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Laguna Leads the Way Against San Onofre Fuel Storage

Editor, Congratulations are in order for our City Council for their commitment and leadership to pass this important Resolution. On December 16th, The City of Laguna Beach became the second City in Orange County to pass a Resolution and the first one dealing with the gravity of...

Kindness Proves a Balm to All

Editor, I volunteer at the Laguna Food Pantry and the last time I was there, this letter came to the volunteer staff. It speaks to what happens in this little building on the canyon. “Dear Pantry, This has been a humbling experience for me and my family. Financial...

Realtors Step Up for Animals

Editor, During this season of gratitude, we want to thank the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors Charitable Fund for their very generous efforts to support the animal charities of Laguna Beach via their annual Chili Cook Off and Pet Parade held each September. The Blue Bell...

Cameras Don’t Catch Everything

Editor, “For at least 15 years, Laguna’s 10 patrol vehicles and two motorcycles have also been equipped with video systems. The windshield-mounted video camera is activated when an officer turns on the overhead lights or manually turns the camera on,” Workman said. (“Police...

Ms. Holly Jolly

  “Well hello there. Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Ms. Holly Jolly, the most jolly of all Laguna-nites,” she said as she glided into the room, hand out-stretched, fully expecting me to take it and gently press my lips upon her fingers, like a knight would with a fair...

Wish Upon a Star

All I want for Christmas is . . . ? Since I still have my two front teeth, all I want is for three wishes to come true. My first wish is to open up an art gallery in Laguna Beach, a gallery devoted to children’s art, family art projects, and special exhibitions for emerging...

Polar Bears Play in Spring Conditions

The sixth annual Laguna Christmas Polar Bear Volleyball Tournament and Toy Drive was held between the rain storms on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 16 co-ed, four-person teams braved the perfect 65 degree weather to play at Main Beach, said organizers Kirk and Landi Morgan. Players...

Christmas Past

  My sister, Kathy, went to Laguna Beach High School. Once in a while she would skip school in the afternoon, grab a taco, and sun bathe on Main Beach. On one of those days she met a gorgeous man named Poe. Poe was a vacationing model from New York City. His picture was...

Anticipating Calamity for Christmas

  By Alice C. Meek “I’m picking up dad at noon today. We’ll drive into Laguna immediately, if I can talk him out of stopping for paint at the Crown. He is determined to have a project.” “You are saying that after all the preparation for this...

Pet Peeves

Guardian Angels I was fascinated reading the Indy article, “Devout Artist Focuses Her Lens on Heaven.”   Kerry Swank is a gifted photographer who did photographic portraits of members of California’s upper echelons. I was never photographed. A deeply religious person, Swank heard...

John Parsons

  John V. (Jack) Parsons, a resident of Laguna Beach for 68 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Saddleback Memorial Hospital on Dec. 12, 2014 surrounded by love. Born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Nov. 11, 1934, he was the son of Floyd Sr. Parsons and Edna (Tuttle)...

Alone, But Warmed by His Adopted Hometown

Editor’s Note: New submissions from Christine Fugate’s writing class. In 2001, our children out of high school, my wife convinced me we should move to Laguna Beach, the city where she had grown up. Reluctant at first to leave Irvine, our home of 20 years, I was soon seduced by...

Everyone Benefits From a Gift to the Hospital

Editor, I’m not normally good about writing thank you notes, but I feel compelled to thank Sue and Bill Gross and the Gross Family Foundation for their very generous and important donation of $10 million to the Mission Hospital Laguna Beach emergency room. While this is nominally...