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55th Homecoming Game

Injuries Hobble Breakers An overflow crowd at Guyer Field joined the homecoming celebration last Friday at Laguna Beach High School, where pre-game activities honored Laguna’s 12 football league championships. Three members from the 1936 squad  of 74 years ago participated, but...

Carnival Ventures Into the Haunted Wild West

Everyone from newborns to great-grandparents is invited to El Morro Elementary School’s annual Halloween carnival – the Boo Blast – on Friday, Oct. 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You don’t have to attend El Morro to have fun at Boo Blast. Sponsored by El Morro’s PTA, the Boo...

Hot Dish

Global Dishes Round Out Sapphire’s Menu   Well-known to Laguna Beach locals as the location of the old Pottery Shack, Sapphire Laguna has been offering cosmopolitan dishes since 2007. The restaurant’s indoor-outdoor dining areas – enchanting outdoor fire pit, warm...
Posted On 29 Oct 2010

Grounded in Tradition, Art College Pursues the Future

On a recent gloomy afternoon Kiley Davis, a Laguna College of Art and Design graphic design senior, immersed herself in color by creating a “mood board,” an electronic sketchbook to design sports apparel, accessories and equipment. Working on state-of-the-art computer equipment,...

Mothering Heights

My Own Race to Nowhere I just realized there’s a paperclip in my hand. In fact, it’s probably been there for the last 10 minutes. The question is why? Where was I going with it? I’m currently amid a painful organization phase, going through five stacks of paperwork, determined to...

A School of Support Packs Hearing

Marine conservation proponents from Laguna Beach joined a sometimes raucous crowd to testify before a state commission in San Diego this past Wednesday considering whether to enact a marine reserve across most of Laguna’s coast. About 800 people packed a conference room to...

Small Goblins Invade Main Beach

The Laguna Beach Parents Club invites any pre-school age youngsters to join its annual Halloween costume parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Main Beach. Children, some dressed as superheroes and supernatural beings, traipse along the boardwalk to their reward, a celebration...

Park’s Fate Entangled by Family Enmity

Newport Beach resident Paul Esslinger again turned to the courts this week to try to block the conversion of a Laguna Beach mobile home park developed by his father to resident ownership. “We can’t understand why people around us have so much trouble with us,” said Boyce Belt,...

New Rules May Smooth Mozambique’s Parking Dispute

A majority of the City Council endorsed the concept of resident-only parking restrictions near Mozambique Steakhouse to pacify neighbors’ long-running noise complaints about late-night patrons.   A public hearing on the matter was set for Dec. 7. Residents within the...

Green Light

Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23 Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010

Pouring Out Spirituality a Grain at a Time

Serendipity and perhaps good karma brings five Tibetan monks to Laguna Beach beginning next week to perform the sacred art of mandala sand painting in the sanctuary of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, one of only two stops by the monks in Southern California during a three...

New Rules May Smooth Mozambique’s Parking Dispute

A majority of the City Council endorsed the concept of resident-only parking restrictions near Mozambique Steakhouse to pacify neighbors’ long-running noise complaints about late-night patrons.   A public hearing on the matter was set for Dec. 7. Residents within the...

Park’s Fate Entangled by Family Enmity

Newport Beach resident Paul Esslinger again turned to the courts this week to try to block the conversion of a Laguna Beach mobile home park developed by his father to resident ownership. “We can’t understand why people around us have so much trouble with us,” said Boyce Belt,...

Green Light

Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23   Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010

Pouring Out Spirituality a Grain at a Time

Serendipity and perhaps good karma brings five Tibetan monks to Laguna Beach beginning next week to perform the sacred art of mandala sand painting in the sanctuary of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, one of only two stops by the monks in Southern California during a three...