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A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...

Maverick Church and Iconic Leader Face Uncertain Future

For four decades, Bishop Simon Talarczyk has presided over Laguna Beach’s most unusual church, an unaffiliated American Catholic congregation that worships in a historic chapel considered one of the world’s smallest cathedrals. Annie Ratta, of Trabuco Canyon, accompanied by her...

Very Real Job Risks Require Training

Editor, I appreciated both the article and photograph from Editor Adelson (“Rookies Added to Laguna’s Force,” Oct. 1) Noel’s comment (Letters, “Questioning Photo of Rookies,” Oct. 8) that we are in Laguna so the rookies should be talking to the residents or homeless not...