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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Green with Envy I’m green with envy after reading the Indy article, “A Bond Forged In Salt Water.”  I could never wear those green bathing hats. But the Hales look quite good.  Just to double check, I went to Aliso Creek’s CVS Pharmacy and bought a white bathing cap. They were all out of Shamrock […]

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Cyclists Peddle to Battle Alzheimer’s

Cyclists Peddle to Battle Alzheimer’s

Laguna Beach bike enthusiast Max Isles and friend Ryan O’Malley will set out Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a goal of pedaling 500 miles in five days to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Association. Both cyclists have close family members that have suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia and hope their join effort raises awareness and funds […]

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Showers Insufficient for Budget Travelers

Showers Insufficient for Budget Travelers

Editor, The article read like we should feel guilty and responsible for the homeless. I’m not from Laguna Beach.  I traveled the west coast the last eight weeks with a friend of mine in a van. Wow, driving the “1″ was the best way to appreciate the coast. Chrys at Greeter’s Corner made our visit […]

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Beatriz Lopez Mead

Beatriz Lopez Mead

June 22, 1946 – May 23, 2014 Beatriz Lopez Mead, known to her friends affectionately as Bianca, passed away peacefully after an 18-month struggle with cancer. Her loving spirit, sharp sense of humor and contagious laughter will remain with all that knew her. Mead spent the better part of her life working in the arts. […]

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A History of Turning Compassion Into Action

A History of Turning Compassion Into Action

A letter in the April 25 edition (“Multiple Reasons to Reject Homeless Housing Project”) argues against permanent supportive housing by comparing Laguna to nearby cities.  The letter delineates the size of the neighboring cities (Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Brach, Dana Point, and San Clemente) and the number of units they have provided.  The writer asks […]

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A Plea for Help With a Search

A Plea for Help With a Search

Editor, Years ago there was a man who spoke in public comment time at City Council about the homeless housing.  He had been on the board of directors at such a program in San Francisco or somewhere north.  I am interested in talking with him.  Does anyone know how to contact him? Bill Kelley, Laguna Beach The author […]

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Sandi Carter

Sandi Carter

Sandi Carter, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 25, 2014, following a recurrence of breast cancer. She was 69 years old. Sandi was born on Oct. 24, 1944, in Los Angeles, to Darrell and Doris Bogardus. She grew up in Los Angeles, graduating Immaculate Heart High School and […]

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Solving Congestion With Peripheral Parking

Solving Congestion With Peripheral Parking

Editor, This week, the last of the old coin-operated parking meters in Laguna Beach are being replaced with smart meters. Please take a look at what San Francisco is doing about parking. This is how San Francisco has implemented a parking solution: http://sfpark.org/ The map you see is a real-time map of available parking spots. […]

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Unintended Consequences of Plastic Bag Bans

Unintended Consequences of Plastic Bag Bans

Editor, I was talking to some of my Laguna “environmentally correct” friends yesterday about the new research from George Mason’s Josh Wright and Penn’s Jonathan Klick on the adverse health tradeoffs of plastic bag bans. Wright and Klick have performed the simple task of comparing before and after rates for food borne illness in counties that enacted […]

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Fashion Raises Funds for AIDS Services

Fashion Raises Funds for AIDS Services

The Friends of Dorothy Guild raised more than $68,000 to support AIDS Services Foundation Orange County on Wednesday, May 23, during its Runway fashion show, held near the airport. The fundraiser was chaired by guild founder Barbara Venezia. The crowd of 500 were treated to one-of-a-kind gowns by designers and manufacturers from San Francisco, Los […]

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Student Musicians Rock the House

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with California’s Great American Theme Park in San Francisco, April 26-28. Last week, […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Sherwood (Bob) Ichiro Saruwatari and Jon Riggs.

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Weather or Not

Weather or Not

A Month of Extremes This past Monday, Dec. 6, marks the anniversary of Laguna’s biggest rain event of all time. Jump in the time machine back to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Torrential rains, frequent lightning and thunder and 30 to 40 m.p.h. winds arrive with a vengeance. A look at the Doppler radar […]