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Author Rebuts Butow’s Opinion of Drum Circle

Author Rebuts Butow’s Opinion of Drum Circle

Editor, I am responding to Mr. Butow’s critique of the “Full Moon Drum Circle” via a July 15 email that you all received. I have participated in the drum circle since 2007. I have rarely missed a month. I have been a resident of Orange County for 25 years and have had an active law […]

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View Ordinance Is Expensive to Enforce

View Ordinance Is Expensive to Enforce

  Editor, In my opinion, the main problem with the proposed view preservation ordinance is the high cost associated with trying to enforce it.  I believe a much simpler and more enforceable method would be to enact one stating that no tree may exceed the highest point of the home/structure on the subject property. It […]

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Bugged by Litter

Bugged by Litter

Editor, I walk a lot and our city is becoming one giant ash tray. I see cigarette butts everywhere. In fact, we’re becoming one giant trash can as well. Can nothing be done to eradicate all the butts and garbage? (Do you know that it takes 30 years for a cigarette to disintegrate in the […]

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The Jewel at Our Feet

The Jewel at Our Feet

By Catherine Cooper Who in Laguna does not love the ocean? Every week thousands of us – residents and tourists alike – stroll the beaches, bathe in the sun, swim or surf, or simply congregate on sea walls and decks to watch an evening’s sunset. The Pacific is like our homing beacon. She rings our city’s western […]

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Dog Doo on Sunset Avenue Ruins the Vibe

Dog Doo on Sunset Avenue Ruins the Vibe

Editor, It was such a nice refreshing rain here in South Laguna. The air is so fresh, clean and the plants loved it. Then I went outside to get my morning newspaper and right there on the street is a huge pile of dog poop and I mean huge. This dog must have been backed […]

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Food Drive Pick-up

Food Drive Pick-up

  Bag it or box it and put it curbside on trash day for Laguna Food Pantry, now through Nov. 8. Waste Management’s food drive pickup team will deliver nonperishables directly to the Pantry, which provides free groceries to those in need. Most-needed items: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, and jelly. Volunteers […]

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Green Light: Trolling for Trash

Green Light: Trolling for Trash

 Hopefully an army of Californians was out picking up trash along the Golden State’s 1100 miles of coastline on the morning of Sept. 21.  That was the California Coastal Commission’s annual cleanup day.  Having gone online with no success in finding out whether there was an organized effort in Laguna Beach, I decided to pick […]

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Crows, Pigeons, Be Gone

Crows, Pigeons, Be Gone

Editor, I have the mixed blessing of working from home. The commute I can handle, but the noise… The quiet is often interrupted by noisy cars, trucks, Harleys, and leafblowers, but the most common commotion comes from crows. Over the years I have observed the crow population increase to alarming numbers. Unlike songbirds, which are […]

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Pet Peeves: Tantalizing Tuesdays

Pet Peeves: Tantalizing Tuesdays

Laguna Beach is a gastronomical delight.  But then, gastronomical is a word that doesn’t go down right.  You could choke on any one of those five syllables.  Let’s say instead, Laguna Beach has good places to eat.  Much yummy-er.  Put away the tums.  Laguna Beach is a tummy ache free belt. Locals love their restaurants […]

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Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Recycling and composting food scraps will keep trash collection fees low as well as lessen the amount of trash taken to overflowing landfills, according to the terms of a renewed 10-year, $43 million waste collection contract approved by the City Council on Tuesday. After nine years of providing the basic collection service removing curb-side discards […]

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Obsolete Idea to Solve Congestion

Obsolete Idea to Solve Congestion

Editor, We read with some astonishment and amusement a letter from the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce stating that this village entrance plan is a “visionary” one. In reality, it is 1960s thinking applied to 21st century problems and in three years when completed, it will be even more obsolete. I assume that […]

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Scouts in Action

Scouts in Action

Sixteen new scouts ages 6-11 have joined Pack 35, which is now led by Laguna Beach resident John Hovanesian, MD. Since September, the pack has learned about community service, citizenship, respect and responsibility on outings including rock climbing, boat racing, camping, biking, rock climbing, bowling, writing letters to troops, and trash pick-ups.

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Firefighters Halt Apartment Blaze

Firefighters Halt Apartment Blaze

Laguna Beach firefighters quickly put out a fire at a ground-level apartment on Fairview Street that broke out about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, according to firefighters. An external vent from a wall heater ignited trash stored outside the apartment, said Division Chief Tom Christopher. The first engine to respond to the blaze was able to […]

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Taking a Swat at Litterbugs

Taking a Swat at Litterbugs

ZeroTrash.org, the community clean-up movement, hosts its 62nd consecutive First Saturday clean-up on Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. In Laguna, volunteers report in at any of five locations to pick up street and beach trash and receive merchandise discounts for their community service. All collected materials are put in bins provided by partner Waste […]

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Significant Beach Clean Up Worked

Significant Beach Clean Up Worked

A total of 70 volunteers, including 25 teens and staff from the Boys & Girls Club, as well as Laguna native James Pribram, Hearts of Montage resort employees, Zero Trash and One World One Ocean activists took part in California Coastal Cleanup day. Beginning at the Montage resort, the kids, staff, and others fanned out […]