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City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 12 Tech Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Emergency Preparedness Committee, 5:30 p.m., Community Room   Tuesday, Sept. 13 Complete Streets Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Center   Wednesday, Sept. 14 Laguna...

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Indy Columnist Shares the Power Within    The Woman’s Club’s free Brown Bag Chic event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at noon features Susan McNeal Velasquez presenting “The Power is Within You- Unleash It!”   Velasquez is the author of the Indy column “Wisdom Workout” and  “Beyond...

Indy Calendar, September 2-8, 2011

Friday, Sept. 2   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m.-noon, copper chain with Annette Doring-Stearns; 2-4 p.m., fused glass with Erin Spencer. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also Saturday.   First Friday Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., $35...

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Village Matters: Let Nature Sing

Ever wonder why Laguna Beach became an art colony?  Yes, it’s beautiful but there’s more to it than that. The artists who sought out Laguna around the turn of the last century came not just to paint pretty pictures, but to experience and express their beliefs about the...

Taking Stock

Syria And Stocks The prospects of military action brought on by events in Syria sobered the stock market. Beyond the human costs inherent in any military action, troubles in the Middle East usually bring higher energy prices. Similar events in the past seem to have conditioned...

Musing on the Coast: Why Not an Entry With Pizzaz?

Since nearly everyone I know is weighing in on the proposed new village entrance, so will I. But first a note on my qualifications: I am a property developer.  I know how to build parking structures and I know about soil problems.  My opinion about such matters is educated. I am...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013

Pet Peeves: Working Holiday

Laguna Beach is a great place to vacation. Three to 4 million visitors come annually to get a reprieve from their every day lives and work. But there are always one or two visitors who bring their work with them. We just had one such visitor.  His occupation was bank robbery. You...

Taking Stock

Stocks Rehearse For A September Opening There is an old theatre saying that a poor dress rehearsal means a successful opening once the regular run begins. This might be true although it’s probably a myth created to settle the nerves of the performers. If applied to the stock...

Local Currents: Push Further

By David Vanderveen “We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” –T.S. Elliot, from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark...