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Archive for September, 2011

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

These past four weeks have been a whirlwind. My youngest daughter came back from a seven-month volunteer assignment in Indonesia and just returned to New Zealand via a week in Hawaii where her new Facebook picture let me in on her newest skydiving adventure. There were many comments about her bravery and one that said: “Don’t tell mom!”

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Alzheimer’s Advocates Honor Laguna Cops

Alzheimer’s Advocates Honor Laguna Cops

Over 150 residents from across the county spoke out at a rally last week against Alzheimer’s disease, the fourth-leading cause of death in Orange County, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The rally celebrated local law enforcement officers who took heroic action in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Each of the officers was presented with a piece […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

For the past week we’ve been enduring June gloom in September here at the beach with little or no clearing over the past weekend, not a good way to start autumn at all with below normal air and water temps.

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Ex-Building Industry Exec Takes Helm at Chamber of Commerce

Ex-Building Industry Exec Takes Helm at Chamber of Commerce

Kristine Thalman was named interim executive director of the 200-member Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, president Chris Keller announced this week.   Thalman, a former executive of the Building Industry Association’s Orange County chapter, replaces Rose Hancock, who recently resigned to start her own events management company.   Thalman previously worked in government affairs for […]

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Growing a Family Tree

Growing a Family Tree

Experienced genealogical researchers from Daughters of the American Revolution will provide a free Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 12:30 p.m., at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St. This workshop is designed to jump-start the beginning genealogist as well as enhance the research of advanced projects. There will be handouts, hands-on guidance, […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Two Moms ‘Wig Out’ for Two Causes, Laguna’s Origins Inform Current Practices, Learn the Truth About Abuse, Nurturing Water-saving Habits, Seminar Focuses on the World’s End, and Plastic Bag Workshop Planned

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Seminars Assist Medicare Recipients

Seminars Assist Medicare Recipients

The Susi Q Senior Center has partnered with the Council on Aging’s Health Insurance Advocacy Program to offer Wednesday seminars and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. Recipients of Medicare benefits that want to make a change in their coverage must enroll during open enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Presentations include: Making Sense of Medicare, Oct. […]

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Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

Four-footed Receive a Blessing and Rescue Center Sets High Goal

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Bruce I Smith, Constance Morthland

Bruce I Smith, Constance Morthland

Bruce I. Smith and Constance Morthland

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Business Moves

Business Moves

From Surf to Snow Scheduled Service to Mammoth, Merit CEO Honored for Excellence in Marketing and Electronic Waste Drive Sees Record Turnout

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Scarecrows Scare Away Hunger

Scarecrows Scare Away Hunger

The Great Park’s second annual Scarecrows in the Park event, presented by the Orange County Great Park and Second Harvest Food Bank, gives local businesses and community organizations the opportunity build and display unique scarecrow creations while providing support for a worthy cause. Teams create their own imaginative scarecrow that showcases their organization’s spirit and […]

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Mr. Laguna Celebrates His 98th Year

Mr. Laguna Celebrates His 98th Year

Harry Lawrence earned the nickname “Mr. Laguna” because since 1947 he played a role in numerous organizations and beautification movements that make the town what it is today. The public is invited to help him celebrate “Harry Lawrence Day” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, with cake and ice cream in Main Beach Park. […]

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Local Currents

Local Currents

Who’d have thought you had to come to Grand Rapids to become a famous artist in New York?” Glenn Rogers, on location at ArtPrize last week.

Local entrepreneur and tennis legend Glenn Rogers and I were in Grand Rapids, Mich., last week for business and happened on one of the world’s largest art contests with the richest purse. Who would have thought you had to travel to the heartland to find it? It sparked some thoughts on expanding Laguna’s art horizons.

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Stepping on the Soapbox for Sidewalks

Stepping on the Soapbox for Sidewalks

Editor, The continuing barrage of letters from the same group of people concerning their narrow view of transportation in Laguna Beach is tiresome. Increasingly, it seems these writers would like to isolate Laguna Beach by banning any vehicles other than bicycles or public transit. I can hardly wait to grocery shop by trolley.   Have […]

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Values Check

Values Check

Editor,   Mr. Dave Connell suggests that perhaps my values need a major overhaul because I don’t agree with him that view preservation in Laguna is a huge issue while banning plastic grocery bags is a little tiny issue (“Panning Some Banning,” Letters, Sept. 23).   Regarding view preservation, “I have no dog in that […]