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In the Pulpit

In the Pulpit

Film Focuses on Interfaith Relationships A film that explores the lives a Muslim and Jewish leader in medieval Islamic Spain will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in an interfaith gathering for all faith communities. The screening of the documentary, “Out of Cordoba: Averroes and Maimonides in Their […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Where Common Good Reigns Sign a petition for the Open Space Initiative; do it for the common good.  Let me explain. Mother Nature has given bounteously to Laguna Beach, which is why my family and many others live here.  Our seascape and landscape have few if any equals in scenic beauty in Southern California. On […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Kelpfesting, Then and Now Thirteen thousand years ago our Laguna Beach ancestors likely celebrated the life-giving bounties of kelp.  These ancient Californians or their forebears, like countless other coastal dwellers along the western shoreline of the Americas, had voyaged along what University of Oregon anthropologist Jon Erlandson calls the “kelp highway.”  The term refers to […]

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Moving to a Post Carbon Age

Moving to a Post Carbon Age

By Tom Osborne There seems to be no shortage of environmental challenges confronting our species at this moment in history.  Climate warming, air pollution, undrinkable water, ocean contamination and depletion of fish stocks, rising sea levels, escalating fuel and utility costs—nearly all of these growing concerns related to our dependence, no addiction is more like […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23 Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by attending a lecture by UC San Diego science historian Naomi Oreskes on the […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Merchants of Doubt, Texas Oil, and Prop. 23   Doubt. Texas oil companies. Proposition 23. These are three connected matters that are affecting all Californians. As mid-term elections approach, we need to understand these connections. I was helped in that regard recently by attending a lecture by UC San Diego science historian Naomi Oreskes on […]