously approved eligibility requirements for the upcoming board election at its August 14 meeting.

Saturday bus change delayed (August 9, 2012)
After some debate over the merits and faults of the new dual hub bus system, the move to expand the schedule to Saturdays has been delayed for 90 days.

Fitness Centers guest policy to be reviewed (August 9, 2012)
Following a last-minute plea from several members in the audience, the revised Recreation Division policy has been sent back to committee by the Golden Rain Foundation board.

GRF News Wrap (August 9, 2012)
The hours for the Village Greens Cafe will be extended until 8 p.m. year-round. A proposed moratorium on the planned renovation of Gate 1 was shot down by a vote of 4-5.

Attorney discusses Health Care Reform Law (August 2, 2012)
Health care reform has become a national debate in the last few years, but the politicized rhetoric over universal coverage has sometimes made it difficult to separate the facts from the fabrications.

Beware of new grandparent scam (July 25, 2012)
According to the National Consumer League, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer protection organization, the “grandparent scam” is one of the fastest-spreading frauds perpetrated in the U.S.

When temperature rises, Astroturf too hot for paws (July 18, 2012)
In response to recent complaints that the Astroturf is too hot for dogs to safely use, the city of Laguna Woods has placed warning signs around the “A Place for Paws” dog park.