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Letter: Disrespectful Name-Calling at Council Meeting

I know a bully when I see and hear one. Peter Blake’s actions are that of a bully, plain and simple. At the July 9 City Council meeting, Blake called members in the audience “liars,” “Temple Hills liars” and “unprofessional” when they disagreed with his version of some of the...

Letter: Hostile Council Meeting Lacked Respect for Speakers

I was born and raised in Laguna, and my husband and I are now raising our young son in town. The Laguna I love and respect is not only the town known for its beaches and art festivals, but also a town that is considerate, respectful, understanding and kindhearted. The City...

Letter: In Support of Reenergizing Laguna Beach

I must say I was disappointed with last week’s City Council meeting. It was jammed with too many important agenda items. I was shocked that everyone else was given three minutes to speak, but when it came to the final item, we were only given one minute each. Seemed prejudicial....

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The News Continued

Letter: Thank You, Pageant of the Masters

Our big thanks go to Sharbie Higuchi and the Board of the Festival of Arts for providing a wonderful evening at the Pageant of the Masters for a hundred veterans and their support staff on Monday, July 8. This year the Laguna Beach American...

Letter: Calling Attention to Laguna’s Trolley System

I applaud Michaell Magrutsche for calling attention to our trolley system: what’s working and what’s not for Laguna residents. The trolleys are adorable and the drivers excellent. The reason we see so few people using their neighborhood trolleys...

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Laguna Beach is a city filled with some of the warmest, most caring people in the world. We selflessly give our time, talent and treasure to all types of causes from the arts, the environment, our schools and countless humanitarian projects....





Green Light

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Launches Laguna Chapter We’re just folks not willing to remain still. Moms, dads, grandparents, a retired UC Irvine physics professor, a few psychologists and lawyers, a recent UCLA graduate, a retired oil company...
Posted On 18 Jul 2019

Finding Meaning

The Right Stuff The meaning of religion is found in the most interesting places. Last Sunday I worshipped at St. Mary’s Episcopal, where a friendly conversation turned to former Laguna resident, Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin, actually of Emerald Bay, was...

Does the Wet Suit You

Playground Fight Have any of you ever had a job as an elementary school grounds monitor, where you supervise the activities of school children during recess and other active play times? It’s a popular job as the schedule is light and sometimes a...

Common Sense

Climate Change and Nuclear Power This column is not about questioning whether the science is settled; it is not about spending millions on cow flatulence capturing to save the planet. This article is written by a skeptic who, for purposes of discussion, accepts the premise that climate change...

Village Matters

A Slogan that Inspires? It was a long drive home from a family reunion in Flagstaff and I thought some diversion would make it less boring. “How many state slogans can we remember?” So, Alfredo and I tried the easiest ones: California, “The Golden State;” Nevada, “The Silver State;” Florid...

Wisdom Workout

The Game of Life    I have great admiration for professional golfers. They have a mighty career task. They plan their schedules a year in advance, hire their own caddies and make their own travel arrangements. They play in a professional-amateur tournament the day before competition begins,...

Pet Peeves

Bye-Bye Beach Days   “Why the long face?’ asked the senior beach patrol officer. The young officer shrugged, “It’s nothing, really.” “Well it sure looks like something,” coaxed the older...

Huntington Beach Man Drowns While Attempting Rescue in Laguna Beach

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy A 27-year-old Huntington Beach man, Javier Vargas Cuellar, has been identified as the swimmer who died Sunday night after attempting to rescue a fellow swimmer at...

Hotel Plans Expected Later this Month

The Laguna Beach City Council approved an agreement this week with Mo Honarkar’s Laguna Beach Co. that outlines the review of six major developments, including the renovation of Hotel Laguna and...

Wyland Resurrects Original Whaling Wall in Laguna

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy Wyland surprised residents and visitors to Laguna Beach this week as he began recreating his first ever whaling wall mural adjacent to his gallery. Wyland is known...

Wildfire Report Outlines Threat, Safety Measures

Laguna Beach needs to consider installing air raid-style sirens, hydrants that can refill hovering helicopters, and undergrounding utility lines near evacuation routes and wild vegetation,...

School Board Member Threatens Suit Over Exclusion

A Laguna Beach Unified School District board member excluded from a new committee created to hear confidential matters has threatened to sue, escalating a fight that already had a litigious tone.

Rally Demands Closure of Detention Centers

More than 100 Laguna Beach residents and activists joined communities nationwide to demand the closure of U.S. child detention centers. Local organizers held a “Close the Camps” day of action on...

Exploring Space and the Unconventional

Exploring Space and the Unconventional JoAnne Artman Gallery introduces two artists, Ellen Von Wiegand and Hugo G. Urrutia, who present an expressive formal approach to their work. Von Wiegand...

Girl Scouts Seek New Members, Volunteers

Robotics, camping, cooking, art, first aid, cyber-security and business skills are just some of the topics a girl can choose to explore in the Girls Scouts. The Girl Scout mission is to build...

Laguna Beach Sports Update

   Girls Water Polo Wins in Santa Barbara Breakers traveled to Santa Barbara last weekend to participate in the Summer Santa Barbara TOC, featuring 16 teams including many top schools. Breakers...

The Kibitzer

The Squid Whisperers Many would say the risk was too great. In hindsight, I would have to agree. But on Tuesday, June 25, my daughter and I stuffed our belongings into two plastic boats and...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019


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