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Community Datebook

 Donations Needed for Back-to-School Party  The Woman’s Club and other local organizations are hustling together school supplies to ensure that 65 local students receive the tools needed for success in the classroom at a distribution party Saturday, Aug. 20.  ...

Top Weekend Picks at Art Festivals

Festival of Art   Friday, Aug. 12, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, conga drummer Poncho Sanchez, 1-3 p.m.; Nick Manzini Trio, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Cooking demo, 1-3 p.m.; Art in Motion: Hip-Hop to Tango, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy &...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Aug. 15 Heritage Committee, 6 p.m., Council Chambers    Tuesday, Aug. 16 City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers



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Minding Our Business: Moving Targets

I recently returned from my annual summer sojourn to NYC, my home town, home of the arts, where you could fry an egg on the sidewalk and yet, the midday landscape was crowded not only with tourists but long lines at food trucks parked along side streets mid-town. Mayor Bloomberg...
Posted On 17 Jul 2013

Pet Peeves: School Fight

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach’s school district is in a twitter. A fight has broken out in the hall. The gloves are off.  Get the Principal. Don says:  I could not disagree more.  School Superintendent Smith is a highly motivated individual who has the best interest of...

Speaker’s Corner: School Board must clean house NOW

By Howard Hills   At its June 11 meeting the school board approved Superintendent Smith’s staffing plan for her handpicked senior administrative team. Director of Fiscal Services, Shannon Soto, was to receive a large salary increase for supervising other more...

Patchwork: Rode Trip

by Chris Quilter   Firmly convinced of the superiority of my driving skills, I’m a lousy passenger. Drivers generally put up with my involuntary gasps, Vulcan death grip on the grab handle, reflexive tromping on a nonexistent brake pedal, and other emanations of...

Wisdom Workout: Paradox

Have you noticed that if you attempt to care deeply about everyone and everything, you end up stretched so thin that you become brittle, numb and uncaring? On the other hand, if you decide to live with a protective attitude, limiting your caring to only a few people, places and...