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Pet Peeves

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Things Are Looking Up Let me show readers my psychic powers. On Monday, Aug. 21 at 9:06 a.m. you were looking up. And I appreciate...

Opinion: Racism in Laguna Beach – First the Bad, Then the Good

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By Melissa Juniper Harris I would like to think it was a food delivery mistake, that at midnight when there was repeated banging on...

The Slant

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First Bird Leaves the Nest To be truly exhausted one must experience a vacation. My oldest son graduated from Laguna Beach High School a few months...

Opinion: That’s One Small Block For Man, One Giant Leap For Laguna

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Laguna is back! The Promenade on Forest Avenue recently made her debut and was an instant smash, activating downtown with public seating, outdoor dining,...

Conversing with Laguna’s Gregarious Greeter

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One of Laguna Beach’s endearing facets involves its greeter. Laguna has had a greeter off and on since the late 1800’s starting with Joe...

Opinion: Common Sense

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Defending the Soul of America By Jennifer Welsh Zeiter “Racism is not dead, but it is kept on life support – kept alive by politicians, race...

Opinion: There’s Trouble in Them There Hills

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Steve Spiro is a 62-year-old Army infantry vet. Sue Wong is a 52-year-old high school coach. Mick Donoff is a 77 -year-old retired schoolteacher....

Opinion: Pet Peeves

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A Discussion With Fumbles By Mark Crantz Writer’s Note: I had the pleasure to interview Bob Jackson from Barstow, California.  I hooked up with Mr. Jackson...

Opinion: Keeping It Real

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By Sue Kempf While watching the Village Laguna forum, I noted that their candidate, George Weiss, has created an alternate set of facts about past...

Opinion: What’s in a Life?

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By Jean Hastings Ardell In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death beneath the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, like many...

Opinion: Remembering Bob Miller

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One of the privileges of hosting a radio talk show is getting to meet so many interesting personalities here in Laguna. But sometimes, serendipity...

Guest Column

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Three More Years of This? By Billy Fried We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the...

Ban The Bananas!

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Yes, folks, it’s time you knew the truth: bananas are radioactive. Enough bananas can exceed the nuclear radiation emanating from nuclear power stations, which...

Opinion
: Doheny Ocean Desalination-A Better Plan

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By Roger Butow South Coast Water District has refused to consider Clean Water Now’s alternative plan: Use existing and potential recycled water sources, plus pump...

Opinion: Musings on the Coast

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The Landlord Experience I make a living by constructing and owning real estate, primarily the kind retail tenants occupy.    Nowadays, being a retail landlord ain’t...