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Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In his latest book, “Keeping the Faith Without a Religion,” spiritual guide and culture observer Roger Housden encourages readers to peel back layers of doctrine to perhaps uncover truths that resonate more with their personal experience. Author of the best-selling “Ten Poems to Change Your Life,” Housden has […]

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Experts Explore Turning Drivers into Riders

Experts Explore Turning Drivers into Riders

What would it take to get residents revved up about boarding a bus or calling a driver on demand instead of revving up their own cars? That’s what consultants hired to evaluate the city’s $2.2 million public transit system will now attempt to discover after the City Council on Tuesday approved more funding for Vancouver-based […]

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Thumb’s Up on Transit Story

Thumb’s Up on Transit Story

Editor, Thanks for reporting on the transportation workshop (“Buying into Commuting Without Keys,” Feb. 14 edition). Finally, finally this city is taking steps to acknowledge we have a mobility problem and are inviting some stakeholders to the meeting. Les Miklosy, Laguna Beach

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Buying In to a Commute Without Keys

Buying In to a Commute Without Keys

Ideas on how to induce more people to use Laguna Beach’s $2.2 million public transit system as a way to tame downtown congestion grabbed the limelight at a public workshop on Monday. About 60 residents showed up at the Susi Q Center to offer feedback following an analysis of Laguna’s buses, summer trolleys, taxi voucher […]

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Potluck Adds a Public Square to the Menu

Potluck Adds a Public Square to the Menu

  The public is invited to hear from Council member Bob Whalen and Chamber of Commerce President Larry Nokes
at Transition Laguna’s potluck Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Congregational Church. The conversation starter: a public square in downtown that puts people first. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Bring […]

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Minding Our Business

Minding Our Business

Crafting a Culture Leanne Cairnes manufactures eco-friendly handbags as a cottage business, Belyn Designs. She works closely with fabric designers to evoke natural settings like tree branches and flowers, and last season scored a holiday order with retailer Anthropologie online. Cairnes sews more than textiles. She stitches together creative entrepreneurs through a new venture called […]

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Learn Silk Painting

Learn Silk Painting

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will hold an Art and Sea Lions workshop at Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11. Participants will view live sea lions and then enjoy a silk painting workshop led by Reem Khalil. Beginners are welcome, and everyone will take home a finished fish […]

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Workshop on Healing Souls

Workshop on Healing Souls

A psychologist and former Catholic priest leads a workshop for people struggling with unresolved grief on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Laguna Beach’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 421 Cypress Dr. Anyone who is interested may attend the free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop “Healing Our Losses,” which is an introduction to the more in-depth program developed […]

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SEEDS Offers Filmmaking Workshop

SEEDS Offers Filmmaking Workshop

Aspiring filmmakers, ages 8-15, who want to produce content for YouTube can learn the skills of storytelling, camera movement, acting, directing and editing in a day long  workshop on Sunday, Dec. 8. The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop will be held at the Willowbrook Campus of the Anneliese School, 20065 Laguna Canyon Rd. The […]

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Council Rescinds Earlier Decision; Approves Entrance with No Structure, No Debt

Council Rescinds Earlier Decision; Approves Entrance with No Structure, No Debt

The Laguna Beach City Council ended an increasingly volatile standoff with opponents to a previously approved village entrance project when they voted unanimously Tuesday night (4-0, with Mayor Kelly Boyd absent) to pursue instead a much-scaled back concept that notably dispenses with a parking garage structure and will incur no debt. The move came at […]

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Broken But Not Shattered

Broken But Not Shattered

West African Healer Brings True Intimacy to Laguna Beach Eight people formed the Ash Circle.  A man, an alcoholic, was one of the spokes.  His wife, her turn to speak, told him how his anger and criticisms cut her so deeply over the years that she no longer bleeds. Suppressed anger is the result of […]

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Path Opens to Town Entry Without a Car Garage

Path Opens to Town Entry Without a Car Garage

Laguna Beach’s City Council reversed course Tuesday, conceding a willingness to abandon a controversial proposal to build a four-story parking garage next to City Hall and remove the largest sticking point over the long-debated plan to beautify the town’s canyon gateway. The concession comes in the wake of an unexpected land deal adjacent to the […]

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Speaker’s Corner: Dancing the Tango With City Council

Speaker’s Corner: Dancing the Tango With City Council

On Nov. 12, Delia Horowitz will be the facilitator for the city’s workshop regarding the village entrance. (“Tacking the Intractable Entrance,” Nov. 1 edition.) It would be best if we could all come to the workshop with an open mind and genuinely contribute from a place of trust. However Council history regarding the village entrance […]

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Tackling the Village Entry Dispute

Tackling the Village Entry Dispute

Horwitz taps common wisdom to find solutions Delia Horwitz arrived in Moscow for a scheduled Chamber of Commerce talk with officials from government, banks and businesses only to learn that organizers developed cold feet. They wanted to cancel the event for fear of violence. Her arrival coincided with the now historic financial collapse of 1998 […]

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A Walmart-sized Parking Entry

A Walmart-sized Parking Entry

Editor, Translating flat design drawings into how a final development project will feel, inside and out, is often challenging for clients. As a design professional I often search for similar size structures to help convey the size, mass, and scale of the finished project. When friends asked about the size of the proposed parking structure […]