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Pancake, Pancake, Fireman

Pancake, Pancake, Fireman

“Pancake, pancake, fireman, griddle us a cake as fast as you can, pat it and roll it, and mark it with a ‘L,’ flip it on the griddle for my dog and me,” I belted out while waiting for my first Memorial Day pancake breakfast. “Hey, buddy. The ‘L’ stands for loser. No cutting in […]

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Proposed Development Lacks Foresight

Proposed Development Lacks Foresight

Editor, In response to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s concern for the proposed 40-unit homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon next to their facility: I spoke against the artist work/live (as an artist, art educator and former arts commissioner) and against the Big Bend storage box that is larger than its lot size (as a resident and supporter of Laguna […]

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High Drama in High Seas Rescue

High Drama in High Seas Rescue

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Something about the body language of a young woman and a man with a surfboard striding toward Aliso Beach’s creek berm signaled to Matthew Barker that they were inexperienced in the water. When the couple purposefully got up and entered the ocean Saturday, March 1, swimming into 15-foot swells, […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna   Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to […]

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Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Dawn Price, executive director of the Friendship Shelter and Father Colin Henderson, the organization’s founder, will speak about permanent supportive housing at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, March 6. The Friendship Shelter is working to develop permanent supportive housing as a way to fight homelessness. The club convenes 12:15 p.m. at Mandarin […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to make […]

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Folding Up Their Easels

Folding Up Their Easels

It is said where one door closes, another opens. In the case of Laguna Beach commerce, gallery closings in recent years have opened storefronts to other types of merchants, so that the town is becoming less about art sales and more about, well, shopping. I had hoped to provide quantitative data on this subject, but […]

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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

  It is said where one door closes, another opens. In the case of Laguna Beach commerce, gallery closings in recent years have opened store fronts to other types of merchants, so that the town is less about arts and more about, well, shopping. I had hoped to provide quantitative data on this subject, but […]

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Retro Redo

Retro Redo

Remember that childhood rhyme? “I’ve got a rocket in my pocket, I cannot stop to play…” That rhyme became the basis for the Dr. Seuss parody “A Wocket in my Pocket” and both are testaments to the frivolity of childhood. Those rhymes, and my own youth, were on replay in my brain the other day […]

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Minding Our Business

Minding Our Business

Crafting a Culture Leanne Cairnes manufactures eco-friendly handbags as a cottage business, Belyn Designs. She works closely with fabric designers to evoke natural settings like tree branches and flowers, and last season scored a holiday order with retailer Anthropologie online. Cairnes sews more than textiles. She stitches together creative entrepreneurs through a new venture called […]

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Bravo!  OC Says ‘No’ to Social Host Ordinance

Bravo! OC Says ‘No’ to Social Host Ordinance

The Orange County Board of Supervisors ended 2013 with a principled demonstration of government restraint.  As reported in the Dec. 18 edition, at the Dec. 17 meeting none of the other supervisors chose to second a motion by Supervisor Todd Spitzer to impose a deeply flawed “social host ordinance” (SHO) on thousands of Orange County […]

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Stylist’s Client in the Spotlight

Stylist’s Client in the Spotlight

Stylist Leslie Christen’s skills made their television debut this week as her client, Heather Dubrow, became Bravo TV’s newest addition to “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”   Christen, who lives in Laguna Beach with husband Sequoia Slentz and her two young boys, has been dressing women for over a decade. She is also the […]

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More Than Rain Distinguishes North from South

More Than Rain Distinguishes North from South

Editor, I’ve just returned from a six-week sojourn in Portland, Ore. Quite a contrast to O.C. I rode a bicycle maybe 100 miles a week on average. There are extensive bike routes all across the city and large numbers of cyclists. The most noticeable thing was the courteousness of the car drivers. They would always give me a wide berth, crossing into the other […]

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Get Out of the House Psst. A deal for you.

Get Out of the House Psst. A deal for you.

By Rebecca Meekma If you’ve read this column even one time over the past 18 months you’ve probably noticed that I love a deal.  I used to think that was because I’m from New York, and all New Yorkers know you never pay retail.  For anything. Sample sales. Items that fell off the back of […]

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Athletes Receive End-of-Season Kudos

Athletes Receive End-of-Season Kudos

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Cross Country Orange Coast League Champions, 7th SSCIF D-IV, 7th State D-IV All-League: Matt Neeve, Jeff White, Ryan Jones, Aaron Swartz All-SS CIF: Matt Neeve   Girls Cross Country Orange Coast League Champions, SSCIF D-IV 12th All-League: Natasha Strickland   Football 4th – Orange Coast League (2-3 League, […]