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Archive for December, 2011

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Divvying Up Holiday Spirit

Divvying Up Holiday Spirit

  Prior to the winter school break, students of the Even Start Preschool Program, 3 and 4 year olds living in low-income households, were treated to a week of holiday activities. Students in Thurston Middle School’s PAL Club first entertained them with donuts, hot chocolate, and gifts on Dec. 6. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Laguna […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

2011 in the Rearview Mirror   What a dandy Christmas Day! Clear sunny skies, 70 degree temps and a clear view of all the mountains to the east and even San Clemente Island to our southwest. Another highlight of the day was a whale sighting just a few yards outside Brook Streets’ Second Reef around […]

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Recruiting for Citizens Academy

Recruiting for Citizens Academy

After its absence for several years, the police department is accepting applications for its Citizen Academy, a 12-week course designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the department and to help foster better communications between police personnel and citizens. The academy starts Thursday, Feb. 9, and will meet from 6 to 9:30 […]

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CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

Children’s Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from the Ueberroth Family Foundation to name a room on the fifth floor of a new patient care tower set to open in 2013.   The fifth floor will feature 28 identically equipped private rooms in order to reduce the spread of infection and minimize […]

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Christian Science Lecture on God’s Healing

Christian Science Lecture on God’s Healing

A free public lecture, “The Lord’s Prayer and Healing,: will be presented on Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church, 635 High Drive.  The speaker will be Fujiko Signs, an authorized teacher of Christian Science, a practitioner and lecturer.   “In this lecture I will share accounts of people who found healing […]

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Realtors Install New Officers

Realtors Install New Officers

  Laguna Board of Realtors installed its 2012 leadership team earlier this month in a festive atmosphere that included No Square Theatre singers, who performed a medley of Christmas tunes with lyrics “customized” to real estate. Guest included Mayor Jane Egly. Pat Neal, a former Davis administration cabinet member and past president of the California […]

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Club Awarded Soul Support

Club Awarded Soul Support

Summer and Don Meek, founders of The SOUL Project Foundation, recently presented the Boys & Girls Club with a $500 donation.   The SOUL Project team of entrepreneurs, designers and artists began an apparel company that holds “socially conscious capitalism” as a core value. Its aim is to protect beautiful places by supporting groups that […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

Transformation   Remember when the transformer action figures were the current got-to-have toys for boys? I would watch my grandson twist and turn limbs, torsos and heads with a surety and speed that was mind-boggling. “How did you do that?” “Easy!” he would say. When I tried, I would randomly bend and twist different parts […]

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Indy on Arts Dec. 31-Jan. 5, 2011

Indy on Arts Dec. 31-Jan. 5, 2011

Friday, Dec.30, 2011   Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com   Rod & the Pistons, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027   Nick I & A.D.D of Common Sense, 8:45 p.m, Mozambique, 1740 Pacific Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777     House band Fizz, Hotel Laguna, 8 […]

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Correction:

Correction:

  A photo caption on page 22 of the Dec. 16 edition misidentified one of the subjects. She is Pat Neal, past president of the California Association of Realtors.  

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A ‘Thank You’ to Supporters

A ‘Thank You’ to Supporters

Editor, It is with a grateful heart that we at PMMC extend to all of you our best wishes for a new year.  We have been truly fortunate to have come through this challenging year with the extraordinary support of our donors, supporters, visitors and colleagues. The “new” PMMC is better than ever.  What seemed, […]

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Recommendations Hijacked

Recommendations Hijacked

Editor, The Task Force for Complete Streets (CSTF) have been meeting formally with City Council members for 27 months to research and recommend policy changes to adopt a balanced mobility plan for Laguna Beach. In June this year, the Council reserved $300,000 intended for spending on Complete Streets infrastructure city-wide. In September this year, the […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

A Shared History   Guard at a state prison, mechanic at a copper mine, child day-care provider. Kids working as security guards while attending school, grade-school janitor and Mexican restaurant waiter, someone who does something having to do with making technical monitoring devices, civil engineer, banker, Japanese translator and insurance office worker.   School bus […]

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Double Saves in 2011

Double Saves in 2011

Editor, At this time of year I need to give a shout of “thank you” to two Laguna Beach people that saved my life this year. First to my vascular surgeon, Dr. Michael Coccia, for literally saving my life by cleaning out a blocked carotid artery. And to Mo Bonakar, owner of Laguna Auto Service, […]

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Amateur Video Hits Extra Points for Principal

Amateur Video Hits Extra Points for Principal

Buick devised the competition to show that NCAA athletes are about more than points and playoffs. Contestants were required to submit a mini-documentary, up to 60 seconds long, about a former NCAA athlete’s experience on or off the field that caused them to take action. In the film, Culverhouse describes a life-changing experience as an […]