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Involve the Homeless as Part of the Solution

Editor, At the recent City Council hearing about subsidizing housing for the permanent homeless Mark Christy spoke eloquently about his fears for the community. Dawn Price offered a reasonable case that homeless people will use any scheme or ruse available to them to get out of...

A Plea for Tree Preservation

Editor, Judging by the letters to the editor, public feedback to the city council and other community commentary, the decision to kill a dozen mature, healthy and beautiful trees may have been a mistake. If the ficus trees were buckling the sidewalks, the eucalyptus probably are...

Rue’s Picks

Editor, Verna. Verna Verna Verna Verna. And someone else for city council. I don’t know who yet. There are so many running who are willing to trade away the city’s legacy for a few pieces of gold. But relinquish my other council vote in order to give a slight edge to Verna? No....

Crises Handler Speaks to Exchange Club

Crises communications expert and local resident Joan Gladstone will speak about her career to the lunchtime meeting of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Gladstone will talk about some of the cases that have energized her career, including first crisis situation,...

Club Scene

Art Appraiser for Failed Thrifts Speaks to Exchange Club  Appraiser Clarence “C” H. Boyd, who specializes in fine art, will speak to the Exchange Club on Thursday, June 2, about “Art – What’s It Worth? As It Turns Out, That Depends….”   Previously an owner of two art...

Nuclear Engineer Speaks to Exchange Club

San Onofre nuclear engineer Steve Jeppson is the guest speaker Thursday, April 7, at the noon meeting of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club. Jeppson will talk about the nuclear disaster resulting from the Sendai earthquake, safety at the San Onofre plant and will be accompanied by...

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we...