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Class Notes

Class Notes

Suds Up to Aid Orphans Students at the Community Learning Center at Top of the World School will hold their fifth annual car wash and bake sale to benefit children at the Door of Faith Orphanage near Rosarito, Mexico, on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will take place in […]

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Stopping a Relic of a Wired World

Stopping a Relic of a Wired World

Editor,   Laguna outdid itself this year for Earth Day with collaboration between the city, Seeds, Transition Laguna, Kelp Fest and others. What a great day and a great turn out. So what a come down to have AT&T telephone directories dumped on our doorsteps. I was extra lucky; I got two of them since […]

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El Morro Students Visit Ocean Institute

El Morro Students Visit Ocean Institute

Forty-two fifth graders from Laguna Beach’s El Morro Elementary enjoyed a marine mammal cruise from Dana Point’s Ocean Institute dock last week.   Two additional groups of El Morro students were treated this week as well. The students were funded by a donation from Hearts of Montage, an employee charity affiliated with Montage Laguna Beach. […]

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

Can We Talk?   We are surrounded by art. Galleries line the streets. Laguna Art Museum sits on the hill as if presiding over its flock. Laguna College of Art & Design exhorts budding artists to go forth and make art. Summer festivals attract huge crowds. Arts groups dole out funding and awards and classes […]

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Council Says No Puppy in the Window

Council Says No Puppy in the Window

Due to reported abuses at commercial dog breeding facilities, better known as “puppy mills,” the council this week joined the cities of Irvine and Dana Point by prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs.  No stores in the city currently sell pets. The number of pets exterminated at animal shelters from lack of adoption, […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

The Verb of Love Valentines Day is all about love. In our aggressive society, it is easy to ignore this opportunity to let down and enjoy the small pause points that come when we participate in the art of celebration. If we turn love into a verb, it has the power to transform the quality […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

The Fulfillment Factor Have you noticed that if you attempt to care deeply about everyone and everything, you end up stretched so thin that you become brittle, numb and overwhelmed? On the other hand, if you decide to live within a closed, overly protective attitude, your wellspring of curiosity, positive anticipation, and willingness to engage, […]

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Year’s Final Day Yields Gold for Non-Profits

Year’s Final Day Yields Gold for Non-Profits

While retailers and individuals by now have wrapped up the annual binge of gift selling and buying, leaders of some nonprofits are still anticipating crucial year-end gifts, many arriving in the year’s final hours, that keep their programs running. Even organizations with strong year-long support admit to a bump in December donations, and many turn […]

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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 […]