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 Monday, June 13 TechCom Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Centr Complete Streets Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

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Humanitarians, Heroes Honored at Film Fest The public is invited to the free fourth annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 5, at 6 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The festival includes films and art created by community members from professionals to students. Those...

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Resource Center’s Food Pantry Open Saturday The Laguna Relief and Resource Center’s food pantry, located at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road (between the dog park and the  Pacific Marine Mammal Center), will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21, giving working families a...

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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...

Taking Stock

The Fed Keeps The Course The Federal Reserve continues to keep a gentle but steady grip on the tiller. It lowered its growth forecast for the rest of 2014 although it noted that recovery was continuing, allowing it to take another step backwards from its stimulus strategy. As...

Honor Thy Father

  It is time again to formally honor our fathers. The masculine principle is imbued with the task of establishing our ethics and morality. It fulfills its function as a sharp tool of learning what actions and controls are necessary to manifest right choices in our lives. When...

Surprising Observations From Down Under

I visited Australia recently to see my daughter, Gabrielle, 21, near the end of her college semester abroad. With me is my girlfriend, Kim Bowen, who grew up in London but moved to Sydney at 23 and was appointed fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Australia. Heady stuff,...
Posted On 12 Jun 2014

Are We Helpless When it Comes to the Homeless?

By Howard Hills Homelessness has become yet another topic ironically like the weather, everyone complains about it but no one ever does anything about it. Of course, anything anyone proposes to do about it costs too much, is never enough, and will not solve the problem. Did you...

Stepping Around a Sticky Situation

In the last few weeks, some sticky blotches of a black tar-like substance have been appearing on several beaches in Laguna.  Many people assume that this phenomenon is being caused by industrial pollution associated with the extraction, transportation and storage of petroleum. In...