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Magic in Attitude Adjustment

Magic in Attitude Adjustment

  The festival season officially starts this week. Along with the excitement of the summer activities, comes the pervasive ritual that has been honed to a fine art for many of us who have the privilege to call ourselves locals. The Sawdust Festival preview party marks the first formal opportunity to claim the right to […]

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New Rules Clear a Path to Better Views

New Rules Clear a Path to Better Views

The City Council unanimously passed a view ordinance last week, 15 months after then Mayor Kelly Boyd selected a committee to devise a law enforceable by city code. Despite the committee’s efforts to incorporate suggestions from proponents and critics, some residents continue to think the ordinance is too weak, with parameters that exclude guest houses […]

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Mexico Provides a Model for Voter ID

Mexico Provides a Model for Voter ID

Editor, Your Speaker’s Corner of May 30 (“In Defense of Strict Unicorn Leash Laws”), looks like a mash up of progressive soundbites you swept up from the cliche corner of the left’s agenda. Voter fraud a fantasy? Just what country do you think this is? Were you in suspended animation during the ACORN scandal? Your […]

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Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Clearing landscaping along the southwest corner of the Laguna Beach High School field last week was intended to push ahead a plan to re-landscape the area, a school official said this week. Although there is no new landscape plan in hand, preliminary renderings from Valley Crest Landscape Company of […]

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Home Runs Hit Neighbors’ Nerves

Home Runs Hit Neighbors’ Nerves

Local resident David Nelson slammed a baseball on the desk before Laguna Beach school board member Ketta Brown during a meeting Tuesday. People in the room jumped and Brown’s hand flew to her chest, her mouth dropped open. His point? Do something about errant baseballs flying out of the high school’s athletic field before someone […]

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Mothering, A Never Ending Story

Mothering, A Never Ending Story

I am a daughter. I am a mother. I am a grandmother. Soon I will be a great-grandmother. My four daughters are currently immersed in the swirl of active child raising. I, on the other hand, now have a walk-on part instead of a lead role on the motherhood stage. My mother lived until she […]

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Pay Raise and Cost Hikes for Police

Pay Raise and Cost Hikes for Police

Laguna Beach’s police officers and non-sworn personnel will receive raises of 6 and 5 percent respectively under the terms of a three-year contract. Even so, the pay hikes won’t offset the jump in retirement contributions now borne by employees, said City Manager John Pietig. While the 65-member employee group agreed to the terms of the pact, […]

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Homeless In Cashmere

Homeless In Cashmere

I’m homeless wearing cashmere, but hidden from view. I use to be you. My hand me downs, handed down by me. I met this demon called life, you see. I’ll get back to you somehow, But I’ll walk in my cashmere for a while. And play the game until you see. You could be me. […]

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2+2=5

2+2=5

I have a question.  Please teacher look at me.  I’m raising my hand.  She’s not looking. Don’t despair. I’ll just wave my hand and bounce up and down. Great she sees me. Okay, sure.  I understand. You want me to go to the principal’s office and explain why I was doing calisthenics in math class. […]

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Boys Rebuff Suspicious Overture

Boys Rebuff Suspicious Overture

Two students returned to Thurston Middle School to inform school officials they rebuffed a man who had offered them money to hand out flyers and to attempt to coax them into his white sports car about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, police said. Police searched the area to no avail and will be making extra […]

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Surely a Compromise Exists

Surely a Compromise Exists

I am writing to you regarding the proposed Longi live/work project in Laguna Canyon.  I am appealing to you today as a Laguna Beach real estate professional, a board member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and as a passionate admirer of all things beautiful about Laguna Beach. I have been following the progression of the […]

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‘It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!"

‘It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!”

Editor, Last week the column I wrote about the breakfast for the homeless (“Feed the Hungry, Heal the Heart,” Dec. 27) where I played Christmas carols and formed a choir has brought so many responses I felt compelled to write a follow-up about the results. The day after the paper came out I had received […]

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 Fine Art Painter Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

Fine Art Painter Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature fine art paintings by San Clemente artist Edward G. Beyer from Jan. 1-31. Beyer will be on hand, along with the 17 other gallery artists, during First Thursdays Art Walk, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. In addition, the gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Highway, will host […]

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Unusual Instrumentalist Performs

Unusual Instrumentalist Performs

Matt Venuti, who plays a hand-sculpted instrument known as a “hang”, performs in a rare live concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Cho’s Academy, 1966 S. Coast Highway. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The American Red Cross, Save the Children and The Orange County Food Bank. Tickets are $25 or $20 with […]