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Religious Traditions

Religious Traditions

Singing the Tradition of Taize Laguna Presbyterian Church will conduct an informal worship service of prayer, scripture, and song accompanied by guitar, flute, and piano in the Taize style on Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical community in France . Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to […]

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A Different Type of Welcome

A Different Type of Welcome

Editor, Regarding L. Frazee’s suggestion (“Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge,” Letters, Feb. 21 edition) that Laguna Beach considers an entrance feature similar to Dana Point’s, I mean no disrespect to Mr. Frazee nor Dana Point residents, but I find that bridge, while perhaps appropriate for Dana Point, not at all in character with the look […]

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Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

Editor, With regard to the proposed village entrance project, I wonder if the city might want to consider an entrance feature similar to the one currently over the Coast Highway in Dana Point where visitors are welcomed to that city by the structure, which is a combination welcome sign and pedestrian overcrossing. Our version wouldn’t […]

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Edward Graney

Edward Graney

Edward T. Graney, 84, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11. Born and raised in Illinois, he was a member of the Chicago police force from 1953-63, during which time he helped provide security for then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and was a member of the local St. Jude Police Branch. He and his family moved […]

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Edward Graney

Edward Graney

Edward T. Graney, 84, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11. Born and raised in Illinois, he was a member of the Chicago police force from 1953-63, during which time he helped provide security for then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and was a member of the local St. Jude Police Branch. He and his family moved […]

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Foundation Seeks Volunteer Docents

Foundation Seeks Volunteer Docents

Explore the opportunity to become a tidewater docent by attending a training session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute followed by on-site training at the tide pools. Help preserve Laguna Beach’s rocky coastal habitat and educate the beach-going public about the rich natural resources by volunteering once a month for […]

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Bid for County Office Gains High-Level Support

Bid for County Office Gains High-Level Support

The campaign by Dana Point’s Lisa Bartlett for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors received a boost this week in an endorsement by several fellow elected officials, including Laguna Beach’s mayor. Voters will likely need a scorecard to track the upcoming primary election in June, which promises a dizzying shift in the political […]

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Touring Laguna’s Underground

Touring Laguna’s Underground

Getting past complaints over a five-year, $100 million project to widen a sewer tunnel and lay new pipeline in Laguna Beach’s coastal bluffs has been a major public relations hurdle for the South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna and other cities. When the water district opened its tunnel doors at Aliso Beach and […]

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Finding Solace on the Open Sea

Finding Solace on the Open Sea

Laguna Niguel resident Will Schmidt streaked across the Catalina Channel to Dana Point Harbor from Avalon aboard a 14-foot standup paddleboard in less than eight hours last Friday, Sept. 20. If confirmed by the World Paddle Association, his time of 7:47:33 will establish a new record for such a crossing, knocking more than five minutes […]

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Dana Point's Faux Sunset Battle

Dana Point’s Faux Sunset Battle

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Elephant Herd on the March

Elephant Herd on the March

A little pachyderm ambassador in residence at Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair until Sept. 1 is about the size of a six-months-old Asian elephant, but this one is made of fiberglass. Thirty Art-a-Fair artists will decorate the virtual representative of their species, endangered by ivory-hunting poachers and in southeast Asia by unexploded land mines. Un-named, the little […]

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Cost of Turning on the Tap to Go Up

Cost of Turning on the Tap to Go Up

Over the past 10 years, a customer of South Coast Water District heeded the district’s pleas about conservation, even changing the ground cover on her lawn and installing more efficient toilets. “And all the while the rates have been going up and up, and I don’t find that fair,” said the elderly resident at a […]

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New Theater Adds Leaders

New Theater Adds Leaders

Laguna Beach’s David Parker, Dana Point’s Randy Kraft of and San Diego’s Savannah Fairchild-Lowe joined the board of New Vision Theater Company, founders John and Yolanda Kalb announced. The organization, which plans to establish the Vivant Theatre in Dana Point’s Town Center, is in rehearsal for its first local production “The Butler Did It”, a […]

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Support for an Overdue Investment

Support for an Overdue Investment

Editor, How many years does it take for a world-renowned artist colony to build a village entrance? You know, that inviting reminder to her tourists that support the very existence of its attraction and the revenue brought in to our town. Neighboring communities such as Dana Point built a bridge that goes from an empty lot […]

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Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

Former Festival of Arts artist and board member Robert Freeman, aka Philip, died of natural causes on Feb. 13, 2013. Freeman was born in River Rouge, Mich., in 1925. He met his wife to-be Jean Sampson at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, which was later renamed the Center for Creative Studies. Both studied […]