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Pet Peeves

Where Life Happens This column will make me unpopular. What did you say readers? Oh, I’m already unpopular. Good to know. Then there’s no reason to bathe today. I’ve always aspired to Howard Hughes’ life of solitude and uncleanliness. I’ll just hold off on those time weary...

Culverhouse is a Huge Loss

Editor, Just wishing Culverhouse well is not enough. Our School Board’s statements on the departure of the LBHS Principal fail to give expression to the significance of this unexpected change, and the loss it portends for what little continuity and stability there has been...

Keep The Dream Alive

Editor: I read with great interest and appreciation Bob Borthwick’s inspiring article, “The Tale of a Trail,” in last week’s Indy on the history of the San Clemente Beach Trail, now considered a model of collaboration. The lessons I learned from it, regardless of what...

Murals Restore Livability

It appeared to me that Verizon and Whole Foods Market were planning to convert their shared parking lot into a drive-in theatre and filling the former seating area with sand and a merry-go-round. Then instead of a movie screen on the south grey wall, it got a fresh coat of paint...

Alternative Suggestion Emerges for Homeless Housing

Editor, Lorene Auger said on June 27, “since the village entrance has not yet been designed, this permanent supportive housing project could easily be incorporated into the village entrance model.” Our city could consider the city’s newly purchased Christmas tree lot as a...

Housing for Homeless Encounters Resistence

Editor, The proposed development for a permanent supportive 40 unit housing project to house those mental and/or physical disabled will include those with chronic substance abuse issues since sobriety is neither mandatory nor required for any resident. The disabled were...

Honor Thy Father

  It is time again to formally honor our fathers. The masculine principle is imbued with the task of establishing our ethics and morality. It fulfills its function as a sharp tool of learning what actions and controls are necessary to manifest right choices in our lives. When...

New Planner to Lead Development Department

The former deputy community development director for Rancho Palos Verdes, who supervised its view restoration services, was hired to lead Laguna Beach’s community development department. Greg Pfost (pronounced Post), will be responsible for supervising planning, zoning, building,...

Scouts Rev Up for Race

  Cub Scout Pack 35 will uphold a most treasured and exciting tradition, the annual Pinewood Derby, which takes place Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church. The scouts, comprised of all local children in the first through the fifth grade, will race...

The Dynamic That Keep Leaf Blowers On

Editor, We ponder why gardeners don’t obey the ordinance against leaf blowers. Really? I don’t think it’s far fetched to say many gardeners who work in Laguna are in this country illegally. That being said, why, if they so easily ignore federal law, would they...

Speaker’s Corner: Running for the Good Fight

Close to 10,000 participants showed up ready to run or walk this past Saturday, Nov. 16,for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Irvine. At the front of the pack, was 14-year-old Sam Dameshek, wearing too small borrowed running shoes. His own were left in a locker at school. He...

Auto Thieves Target Porsches

About 40 Laguna Beach residents who own 1990’s era Porsches this week received a special delivery to their home from the police department: a crime alert bulletin suggesting that thieves are targeting their vehicles and how to avoid getting hit. Two late-model sports cars, each...

Crowds at Sawdust Festival Ring In Summer

  Painter and performance artist Deborah Paswaters earns special attention at this year’s Sawdust Art Festival, where every artist’s booth is decked out to lure the eyes of potential patrons. Paswaters, though, invites people to experience the painting of a live model who is...

Time for Artists to Devise a Statement

Editor, I am a proponent of a village entrance. My suggested model is a classic signage icon, used by television and film to identify southern California to the world. Examples of such icons are the signage at Malibu Pier and Santa Monica Pier, ubiquitous in movies and TV as...

Glennwood Sets Out to Meet Its Neighbors

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   New electrical wiring – complicated, intricate, and functionally crucial – now runs through the walls of every room in Glennwood House, leading back to the director’s office. Though outwardly the residential facility for developmentally disabled...
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