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Push on for Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Editor, Laguna Beach has started the important bipartisan process of facing the U.S. stalemate on where to put nuclear spent fuel that must be guarded for thousands of years due to its deadly radiation. The Laguna Beach resolution passed Dec. 16 and calls for the passage of the...

Hedge Height Policy Is Cumbersome, Expensive

Editor, The new Laguna hedge height claim policy is intended to resolve issues of overgrown hedges that are within front, back, and side “setbacks” in order to protect safety, view or sunlight access. There is no maximum height for hedges under the ordinances. The claimant must...

Galleries Keep Art Walk Alive

Editor, As we begin this year, the First Thursdays Art Walk board would like to remind the community of its free monthly First Thursdays Art Walk events and all the opportunities to see a wide range of art work, meet artists and those involved in the arts locally, while...

Village Matters

Life is… “Life is just a series of problems that you overcome one by one, and then you die,” says Maggie Smith’s character, Violet Crawley, dowager countess of Grantham in the popular PBS program, “Downton Abbey.” Somehow we can see that it’s so much more, especially as we think...

Correction:

An editing error in a Jan. 2 article incorrectly described writer Anita Razin. She is not a grandmother.   The “Film Documents Laguna Beach from Local’s Lens” in the Dec. 11 edition incorrectly describes how long Douglas Miller has been a Sawdust Festival exhibitor. He has...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015

Taking Stock

Oil On Charted Waters The slightest acquaintance with analyzing price behaviors of stocks invariably brings the inquirer into a world of charts, cyclical analyses and other predicting tools. They come in an amazing variety-from simple records of price movements over time periods...

Musings on the Coast

Finding The Great Connectedness  I exercise about four times a week, usually by kayaking when it is warm and if not with a 30-minute routine while watching TV. For years I added a stretching routine that mimics yoga, which I practiced long ago until becoming bored. Yoga was not...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015

Pet Peeves

Peeking Into the Artist Colony Oh boy, what fun. I read in the Indy about the Open Studios event scheduled for Jan. 3. Artists welcomed the public into their studios to see how they create art. I’ve always suspected that a lot of artists paint by numbers. They don’t. This event...

Ban The Bananas!

Yes, folks, it’s time you knew the truth: bananas are radioactive. Enough bananas can exceed the nuclear radiation emanating from nuclear power stations, which got me to thinking about all the hullaballoo about nuclear power stations but not about bananas. While I was rummaging...

The Slant

War declared on freedom of speech Freedom of speech is under attack. In the last few weeks two incidents have seemed to draw a line in the sand. The recent movie the Interview and now at least 12 deaths associated with the attack on a magazine in Paris. War has been declared on...

‘Flicks at the Forum’ a Fabulous Treat

Editor: My husband Ken and I attended the first “Free Flicks at the Forum” screening on Friday night. It was a lovely gift to our community from Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield and the city. I had been wanting to see “Finding Vivian Maier,” having...

Mozambique’s Vans Can Help Solve the Problem

Editor, I read the perspective from one resident in Laguna Beach about the restaurant Mozambique’s challenges and parking issues in the nearby neighborhood (Woods Cove). His suggestion was for neighbors to just “Deal With It”. Really? This is a real issue for neighbors, not a...

Kudos to a Caring Public Employee

Editor, I want to publicly thank Bob Koch in the city’s public works department for his above and beyond work. He is a gem and I sure hope that the city realizes how well respected he is. Bob is the personification of a true public servant. When street repairs were done in...

A Scolding for Dog Owners That Disobey Rules

We took our grandchildren to Moulton Park the late afternoon of Dec. 31. Our grandchildren were terrorized by two large, unleashed dogs that charged them. We were assured by the owner that the dogs were friendly. These were two of the many unleashed dogs that day. I am...

A Challenge to the Accepted Stance on The Ranch

Editor, Allow me to contribute an opinion regarding the pro-Ranch field trip to Santa Monica, signs, T-shirts, letters, et al: Make the distinction, folks, that you are being asked to support a money-making enterprise, not a charitable effort. Mark Christy has convinced many that...