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Buyers Step Up for Art

Artist donated works raised $255,000 for Laguna Art Museum’s education and exhibition programs at a well-attended art auction fundraiser showcasing works by 113 California artists last Saturday, Feb. 9. Based on preliminary numbers, the museum expects to net $175,000, better than...

Community Datebook 2/15/13

Bagging Assists the Assistance League  Hundreds of reusable bags were donated recently to the Assistance League’s Thrift Shop thanks to local resident Michelle Clark, a spokeswoman for trash hauler Waste Management. The shop faced a significant expense purchasing paper or...

Sound Advice: To Visit La Casa

Casa Laguna Inn and Spa was chosen as one of the nation’s top 10 hotels in the romance category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards. Five California hotels were listed in the top 10 category, and Casa Laguna, , listed in seventh place as the sole Southern...



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Street Beat


Don’t Be Scammed

Editor, Certain power groups in Laguna are scheming to gain control over privately owned vacant lots around town that they call open space. They are using Measure CC to try and get control of all the land and money they can, but at your expense by raising your taxes. Don’t be...

Local Election Review and Import

Editor:   City Council elections are important.  This is the level of government that can affect you most directly.  There are two incumbents and three challengers for two seats.  Verna Rollinger is extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the city of Laguna Beach....

An Initiative Without Transparency

Editor, At the polls in November, Laguna Beach residents will be asked to vote upon the parcel tax initiative. This is not an open space initiative as packaged, but a mechanism to bail out taxpayers who, displeased with lots they bought, can now look to other taxpayers to pay the...