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Community Datebook 2/22/13

Boutique Benefits Gathering Inventory Boutique Benefit is holding its next drop-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Organizers are accepting donations of quality clothing and accessories to be sold in May. Proceeds...

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Is Nuclear Safety an Oxymoron?  I was pleased by last week’s 4-1 City Council vote supporting San Clemente’s plea to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) remove spent fuel from its site in order to be relicensed. It...
Posted On 17 Feb 2012

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A Robust Recovery  As Lagunans await implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act along our coast, an exciting announcement went out two months ago from one of the world’s premier science centers, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  This past August, the Scripps website...
Posted On 10 Nov 2011

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 26 Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Environmental Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center   Wednesday, Sept. 28 Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force, 4 p.m., Community Center Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Ruling Revives Call for Banning Plastic Bags

BYOB Gets New Definition At most local grocery stores, customers who bring in their own bags are still the odd-man-out. But a decision by the California Supreme Court earlier this month that upholds Manhattan Beach’s ban on plastic bags could require shoppers in Laguna to bring...

New Rules Dim Night Lighting

The city’s first outdoor-lighting ordinance that calls on neighbors to cooperate before complaining to police about glaring night lights was given the green light by the City Council Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, the council favored keeping lights low and shielded to avoid “light...

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Putting in a Plug for Laguna Beach By Tom Osborne I attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of our city’s first two electric car plug-in stations last week.  I learned that Laguna Beach is the second city in Orange County (Anaheim being the first) to take such a...

Civic Minded Needed for City Committees

The City Council is accepting applications for people willing to serve on several council-appointed advisory committees. There are four, two-year terms open on the Heritage Committee; three, two-year terms on the TechComm Committee, and one vacancy to fill an unexpired term on...