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Homeless Advocate Turns to Courts for Relief

By WILLIAM HAGLE |LB Indy  Sixty-seven year old Jim Keegan, a gentle six-plus footer schooled in New York’s Catholic parochial schools, can be found Monday through Friday in Laguna Beach’s Heisler Park, distributing coffee and pastries to the homeless and arranging rides to...

Banking on Laguna

Edited by Andy Hedden, with contributions from Patricia Truman. The next time you’re on the 200 block of Ocean Avenue, stand across the street from Wells Fargo Bank and take a good look at the grand edifice that represents one of Laguna’s most important financial legacies. Built...

Heiresses Leave Lasting Heritage

Part 1 Pennsylvania mining heiresses Blanche and Florence Dolph chose the coastal foothills of Laguna and south Orange County as the focus of their property investments in the early 1900s.   Blanche, the more prominent of the sisters, was not just an investor. While Florence...



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Complete Streets Mandates Ignored in Laguna

Editor, The Complete Streets Act requires that cities plan (and provide) for a balanced, multi-modal transportation network that meets the needs of all (street users) for safe and convenient travel. The users of these streets include bicyclists, children, seniors, persons with...

Open Letter to Injured Skateboarder:

Open Letter to Injured Skateboarder: This letter is to the skateboarder who ran the stop sign Tuesday evening at St. Ann’s going onto Catalina.  First of all, I hope you’re OK – your knee looked pretty bad after you hit the back of my car.  My trim popped back in and the scuffed...

An Example of Criminal Self-Interest

Editor, Penn State officials lost sight of the fundamental reason for the existence of the higher education system, to educate, when they stonewalled the Sandusky crimes. They didn’t want to bite off the hand that was feeding them — a winning football program. It was...