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Indy Calendar, September 9-15, 2011

Friday, Sept. 9   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m.-noon, tidepool bracelet w. Linda Ames, and ceramic art with Sherry Bullard; 2-4 p.m., pottery wheel with Robert Jones, and bracelet with Linda Ames.   www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also...

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A Survivor Shares Her Story    Laguna Beach Business Club welcomes author and Teen Project founder Lauri Burns for its Tuesday, Sept. 13, breakfast meeting at Hotel Laguna.   “Lauri spoke at our Rotary Club back in April and when she finished it was dead silent without...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 12 Tech Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Emergency Preparedness Committee, 5:30 p.m., Community Room   Tuesday, Sept. 13 Complete Streets Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Center   Wednesday, Sept. 14 Laguna...

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Pet Peeves

Et tu, Brute? While everybody’s attention was on the village entrance, a funny thing happened in the ways of the forum. Norm Grossman was shown the village exit. Norm must have been caught by surprise. He’s been on the Planning Commission for 26 years. That’s a long run. That’s...

Taking Stock

Home On The Trading Range Stocks continue trading in a concise range. The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the year at 17,823, sagged to 17,164 on January 30 and made a record closing high of 18,828 on March 23. It’s currently around 18,250, almost midway between the year’s...

Shore Scene

Penny Pinching with Purple Olives Laguna Beach is known for its rocky coves. But those who enjoy our coast from a distance may not realize that the sandy beaches between the rocky points extend out into the ocean and provide a very different environment than that found on the...

Pet Peeves

Stop Signs Stop. Do not read further unless you live on Monterey Street. There are eyes in the sky. So far, Karen M from Brooks, Bob T. from Jasmine, and David R. from Mountain streets are busted for non-stop reading. The literary police are on their way to confiscate your Indys....

Guest Column

What is Common Core? You may be familiar with the term “common core.” There is some debate whether the Common Core State Standards are good or bad and it is helpful to understand how these standards improve student learning and skill acquisition. The California State Standards...

Village Matters

Reclaiming Our Water Equilibrium So how’s your water conservation going?  Ours is going great.  We have a new gray water system.  This is how it works.  I take a bath and don’t pull the plug.  We scoop the water into a bucket and splash it on our lawn or other garden plants. ...