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Recruits Play Role in Temporal Art’s Creation

Recruits Play Role in Temporal Art’s Creation

By Daniella Walsh Roughly 200 people, double that number if artist Lita Albuquerque has her way, will spill out of the Laguna Art Museum next month dressed in requisite white trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts to follow the graceful arc of the Laguna Beach shoreline. The voluntary recruits will be holding LED lights whose colors shift […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, H-5, part of the city’s […]

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Green Light

Green Light

When Ideology Trumps Facts In the ongoing, fractious city council election, Lagunans have been jolted by Jon Madison’s inability to validate implausible, phony academic achievements. Lagunans received another jolt at the Firebrand Media-organized candidate forum on Oct. 14 when candidate Michele Hall expressed mocking skepticism about human-caused global warming in response to a question from […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some of the bowls […]

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William J. Kremer

William J. Kremer

  William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his career […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Roadrunners Spoil Homecoming Game 38-31 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-6, 0-2) Laguna bounced back from the failure at Costa Mesa to battle Saddleback (4-3, 2-0) right to the end in the homecoming game played last Friday, Oct. 17, before the usual large crowd at Guyer Field. There were moments it looked like […]

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Democracy’s Most Valuable Real Estate: the Voting Booth

Democracy’s Most Valuable Real Estate: the Voting Booth

Editor: As election day nears, I am pinching myself yet again.  While our process of electing leaders is far from perfect, it is way ahead of what’s in second place. Voting is, at its core, the acting out of one of America’s deepest ideals. No one said it better than Harry Truman, “The most valuable real estate […]

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‘Foolish Consistencies’ Don’t Trouble Madison Supporter

‘Foolish Consistencies’ Don’t Trouble Madison Supporter

Editor, We must be careful not to support political character assassinations.  In this era of sound bites and informational snippets, it is most important to elect council members because of their integrity and commitment to public service. Anyone who knows Jon Madison will attest to his strength of character, giving spirit and commitment to the […]

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Madison’s Unproven Claims Disqualify Him

Madison’s Unproven Claims Disqualify Him

Editor, All candidates for city council should be commended for undertaking the arduous process of a campaign, where they are relentlessly questioned about every detail of their platform and qualifications. All for the dubious reward of yet more and harsher criticism for their decisions as council members. But they knew this going in. So public […]

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Is Zur Scmiede a Committed Volunteer?

Is Zur Scmiede a Committed Volunteer?

Editor, I find it an offensive stretch of the truth that candidate for City Council Rob Zur Schmiede considers himself a “committed Laguna Beach volunteer” yet he only graduated in June from the Laguna Beach Police Department Citizens Academy and only this year signed up as a Laguna Ocean Foundation docent a few months in advance of announcing his candidacy for City Council. This is all a campaign […]

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Iseman Earns Writer’s Gratitude

Iseman Earns Writer’s Gratitude

Editor, I appreciate the learning I’ve received from the City Council candidates forums. As a result, I am more aware of the intricacies of what it takes for a councilperson to make decisions that work. Thank you Toni Iseman, for sharing the past history of decisions made. I now realize the research and homework that […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Stuck in the Middle “Clowns to left of me. Jokers to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” This phrase from the 1972 Stealer’s Wheel song came to mind as I was thinking of the council election forums. Is that what some of our candidates are feeling? Especially with the array […]

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Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Several arts leaders and Laguna Beach’s mayor took turns pulverizing a faux stone entry arch at the Festival of Arts this past Monday, Oct. 13, marking the start of a $3.5 million construction project on the city-owned land that since 1941 has been the permanent home to the city’s original art festival and Pageant of […]

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Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the chief executive of Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo on Friday temporarily suspended elective surgeries at both campuses. Meanwhile, nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital in Orange, operated by the health system that also owns Mission Hospital, publicly called on hospital management to take immediate measures to ensure […]

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Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

Editor, Michele Hall and I go way back, at least 20 years.  She is a hard worker, does her homework and is not afraid to take a stand when making hard decisions. Michele and I stood side by side in our successful defeat of the parcel tax like we did years ago when we worked […]