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Bravo! OC Says ‘No’ to Social Host Ordinance

The Orange County Board of Supervisors ended 2013 with a principled demonstration of government restraint.  As reported in the Dec. 18 edition, at the Dec. 17 meeting none of the other supervisors chose to second a motion by Supervisor Todd Spitzer to impose a deeply flaw...

Agreeing to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

By Howard Hills Through his thoughtful commentaries Michael Ray is a sincere and valued voice in our town’s civic discourse. His reflections on the year 2012 (Indy, Dec. 9) invite dialogue. Ray describes the process for casting votes in the Electoral College as “boring.”...

Doctor Endorses SHO

Editor: I am a current resident of Laguna Beach and have been a pediatrician in the community for more than 50 years. As a doctor, I have been witness to countless instances where alcohol and drugs have destroyed young lives. This is even true for “good” kids from “good” homes in...

Schools Plan Alcohol and Drug Prevention Plan

The school district’s strict alcohol and other drug prevention steering committee is beginning a three-year plan focused on prevention, intervention and restorative plans, the district announced earlier this month. The district plans life skills education in grades 4 – 9;...

Wisdom Workout: Challenging Times

There was a lively discussion that was in full swing by the time I got my coffee and sat down with some friends. The topic was the Social Host Ordinance for Laguna Beach that is designed to combat the use of alcohol and drugs by anyone under 21. This would strongly prohibit...

Schools Plan Alcohol and Drug Prevention Plan

The school district’s strict alcohol and other drug prevention steering committee is beginning a three-year plan focused on prevention, intervention and restorative plans, the district announced in a statement this week. The plan lifeskills education in grades 4 – 9; increased...

Wisdom Workout: Challenging Times

There was a lively discussion that was in full swing by the time I got my coffee and sat down with some friends. The topic was the Social Host Ordinance for Laguna Beach that is designed to combat the use of alcohol and drugs by anyone under 21. This would strongly prohibit...

Schools Plan Alcohol and Drug Prevention Plan

The school district’s strict alcohol and other drug prevention steering committee is beginning a three-year plan focused on prevention, intervention and restorative plans, the district announced in a statement this week. The plan lifeskills education in grades 4 – 9; increased...

Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” –Thomas Jefferson A change dish with Thomas Jefferson’s comment inscribed in it sits on my desk, a reminder of the American experiment and the constant need to protect liberty. This coming week, I’ll be celebrating the American...

Local Currents: The Right Kinds of Problems

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson.   Who ever thought that a high school tennis awards banquet could double as a comedy show? Dizz’s As Is, the legendary local restaurant and bar, hosted Laguna Beach Hi...