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Laguna Beach Independent Columns Section

Taking Stock

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No News May be Good News Recent news events in Japan, the Middle East and Portugal pounded the stock market, yet the overall dip was...

Musings on the Coast

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It Can’t Happen Here By Michael Ray We do not think it can happen here. I live above Diver’s Cove in a house...

Laguna Observed

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Discovering a Treasure Trove I went to the Woman’s Club Art Fair last Sunday…and spent money. I hadn’t wanted to spend. I hadn’t expected to...

Weather Or Not

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Rivers From the Sky   A powerful late season Pacific storm descended upon us on Sunday and Monday, dropping some pretty incredible amounts of rain, some...

Village Matters

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Formulas Don’t Fit Laguna “It will ruin the views of the hills from the parking lot,” my friend said when he saw the stakes outlining...

Taking Stock

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Japan's Tragedies and the Market The tragic earthquake damage in Japan continues to dominate the news. While this has an impact on our stock investments,...

Hot Dish

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Maro Works Wonders Over a Wood Grill With open arms and a grateful palate, I extend a gracious welcome to my new neighbors Mariano and...

Musings From the Coast

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The Autumn by My Discontent Spring is in the air. I can feel it.  Things are looking up.  But I cannot get with it. ...

McWeather or Not

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The week in review! Southern Calif was as spared from any tsunami action, but north of Point Conception it was a different story. Santa Cruz...

Wisdom Workout

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Rock-a-bye Ladies I met a delightful couple, Gary and Dee, at the last Laguna Canyon Conservancy meeting. During dinner, Dee exuberantly shared about a collaborative...

Local Currents

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Social Harmony “What if we pursued this connection between Shibuya and Laguna Beach?” John Parker, president, Amway Japan.   Shibuya is one of the main city...

Village Matters

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Rejoice; people want to be involved! A woman came up to the microphone in an almost empty council chambers.  It was near midnight. Council members...

Taking Stock

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Climb Every Mountain As a mountain path gains height, it usually gets narrower. Two years ago on March 6, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

McWeather or Not

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March Madness! The calendar says it’s March, but the thermometer isn’t hearing any of that. With ice in the canyon on Sunday morning, a high...

Local Currents

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Risk and Safety “One percent of the population has the physical and mental ability to become an ocean lifeguard. Making the tryouts is an accomplishment,...