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All Was Merry and Bright for Hospitality Night

All Was Merry and Bright for Hospitality Night

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Beach for Snow

Beach for Snow

By Bette Anderson It’s the end of the year, the traditional time to reflect on the past, good and bad, and plan for the future, to rest your feet on the coffee table and sip a glass of wine, red for Christmas, white for snow. So I ask myself, why did I originally come here […]

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Locals Greet the Season

Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality Night in the Presbyterian Church. Here

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Tuneful Residents Grateful

Tuneful Residents Grateful

Dear Editor, I’d like to take a moment to thank the Festival of Arts Foundation for their generous grant of $2,500 to LagunaTunes. We are so fortunate to live in a town where there is such strong support for the arts. We in LagunaTunes feel a special bond to the town since we are comprised […]

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Revisiting an Auto-Free Zone

Revisiting an Auto-Free Zone

Editor,   Friday night’s wonderful Hospitality Night was our annual reminder of how much better Laguna would be if we closed the west end of Forest permanently to cars.   I don’t know anyone who thinks this is a bad idea, except one or two retailers clinging to an old paradigm. The failure of the […]

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Sprinkled by Pixie Dust

Sprinkled by Pixie Dust

Editor, Each year when I get home after playing the Christmas Wish Fairy on Hospitality Night I can hardly contain myself.  My heart is so full and my body so tired. I can barely stand on my feet a moment longer. My throat is sore and my voice is gone, but the images of all […]

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Crowds Converge in Laguna for Santa and Football

Crowds Converge in Laguna for Santa and Football

Summer trolleys will be boarding football fans in downtown Laguna Beach this Friday, Dec. 2, forcing Santa Claus to detour from his usual City Hall destination on Hospitality Night due to overlapping events sure to create traffic congestion in the early evening. Fans attending Laguna Beach High School’s semi-final CIF playoff game against archrival Corona […]

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A Faerie's Wish!

A Faerie’s Wish!

As one of the Laguna Wish Faeries, I was disappointed by something that happened this year on Hospitality Night. The popcorn venders (sponsored by the Exchange Club), who have been part of Hospitality Night ever since I can remember, were denied the right to be part of the activities. Getting popcorn has been as much a […]