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Archive for October, 2011

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Activist Portrays Himself in Historical Society Talk

Activist Portrays Himself in Historical Society Talk

The next Laguna Beach Historical Society program will feature long-time Laguna Beach resident Arnold Hano sharing a personal history, entitled “History Not Always Made by a Committee.” The program Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will be held at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue, where the public […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Here at the beach we’re almost wishing it was June, after all, it was only gloomy in June a total of only five days this year. The unrelenting marine muck is dominating the weather scene this fall. The surf hasn’t been in a good mood either. Nor the water temp, for that matter. The Southern Hemisphere is quiet, the eastern Pacific tropical waters are done for the year, skunked again. The north Pacific is dormant too. I guess it’s just one of those years or should I say more like decades. It almost seems like there’s a restraining order out on Senor El Nino since 1997-98.

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Designer ‘on Track’ with Lifestyle Brand

Designer ‘on Track’ with Lifestyle Brand

Wipe away the stereotype of biker guys and gals hitting the highways on their Harleys, roaring up to a roadside burger joint for a cold one. Picture instead stylishly clad men and women astride powerful and sleek motorbikes touring the countryside, meeting up at a small town café for a latte or glass of wine. […]

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Attacking Hunger, a Bowl at a Time

Attacking Hunger, a Bowl at a Time

Planning for the third annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week food drive and World Hunger Bowl events is underway by members of the City’s Housing & Human Services Committee and the Laguna Relief & Resource Coalition.   With the goal of collecting 50,000 lbs. of non-perishable food for the homeless and families in need, […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Boys & Girls Club Opens for Family Fun Night, Birthday Perks Offered to ZeroTrash Adopters, Foundation Starts Professional Support Council, Caregiving Class Offered, Fire Safety

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Exhibit Reveals Little Known Art History

Exhibit Reveals Little Known Art History

The public can relive a groovy decade of Orange County art history beginning this Sunday by visiting the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibition, “Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971.” It spotlights a hip Orange County known by few that welcomed a roster of bonafide cutting-edge artists, from California […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

Signs of Halloween are cropping up all over Laguna. I live in the Oak and Brook Street area of town, which becomes “Halloween Central” when the decorations are all in place.

I have to admit that for the past few years, I’ve only participated half-heartedly. I could blame it on the economy or too many surprises of the not-so-thrilling kind, but frankly, I just wasn’t willing to put out the effort.

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Every first Thursday of the month, Laguna Beach celebrates its art scene on First Thursdays Art Walk with a self-guided tour of gallery openings, artist demonstrations and receptions, live music and other entertainment.

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Dark Scene to Transform White House and Marking a Decade With Jazz Fest

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Youth Theater Set to Board ‘Orphan Train’

Youth Theater Set to Board ‘Orphan Train’

The world premiere musical “Looking for Home, A Story About the Orphan Trains,” debuts Nov. 4-13 at the Laguna Playhouse. The play written by Mary Murfitt, who wrote a book by the same title, examines the historical transporting of orphaned children from the streets of New York City to the Great Plains by railroad. These […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

As expected, a registered sex offender previously charged with sexually assaulting eight women in a Laguna Beach rug store has been charged with assaulting three more who came forward as a result of news accounts, prosecutors said.

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Reliving a Blue Moment

Reliving a Blue Moment

Editor, “Even Pilots Covet a ‘Blues’ Thrill Ride” (Oct. 21 edition) brought a smile of pride for me. Johnny Magda, my father, was leader of the Blue Angels in 1950, the fourth man to lead them since their creation in 1946.  This year’s leader, Captain Greg McWherter, the 32nd man to lead the team, honored our […]

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Thank you, Supervisor Bates

Thank you, Supervisor Bates

Editor,   Some of us who have worked with those taking advantage of our Alternative Sleeping Center have provided transportation to places which provide access to social services.  We have found it takes most of a day to help a person to apply for food stamps. We went to our Fifth District County Supervisor, Pat […]

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The Unexpected Good Samaritan

The Unexpected Good Samaritan

Editor, At the Resource Center’s Food Pantry this morning, a homeless man came in with a wallet he’d found on Laguna Canyon Road.  It had $185 in it.  He gave it to the pantry’s manager, who tracked its owner down.  The good Samaritan refused to let his name be used.  How many of us would […]

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Keeping Score

Keeping Score

Editor,   Although Ann Christoph and I seldom agree about many things, I do agree with her editorial of this week that we should look at the voting record of those who represent us in City Council (“Decisions Erode Village Character,” Oct. 21).  Her signature ending “Love it or Leave it,” exemplifies a very closed […]