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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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Youth Makes a Clean Sweep over Beaches The Clean Water Now! Coalition and Laguna Beach Girl Scout Troop 789 will be conducting its summer beach cleanup on Saturday, July 2, at Main Beach. The event also serves as Ashley Andrews’ and Crystal La France’s Girl Scout Community Gold...

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Church Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a free screening of “Fish Out of Water” on Sunday, June 26, at 12 in the sanctuary. Filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the seven Bible passages notoriously used to condemn homosexuality and justify...

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Be Prepared for Seduction

  Don’t drive a Tesla . . . unless you’re prepared to be utterly smitten by its features and performance and sticker-shocked at the $100,000 plus price tag. I drove the Model S recently and experienced both shock and awe. As a proud, Volvo-driving, tree-hugger living on the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014

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...