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Village Matters

Village Matters

 Amazing Stories  “Only Make Believe,” the Pageant of the Masters presentation this year, included a series of art covers from the 1930s science fiction magazine “Amazing Stories.”  That set off a whole link of community history tidbits floating through my mind.  It turns out that one of the Laguna Beach and South Laguna community leaders, […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Keeping Efforts in Sync  Tears welled in the eyes of at least one attendee 52 years ago, on June 28, 1959, when our local hospital was dedicated. “When the South Coast Community Hospital made the deadline…it was a miracle of achievement over difficulties. The dedication ceremonies were impressive throughout—almost emotionally so for me,” wrote South […]

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Uprooting Myths

Uprooting Myths

Editor, I guess Ms. Christoph is right, repeat something often enough and people begin to believe it, including herself (“Point of View,” Village Matters, May 6).  She claims that Eucalyptus trees with proper maintenance (they grow very fast and are expensive to maintain, are very thirsty plants and tap down deep into soil and rob other plants of […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Cuervo Trusting, a crow perched on our patio steps.  Just standing there, looking up. He’d spread his too-short wings and jump-fly from one step to another, then look around bewildered as if to say, “How did I get here? And now what? I don’t see mom and dad anywhere.”  Fortunately our cats were on their […]

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Rekindling Debate Over Eucalyptus

Rekindling Debate Over Eucalyptus

Editor, I guess Ms. Christoph is right, repeat something often enough and people begin to believe it, including herself (“Point of View,” Village Matters, May 6).  She claims that Eucalyptus trees with proper maintenance (they grow very fast and are expensive to maintain, are very thirsty plants and tap down deep into soil and rob other plants of […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Gift-giving Perfected My Aunt Margaret always said, “Please, don’t get me a present for Christmas.  I don’t want anything!” As a child this mystified me.  How could anyone not want some of those sparkling treasures under the tree? Now I see another side.  There she was, the last remaining maiden aunt in the family home, […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Passion expressed, one way or another The Historical Society’s program Monday on the history of art in Laguna Beach gave much more than a recitation of facts on how Laguna Beach became an art colony.  Speakers Janet Blake, Richard Challis and Gene Crane shared personal insights about art, artists they knew, and living an artistic […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Do we have control issues?   I never smoked a cigarette and I never dyed my hair.  No one could ever persuade me to smoke.  I grew up with a chain-smoking dad who coughed for a half an hour every morning before he left the house at 5 a.m. to milk the cows.  Lying in […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

When and where generosity really counts   Picture a walk down a bark path, through a meadow to an old barn.  Then we turn into the north woods, past a woodland pond with ducks bobbing in the distance.  Deer cross our paths, delicately, unafraid.   Here and there are rustic benches, so although we feel […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Ten Percent into a New Century     Far away from Laguna, into a different life, a life of family that takes us in when we are orphans of Christmas time. Stories of love and sadness, of imperfect childhoods making new patterns in fresh lives that could have been more simple and serene. Broken marriages, […]