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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 […]

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Checking In: Taking Part in Seachange

Checking In: Taking Part in Seachange

Some thoughts on the sea …Before us. Beneath us. Beyond us. The constancy. The changeability. The sea. We sit on the edge of the great Pacific Ocean, a community of the lucky ones to call the beachfront our home. It’s our western boundary, our Laguna blue belt. Often, we take her for granted. She’s just there, a welcome sight in […]

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Grocery Magazine Racks Lack Substance

Grocery Magazine Racks Lack Substance

Editor,   “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson I’m accusing all of the supermarket chains of putting profit over public service when it comes to the magazines that they sell.  TV news that flashes by between advertisements for automobiles and medication, is simply inadequate. I can […]

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Questioning Public Employees’ Benefits

Questioning Public Employees’ Benefits

Editor, Go Mike Rybah! His letter (“A Critic of Profligate Spending at City Hall,” Letters, June 22) regarding our city using pension workers is accurate. Everyone in the city should ask for the budget covering things like picking up trash….It’s great to watch all of our city guys talking and slowly taking out the trash. […]

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Nobody But Us

Nobody But Us

Editor,   Chris Henderson, Laguna’s and my generation’s master skimboarder, was living in Hawaii at the time and he asked a local friend which surfer has the right to the wave.  The guy who gets up first? The one  closest guy to the curl? Who? Iopa Velles looked at him a second and replied, “No body.” Hende could […]

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Plastic bags aren’t meant for poop

Plastic bags aren’t meant for poop

Editor, I’d say that justifying the use and promotion of plastic bags for the picking up of dog poop is quite far-fetched in the article, “Plastic Bag-Ban Bad News for Pet Owners?” There are numerous alternatives.   As stated, biodegradable bags are such a better alternative: healthier for the environment, sturdier, and the right size. […]

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Cub Scouts Learn Recycling Firsthand

Cub Scouts Learn Recycling Firsthand

Thirty-two members of Cub Scout Pack 35 visited the Waste Management Recycling Center in Santa Ana recently to learn more about recycling Among the lessons learned by the Cubs and their parents was the surprising message that paper can be recycled regardless of it being wet or dirty.  The Scouts also learned about how a […]

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Laguna Fortifies Newly Found Dump

Laguna Fortifies Newly Found Dump

The glass-filled slurry that besieged a Laguna Canyon neighborhood during last year’s record-breaking flood surprised residents when they stepped out into the light of day and onto the unusual muddy mixture. As the first storm of the rainy season came ashore Tuesday, the City Council approved an urgent $150,000 clean-up effort to fortify the hillside […]

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A Clean Sweep Over Laguna Beaches

A Clean Sweep Over Laguna Beaches

Ten years ago Michael and Deborah Jagels were married on Main Beach and held their wedding reception at Las Brisas restaurant, overlooking Pacific Ocean  waves crashing below. Every year since they have participating in the California Coastal Cleanup Day, fulfilling a civic duty if not an unspoken wedding vow to clean the beaches that have […]

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Reclaimed Fashion Showcases the Versatility of Artists

Reclaimed Fashion Showcases the Versatility of Artists

Under eaves of stretched canvas, eight Festival of Arts exhibitors displayed elaborate couture of recycled materials, a runway event that pulled celebrity hosts, prominent judges, and local models together for the sake of reclaimed fashion. At the third annual event, hordes of elegantly-clad patrons “oohed” and “aahed” at haute couture made of at least 80% […]

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Gripes About the Indy and its Columnists

Gripes About the Indy and its Columnists

Editor,   Your liberal, whining biased Democratic paper goes right in the trash or used for sending packages.   Ann Christoph is on another planet. No wonder the city is so screwed up. Ever try responsible government by the people?   Ben Jones, Laguna Beach

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'Stink Bomb' Prompts Evacuation

‘Stink Bomb’ Prompts Evacuation

The occupants of two Laguna Beach apartment complexes were evacuated in the early morning hours Friday after a man wearing a ski mask threw a toxic substance through a window and left a cryptic communique, police said. The rear of the targeted home was spray-painted with the message, “Stalk Someone Else.” The occupants of the […]