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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Estate Planner Featured in Workshop   Leslie Daff, a local certified specialist in estate planning, probate and trust law, will discuss estate planning, revocable living trusts and other financial issues at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Susi Q Center.   Daff will be...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 26 Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Environmental Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center   Wednesday, Sept. 28 Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force, 4 p.m., Community Center Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Community Datebook

Drive-Thru eWaste Collection Set   The public is invited to get rid of unused electronics and shred personal documents at an electronic waste and paper drive-through on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the school district parking lot, 550 Blumont St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The free...

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The Kibitzer

Vacation Rentals Can Work in Laguna I love home share sites like AirBnB and VRBO. They have shrunken the world and democratized hospitality in a marvelous way. I stay in unique architectural abodes in interesting neighborhoods, instead of hotels in tourist districts. I have a...

Guest column

Drought ‘Solutions’ Deserve Closer Scrutiny How do all us water wise Lagunatics feel now? We saved and saved water while our neighbors in Newporsche Beach kept their sprinklers going full blast right up till the end. The result is they must cut back 28% from their profligate...

Green Light

Aliso Creek Back to the Future $1.6 million! That’s what was recently paid for William Wendt’s painting, “The Old Coast Road.” The amount was more than twice the anticipated selling price for this iconic work of art. This brought to mind a color plate I saw long ago of Wendt’s...
Posted On 28 May 2015

Pet Peeves

My 15 Minutes The unthinkable happened on April 25. The Orange County Press Club notified me by email that Pet Peeves was a finalist in the Excellence for Journalism Awards. I have never seen the words pet peeves and excellence used in the same sentence. I reread it again. The...

Taking Stock

Readiness is All Slow growth continues. This is a generally favorable environment for stock investors as it discourages the booms and busts that accompany apparent but unsustainable growth surges. Recent examples were the dot.com frenzy of 2000 and the popping of the housing...

Shore Scene

Raptors Lured to New Habitat June 1972 is considered the date of the first important victory in the modern environmental movement. That is when DDTwas banned by the EPA because it was shown that using the pesticide led to eggshell thinning in raptors and other birds, including...