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Class Notes

Class Notes

Rotary Distributes the Write Book   In support of literacy month, Laguna Beach’s Rotary Club distributed 221 Webster’s Dictionary for Students to third grade students at El Morro, St. Catherine’s, and Top of the World.   Water District Offers Scholarships   The deadline for high school seniors to submit their applications for South Coast Water […]

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Planning Decisions Lack Compliance With State Laws

Planning Decisions Lack Compliance With State Laws

Editor, In 2008, California’s legislature passed a law requiring that, after January 1, 2011, any substantive revision of a Circulation Element of a General Plan, the transportation system of a city must plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways for safe and convenient […]

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

The Laguna Beach Fire Department encourages residents to adopt the lifesaving habit of changing their smoke alarm batteries at the same time they are changing their clocks to daylight saving time, which takes place on Sunday March 11. In the past two years, structure fires ignited in three different homes, none of which had a […]

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Divvying Up Holiday Spirit

Divvying Up Holiday Spirit

  Prior to the winter school break, students of the Even Start Preschool Program, 3 and 4 year olds living in low-income households, were treated to a week of holiday activities. Students in Thurston Middle School’s PAL Club first entertained them with donuts, hot chocolate, and gifts on Dec. 6. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Laguna […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Extra Hands Needed for Bridge, Park Pass Tops Outdoor Lover’s Wishlist, Health Workshop Seeks Funding Remedy and PMMC Leader Receives Science Honor.

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Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch

Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch

In an unexpected move, Blue Shield of California confirmed it will no longer do business with Irvine’s Monarch HealthCare if its pending merger is finalized, which could affect 19,000 Orange County residents.   As long as Blue Shield’s agreement is in place, members should continue to have access to their Monarch physicians, said Juan Davila, […]

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Lend a Helping Hand to Girl Scouts

Lend a Helping Hand to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of troops 2136, 1440 and 308 have received some donations, but are extending their food drive through Nov. 21 and are still seeking donations from the public. Your donations can be dropped off anytime in the Collection Box at the Girl Scout House, 190 High Dr. in Laguna Beach.  Donated food will be […]

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What’s Up at Susi Q?

What’s Up at Susi Q?

Tips for Dealing with the Holiday Blues People of all ages suffer the holiday blues, but for many seniors with emotional and physical challenges this time of year can stand as a season of sadness. Find hope and help for your blues at a free seminar Monday, Nov. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Susi Q […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Dark Scene to Transform White House and Marking a Decade With Jazz Fest

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Isn’t there any other reason for forgetting besides getting old? It’s so depressing. How about “I just forgot.” Maybe the big forgetfulness problem with “seniors” is that they forget that they used to forget before, and choose to excuse their lapses in memory as, “senior moments.”

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Leading the Herd

Leading the Herd

Editor, I may be one of the serial letter writers to whom Sandi Cain refers (“Stepping on the Soapbox for Sidewalks,” Letters, Sept. 30). Her points are well taken. We non-car users do whine a lot.   Regarding the issue of cyclists not paying their way: most cyclists also own cars so they are paying for road infrastructure. There are […]

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Colleges Prospect for a Freshman Class

Colleges Prospect for a Freshman Class

Over 90 representatives from California and out-of-state two- and four-year colleges, universities, test prep companies, and specialty colleges plan to woo Laguna Beach High School students on Oct. 5. The highly anticipated College Round-Up, 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school’s North Gym, helps students and their families learn about college majors, dorm life, and other […]

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Senior Class

Senior Class

Medicare Enrollment Opens Unusually Early   Due to a month-earlier shift of the annual enrollment period for Medicare, The Freeman Insurance Agency, will host open enrollment meetings every Monday from through Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with additional days and times as necessary at 625 Oak St. Open enrollment shifted to Oct. […]

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Laguna's Water Polo Team: Still Hungry for Another Title

Laguna’s Water Polo Team: Still Hungry for Another Title

The boys’ water polo team at Laguna Beach High is looking to re-capture the passion that drove them to their first CIF title in school history last season. “It’s really hard for a team to repeat,” said Nolan McConnell. “We’ve got to find that hunger again.”   McConnell and his fellow seniors first developed that […]

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Stimulating Appetites With Family Favorites

Stimulating Appetites With Family Favorites

The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find a favorite recipe to prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one.   Research by the company discovered that seniors’ biggest mealtime challenge is lack of companionship.   Enter the recipe and a […]