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‘Streets’ Task Force Takes a Detour

‘Streets’ Task Force Takes a Detour

A month after the City Council appropriated $300,000 to make city streets friendlier to foot-powered users, meetings for the task force charged with initiating and supporting these projects were “postponed indefinitely” with the chairman later saying he was fired. “I didn’t know I resigned until this morning,” chairman of the Complete Streets Task Force, Les […]

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Mary Louise Huston

Mary Louise Huston

Mary Louise Huston Sept. 14, 1923 – Dec. 27, 2011   Mary Lou Huston, 88, of Laguna Beach, was born in Minnesota on Sept. 14, 1923 to Sverre and Gladys Narlin.  She passed away peacefully in the early hours of Dec. 27, 2011, at home.   Huston was preceded in death by her parents, her […]

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Marking the Shortest Day of 2011

Marking the Shortest Day of 2011

Whether talking on a cell phone, capturing the moment on camera or pointing out pelicans to a little one, silhouetted visitors observe the winter solstice at the 4:52 p.m. from the Main Beach boardwalk.  

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Talking Stock

Talking Stock

Living With Uncertainty Stock columns at this time traditionally try to forecast the year ahead. Currently, the only certainty is that there will be continued uncertainty and accompanying volatility. That is more of a useful forecast than it might sound. Investors will do better if they accept that stocks will be buffeted by winds from […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

2011 in the Rearview Mirror   What a dandy Christmas Day! Clear sunny skies, 70 degree temps and a clear view of all the mountains to the east and even San Clemente Island to our southwest. Another highlight of the day was a whale sighting just a few yards outside Brook Streets’ Second Reef around […]

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Indy on Arts Dec. 31-Jan. 5, 2011

Indy on Arts Dec. 31-Jan. 5, 2011

Friday, Dec.30, 2011   Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com   Rod & the Pistons, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027   Nick I & A.D.D of Common Sense, 8:45 p.m, Mozambique, 1740 Pacific Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777     House band Fizz, Hotel Laguna, 8 […]

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Double Saves in 2011

Double Saves in 2011

Editor, At this time of year I need to give a shout of “thank you” to two Laguna Beach people that saved my life this year. First to my vascular surgeon, Dr. Michael Coccia, for literally saving my life by cleaning out a blocked carotid artery. And to Mo Bonakar, owner of Laguna Auto Service, […]

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Get Out of the House

Get Out of the House

Looking Back   When I was in my 20s I thought I understood the saying, “Youth is wasted on the young.” I vowed to enjoy my life, try new things, experience different cultures and eat new foods. And I did. But it’s only in the past few years that I understand more fully what that […]

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Charitable Gifts Make a Statement

Charitable Gifts Make a Statement

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation offers a sackful of charities worthy of gifts to wrap up the holiday season.   Donors can establish a new fund to connect their charitable giving with their passions and interests and obtain a tax deduction for 2011. The donor can make recommendations for future charitable distributions to any nonprofit. […]

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Indy Calendar, Dec. 23-29, 2011

Indy Calendar, Dec. 23-29, 2011

Friday, Dec. 23   Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com Isle of Lucy, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027   Nick I & A.D.D of Common Sense, 8:45 p.m to midnight, Mozambique, 1740 Pacific Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777     The Nutcracker Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 […]

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Indy Calendar, Dec.15-22, 2011

Indy Calendar, Dec.15-22, 2011

Indy on Arts Calender, Dec.15-22, 2011

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Indy Calendar, Dec. 9-15, 2011

Indy Calendar, Dec. 9-15, 2011

  Friday, Dec. 9   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m-noon, and 2-4 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030.  Also Saturday.   Final weekend: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy 10 a.m-6 p.m. Santa, music, carolers, kids art classes. Adults $6, children $3, under 5, free. 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.  949-494-3030  www.sawdustartfestival.org.  Also Saturday and Sunday (bring a toy […]

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Indy Calendar, Dec. 2-8, 2011

Indy Calendar, Dec. 2-8, 2011

 Friday, Dec. 2   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m-noon, tidepool Bracelet w. Linda Ames; 2-4 p.m., silk scarf w. Olivia Batchelder www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030.  Also Saturday.   Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Adults $6, children $3, under 5, free. 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.  949-494-3030  www.sawdustartfestival.org. Also Saturday and Sunday. Bring a toy […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Indy Calendar, Nov. 25-Dec 1, 2011     Friday, Nov. 25   Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m-noon, glass pendant w. Cindy Stalnaker; 2-4 p.m, glass origami bowl w. Maggie Spencer www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030.  Also Saturday.     “This Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-497-2787 $30-$65. Through Dec. 24)   […]

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Indy Calendar, Nov. 11-17, 2011

Indy Calendar, Nov. 11-17, 2011

Indy Calendar, Nov. 11-17, 2011