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Understanding the Value of Patience During Crisis

Understanding the Value of Patience During Crisis

  The phone rang at 8 p.m. “We need you to go to our client’s office first thing in the morning,” said the insurance agent. “Their CEO was just killed in a plane crash.” I went online and watched horrific TV news coverage of a fiery crash of a private plane at a local airport. […]

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Alive Again

Alive Again

It is nearly 7 p.m. You are at home minding your own business when there is a knock at the door. You stroll down the hall alongside thoughtfully placed family pictures. The grandparents, school photos etc. You smile slightly as you always do while passing them. Cheerfully you open the door to greet your unexpected […]

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To Tree or Not to Tree

To Tree or Not to Tree

  We just moved into a smaller home and I can’t figure out where to put the Christmas tree.  I asked my husband, Gary, what he thought about one spot in the living room and he nixed it. “It would block traffic,” he said. “We’d knock it over every time we walked into the room.  […]

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Pet Peeves: Water Wise

Pet Peeves: Water Wise

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach is good for walks on the beach. CSI found my footprints and I’m reporting to you readers while on the run. Apparently, waves do not wash away all footprints. I don’t like being a fugitive, but what’s worse is imagining the end. That’s when CSI’s David Caruso snatches […]

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Village Matters: The kids are not all right

Village Matters: The kids are not all right

Growing up in a Victorian farmhouse was not as romantic as one might think.  For one thing there was only one bathroom and it was near the back door in the former “wash room.” In the days when the outhouse was the standard for toiletry this room accommodated the basin and pitcher for indoor cleanliness.  […]

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Editor, The term net neutrality reflects the notion of a level playing field on the Internet, i.e., that powerful global platform for speech and expression. The group SaveTheInternet.com frames net neutrality as follows: Net neutrality means no discrimination. Net neutrality prevents Internet providers from blocking, speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination….The […]

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Epic Challenge Raises Funds and Spirits

Epic Challenge Raises Funds and Spirits

Thurston Middle School’s Epic Challenge, a new fundraiser conceived by the school’s enterprising PTA, recently raised $23,000, all of which will directly support the school’s PTA and educational programs. Generously sponsored by Mission Hospital and Bank of America, the Epic Challenge was held during student P.E. classes at the end of last month and consisted […]

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Civic Minded Needed for City Committees

Civic Minded Needed for City Committees

The City Council is accepting applications for people willing to serve on several council-appointed advisory committees. There are four, two-year terms open on the Heritage Committee; three, two-year terms on the TechComm Committee, and one vacancy to fill an unexpired term on the Environmental Committee. Committees generally meet once a month. Interviews will be conducted […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

Back To Basics By Susan McNeal Velasquez   Amidst the massive TV coverage of the flooding of Laguna, I caught the tale end of an interview done with a local woman in the canyon who has experienced major losses due to the rain. I am sorry that I don’t know her name but her graciousness […]

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Get Out of the House

Get Out of the House

Rain and Ice By Rebecca Meekma   We were lucky last week. No leaks or flooding chez Meekma (with husband in the water and mold remediation business, I should hope so!)  But many of our fellow Lagunans were not so lucky. Many in our town faced hardships last week and will continue to deal with […]

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Tales of a Bowl Game Marathoner

Tales of a Bowl Game Marathoner

Editor, I am a college football nut and my blood flows cardinal and gold. I watched so many made-for-TV bowl games during the holidays that by the long New Year’s weekend they all became one big blur, and that wasn’t the end of the so-called bowl season. Most bowl games provided three hours of continuous […]