Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Helping Others Sail Away Laguna Beach students Elsa Dahle and Katy Belle Sauers will host a fundraiser for the Hearts of Sailing non-profit on Thursday, April 7, outside Brussels Bistro restaurant on Forest Avenue.   The girls are raising money to enable children with...

Community Datebook

Join the Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness Disaster workshop co-chairs Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson invite the community to attend a public workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in the City Council chambers, 505 Forest Avenue, to map out disaster preparation...

Community Datebook

Car Restrictions Reviewed on Narrow Lane A request to restrict parking in the 400 and 500 blocks of Alta Vista Way from Nido Way to Kilo Way will be considered by the city’s Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee on Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the Community Center. The...



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Rewriting Life Stories

You might say Lagunan Kaira Rouda has spent a lifetime reinventing lives – her own as well as others. She moved around during childhood, from the mid-west to points south and west, and she has shifted jobs several times, although not careers. From journalist to copywriter...
Posted On 15 May 2014

Slow Down For ‘Yo Nana

Don’t run as fast as you; don’t forget I was young too. It may seem a little bold, like I’m trying to scold. Next time you feel like running me ova’ Remember, I could be some kid’s Lagu-nana!   Natalie D. Forbes, Laguna Beach

Beyond Expectations

  Most people bring a casserole or a salad to a potluck, but Loraine Hollingsworth of Laguna Canyon brought cactus pads (nopales) and a ukulele. There were two large tough prickly pear cactus pads, and several new thin tender ones. The large tough ones were for planting at...

Connection Erases Fears of the Homeless

By Karen K. Redding It’s that time of year again when I begin to say “good bye” to the MSW interns whom I have supervised over the past academic year at Friendship Shelter. It’s both remarkable and by now almost predictable that what began for students’ as massive feelings of...

Mothering, A Never Ending Story

I am a daughter. I am a mother. I am a grandmother. Soon I will be a great-grandmother. My four daughters are currently immersed in the swirl of active child raising. I, on the other hand, now have a walk-on part instead of a lead role on the motherhood stage. My mother lived...

Portraits From Laguna’s Street People

  Early Memories of the Homeless in Laguna I remember as a kid driving back home to Laguna after a day at the Fun Zone up in Newport.  After dark we rode the auto ferry to Balboa Island, crossed the old bridge into Corona del Mar and headed south on PCH. Looking out the...