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Tuning Up a Cherished Scout Tradition

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Garbed in uniforms made of blue shorts and shirts and tied off with yellow kerchiefs, topped with blue caps, a pack of cub scouts encircled an assembled race track running from one end of the room to the other, swarming the finish line, whooping...

Community Datebook 2/22/13

Boutique Benefits Gathering Inventory Boutique Benefit is holding its next drop-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Organizers are accepting donations of quality clothing and accessories to be sold in May. Proceeds...

Surgery Center Deal Sewn Up

Physicians involved with six hospitals in the region announced a plan to develop out-patient surgery centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties in a venture with an Alabama company that operates 150 such centers nationwide. Newly established Beach Surgical Holdings, LLC, is owned...



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Showdown Coming for SHO

Editor, Re: “Where’s the Fire?” Local Currents, Oct. 12 letters. This once again is David Vanderveen at his best, nailing truth about the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO) to a post in the public commons. I agree with David 100% and urge everyone to sign the petition asking...

Many Reasons to Oppose Measure CC

Editor, I have long advocated preserving open space in Laguna Beach, and worked hard as did many Lagunans to “Save the Canyon.” But Measure CC on the November ballot is unworthy of similar support. Critical differences exist between the current measure and the historic canyon...

The Case for Measure CC

Editor, While I have read and heard reasonable arguments on both sides of Measure CC, surprisingly I have not heard anyone state the simple fact that this is a good time to be a buyer. We all know it is a tough economy right now, not such a good time to be a seller, and...