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Archive for February, 2013

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

There Ought To Be Clowns Congress confronts another budget crisis of its own creation, yet the major stock market averages are flirting with five-year highs. It may be that previous partisan political games of fiscal “chicken” have hardened investors against overreacting to the latest dysfunctional actions by Congress. After all, panics over prior publicized fiscal […]

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Community Datebook 3/1/13

Community Datebook 3/1/13

Tales From City Hall’s Corner Office City Manager John Pietig is the guest speaker at Laguna Canyon Conservancy’s 6 p.m. meeting on Monday, March 4. “It’s an opportunity to ask questions and find out what 2013 holds for our town,” the group’s announcement says. RSVP by March 2 to 499-1224.         Garden […]

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Minding our Business: In Vogue

Minding our Business: In Vogue

A few years ago, I noticed a striking woman with an elegant short hair cut and asked who styles her hair. I had a short do only once, what they called a pixie when I was 12 and in a fit of adolescent rebellion cut it off, and all these years later, I had the […]

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Captured in His Lens

Captured in His Lens

Museum’s exhibit on Hollywood portrait photographer George Hurrell taps into local history    By L.F. D’Elia   Florence Leontine Lowe Barnes had money — big money – having been born into one of the wealthiest families in America. In addition to her estate in Pasadena, Florence owned a large home on 40 acres along the […]

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Students Connect With Holocaust Survivors

Students Connect With Holocaust Survivors

Students Adam Langevin and Isabella Orr of Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine of Siena Parish School are finalists in Chapman University’s annual Holocaust art and writing contest, which concludes with a presentation by 1939 Club survivors on Friday, March 8. Holocaust studies are part of the statewide curriculum of eighth-graders. The university, which established a Holocaust […]

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Off Field Cheers for Scholar-Athletes

Off Field Cheers for Scholar-Athletes

Three players on Laguna Beach High School’s football team were honored at the National Football Foundation’s athlete scholar event at the Anaheim Convention Center on Monday, Feb. 25. Boys needed to be first-team all-league and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be invited. A large contingent of local players came out in support. Local boys receiving […]

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Wisdom Workout: Skype to the Rescue

Wisdom Workout: Skype to the Rescue

  It seems that just a few years ago, my daughter Sara was a senior at the high school and was riding in the convertible marked Junior Citizens of the Year in the Patriot’s Day parade. That was back in 1998. She is currently in New Zealand, her adopted country since graduating from college, and […]

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The Write Stuff 3/1/13

The Write Stuff 3/1/13

 Buddhism Reboots Laguna Beach Books is hosting author Timber Hawkeye, author of “Buddhist Boot Camp” on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. He will talk about his book and take questions. This is a free event. For more information contact Danielle Bauter at 949-494-4779 or via email at [email protected]   […]

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Painting Inspires a New ‘Rite of Spring’

Painting Inspires a New ‘Rite of Spring’

Laguna Dance Festival celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet “The Rite of Spring” with free dance performances at Laguna Art Museum during the March 7 First Thursdays Art Walk. This event marks the premiere of the “Primitive Mother” pieces, which were jointly commissioned by Laguna Dance Festival and the Laguna Art Museum. The choreography was […]

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Art Seen 3/1/13

Art Seen 3/1/13

Female Collective Debuts Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is presenting new work from the female artists collective Splendor Device from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, with the exhibit on display through March 30, at 210 N. Coast Highway. The new work entitled “This Wilde Abyss” will include work from 18 of the 70-member […]

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Getting Out 3/1/13

Getting Out 3/1/13

Grammy Winning Pianist Plays Jazz Laguna Beach Live! is hosting Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe in collaboration with saxophonist Bob Sheppard for Jazz Wednesdays on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door. […]

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William Bird

William Bird

William D. Bird, Jr. passed away early on Jan. 29, 2013 in his Laguna Beach home with his beloved wife Nancy at his side. He was 89. Bill was born in Bird’s Point, Mo., a small town on the Mississippi River settled by his ancestors preceding the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 before it was part […]

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Daniel Dugger

Daniel Dugger

Daniel Aldon Dugger passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 59 at his home in Sage, Calif., of a heart attack. Danny was born Dec. 28, 1953 in Bakersfield. In his lifetime, he touched so many people’s lives with his generous heart, twinkling eyes and warm handshake. Dan graduated from Laguna […]

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Indy Calendar March 1-7, 2013

Indy Calendar March 1-7, 2013

Friday, March 1 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/2. Backup guitarist for the Rolling Stones, Blondie Chaplin, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 $10 Local Toulouse Engelhardt, 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 www.thecoachhouse.com DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m. […]

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Piecemeal Complete Streets Plan is a Boondoggle

Piecemeal Complete Streets Plan is a Boondoggle

Editor,   When politicians dismantle a grassroots citizen advisory committee and substitute their insider, the result is amateur proposals and misguided leadership demonstrated by these proposals. Here are some comments with a historical context for Complete Streets advocacy in Laguna Beach. Interventions for complete street infrastructure should be placed:  where traffic data indicate they would […]