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Determination Propels Vocalists to a Premiere Stage

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A famous joke asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer is “practice, practice, practice.” According to Roxanna Ward, the music director at Laguna Beach High School, that is exactly why junior Sarah Busic and sophomore Karina Parker gained...

This Costume Drama Ends Happily

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Storm waters that flooded Laguna Beach homes and businesses last month also inundated the high school’s theater basement, threatening a treasure trove of costumes and props that over the years have added a dash of period authenticity to countless...

From muddy waters, clarity

By Ann Christoph For days during the Christmas holidays the Canyon Road was closed, and many of us in the rest of the city had little awareness of the tragedy that was playing out in that creekside world. Then came the news of the flooding and damage to homes, studios, schools...

The Democracy of Discourse

Editor, Re:  Peter Navarro’s letters. Thank you for setting me straight. In fact, I was truly impressed by your defense, and now believe we share many of the same opinions. My portfolio could indeed use some improvement and I will certainly look into your investment analysis....

Setting the Record Straight

Editor, Having spent the better part of the holidays digging out from under the mud that inundated my canyon neighborhood, it’s time to deal with some more mud that a Village Laguna board member, Cindalee Penney-Hall, has thrown at me (Letters, Dec. 24, 2010). Here are...

A Brother Nonetheless

Editor, On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to publicly thank Lifeguard Chief Kevin Snow, and Fire Chief Kris Head, and the fine men and women of the Laguna Beach Marine Safety and Fire Departments for honoring us with their presence at a memorial service held last...

Cell Towers Pose Little Health Risk

Editor, As a 20-year telecommunications veteran, I wanted to address the ongoing protests against cell tower construction in Laguna Beach. The concern over cell tower radiation led residents to block the construction of a planned T-Mobile tower in the Top of the World...

Perspective on Cell Tower Radiation

Editor, This past Jan. 12, the Planning Commission was scheduled to review a proposal to install a new 4G microwave antenna at a residence in the Arch Beach Heights area. This residence already houses Sprint and (in twin faux chimneys) AT&T towers. The 4G microwave antenna is...

Nice Work

Editor, I want to thank you for writing about the TOW fifth grade holiday boutique. Your reporter, Jennifer Erickson, is so nice. She asks really good questions. She took the time to talk to many of us students and find out details, which made the story fun to read. Sincerely,...

Shelter Supporters Deserve Kudos

Editor, Our Laguna Beach Animal Shelter was decimated in the recent rains. We lost nearly everything from electronics to paperclips. And, once again, people have been there to help us. I want to thank as many as I can. The Animal Control officers came in on their days off....

Animal Shelter Needs More than a Makeover

Editor, Let me preface my letter with the disclaimer that I am not discounting the damage that has been done to private homes and businesses in town with the recent flood. If you did not know, construction was just about to begin on a remodel of our town’s animal shelter. The...

Conflicting Views

Editor, In the short time John Pletig has been city manager, he has brought a breath of fresh air to our town. His waiving of rebuilding fees is great, but only til Jan. 10? This sounds too much like our last city manager. His leadership during the rains was great. A wall of...

Doctors of Dedication

Editor, While the whole downtown and all of the canyon was impassible the day after the big flood, our Laguna Beach Community Clinic was open for business and serving our citizenry. Even though Dr. Tom Bent’s own home had flooded, he, the clinic medical director, left his wife...

SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

Townley and DeBilzan galleries opened their exhibition spaces to include works of art donated for SchoolPower’s annual dinner dance on Jan. 29. Featured artists include selected auction donors Brian Allan, Jacobus Baas, William DeBilzan, Jorge Fernandez, Amy Eidt Jackson,...

Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Concert Jan. 22 Laguna Beach Live! presents the Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Jorgenson and his quintet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre. Renowned in the pop, country and rock worlds, Jorgenson amazes his audiences with dazzling guitar...