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Village Matters

Back in the ‘80s Back in the ‘80s. That phrase seems so strange to me, having grown up with references to old times like “before the war (WWII)” or “back in the ‘50s.” Now here was a “young” man (who must have been about 40 if he was talking about being a kid in the 1980s)...

Portraits From Laguna’s Street People

  Early Memories of the Homeless in Laguna I remember as a kid driving back home to Laguna after a day at the Fun Zone up in Newport.  After dark we rode the auto ferry to Balboa Island, crossed the old bridge into Corona del Mar and headed south on PCH. Looking out the...

Film Screening Stands Up For Wounded Vets

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   The Laguna Beach Film Society’s invites the public to attend a special screening of the Oscar-winning movie “The Best Years of Our Lives,” on Thursday, May 23, in recognition of Memorial Day, which falls the following Monday. Actor Michael Hall,...

Post Takes Up Recruiting

Editor, All veteran organizations exist to support our Constitution, serve other veterans, the VA hospitals, the active military, and our youth and community. The veterans in the Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 are the ones who put up the flags around town on patriotic...

War-Plane Noise Survivor Dismisses the Fuss

Editor, The complaints about the airlines flying over Laguna are incorrect in one area. They are not at 7,000 feet altitude. They are at 14,000 feet as they pass over Laguna eastbound. We who were living here in Laguna through WWII and Korea and Vietnam were to hear all types of...

Boarding a Flight Into History

Laguna Beach lawyer and former WWII bombardier Charles Brady leaves with his son today for a three-day whirlwind trip to the nation’s Capitol. By coincidence, the visit falls during the Memorial Day weekend, the national day of remembrance on Monday, May 30, for those who have...