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Global Warming: Where’s the Warmth?

Editor,   The 24th year of global warming hysteria was inaugurated appropriately enough by Tom Osborne with his annual “warm mongering” statement in last week’s Indy. Say, Tom, don’t you think you would have more success in warning us about climate change if it actually felt...

Green Light

Of John Steinbeck, Tide Pools, and Stars There’s so much to do at this time of year.  Holiday cards are coming in to our house but none have gone out.  I’m in the final stages of doing revisions of my California history textbook, which has kept me very busy.  Thus I had not...
Posted On 23 Dec 2011

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A Robust Recovery  As Lagunans await implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act along our coast, an exciting announcement went out two months ago from one of the world’s premier science centers, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  This past August, the Scripps website...
Posted On 10 Nov 2011

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Is the Environmental Committee Sustainable?  At Tuesday’s City Council meeting the fate of the city’s Environmental Committee hung in the balance.  Most of the committee’s seven members would not be returning for the next term, which is scheduled to begin in November. Even worse,...
Posted On 06 Oct 2011

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Putting in a Plug for Laguna Beach By Tom Osborne I attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of our city’s first two electric car plug-in stations last week.  I learned that Laguna Beach is the second city in Orange County (Anaheim being the first) to take such a...

In the Pulpit

Film Focuses on Interfaith Relationships A film that explores the lives a Muslim and Jewish leader in medieval Islamic Spain will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in an interfaith gathering for all faith communities. The screening of the...

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Where Common Good Reigns Sign a petition for the Open Space Initiative; do it for the common good.  Let me explain. Mother Nature has given bounteously to Laguna Beach, which is why my family and many others live here.  Our seascape and landscape have few if any equals in scenic...
Posted On 09 Jun 2011

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Kelpfesting, Then and Now Thirteen thousand years ago our Laguna Beach ancestors likely celebrated the life-giving bounties of kelp.  These ancient Californians or their forebears, like countless other coastal dwellers along the western shoreline of the Americas, had voyaged...
Posted On 21 Apr 2011

Moving to a Post Carbon Age

By Tom Osborne There seems to be no shortage of environmental challenges confronting our species at this moment in history.  Climate warming, air pollution, undrinkable water, ocean contamination and depletion of fish stocks, rising sea levels, escalating fuel and utili...

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Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23 Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010

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Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23   Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010
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