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Club Rolls Out its Open House

Club Rolls Out its Open House

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inviting tennis, golf and outdoor recreation lovers to try their hand on the club’s greens perched on an ocean bluff in Heisler Park. The club at 455 Cliff Dr. invites newcomers for a free […]

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Last Days for Chateau Relaxo

Last Days for Chateau Relaxo

After what seems like thousands of requests in seemingly as many years, the boarded-up and abandoned house at the south end of 1000 Steps Beach in south Laguna is officially heading south. On Monday, workers were preparing the concrete structure, which once bore a “Chateau Relaxo” sign, for demolition with bulldozers and dump trucks readying […]

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Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Editor, Re: Local Current’s “Blood Alley,” April 19 edition.   Your letter was right on target. All drivers who are not thoughtless and self-absorbed have waited for such an article to be published locally. The insanity begins on Laguna Canyon Road where we all stare in disbelief as the autos go speeding northeast on their […]

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Speaking Up on View Rules

Speaking Up on View Rules

Editor, Re: “Closing in on New View Rules,” April 19 edition. Please: Establish a hierarchy of priorities wherein views are at the top, and trees are nice but definitely less important. Establish an ordinance that is challenge-proof, has teeth, is fair and especially, is enforceable. If there is to be some concession granted for preserving […]

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An Appreciation for Artists, Musicians

An Appreciation for Artists, Musicians

Editor, I would like to thank Billy Fried for his wonderful letter about our local musicians and their impact on Laguna’s cultural and artistic heritage. In our day to day rush to succeed, we too often fail to notice or to honor those that have given so much of themselves for the betterment of our […]

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Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Editor,   I have recently become interested at the process in which our city selects individuals for a committee. For example, let’s take the recently formed “View Equity Committee”.  My understanding is these individuals were hand-selected by our mayor. It appears that they were not asked to fill out applications and explain why they were […]

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Musings on the Coast: Pavlovian Skin

Musings on the Coast: Pavlovian Skin

My friend, Laguna’s blithe spirit January Olds, created her own skincare line January Labs.  She rolled out the line about 18 months ago and now has gained national distribution.  Last summer she gave me several bottles of her product and insisted I prominently display them in my bathroom for immediate use. There they stayed for […]

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LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and career training. Representatives from the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) […]

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Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Friendship Shelter has been saving lives and helping homeless individuals for 25 years and today serves as operators of the only homeless shelter in south Orange County.  To mark its anniversary, the shelter plans a series of events, including a drive for hosts for its signature event, “Friendship Shelter Dinners,” formerly known as “Dinners Across […]

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Wisdom Workout: New Discoveries

Wisdom Workout: New Discoveries

We commonly confuse closeness with sameness and view intimacy as the merging of two separate “I’s” into one worldview. Harriet Lerner, “Dance of Intimacy” (1989)    I wonder what would happen if shoes didn’t come in pairs? Imagine that you were free to allow each foot to express itself by choosing its own style. If […]

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Canaries for Christmas

Canaries for Christmas

By Adele Kopecky The hot water gushing into the dishpan prevented Marie from hearing Gino enter the apartment.  She started when he kissed her on the back of the neck, but recovered to turn and throw her arms around him. “I didn’t expect you home so soon—no waiting at the barbershop?” “I didn’t get my […]

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Sleeping Santas

Sleeping Santas

By Alice C. Meek, MA   Jenny danced up and down the hallway. “Is it time, mom? Is it time?  Are we ready to wake them up?” Ally still sees her on tippy toe, hears her begging, and feels her tugging at her shirttails. “Almost time, Jen.  Let’s get our red slippers so we can […]

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What the Four-Footed Can Teach Us

What the Four-Footed Can Teach Us

By Ed Kaufman   Stroll any morning along the glorious bluffs of Heisler Park in North Laguna around 6:45 and you’ll invariably find a small pack of dog-treat donors and their pups huddled together, barely letting passers-by by. Most of the dogs sit patiently waiting for their daily presents, except for one pooch on this […]

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Blue Lagunas 'Spring' to Championship Win

Blue Lagunas ‘Spring’ to Championship Win

By Ole Nielsen, Special to the Independent   Gymnastics and soccer combined this weekend to cinch the OC Championships for the local girls under 11 AYSO Extra team. After three hard fought 1-0 victories over South Irvine, North Irvine and Newport Beach, the team faced Ladera Ranch in the finals. Both teams battled it out […]

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Wisdom Workout: A Chapterʼs End

Wisdom Workout: A Chapterʼs End

My mother loved cameos. Womenʼs profiles carved in ivory on a sepia, blue, or black background and made into a brooch or pendant. We sat at the dining room table, my three sisters, my sister-in-law, and two of my nieces, rummaging through jewelry boxes of Momʼs favorite things. Religious medals, costume jewelry, and then varied […]