Some Laguna Beach High School students are learning the ropes of protest organization in challenging the City Council’s vote earlier this month to pursue drafting of a social host ordinance (SHO), which would penalize hosts for providing minors alcoholic drinks at parties in private homes. High school sophomore Andrew Landsiedel, the son of school board […]
Editor, Re: Making Sure Kids Are Wise to the Pitfalls (Jan. 27). The recent column by David Vanderveen discussed an incident involving a first year high school student who came home from a party showing signs of incoherence and confusion. She believed that this was the result of drinking three cans of an energy drink, […]
Editor, (This is a reply to David Vanderveen’s Local Currents column on “Mutual Responsibility”) Yes, I am the dad who called David to get the scoop on energy drinks. Who better to ask than a local dad, energy drink entrepreneur, and socially conscious all around good guy? As he stated, I was more concerned about the […]
Mutual Responsibility “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Abraham Lincoln. Last week a local friend called with a concern about potential energy drink abuse by his daughter. It wasn’t the brand that I’m affiliated with but it led to a productive conversation that I thought was worth […]
Laguna Art Museum is revamping its members-only annual meeting into a community open house and volunteer recognition reception, now set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m., where the public may enjoy a free night at the museum. The evening will include remarks from the museum’s board president, local resident Robert Hayden III, a video […]
Pure Light Candle Studios will host the creation of a series of large mandala artworks to benefit local organizations in August in collaboration with Charlotte Backman of Mandala Visions. The “Many Hands Mandala Project” was birthed with the intention of bringing community members together through collaborative art, while raising awareness and funds for local […]
Abuse and Responsibility “No report or study to date has shown a compelling connection between caffeine and alcohol to abuse or addiction. Determining that college students drink more alcohol for the purpose of intoxication is an indulgence in reporting the obvious.” –Dr. Peter Bennett, Canadian Olympic Doctor and author Energy drink safety has been […]
The Laguna Beach Parents Club invites any pre-school age youngsters to join its annual Halloween costume parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Main Beach. Children, some dressed as superheroes and supernatural beings, traipse along the boardwalk to their reward, a celebration with balloons, treats and drinks.