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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

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...

Community Datebook

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...

City Hall Calendar

 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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The Slant

What’s Under the Sawdust? What has three acres, over 200,000 visitors and sold at least 15,000 cups of beer and 3,600 glasses of wine last year? It’s Lagunas friendliest art show: The Sawdust. If you have never been or have not been in a while, you should come see what you have...

Showers Insufficient for Budget Travelers

Editor, The article read like we should feel guilty and responsible for the homeless. I’m not from Laguna Beach.  I traveled the west coast the last eight weeks with a friend of mine in a van. Wow, driving the “1” was the best way to appreciate the coast. Chrys at...

Musings on the Coast

Riding the Moment   There is an old surfer’s proverb that goes like this:  “It’s the same old story.  You gotta cop it sweet.”  In surfing terms, it means when the time is right, go for it.  When the waves are big, surf.  When some other circumstance looks good, go for that, too....

The Tale of a Trail

By Robert Borthwick Lately there is a lot of talk about trails and walkways in Laguna Beach:  bike trails, safe walking routes, “complete streets”, and other methods of non-vehicular circulation.  A few years ago, my firm designed the popular San Clemente Railroad Corridor Beach...

Shore Scene

 Leopard Sharks Inhabit Laguna With a range along the coast from Oregon to the Gulf of California, the leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) is common along Laguna’s coastline.  Often found in shallow inshore waters of rocks, sand, kelp beds and muddy estuaries, it’s mostly seen...

Pet Peeves

The Anomaly: a Blank Slate I read in the Indy that another tattoo parlor opened up.  I wish the young person owner much success. Just from looking around, I think she will be. Everybody is inked. I’m old and not. But I did come close once. My third kid graduated college and I...