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Archive for February, 2013

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Treatment Plant Upgrades Better for All

Treatment Plant Upgrades Better for All

Editor, Laguna Beach will profit from improvements at the Coastal Treatment Plant located next to the Aliso Creek Golf Course (“Expensive Decision Looms Over Treatment Plant,” Feb. 22). Efficient conversion of sewage to methane gas can power Laguna into a future of energy sustainability and even new sources of revenues. Sewage treatment plants in California […]

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Lack of Civility Prompts Legislation

Lack of Civility Prompts Legislation

Editor, Mace Morse (“A View Embellished by Trees,” Letters, Feb. 22) writes some stinging code in response to the Parable of the Top Hat: “Before he congratulates himself on his metaphoric genius, his analogy is false”. Quite an assertion, but let me help you understand where the top hat analogy holds water. A theater seat […]

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Tree lover supports view ordinance

Tree lover supports view ordinance

Editor, Our civic literary culture has been enriched and enhanced immeasurably by the nature writing of Ellen Girardeau Kempler. Her “keep it wild” bio-essays for the Laguna Canyon Foundation always eloquently and informatively articulated sound environmental ethics. Ellen’s ode to the eucalyptus (“Eucalyptus Trees, Rooted in Laguna’s Art History,” Feb. 22) took me back to […]

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A Déjà vu Or Two

A Déjà vu Or Two

Editor,   A déjà vu or two.   A shiver I encountered with a déjà vu of words similar evoked in ‘93 and ‘92 at the recent meeting on restoring views about our desire to see the ocean blues. Back then and led by Christoph, Ann with her side kick, N. Grossman words like lacing, topping but […]

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Can Big Buses Enter?

Can Big Buses Enter?

Editor,   Re: moving the bus terminal to village entrance. Elizabeth Pearson sent an email saying the bus terminal will stay where it’s at and will not be relocated to village entrance. Toni Iseman sent an email saying she is no longer in favor of moving it because big buses cannot make the turns it […]

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More Space or More Spaces to Tax?

More Space or More Spaces to Tax?

Editor, The article in the Coastline Pilot (2/22) by David Hanson with the headline “City eyes more downtown private parking” offers little useful information on current downtown parking conditions. However, it does bring attention to the continuing debate as to the need and use of public and private parking spaces. Unfortunately, comments by certain city officials […]

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Village Matters: Cultivating Community

Village Matters: Cultivating Community

Barbra Streisand’s lilting nostalgic song at the Oscars Sunday night brought back not only the first time I saw that movie “The Way We Were,” but memories of how I was then in 1973. An aspiring landscape architect working for Fred Lang, with who knows which boyfriend, engrossed in saving the South Laguna hills from […]

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Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve

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DAR Honors Student

DAR Honors Student

Laguna Beach High School senior Rickie Scott has been awarded the annual Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, and will be honored by DAR in the Patriot’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 2. Rickie was presented the award during school in the disciplinary office, initially thinking she was in trouble. Rickie is currently […]

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Class Notes 3/1/13

Class Notes 3/1/13

Fighting Cancer a Cup at a Time Make a pit stop for lemonade during lunchtime on Friday, March 8, at El Morro Elementary, and help perpetuate the mission of a 4-year-old Connecticut girl who died from cancer. The stand is a product of El Morro’s Lemonade Business Club, led by English-language teacher Jenny Carlson, whose […]

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Keeping Tiny Smiles and Minds Bright

Keeping Tiny Smiles and Minds Bright

By: Dr. Katherine Ahn, DDS Did you know that approximately 35% of Orange County kindergartners have untreated tooth decay?  Many people are surprised to learn that oral health issues are the most common, chronic childhood illness.  In fact, they are five times more prevalent than asthma and seven times more prevalent than allergies.  But, unlike […]

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Spring Sports Update 3/1/13

Spring Sports Update 3/1/13

Baseball Breakers attempted to compete as a club team last week in the rain-hammered 33rd annual Mid-Pacific Institute Baseball Tournament in Honolulu. The squad did get a few games in to prepare for this week’s season opener in the Costa Mesa division of the 30th Annual Newport Elks Tournament along with Calvary Chapel and Estancia. […]

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Winter Sports Update: Laguna All-League Selections

Winter Sports Update: Laguna All-League Selections

Boys Basketball Cole Kesler (Sr) – MVP 1st Team:                  Jake Dal;ke (Sr), Noah Blanton (Jr), Alec Wulff (Jr)   Girls Basketball Jacqueline Cenan (Fr) – Co MVP 1st Team:                  Jane Wallin (Jr) 2nd Team:                  Alexandra Lewis (Fr)   Boys Soccer Reece Barton (Sr) Offensive Co-MVP 1st & 2nd Team:                  no selections   Girls Soccer 1st […]

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Street Beat 3/1/13

Street Beat 3/1/13

Tuesday, Feb. 19 Grand theft. 100 block of McKnight Dr. 1:36 p.m. An antique bench valued at $2200 placed at the curb disappeared. Grand theft. 1400 Terrace Way. 2:30 p.m. Detectives assisted the owner recover a lost Ipad using the “find my Ipad” application. It is unclear why there was no arrest made. Vandalism. 200 […]

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Author Celebrates a Renaissance Woman

Author Celebrates a Renaissance Woman

  Few can claim that cleaning out grandma’s attic serves as a life altering experience. Even so, for Laguna Beach resident Lorraine Passero, rummaging through dusty mementos proved to be just that. When she unearthed a long forgotten box filled with letters, poems and water color drawings by Clara Mason Fox, a distant relative by […]