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‘Augie’ Documentary Inspires Hope

Moviegoers may not expect a film involving a disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spine to inspire hope, but “Augie” certainly does.

Film Fest Promises an Immersive Run

That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace during the 18th annual cinematic confluence of filmmakers and moviegoers that runs through April 27 at more than a dozen theaters in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

Taking Stock

Paradoxes Prevail Since November, politics has dominated the financial news. The new Administration continues irregular progress with its campaign promises, faltering with reworking broad medical coverage. This led to reduced expectations that the tax cuts so eagerly awaited by...




Planners Step Away from Tighter Historic Rules

Members of the Laguna Beach Planning Commission are questioning the benefit of keeping so-called C-rated properties on the city's 1981 historic inventory, and some questioned keeping the inventory at all.

Musings on the Coast

Addict Nation We have become a nation of addicts. And you can see it all over Laguna Beach. It comes in three forms: illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, legal opiates like vicodin, and social media addiction. Just in case you do not know it,...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017

Southbound ‘Limited’ Makes Fewer Stops

Editor: After further review and a conversation with public works, it has become evident that the new trolley routes aimed at solving overcrowded trolleys in the southern part of town are more complex than was apparent in previous summaries. I...

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Power Outages Spark Outrage

Editor, For demanding that Southern California Edison place their predictably faulty utilities underground, it is sheer effrontery to learn that SCE, our unreliable electrical power supplier, dares to sue the City of Laguna Beach. Since our...

Resist Shoreline Nuclear Waste Storage

Editor, Southern California Edison negotiations will be going on for the next three months or so. During that time, the watchdog group San Clemente Green will be seeking advice from independent nuclear experts for alternative locations and...

New Sign Plan Sends Contradictory Message

Editor, While a new way-finding sign program could be useful if it reduces signage citywide, there is a problem with the process if it is closed to citizens, local groups and the city’s own Parking, Traffic, and Circulation Committee. The idea...

Thanks for Not Teaching

Editor, Thanks, James Utt, for not returning to teaching and recognizing that your liberal bias would seep into any classroom you enter. We already have a liberal invasion in our colleges, where professors stray far off course syllabi to indoctrinate young minds with extreme bias masquerading...

Village Matters

We Have Everything We Need Neighbor and fellow landscape architect Sally Dunne had stage four cancer for years. Surgeries, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants bought her time. Always cheerful and beautiful—even though bald—she’d walk past our house with her large black poodle Leo. If he liked...

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Myriad Ways to Mark Earth Day

Take Action at the Offshore Kelp Forest The eighth annual Kelp Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Beach, Saturday, April 22. Supporters intend to take action by cleaning up the...

Learn the Benefits of Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pack 35, for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade, invites prospective members to join their pack at an open house featuring a live magic show on Tuesday, April 25, at...

Pet Peeves

Denise & Mr. Wilson   I’ve changed the names in this column to protect the privacy of the people I’m writing about. My name is changed to Mr. Wilson, of “Dennis the Menace” fame. The...