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Finding Art

Finding Art

By Susan Jacob I am relatively new in Laguna Beach; I arrived only 20 years ago. I believed that the magnificent background and sea air were behind the incredible artistic community we enjoy. I continue to realize additional depth and diversity in Laguna’s world of art as years go by. I originated from St. Louis, […]

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Salary Story Shows Bias

Salary Story Shows Bias

Editor, With respect to the recent article in the (Aug. 29) LB Indy regarding local non-profits, there are a few significant problems with the reporter’s angle and the overall article I’d like to address. First, while it is of course proper to seek fair and correct compensation in non-profits, the issue is complex and it […]

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Speed Cautions Apply to Police Also

Speed Cautions Apply to Police Also

Editor: I read with interest the report, “Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges”. The officer’s…”Estimated..speed (was)…between 59 and 61 m.p.h.” The investigation (by our police department, I presume), “concludes..that the motorist was primarily at fault, but…”(the officer’s)…speed was a contributing factor”. Why is it not the other way around? Travelling at 60 m.p.h. is […]

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Incumbent is Unencumbered by Job Responsibilities

Incumbent is Unencumbered by Job Responsibilities

Editor, The real story as to why Elizabeth Pearson isn’t running for City Council this election year has nothing to do with dignity, or being a class act as Howard Hills says in his letter to the editor (Aug. 5) but has everything to do with a condition of her employment with the Pacific Chorale.   […]

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Measuring Candidates on Fire Safety, Housing the Homeless

Measuring Candidates on Fire Safety, Housing the Homeless

Editor:  When evaluating the candidates for the council election this fall we need to pay particular attention to their positions on preventing a fire like the one that burned about 350 homes in Laguna Beach in 1993. That was a real disaster and we seem to be on a path to repeat it. The fire was […]

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The Town Needs the Next Generation of Stewards

The Town Needs the Next Generation of Stewards

Editor, Toni Iseman recently demanded intensification of enforcement under new parking restrictions for construction workers, ostensibly to protect parking and road use rights of neighbors living near building or remodeling project sites. Yet, a week later Iseman held a gala fundraiser in a residential neighborhood that left driveways blocked and roadways congested by luxury cars […]

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Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy An investigation of the traffic death of Laguna Beach motor Officer Jon Coutchie last year concludes that a motorist was primarily at fault in the collision, but says Coutchie’s speed 30 m.p.h. over the posted limit was a contributing factor, according to findings in the report released Thursday. After […]

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Maureen Bober

Maureen Bober

Long time Laguna Beach resident Maureen Bober passed away on Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago, Ill., after a 15-year battle with cancer. True to form, she surpassed the expectations of the wonderful doctors and nurses at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital.  She died without pain, surrounded by her family, and was finally able to find peace. […]

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Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science

Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science

  By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Janet Dreyer earned a doctorate in molecular biology, but in her 50s enrolled at the Pasadena College of Art and Design and became hooked on art. After a hiatus from both science and art for travel, she’s back to art, creating a work that combines her training in […]

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Mozambique Enriches the Town

Mozambique Enriches the Town

Editor, As a Laguna Beach resident all of my adult life, I look at Mozambique as an enterprise driven by an ownership that is passionate about giving people what they want in terms of good food, service and quality entertainment. Mr. Lewis in his recent letter to the Indy has confused the word tenacity with […]

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Praise for Ann Christoph's Article: ‘Big Plans...’

Praise for Ann Christoph’s Article: ‘Big Plans…’

Editor, Kudos to Ann for her wise counsel (Letters, Aug. 29). As the political race for the open council seats heats up, I hope we, as responsible community members, look beneath the surface so that we can listen for a deeper message that surpasses  “stirring men’s blood…through sweeping plans of quick fix theories.” We all […]

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The Slant

The Slant

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers The look on everyone’s face confirmed it. She looked sad as she said, “Laguna Beach has become Beverly Hills of the beach.” I thought about it for a moment. It does seem that things have changed for a ritzy side since the show “Laguna Beach” spread […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football 80th Varsity Season – Breakers Open on Sept. 5 at Bolsa Grande Laguna is favored to win in the season opener, hoping to pick up their fourth straight season opening victory. Breakers return home on Friday, Sept. 12, with a 7 p.m. contest against University, one of the […]

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Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

A two-hour search for a missing child ended without incident Sunday, Aug. 31, when the 12-year-old was discovered playing in the Montage hotel spa about 8:15 p.m., not far from Victoria Street Beach where he was last seen. Laguna Beach police deployed all available resources, including search and rescue personnel, bloodhounds, lifeguards and a helicopter […]

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Top Nonprofit Execs Receive 6 Figure Salaries

Top Nonprofit Execs Receive 6 Figure Salaries

By Carisa Carlton, Special to the Independent Many leaders of the most prestigious Laguna Beach nonprofit organizations receive six figure salaries, nearly 25% more than the city’s mean job salary. The top ranking nonprofits aggressively compete for personnel with businesses and government by offering top salaries and benefit plans to key employees. The rankings include […]