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Far Worse Consequences of an Oil-Based Economy

Editor: Re: “Unintended Consequences.” Last week’s partially plagiarized “Letter to the Editor, Feb. 8,” linking reusable bags to higher foodborne illness can be found in its original form at: www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/02/put-a-bag-over-it.php The study mentioned in...

Taking a Swat at Litterbugs

ZeroTrash.org, the community clean-up movement, hosts its 62nd consecutive First Saturday clean-up on Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. In Laguna, volunteers report in at any of five locations to pick up street and beach trash and receive merchandise discounts for their community...

Be Ready for the Ban

Laguna Beach Tote Company will begin selling their handmade totes and aprons at the Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 15, a once a month event to benefit the the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The 100 % canvas cotton totes are designed by locals Doug and Barb Bowler for...

Steps Toward Lowering the Town’s Footprint

Editor,   We’ve made some excellent progress lately. The city has passed the plastic bag ban, which is very good news, even if it will take a year to enact. I would suggest that the next things to be considered for a city ban would be helium balloons, which I find...

Ruling Revives Call for Banning Plastic Bags

BYOB Gets New Definition At most local grocery stores, customers who bring in their own bags are still the odd-man-out. But a decision by the California Supreme Court earlier this month that upholds Manhattan Beach’s ban on plastic bags could require shoppers in Laguna to bring...

City Starts Rolling Out the Green

The city started rolling out the green carpet last week but has yet to hammer in any nails.   In a City Council agenda heavy on ecologically friendly issues, the council passed a resolution to ban the use of plastic grocery bags, pending the outcome of a lawsuit over a...