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Author Celebrates a Renaissance Woman

  Few can claim that cleaning out grandma’s attic serves as a life altering experience. Even so, for Laguna Beach resident Lorraine Passero, rummaging through dusty mementos proved to be just that. When she unearthed a long forgotten box filled with letters, poems and water...

Pursuing a Four-Footed Plan for Peace

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Rosalind Russell has been on this trip before. She hugs her legs close to the motorcycle, wrapping her arms around her driver as they venture between Nepali villages. She brings gifts. Chiefly, they are goats. For nine years now, Russell has...

Glennwood Remodel Busts its Budget

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Unexpected construction costs in a building being revamped as a group home for developmentally disabled young adults has Glennwood Housing Foundation supporters scrambling to bridge a $350,000 shortfall. Upon beginning demolition and...



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A Call for Change

Editor, I have not paid as much attention to local politics as I should have until recently when I became familiar with the proposed Social Host Ordinance. Whatever your opinion on whether a “SHO” is right for our community, we should all be greatly concerned about the process in...

Remembering Bygone Merchants

Editor, After attending a most enjoyable evening of the “Lagunatics” show, one of the numbers “Down in Laguna,” listed about five long gone downtown businesses. My memory was stimulated to remember over 50 more! See those listed below. I only go back to about 1960 in Laguna ...

School Board Candidates Reviewed

Editor, As a relatively new resident to Laguna Beach, I was curious to hear the School Board Forum held Thursday night at Top of the World Elementary School. There were the two current incumbent school board members and the two new candidates for School Board on the panel. I was...