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Arts Promoter Seizes the Mic CeCe Sloan is the featured guest on “Spoken Word/Spoken Song,” Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is co-hosted by John Gardiner and Polina Hryn, and streams live over the internet on KX.OneLaguna.com. Sloan is a tireless...

When I was a kid things were different. I wore knickers. Today, kids wear low riders that begin where my knickers left off. I’ve kept the knickers in hopes that the style will come back. I have to be patient because clothing trends are fickle. A couple of years ago, I tried...

Alma Marie Fedorsin 1923-2014

Alma Marie Fedorsin, of Laguna Woods, passed away from natural causes April 17, 2014. Her husband was with her at the time of her death. Alma was born in Ambridge, Penn., on Nov. 13, 1923. She was the youngest of 13 children born to Carmela and Joseph Caracci, who immigrated to...

Kudos for Local History Article

Editor, Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to Jennifer Erickson for her lovely article about my father’s mural and the renovation of the old Laguna Federal Building (“Excavating a Slice of Laguna’s History,” Feb. 14). She did a great job! I love the way she...

Pet Owners Schooled on Scaring Off Coyotes

“Never turn your back on a coyote,” warned Laguna Beach resident Mona Roberts. She should know. In the year since her Lhasa apso Tally was grabbed from the deck of her Dunning Drive home by a coyote, Roberts has become a self-taught expert on coyote behavior and...

Smoke Free, The Way It Should Be

Editor: I think it’s about time the Laguna Beach City Council follow suit with neighboring communities and sister cities when it comes to protecting its residents against secondhand smoke. Over a year ago, our neighbor Laguna Woods, passed a law preventing smoking on balconies...

Adding Another Twig to Wildlands

The Laguna Canyon Foundation, the city of Laguna Beach and the California Coastal Conservancy added two acres of sensitive coastal sage scrub and oak woodland habitat, as well as a scenic public trail, to Laguna’s open space with the recent $325,000 purchase of the McGraw...

Ways to Deter Coyotes

Editor,   In July we attended the Arts Festival and read the Laguna Beach Independent about the coyote attacks on pets.  This is tragic, but I cannot help but wonder what if people were more aware of coyotes, their part in nature, and how our behavior can cause conflict...

Hunters Summoned to Target Coyotes

Animal control officers and Laguna Woods city officials are turning to professional hunters to trap and shoot coyotes that ever more boldly have seized pets and attacked residents in Laguna Woods in recent weeks. In an emergency meeting last Thursday, Laguna Woods’ City Council...

Woman Injured in Coyote Attack

Laguna Beach animal control officers continued to patrol Laguna Woods, tracking a pair of elusive, but aggressive coyotes that knocked over a resident while seizing her leashed pet Yorkie this week. Police continued to receive calls from residents about coyote sightings after the...

Woman Injured in Coyote Attack

A pair of roving coyotes, running loose in the Laguna Woods area, knocked over a resident and snatched her leashed pet Yorkie, Laguna Beach police reported Tuesday. Animal control officers, who provide services to the town and were in the area due to a flurry of coyote sightings,...

Obituaries

Karen Ziegler 1944-2010   Karen Ziegler, our beloved grandmother, mother, friend, bookseller, volunteer, liberal, pacifist, dog lover (especially Tess), passed away at the age of 66 on Oct. 10 in Laguna Beach. Ziegler lived a full life and loved literature, music, the beach,...