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Bodyboarder in a Battle for His Life A fundraiser is set for Thursday, July 14, at Ocean Avenue Brewery in Laguna Beach for Bodyboarder magazine principal Eddie Solomon of Dana Point, who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of cancer with a 14 percent survival rate....

Indy Calendar, July 8-14, 2011

Weekend Low Down at Art Fests  Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, daily,  www.festivalofarts.org 949-494-1145, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Friday, July 8, Youth Art Education, 11 a.m.-noon; DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 1-3 p.m. Jazz on the Green; Gina...

City Hall Calendar

Monday, July 11 Tech Comm Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5: 30 p.m., Council Chambers Recreation Committee, 7: 15 p.m., Community Center Tuesday, July 12 Complete Streets Task Force, 5 p.m., Community Center City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers...

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Whodunit

There’s an art thief amongst us. “Tableaux vivants” are disappearing at rehearsals. “At first we didn’t notice. There’s so many volunteers backstage, the commotion masked the disappearance,” said a tearful high school student. Another supporter chimed in, “And that painti...

Oil for Troubled Waters  American consumers have been unusually restrained over the past five years. The financial crisis shook complacency in reliable real estate investment. It destroyed many jobs, some gone forever. Computers are taking over many functions, boosting busine...

Magic in Attitude Adjustment

  The festival season officially starts this week. Along with the excitement of the summer activities, comes the pervasive ritual that has been honed to a fine art for many of us who have the privilege to call ourselves locals. The Sawdust Festival preview party marks the...

Say Uncles

Years ago, I dated a girl who was law abiding. You expected me to say she was pretty, smart and kind. She was, but law abiding stands out because her family was not. The uncles were cat burglars. One Christmas, she asked for a 35 millimeter camera. Poof, she got one with someone...

Collision Over Preservation and Property Rights

By Howard Hills After my grandmother Julia Hills passed away in 1963 we bought a new home in Wood’s Cove. Her old cottage above Boat Canyon that we loved was sold and demolished to make way for a church. My wife and kids knew that my sense of loss about my childhood home was one...

Wistfully Wondering

  “You too, could have gone down a different path,” I thought to myself. In “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost muses about different choices and the idea of another chance at a decision, “Yet knowing how way leads onto way, I doubted if I should ever come back.” Still, every...