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Letter: Perry Denied Presidency by School Board

Dee Perry taught two of my children and ran for the school board to promote educational excellence for all Laguna Beach students while bringing an openness to the deliberations of the board. She single-handedly pushed to have board meetings videoed and streamed, giving the...

Village Matters

Follow the Coffee In politics recently we’ve heard a lot about “following the money.” Here in Laguna we can also “follow the coffee.” It tells the story about respect and cooperation—or not so much. When I first started going to council meetings in the late 1980s there was a...

Guest Opinion

Sen. Klobuchar the One to Watch in 2020   Having left the comfort of Orange County to help produce a televised presidential debate from Des Moines in 1984, I know first-hand the significance of the Iowa caucus. This is why I say Sen. Amy Klobuchar, from neighboring...



Letter: Perry Denied Presidency by School Board

Dee Perry taught two of my children and ran for the school board to promote educational excellence for all Laguna Beach students while bringing an openness to the deliberations of the board. She single-handedly pushed to have board meetings...

Village Matters

Follow the Coffee In politics recently we’ve heard a lot about “following the money.” Here in Laguna we can also “follow the coffee.” It tells the story about respect and cooperation—or not so much. When I first started going to council meetings...

Guest Opinion

Sen. Klobuchar the One to Watch in 2020   Having left the comfort of Orange County to help produce a televised presidential debate from Des Moines in 1984, I know first-hand the significance of the Iowa caucus. This is why I say Sen. Amy...

Letter: Perry Denied Presidency by School Board

Dee Perry taught two of my children and ran for the school board to promote educational excellence for all Laguna Beach students while bringing an openness to the deliberations of the board. She single-handedly pushed to have board meetings...

Village Matters

Follow the Coffee In politics recently we’ve heard a lot about “following the money.” Here in Laguna we can also “follow the coffee.” It tells the story about respect and cooperation—or not so much. When I first started going to council meetings...

Guest Opinion

Sen. Klobuchar the One to Watch in 2020   Having left the comfort of Orange County to help produce a televised presidential debate from Des Moines in 1984, I know first-hand the significance of the Iowa caucus. This is why I say Sen. Amy...

Letter: Perry Denied Presidency by School Board

Dee Perry taught two of my children and ran for the school board to promote educational excellence for all Laguna Beach students while bringing an openness to the deliberations of the board. She single-handedly pushed to have board meetings videoed and streamed, giving the residents a chance to...

Village Matters

Follow the Coffee In politics recently we’ve heard a lot about “following the money.” Here in Laguna we can also “follow the coffee.” It tells the story about respect and cooperation—or not so much. When I first started going to council meetings in the late 1980s there was a table in the back...

Guest Opinion

Sen. Klobuchar the One to Watch in 2020   Having left the comfort of Orange County to help produce a televised presidential debate from Des Moines in 1984, I know first-hand the significance of the Iowa caucus. This is why I say Sen. Amy Klobuchar, from neighboring Minnesota, is the one to...

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Recently retired from a 40-year career in public education, I have led dozens of field trips, some with over 100 students in attendance. These trips demand a lot of organization and help from...

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I am usually a fan of J.J. Gasparotti, but his column last week saying that the Design Review Board is just fine is blatantly biased and misinformed. I was told he used to be on the DRB—that...

Letter: Don’t Change Canyon Acres

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