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 Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Councilmember Toni Iseman will speak at Transition Laguna’s 6:30 p.m. potluck meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Iseman, who has served 14 years on the council and three terms as mayor, presently serves on the council’s finance and executive committee. A question and answer session will follow

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The Season for Collaboration

The Season for Collaboration

Editor, Now that we have witnessed the colossal impact of global warming, lived through fires, earthquakes, mud slides, radiation leaks and grid failures, and have the knowledge that oil supply can’t meet demand, doesn’t it make prudent sense to prepare our vulnerable city the best we can? We are a coastal town near a fault-line with tinderbox […]

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Ecstatic Over Earth Day

Ecstatic Over Earth Day

Earth Day celebration organized by Transition Laguna on Park Avenue between Coast Highway and the library drew hundreds of people to its habitats. The eco-village set the example for water reuse, solar, composting and gardening. The eco-exhibition showcased vendors covering relevant topics and the eco-lounge provided old-fashioned live musical entertainment.   Photos by Mitch Ridder […]

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Turning Over an Edible Leaf

Turning Over an Edible Leaf

By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Thanks to Transition Laguna volunteers, the Neighborhood Congregational Church will soon be able to grow the organic vegetables they cook up in soup for those in the homeless shelter during winter.   A first step towards a larger overhaul of the church’s landscaping into edible agricultural and […]

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

Can We Talk?   We are surrounded by art. Galleries line the streets. Laguna Art Museum sits on the hill as if presiding over its flock. Laguna College of Art & Design exhorts budding artists to go forth and make art. Summer festivals attract huge crowds. Arts groups dole out funding and awards and classes […]

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Steps Toward Lowering the Town’s Footprint

Steps Toward Lowering the Town’s Footprint

Editor,   We’ve made some excellent progress lately. The city has passed the plastic bag ban, which is very good news, even if it will take a year to enact. I would suggest that the next things to be considered for a city ban would be helium balloons, which I find littering the beaches and countryside everywhere I go, and children’s plastic beach toys, which […]

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Tree Sniping

Tree Sniping

Editor,   I like the idea from Transition Laguna members about planting fruit trees (Letters, “A Fruit-Bearing Solution to Eucalyptus Problem,” Jan. 6).   I also suggest that the proceeds from all fundraising by Laguna Village and Ann Christoph be used to support local residents who don’t have enough money to trim their beloved eucalyptus […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Church Hosts Alternative Holiday Market, Gearing Up for Giving, Gardening in Confined Spaces, Transition Laguna Hosts Film ‘Forks Over Knives’ and Patriot Shares Her Account.

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Heeding the Harvest, Chefs Vary What’s on the Table

Heeding the Harvest, Chefs Vary What’s on the Table

The recent news that Sorrento Grille’s executive chef Ryan Adams is taking over the restaurant, to be reopened as The Common Table: Kitchen+Drink come September, is as much about a shift in local food philosophy as a shift in ownership. Adams’ reinvented eatery, which he has planned as a paean to fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, […]

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Celebrate Transition to Summer

Celebrate Transition to Summer

The Second Annual Harvest Festival Dinner and Concert, underwritten by Transition Laguna’s garden tour and seedling sales, is returning on Saturday, July 16, from 5-9:30 p.m. at 625 Oak Street. This year’s event is hosted by Patrick and Joann Freeman and will feature the music of Peace, Love & BBQ, a local homegrown rock group. […]

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Garden Tour of Edible Delights

Garden Tour of Edible Delights

Where once water-hungry lawns grew, 11 families within a six-block radius of Laguna Beach’s Oak Street tilled and turned the earth into a cornucopia of homegrown produce and an edible garden village. From patchwork quilts to elegant designs of wild fennel, trellised beans, trailing blackberries and potted potatoes, the public is invited to take a […]

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Laguna's Restaurants Season Expectations

Laguna’s Restaurants Season Expectations

With its art festivals and oceanfront, Laguna Beach delights visitors with a taste for visual culture and beach life. Yet, despite numerous restaurants, it lacks a reputation as a culinary destination. Several determined local “foodies” for years have worked to change that. Next week debuts their “Laguna Beach a la Carte: A Food & Wine […]

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Dancing in Laguna

Dancing in Laguna

Editor,   I am having such a great time dancing at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club and wanted you to know about it.   The dance is sponsored by Transition Laguna and happens every other Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.   A spacious, hardwood dance floor with a vaulted ceiling and a patio which […]