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Club Awarded Soul Support

Club Awarded Soul Support

Summer and Don Meek, founders of The SOUL Project Foundation, recently presented the Boys & Girls Club with a $500 donation.   The SOUL Project team of entrepreneurs, designers and artists began an apparel company that holds “socially conscious capitalism” as a core value. Its aim is to protect beautiful places by supporting groups that […]

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In Laguna, Ersatz Santas Abound

In Laguna, Ersatz Santas Abound

Tis the season for list-making, but with a twist. Rather than gift lists, some local residents and organizations are compiling lists of families who can use help striking items off their own lists. From volunteer groups at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, the Laguna Relief and Resource Center, and the school district […]

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Three Concerts Set for Artists’ Theatre

Three Concerts Set for Artists’ Theatre

The high school’s performing arts department presents a variety of dance, choral, and instrumental music concerts in the next two weeks at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave.   Dancers kick off the shows with “Perceptions” featuring professional and student choreographers on stage Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.   On Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., […]

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Dreaming of a Green Laguna

Dreaming of a Green Laguna

Editor, Green architect Chris Prelitz’s proposal to transform and revitalize Laguna Beach as an eco-destination is right on the money (“Eco-Trade Not to be Ignored,” Nov. 28). In the face of economic uncertainty, art and other luxury items are the first thing to go; this fresh identity for the town could save it from eventual […]

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Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch

Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch

In an unexpected move, Blue Shield of California confirmed it will no longer do business with Irvine’s Monarch HealthCare if its pending merger is finalized, which could affect 19,000 Orange County residents.   As long as Blue Shield’s agreement is in place, members should continue to have access to their Monarch physicians, said Juan Davila, […]

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Careless Smoker Sparks a Realization

Careless Smoker Sparks a Realization

  Editor,   A few days ago I was riding in the car with my family and we passed several red flags indicating high fire danger in Laguna that day.  As we continued down the road the passenger in the car ahead of us threw a burning cigarette on the road.  At that point I […]

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School Donations Fall Due to New Rules

School Donations Fall Due to New Rules

Laguna Beach’s school booster groups have a new set of marching orders, advised to use strict new guidelines that bar them from requiring parents to pay participation fees for their student’s extra-curricular activities, including spirit fees for sports teams, and also limits the way they can ask for donations from parents. Teachers and boosters organizations […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Perhaps one day we will look back on this period since 2008 wistfully, as the time we gained a new and better perspective. Discredited were the institutions we relied on to keep our country stable. The economy that depended on growth and building more outrageously expensive houses stopped making any sense. Personal tragedies abounded. Sad and frightening tales, losses of homes and jobs, were the result of an economic “adjustment.”

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Art Workshop Offers Costume Idea

Art Workshop Offers Costume Idea

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts offers a sea lion mask workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1, an activity good for individuals, families, and groups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will tour the Center, and observe live seals and sea lions undergoing rehabilitation. Following the tour, artist Joan Corman, known for creating […]

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Playhouse Taps Pearson for Outreach

Playhouse Taps Pearson for Outreach

The Laguna Playhouse has hired current City Council member Elizabeth Pearson’s firm, ADworx, to help with outreach and fundraising. “Elizabeth’s 28 years in the community, her reputation as a leader, and her relationship base in Laguna Beach and throughout Orange County – along with her marketing & fundraising consulting firm’s 17 years of experience – […]

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Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

In a year of tight school budgets and a legal settlement that has spiked the levying of “spirit fees” for student athletes, Laguna Beach’s Katsuya restaurant has made a welcome season-long offer: 10 percent of game-night dinner checks from patrons who wear the school’s maroon and white colors will be donated to the high school’s […]

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No Bail Out for Owners of Unbuildable Lots

No Bail Out for Owners of Unbuildable Lots

Editor: The Open Space Initiative paints a pretty picture of scenic hillsides and wildlife filled canyons but in reality our money will go to a self serving committee, fire safety, trail maintenance, pay administrative costs to collect and administer the special parcel tax, attorneys, insurance, title and escrow fees, survey, geologist and environment study groups. Even […]

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Where Everything’s a Bargain, Including Parking

Where Everything’s a Bargain, Including Parking

Sale this Saturday at Neighborhood Church   Dozens of families and friends of the church have donated new and “gently used” items for the 61st Annual Bargain Festival at Neighborhood Congregational Church Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse for housewares, tools, sporting goods, furniture, books, home décor, antiques, collectibles, toys, women’s […]

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Collection of Classes at the Susi Q

Collection of Classes at the Susi Q

The Susi Q Center is offering a variety of classes, discussions, and groups during the month of July.  On select Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free science discussion group focusing on the issues, controversies, and societal impact of a variety of topics. Conversational Spanish courses for those who enjoy […]

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Preparing for the Next Onslaught

Preparing for the Next Onslaught

Even as flood-wary residents monitor weather forecasts and hope to avoid a repeat of last week’s destruction, city officials are tallying damage to 30 homes and 59 businesses, estimating $10.2 million in storm damage from the Dec. 22 deluge, the worst in several years. “Unfortunately, this was just the first significant storm of the 2010-11 […]