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El Niño Brings Endless Summer

A long stretch of warm ocean water combined with humidity and rare summer rainstorms are creating some unusual winners and losers along the Laguna Beach shoreline, say ocean experts. The balmy water normally found off Baja California, where temperatures are typically higher than...

Tsunami Waves to Arrive From Chile

A tsunami swell generated by an 8.2 earthquake in Chile was forecast to arrive in Southern California in the pre-dawn darkness about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and Laguna Beach police sent out a message urging people to stay out of the water for several hours thereafter....

Changes Afoot for Art College’s Biggest Fundraiser

For a quarter of a century, Collector’s Choice, the Laguna College of Art and Design’s yearly fundraising event, has been shoehorned into the school’s back parking lot, jam-packed with supporters ready to eat, drink, be merry and buy art to support future generations of young...

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Toy Robot Builders Stand Up to Rivals

Local students mixed robotics and LEGOs to bring home two top trophies from the first Orange County LEGO League Robotics Competition in Irvine this past weekend. Team LEGOna Beach is having its second year of success with Thurston students Michael Beu, Jack Fast, and Michael...

A Dramatic Pairing: the Bard and Charlie Brown

The public is invited to two overlapping student productions, beginning with the contemporary Broadway musical comedy, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” in performance now through Nov. 13 in the Black Box Theatre at Thurston Middle School. Student actors in Willi...

Diving into an Undersea Adventure

Marine biologist Nancy Caruso and 11 students from Garden Grove’s Pacifica High School took a kelp safari aboard La Vida Laguna kayaks offshore Laguna Beach last Saturday. The students are juniors and seniors in an AP environmental science class, and will be involved in the...

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Canyon Signal Confuses Drivers

Editor, In response to Joanna Felder’s “Bad News/Good News” letter of last week about the pedestrian traffic signal at LCAD, I could not agree more. The general driving public does not understand the clear meaning of flashing yellow, red, and flashing red. Flashing yellow...

Edison Takes the Cheap Route

Editor, Like many in Laguna, I used to surf at San Onofre. I also taught my son to surf there. We now know that the amount of radiation at San Onofre is lethal. Every caution should be taken. Public safety must come first! Apparently, as Rita Conn and the activist point out,...

Cancer Study Terminated by Nuclear Regulators

Editor, It is alarming that the radioactive equivalent of thousands of nuclear weapons will now be stored indefinitely at San Onofre (“Coastal Commission OKs Nuclear Storage,” Oct. 19 edition). But this is not the only outrage. A month ago the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)...

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