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City Hall Meetings

Monday, Oct. 10 Tech Comm Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center   Tuesday, Oct. 11 Complete Street Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Community Center. Special meeting of City Council, 5 p.m., Council Chambers   Wednesday, Oct. 12 Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force, 4...

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Two Moms ‘Wig Out’ for Two Causes, Laguna’s Origins Inform Current Practices, Learn the Truth About Abuse, Nurturing Water-saving Habits, Seminar Focuses on the World’s End, and Plastic Bag Workshop Planned

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Estate Planner Featured in Workshop   Leslie Daff, a local certified specialist in estate planning, probate and trust law, will discuss estate planning, revocable living trusts and other financial issues at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Susi Q Center.   Daff will be...



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Taking Stock

Relief, Rally Or Reality Rally? Our House of Representatives brought the nation and the global economy to the brink of disaster and passed a stopgap measure with a day or so to spare. The preceding shutdown of the federal government cost the economy billions. Nothing seems to...

Inside Out: The War of Art, Laguna Style

  Sex sells. Aggression sells art. Maybe. Freud believed that creativity is libido and aggression sublimated. This Victorian father of psychology dared to propose that when humankind has a conscious relationship to instinctual drives, societies realize higher collective strivings...

Pet Peeves: Plein Air, Plain Sight

  Back when I was a small boy and before I became a small man, my Mother would say, “Why don’t you go outside and get some fresh air?”  This was Mom code for, “You are driving me nuts, and if you don’t leave soon, I can’t be held accountable for a spanking that will come your way...

Village Matters: Flickering Memories Illuminate Future

  It was the early ‘70s and neighbor Ralph Davis pleaded with the Orange County Planning Commission, “Remember the Bel Air fire!” Somehow he had been there, perhaps as a firefighter.  Ridge and hill top development above South Laguna was being considered by the Commission. Davis...

Minding our Business: Career Shift

Here’s the fiction: Accomplished woman marries for love, discovers a stranger, and in this novel, an abusive stranger, and has to find her way out to protect her children. Perfect fodder for a page-turner. Here’s the backstory: Happily married Laguna architect, Suzanne Redfearn,...
Posted On 18 Oct 2013

Checking In: A Sense of Place

True to it’s roots as an artist colony, and in spite of the loss of support of the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPALA) kicked off their annual Invitational on Sunday with a paint-off at Treasure Island Park. Forty of the nation’s top plein air...