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Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

  By Tom Shelton | NB Indy   Indy theatre critic Tom Shelton, a professional actor who has worked locally at South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse, joins the cast of “A Christmas Memory,” which runs through Dec. 29 at Laguna Playhouse. He shares his experience in this article.   Two months ago I had […]

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Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

We have this tree just on the street side of our retaining wall.  An Oak tree, while it helps beautify the street, it doesn’t do a damned thing for us, such as giving a little shade.  What it does do each fall season, however, is drop an unbelievable number of dead leaves on our property. […]

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Touring Laguna’s Underground

Touring Laguna’s Underground

Getting past complaints over a five-year, $100 million project to widen a sewer tunnel and lay new pipeline in Laguna Beach’s coastal bluffs has been a major public relations hurdle for the South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna and other cities. When the water district opened its tunnel doors at Aliso Beach and […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

The Coming Revolution In Education Lately, it has become fashionable to bash the value of a college education.   This is because recent graduates cannot get jobs.  There aren’t many jobs and the unemployment rate for newly minted graduates in the U.S. is about 20%.   We are lucky.   In Greece, it is 60%, Spain 55%, France […]

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Laguna’s First Woman Council Member Dies

Laguna’s First Woman Council Member Dies

Helen Keeley died peacefully at her home in Borrego Springs, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2013.  She was 102 years old. Keeley was the first woman to be elected to the Laguna Beach City Council and also served as president of the Festival of Arts.  Memorial services will be held early next year at a date […]

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Rash of Vandalism Targets Realtor

Rash of Vandalism Targets Realtor

A real estate agent’s signs in four different locations were vandalized with the numbers “666” spray painted in silver on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The reporting party told police he suspects a brother, according to the public log. Properties on Starlit, St. Ann’s, Glenneyre and Noria streets were hit, said Sgt. Louise Callus. Monday, Nov. 18 […]

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Speaker’s Corner: Running for the Good Fight

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 waited patiently with his family […]

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Entrance Ideas Need Prioritizing

Entrance Ideas Need Prioritizing

Editor, I attended a portion of the City Council special meeting on the Village Entrance project.  It was obvious the City has heard the concerns of the citizens and has spent a lot of time and money preparing for this meeting.  It was well organized and the Council Chambers were filled to overflowing with citizens […]

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Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]

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Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]

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Street Beat 11/1/13

Street Beat 11/1/13

Pair Arrested for Suspicion of Drug Dealing By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Undercover detectives who made contact with a person offering to sell methamphetamine arrested two people for drug related offenses Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a local market, police said. Alexander Enrique Galindo, 21, of Corona, was taken into custody […]

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Street Beat 10/25/13

Street Beat 10/25/13

Monday, Oct. 14 Pedestrian stop. 31000 block of Coast Hwy. 9:50 p.m. A 21-year-old Irvine resident was arrested for a parole violation and held without bail. Detective activity. 100 block of Fairview St. 12:53 p.m. Stephen Sheppard, 50, of Murrieta, was arrested for suspicion of possessing 2.4 grams of meth. Bail was set at $25,000. […]

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The Slant: Where Ghosts Still Roam

The Slant: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Does the idea of going to Oak Street seem frighting this year? Or the prospect of staying at home on Halloween just plain scary. Here are a couple of things to know about in Haunted Laguna! The Witches House on Wave Street.  The architecture of this is house right out of a fairy tale or […]

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Tenants Claim Dwelling Ruins Their Health

Tenants Claim Dwelling Ruins Their Health

Two parents called on Laguna Beach’s City Council to take action to condemn some units in the Club Laguna apartment complex, which they contend are infused with toxic mold that has sickened their families. Mike Thomas and his wife Allison Corradini blame their daughter’s near death on the toxic mold found in her bedroom and […]

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Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for host families for high-school aged students for the 2013/2014 school year. Students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. The only requirement from the host family is to provide a bed and an extra plate at the table. […]