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Playhouse Kicks Off its 90th Year

The sun gave a command performance and the curtain rose on a new addition to Laguna Beach’s public art works, this one marking the 90th anniversary of the Laguna Playhouse and its original location, now known as the Peppertree Parking Lot between Forest and Ocean Avenues. The...

Candy Airlift Sends Goodwill to Marines

To most, a candy bar is a snack, maybe a guilty pleasure. But to the men and women in military service in Afghanistan, the confections come with an infusion of goodwill from the folks back home. “I can only speak from personal experience,” attested Laguna Beach resident and...

Arts’ Advocate Pushes Oil Agenda

When serving as president of the Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach’s most influential arts organization, Anita Mangels stood tall and spoke decisively on its behalf before the City Council. In recent months, Mangels’ persuasive prowess made waves on regional television and radio...

Sightings Intensify Debate Over Sharks

Last week’s fatal shark attack on a body boarder near Santa Barbara County’s surfing Shangri-la, Hollister Ranch, made clear that the ocean remains in a sense, a wild place. This summer a video of a juvenile white shark recorded by Chuck Patterson off San Onofre State Beach...

Demand Made to Rescind Political Appointments

Claiming that an “underlying political agenda” propelled recent appointments to the city’s Design Review Board, a public-policy expert this week filed a formal complaint demanding nullification.   UC Irvine economics professor Peter Navarro, married to long-time DRB member...

Election Fundraising Drops in Low-Key Race

With a sole challenger running against a trio of local City Council incumbents, the mailboxes and yards of Laguna Beach voters have not overflowed with the usual onslaught of candidate literature and signs running up to the Nov. 2 election, shaping up as the least expensive...

Respecting Beliefs

Editor, Question for Mr. Niko Theris: What do you hope to accomplish with your “courageous” desecration of the Bible? What message do you bring to the table that would rival the account of God’s infinite love for humanity, as demonstrated in the ultimate...

Keep the Coast Open

Editor, Those advocating closing our coast to fishing, collecting, and about everything else make no sense. Fish and Game has always been able to protect our marine environment with effective regulations that are fully supported by all commercial and sports fishing elements. Fish...

Dancing in Laguna

Editor,   I am having such a great time dancing at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club and wanted you to know about it.   The dance is sponsored by Transition Laguna and happens every other Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.   A spacious, hardwood dance floor with a...

Economic Casualties

Editor, In a moral society the care of the destitute, ill and others overwhelmed by trouble is not left up to any particular group, church or charity, but is provided to all who need it, as any common good is, such as police and fire protection, education and available health...

Quest for Improved Access

Editor, As many know, over the years (and, I hear from others, even decades), various people have pushed for easier, safer access to the beautiful fire road walk from the Top of the World side, similar to what has existed for a long time from the Moulton Meadows (Arch Beach)...

Fit to Lead California

Editor, California was a great and beautiful state, and thanks to a series of knuckleheads (both parties), is in a tremendous mess. Meg knows nothing of that, has no investment in it other than what’s in it for her and her backers. By choice, she has failed to participate,...

Dissatisfaction Among the Populace

Editor, It’s totally amazing how many people have told me they are  “bullet” voting and plan to vote for only one Laguna Beach City Council  candidate, although you are supposed to vote for three. People feel like we are stuck with this council forever and are tired...

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we...

LBHS Fall Sports Update

Girls Golf Christianne Kinder shot a two-day total of 186 to finish third at the Golden West League individual championships, held Oct. 20-21 at Chino’s El Prado Golf Course. Kinder advanced to play in the Southern Section individual golf tournament.  Taylor Weiss shot a 202 to...