Editor, I was at the library and saw many happy patrons working away on the computers so after reading Carter’s letter (“Lamenting an Impossible System,” Letters, June 14), I checked with our librarian and all our computers have been working just fine. I do have good news for our nice patrons. The county has hooked up […]
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Editor: Answer to Roger Carter’s letter re: library Mr. Carter must not read the papers or he would know that the county is nearly broke. Yet, our library has 18 computers for public use bought by the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, which also refurbished our library in and out. Since Carter cannot wait until […]
Fristers, a nonprofit that assists teen moms to become self-sufficient, has added a new school-readiness program for children of their clientele. The Kidsters Childcare and School-Readiness Program in Newport Beach is offered simultaneously with the life coach program offered teen moms. Teen mothers rarely can afford preschool, though studies show there are great benefits. Children […]
Editor, In considering a view ordinance for Laguna Beach, the overall look of Laguna should be kept in mind, not just individual lots. To me, our town looks much more inviting than sections of Newport Beach and Dana Point because of our lush and diverse vegetation. Sections of the aforementioned cities either look stripped of […]
By Michele McCormick New Year’s Eve in Paris, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Delhi, exotic spots all. Still, at the auspicious time, I’d rather be in Laguna. Not only because our town is one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities, but also because I participate in revered celebratory rituals that simply cannot be performed anywhere […]
Bellacures Laguna Beach invites all to “Pamper For a Purpose,” a cocktail party for a cause, on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 – 8 p.m. at 226 Ocean Ave. Guest will sip wine, enjoy manicures and pedicures by Bellacures, botox by Newport Beach’s OMG OC Aesthetics, and on the spot whitening by OC Celebrity Smiles. […]
Arts organizations offering cultural arts programs for Newport Beach residents and visitors may apply for grants available through the city Arts Commission. Successful applicants must propose programs for funding that directly benefit children, youth, adults and seniors in Newport and be able to document need, quantifiable success, a realistic budget and an implementation plan. Applications […]
Editor, In response to Ms. Blurock’s letter dated Aug. 3, (“Tribute to the ‘old spirit’ of Laguna”), it is incredible to me how one homeowner can hold the entire neighborhood hostage. Her “large grove of Eucalyptus trees” in North Laguna are a danger to nearby homes, pedestrians and motorists. This is not the first time […]
Editor, In a 5-1 vote with one council member absent, the Newport Beach City Council recently approved the use of bicycle sharrows to be painted on Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Sharrow symbols are traffic lane markers used to remind all road users the lane is designated multi-use for both cyclists and automobiles. […]
By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Something about New York’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest enticed Newport Beach resident Colin Mulligan, who watched the annual rite on television last week. Joey Chestnut of Valencia, Calif., dominated the New York competition, eating a stomach-crushing 68 hot dogs, 16 more than his nearest competitor. […]
Laguna Art Museum will honor Ruth Lilly Westphal, a Newport Beach resident, as the first recipient of the California Art Award on Saturday, June 30. Westphal is accomplished for having published three books that became the foundation for the serious study and reassessment of early California art (“Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland” […]
Pack 35 closed out another successful scouting year with a family bonfire celebration and annual flag retirement ceremony at Aliso Beach on Wednesday, June 13. Many of the boys received their final patches of the year, including the community service patch for their participation in the Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Pacific View Cemetery […]
Early registration for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is now open at a reduced rate of $30 and includes a t-shirt and bib. The Sept. 23 event steps off at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
The Laguna Beach marketing agency Young Company added three new clients to its roster: Newport Beach’s MW Partners, an information technology company; Brea’s ISYSEd, a provider of online learning; and San Diego’s Vivantech, a software maker.