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Pursuing a Four-Footed Plan for Peace

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Rosalind Russell has been on this trip before. She hugs her legs close to the motorcycle, wrapping her arms around her driver as they venture between Nepali villages. She brings gifts. Chiefly, they are goats. For nine years now, Russell has...

Glennwood Remodel Busts its Budget

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Unexpected construction costs in a building being revamped as a group home for developmentally disabled young adults has Glennwood Housing Foundation supporters scrambling to bridge a $350,000 shortfall. Upon beginning demolition and...

Homeless Shelter Continues to Evolve

The Alternate Sleeping Location, which nightly houses about 45 homeless people in Laguna Canyon, will remain open during the daytime for a trial period of 10 weeks this summer thanks to a last-minute $30,000 allocation approved by the City Council earlier this month. After an...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...

Taking Stock

The Shell Game And The Shale Game Stocks face two obstacles, both stemming from Washington. The first is the pending forced array of arbitrary spending cuts labeled “sequestration.” The other stems from concerns of an earlier-than-expected end to the Federal Reserve’s program of...

Teens Get a Place of Their Own

A new teen center for high-schoolers-only is being planned by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the Boys and Girls Club but some parents feel teens have been left out in the cold. The impetus for the new center stems from the growing number of 13- to 18-year-olds joining activities...

Tuning Up a Cherished Scout Tradition

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Garbed in uniforms made of blue shorts and shirts and tied off with yellow kerchiefs, topped with blue caps, a pack of cub scouts encircled an assembled race track running from one end of the room to the other, swarming the finish line, whooping...

Winter Sports Update 2/22/13

Boys Basketball (22-7) Laguna 66, Salesian 33 Breakers met little resistance in the easy win over the at-large entry from the Santa Fe League on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Dugger Gym. Noah Blanton and Cole Kesler dominated in the first half with Laguna leading 29-21 at the...

Film Glamour Lights Up Museum’s Photo Exhibit

  Hollywood starlets Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich as well as the art world’s most glamorous and accomplished denizens, Andy Warhol, Frank Cuprien and Anna Hills, all posed for George Hurrell. Beginning on Sunday, the Laguna Art Museum will...

Art Seen 2/22/13

Pacific Edge Hosts Solo Show Laguna Beach artist Sandra Jones Campbell will premiere over 20 new paintings in a new exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 23 at Pacific Edge Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m. 540 S Coast Highway. “Traveling Peeps Show” features Campbell’s social...

Getting Out 2/22/13

Second Ocean-Film Set Rolls In Laguna Beach Film Society kicks off its second Ocean Awareness film documentary with Emmy award-winning director, Jason Krumb and his new film, “TransparentSeas,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre in the Festival of Arts grounds. The...

Community Datebook 2/22/13

Boutique Benefits Gathering Inventory Boutique Benefit is holding its next drop-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Organizers are accepting donations of quality clothing and accessories to be sold in May. Proceeds...

Method, Madness and Obsession in New Museum Exhibit

Outside the Orange County Museum of Art, a gigantic, robotic looking creature’s right hind leg remains frozen in high lift, like an oversized canine marking his territory. If the gesture weren’t enough, a huge splash of yellow paint on the building declares ownership. Take that,...

The Write Stuff 2/22/13

Noted Memoirist Signs Her Latest Work Laguna Beach Books welcomes Los Angeles author Alison Singh Gee, who has written the memoir “Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1200 S. Coast Highway. A modern-day fairy tal...

Surgery Center Deal Sewn Up

Physicians involved with six hospitals in the region announced a plan to develop out-patient surgery centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties in a venture with an Alabama company that operates 150 such centers nationwide. Newly established Beach Surgical Holdings, LLC, is owned...