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Fundraiser Supports a Home of Their Own The public is invited to attend a free fundraiser “A Home of Their Own,” an art auction benefiting Laguna Beach’s Glennwood House on Saturday, April 30, from 2-5 p.m. at 2130 Coast Highway. Proceeds will benefit the Glennwood House, the...

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A Comic Turn for Earth Day Finally, an Earth Day activity with humor. This Friday, April 22, Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly will play straight man to Waste Management’s Michelle Clark, an erstwhile comic. The intends to parody Jay Leno’s Jay Walking with their own version,  Green...

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Marine Room Hosts Dog Rescue Fundraiser The Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue, will host Pet Place International’s first Rockin’ Dog Rescue and Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. In addition to meeting some of Pet Place International’s adoptable rescues, guests can enjoy the...

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When The Garden Club Comes A Knockin’

By Pat Chatlin The day the Laguna Beach Garden Club announces that Lower Lombardy Lane is going to be “a point of interest” on its prestigious Spring Garden Tour is a mixed bag for some of us.  My husband’s nine-foot tall welded “Nature Totem” sculpture will be featured in the...

Pet Peeves: Initiatives

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but oh no, there are initiatives.  Earth Day.  Kelp Day.  Wellness Initiative.  Here are mine.  Snooze Button Initiatives.  Ahhh…ten more minutes.  Ahhh…ten more minutes.  Ahhh…ten more minutes. Well, the...

Local Currents: #NotBuyingIt

“Let’s stop buying that s—!” Maggie Hempen, Healthy Girl Festival founder.   Like the student who stood in front of the tanks at Tiananmen Square, it is both inspiring and scary to watch a person you know dare to fail in their efforts to stop a colossal evil. Maggie...

Taking Stock

Hits, Misses  & Forecasts Quarterly earnings reports fell upon a stock market ready to react. Which way to react was unclear as what seemed as favorable news sometimes provoked selling while missing estimates occasionally prompted buying. Wall Street analysts exaggerate this...

Patchwork: Cultivating My Inner Wonk

by Chris Quilter     The City Council’s decision to spend $50,000 on a transportation consultant to scrutinize our local transit system could not have come at a better time for me personally. I am one of those people who believes passionately in public...

Shore Scene: Observing Opaleye

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Since January 2012, fishing in much of Laguna Beach is prohibited by law.  Prior to that, one fish popular with anglers was the opaleye (Girella nigricans).  The fish has dark olive-green backs and light undersides.  Opaleye can be easily...