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Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County/Community Alliance Network is urging parents and adults to host responsible New Year’s Eve parties.

According to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey, 74 percent of 11th graders and 59 percent of ninth-graders across Orange County report that it is easy to get alcohol, which is reported to be the most abused substance among local youth.

The organization offers parents the following guidelines to keep teens safe and prevent underage drinking:

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Tales of a Bowl Game Marathoner

Tales of a Bowl Game Marathoner

Editor, I am a college football nut and my blood flows cardinal and gold. I watched so many made-for-TV bowl games during the holidays that by the long New Year’s weekend they all became one big blur, and that wasn’t the end of the so-called bowl season. Most bowl games provided three hours of continuous […]

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Laguna Observed

Laguna Observed

Resolutions 2010 Of course you don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I’m certainly not accusing you of such a thing. No sophisticated, grounded, pragmatic or even dreamer person over the age of 12 makes New Year’s resolutions. Preposterous. Nor am I about to suggest you make this year, the start of a new decade, in a […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

Taking On The New Year Challenge   “I could never tell if it was opportunity or the wolf knocking.” Anne Ellis wrote in “The life of an Ordinary Woman” (1929). Do you avoid taking a deeper look into your present conditions because of the overwhelming harshness of your self-judgments? When you evaluate yourself through good […]

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A Plea to the ‘Unchurched’

A Plea to the ‘Unchurched’

Editor:    Here is a New Year resolution for about 15 percent of Laguna Beach residents to consider.  The 15 percent are those who do not associate with the 19 or so faith organizations that the remaining 85 percent of Laguna Beach residents associate with.  They are whom I call the unchurched. For apparently unfounded reasons, […]