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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...

Swedish Film Explores Family Dynamics

The Laguna Beach Film Society presents the Swedish film “Among Us,” a mystical tale that explores family dynamics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15 at the door. For an additional $5, moviegoers can join the LBFS members before the film at 6...

Feddy Opens at Coach House

Local music legend Jason Feddy will open for the British Invasion stars Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, 33157 Camino Capistrano, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $15 when purchased through Rick Conkey’s helpbluewater.com, or $20 at the...

The Write Stuff

Jane Porter signs her latest book, “She’s Gone Country,” an entertaining read and soon to be movie, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Top sales/rentals for the week ending Jan. 9: SOUND SPECTRUM 1264 S. Coast Highway 1.    ...

Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

No Square Theatre and Pacific Symphony invite the public to tickle the ivories during “OC Can You Play?” Sunday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 6. The three-week project features 20 colorfully painted pianos on display throughout Orange County for everyone to play and enjoy, including...

Freshness and Creativity, San Shi Go’s Hallmarks

By Patty Pinto The jewel of a town Laguna Beach has at least six sushi bars between north and south to satisfy your sushi desires. The one that has my heart is San Shi Go. My family and I have been loyal fans for 21 years. The restaurant is located on the third floor in a...

Reception Set for Muralist

Art Miles Mural Project unveils the Fitz Maurice segment of the Manhattan Memorial Mural at a public reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The reception will include refreshments, spoken word poetry performances, and a...