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Sweat Lodge Owner Complies With Local Protocols

Facing a $1,000 fine for missing a deadline to submit plans on his Native American sweat lodge, Laguna Beach resident Andrew Soliz intends to comply with what the city asks as long as he’s able exercise his right to worship as he chooses. Soliz, who has used the sweat lodge for...

Sweat Lodge Concerns Heat Up

The sweat lodge and tipi in Andrew Soliz’s Bluebird Canyon backyard, target of some complaints by nearby neighbors, must meet city building standards or be subject to fines or forced removal, according to city officials. Soliz says the structures at 932 Meadowlark Dr. are sacred...

Mothering Heights

A Tipi in Town “We built a tipi once,” I’m babbling on like an idiot to my neighbor, who just built a real tipi in his back yard. “We made it out of pretzel rods and fondant. Green sugar for the grass.”   I throw out one of my cheesy smiles, trying to mask the embarrassment...

Cubs Advance in Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 35 celebrated the advancement of nine Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in the Arrow of Light Ceremony during the Blue and Gold Dinner held recently at the Laguna Presbyterian Church.  The dinner celebrates the founding of Boy Scouts of America and the Arrow...

Cubs Advance in Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 35 celebrated the advancement of nine Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in the Arrow of Light Ceremony during the Blue and Gold Dinner held recently at the Laguna Presbyterian Church.  The dinner celebrates the founding of Boy Scouts of America and the Arrow...