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Who Changed the Parking-Sticker Grace Period?

Who Changed the Parking-Sticker Grace Period?

Editor, Okay, who ordered the targeting of Laguna Beach residents’ parking stickers? For as long as the parking sticker has been available, the grace period to renew has been the month following the expiration, right? Well, I got a ticket for expired meter on Monday, Aug. 26. I went to the Police Department and asked, […]

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Playwright’s Works Find an Untraditional Venue

Playwright’s Works Find an Untraditional Venue

Sitting at a little desk, a young woman peers expectantly into the distance. Wearing pink cat’s-eye glasses, she mutters, “Yenta Nudel, at your service,” into a corded phone set off by a wrong number. Freshly divorced, she had been at a loss what to do next. Blessed with innate chutzpah, she hung out her shingle […]

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Answering Homeless Housing Skeptics

Answering Homeless Housing Skeptics

A plan for permanent housing for chronically homeless people who are mentally ill is generating much discussion around town and some pointed letters to the editor. Even so, only about 35 residents showed up at a meeting held last Friday at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, organized by the project’s leaders to address concerns prior to […]

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Disgusted in Midtown

Disgusted in Midtown

Editor, I couldn’t agree more with Mark Miller’s letter (“Aggravated Over Asphalt,”) in the Jan. 24 edition. The pavement recently slurred on our street in mid-town is unbelievable. The only thing we experience is the mess. I sweep up more gravelly bits every week. Who ordered this job and who is responsible for such bad work? […]

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Aggravated Over Asphalt

Aggravated Over Asphalt

Editor, This is the third paving job in North Laguna in about six years. The first job was really good. It was even, smooth, thick and strong. Then it was done again a couple years ago, it was loosely done and sloppy, so they slurred it with a topcoat, and it was better. What do […]

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Reindeer Monologues

Reindeer Monologues

Mark Miller and Ava Burton team up for an atypical telling of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, returning to BC Space next Thursday, Dec. 19, for a one night show. Seating is limited. Reserve seats at BC Space Gallery, 285 Forest Ave, 310.948.5798.

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Kids Write, Draw to Honor Dad

Kids Write, Draw to Honor Dad

The “Why My Dad is My Hero” Awards Brunch will take place Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Dads and male mentors will be acknowledged by the Miracles for Families organization, which invites you to celebrate the men in our community doing heroic things for their kids. Special […]

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Showcasing Art’s Healing Power

Showcasing Art’s Healing Power

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent The art and personal growth of three current and former residents of the Friendship Shelter will be celebrated at an eclectic “happening” on Thursday, Dec. 16. While maladies like addiction, homelessness and financial woes brought them to the shelter, through a new program known as the Artists’ Collective, […]