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Paintings of Nude Men Banished From Art-A-Fair

Paintings of Nude Men Banished From Art-A-Fair

Accepted into another art festival even before Art-A-Fair had officially ended, the Escondido-based painter shipped out his Laguna inventory and restocked the emptied booth with three large paintings depicting buff men in full frontal nudity. He put those canvasses up on a Tuesday night. They were removed the next day, apparently under the direction and […]

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Will You Wear No. 28?

Will You Wear No. 28?

Parents, welcome back from your summer vacation.  You can delete the Groupon emails offering discounted stand up paddling off Oak Street or Duffy boat rides in Newport Harbor. It’s time to get back to work as parents. Schools are in session this week and those of you with kids in class already have two assignments. […]

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Ride Along Reveals Laguna’s Dark Side

Ride Along Reveals Laguna’s Dark Side

Three intoxicated teens took a joy ride on a recent Friday night up to Laguna Beach’s Top of the World neighborhood. Their 10 p.m. outing went downhill in more ways than one. The driver lost control on Park Avenue and flipped the vehicle, which slid 250 feet. Fortunately, no motorist was coming in the other […]

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What Are They Thinking?

What Are They Thinking?

Editor, The city just received a $50,000 parking study that concluded we could have the functional equivalent of 200-400 parking spaces in the downtown where they are needed and at a very low cost. It doesn’t make sense to build a $65 million dollar parking structure given this reasonable, sensible, economical alternative that better meets […]

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Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Editor, One of the public comments at the last City Council meeting addressed William Wendt’s appreciation of beauty (as it relates to the village entrance project), which seemed to conjure images of conflicting views on beauty in Laguna Beach.  An excellent essay by Will South in Laguna Art Museum’s catalogue of Wendt’s works states that Wendt […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Syria And Stocks The prospects of military action brought on by events in Syria sobered the stock market. Beyond the human costs inherent in any military action, troubles in the Middle East usually bring higher energy prices. Similar events in the past seem to have conditioned investors, whose reactions this time were not as overdone […]

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Committing Their Time, Sharing Their Knowledge

Committing Their Time, Sharing Their Knowledge

Aaron and Shira Alcouloumre first got involved with Laguna Beach’s day labor center by dropping off day-old bread, their joint b’nai mitzvah project in 2010. The siblings next raised $3,000 to pay for installation of a water fountain at the center, a need the workers identified. And each Christmas since, the teens raised funds to […]

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Schools Prepare for Opening Day

Schools Prepare for Opening Day

While students anticipate the leisure days of summer in June, the school district’s facilities department gears up for its busiest time. When students return next week, their handiwork will be in evidence, said the district’s construction director Ted Doughty, Jr. These include water-saving irrigation repairs and improvements at all four school sites, athletic field improvements […]

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Shore Scene: The Ocean’s Oxymoron

Shore Scene: The Ocean’s Oxymoron

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler  The California sea hare (Aplysia californica) derives its name from the four protrusions on either side of its head that are suggestive of rabbit’s ears. The slow moving gastropod resembles a giant slug and is typically eight inches long but can reach up to 16 inches.  Colored a mottled […]

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Class Notes 8/23/13

Class Notes 8/23/13

Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard University. Her goal is to become a marriage and family therapist who works […]

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Finding His Footing Fluidly

Finding His Footing Fluidly

At 6 years old, Julian Williams-Goldberg probably could have fit into one of the 10 duffle bags his parents jammed with clothes and toys and piled into their old Mercedes wagon, along with their young family.  They were heading cross-country from St. Paul, Minn., to Laguna Beach. Packing some business equipment and memorabilia in boxes […]

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Look Who’s Behind the Wheel

Look Who’s Behind the Wheel

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Indy   Even though Remona Carpenter lives in Cypress, she’s forged a close bond with many of Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival artists. In fact, the exhibitors know her so well, that one of them left her a love note recently in the form of an adhesive butterfly placed on […]

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Laguna Shore Scene: A California Hermaphrodite

Laguna Shore Scene: A California Hermaphrodite

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler The California sea hare (Aplysia californica) derives its name from the four protrusions on either side of its head that are suggestive of rabbit’s ears. The slow moving gastropod resembles a giant slug and is typically eight inches long but can reach up to 16 inches.  Colored a mottled […]

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Other Greener Solutions to Parking

Other Greener Solutions to Parking

Editor, I have lived in Laguna Beach since 1965.  Driving into Laguna via Laguna Canyon Road has always been beautiful. I strongly feel that erecting a huge parking structure which will, most of the year, be unused, will make that entrance to Laguna far less aesthetically attractive. Except for the peak demand in summer, I […]

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Grieving for a 'Best Buddy'

Grieving for a ‘Best Buddy’

As members of the Laguna Beach community join Penguin Cafe owners Sabrina and Michael McMurray at a memorial today for their son, William, another young boy copes with the passing of his best friend and partner in all things Pokemon. “I will never forget you and will cherish every moment I did have,” wrote Taylor […]