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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 […]