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Tales Inspire Ties Across Cultures

Tales Inspire Ties Across Cultures

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy “Education is the key to equality for women,” said Karen Dennis, chair of the American Association of University Women’s 27th annual literary lunch held last Saturday. No one disagreed. Year after year the local AAUW showcases women authors to support their mission to empower women and girls through education. […]

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The Slant: A Lump of Coal for the Politically Correct

The Slant: A Lump of Coal for the Politically Correct

It’s interesting that the forces of political correctness in the United States have slowly forced us to be ashamed of our culture. Recently I said “Merry Christmas” to a person in a store. I received a quizzical look. After thinking about it, I realized these are words you don’t hear any more. “Merry Christmas” has […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Playing Political Poker A week ago, I wrote this column on the third day of the shutdown of much of the U.S. government. Sadly, a week later, there has been very little real progress toward overall resolution. While the market warmly greeted recent news of a possible short postponement of the debt ceiling crisis, the […]

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Council Ignores Trends in Urban Planning

Council Ignores Trends in Urban Planning

Editor, On Tuesday, June 11, our City Council voted to build a $40 or $50 million, plus interest, stacked auto park. The reason most stated is we must finely finish this project. Note, they did not say that this garage will relieve our perceived parking supply problem or relieve our auto congestion. When this structure […]

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Village Matters: Savoring a Mother’s Kitchen

Village Matters: Savoring a Mother’s Kitchen

It was a “Leave it to Beaver” kitchen, Mexican style. Simple stained and varnished plywood cabinets, well-loved and clean. They had the original 1960s slim copper handles with the tapered ends. These and the matching hinges were polished bright. Aqua tiles and the aqua walls and ceiling added intense color, the Mexican touch. Ruffled cherry […]

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Museum Joins Art Alliance

Museum Joins Art Alliance

Laguna Art Museum’s Executive Director Malcolm Warner was elected to the   Association of Art Museum Directors . “It’s an honor—and it’s also very useful,” Warner commented. “The AAMD meetings are a great opportunity for museum leaders to make the connections that lead to collaborations—the sharing of exhibitions for instance.” The AAMD represents approximately 210 directors […]

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Seeking Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in Laguna Beach. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are […]

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Karger Qualifies for Home State Ballot

Karger Qualifies for Home State Ballot

Most emails evoke a response. The one received this week by Fred Karger provoked tears. He learned California’s secretary of state will allow him to appear on the state’s primary ballot as one of only six Republican candidates, said Karger, the first openly gay candidate making a bid for president of the United States. The former […]

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Host Families Needed for International Students

Host Families Needed for International Students

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.   The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families.   The students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their […]

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Bowlers Invite the Public to Try Their Greens

Bowlers Invite the Public to Try Their Greens

In celebration of their 80th anniversary, the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club invites the public to join them for “Saturday on the Green,” a day of free lessons and a party-like atmosphere, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at their lawn in Heisler Park, 455 Cliff Drive. Singles, couples and families […]

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Hitting the Brakes on Bike Collisions

Hitting the Brakes on Bike Collisions

Police departments of five Orange County cities including Laguna Beach plan to step up enforcement beginning this weekend against bicycle riders and motorists who disregard traffic rules in an attempt to prevent collisions and injuries. The special bike safety operation Feb. 19-24 will be conducted with extra patrols of areas frequented by bicyclists and vehicles, […]