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Paddle Board Heroics Saves a Friend

A woman paddle boarder was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo on Monday after being pulled unconscious from the ocean offshore Laguna Beach by a companion, who performed life-saving first aid while he screamed for help and...

Parents Push to Save a Special Program

Social consciousness, emotional intelligence and hands-on learning experiences were just some of the qualities that made the Community Learning Center at Top of the World Elementary unique, speakers said.

Ouch! That Hurts

Vaccination rates in all Orange County school districts increased markedly since a state law eliminating personal exemptions took effect last July, but more unvaccinated students are enrolled in the Laguna Beach district than any other in the county, says a report released this week.




Uber, a Questionable Perk?

Editor, Lauren Korduner’s article regarding Laguna Beach entering into a pilot program with Uber to provide rides to seniors, – this needs closer scrutinizing before applauding the effort. Uber, as many know, is the subject of numerous...

Misplaced Values

Editor, Only two of the 24 Orange County public school districts fell below the 92 to 94 percent “herd immunity” threshold required to prevent the spread of disease, according to the California Department of Public Health and OC...

Way-Finding Signs Will Assist Visitors and Residents

Editor, Billy Fried’s column on the city’s contemplated way-finding program needs some clarifications.. It also provided several good suggestions about how to help the city’s merchants such as parklets, bike corrals, bike sharing and other...

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Laguna’s Big Little Lies

Editor, My 2016 campaign for school board called for school governance reform making our good schools better.  That meant school board members and senior school district staff with the skills and experience to strengthen oversight of budget,...

Cost of Entry is a Barrier to Inclusiveness

Curious why Mayor Iseman’s “State of the City” presentation on Monday could not have been done in City Council chambers or some other venue that didn’t cost $65 to $150 a seat. Kind of pricey for something of a civic...

New Law Infringes on Personal Liberties

The Nanny State now imposes a citywide smoking ban. And (Mayor Toni) Iseman wishes she could even invade our homes with her assault on personal liberties. Wasn’t she the clown who wanted to spay/neuter the poor sea lions that wash up on...

Car Thieves May Get Other Ideas

Editor, My wife and I live in Arch Beach Heights and receive your paper on our driveway. A few weeks ago I read an article about cars being stolen or people going through unlocked cars at night.  A few days later on May 3 someone stole our car. I did leave the keys in the car and was always...

Poison’s Unintended Consequences Editor,

Editor, We personally have found three dead rats in our yard and have one sick dog.  We used to have beautiful barn owls living and raising their young in our palm tree, but they vanished a couple of years ago. The reckless use of rat poison on random wildlife, birds, opossums and rabbits is so...

Pressure Rises in Fight Over Flight

About 400 South County residents packed Laguna Niguel City Hall on Monday, May 15, for a town hall forum on the changes of flight paths to and from John Wayne Airport.

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Green Light

What Gets Measured, Gets Managed “Lose five pounds,” my doctor said after this year’s annual physical. I’ve lost them and found them again. Part of my difficulty is that I avoid getting on the...
Posted On 18 May 2017

The Kibitzer

Nourish the Neediest  I think about food all the time. My mother’s great pearl of wisdom to me was, “never finish a meal without knowing what your next one will be.” Planning meals and talking...
Posted On 18 May 2017

Doing Good

Nonprofits Benefit as Taste for Charity Guests Indulge Join the Laguna Board of Realtors and the Charitable Assistance Fund at the 22nd annual Taste for Charity gala at Tivoli Too!, Wednesday,...