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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Finding Art

By Susan Jacob I am relatively new in Laguna Beach; I arrived only 20 years ago. I believed that the magnificent background and sea air were behind the incredible artistic community we enjoy. I continue to realize additional depth and diversity in Laguna’s world of art as years...

Village Matters

Lessons in Kindness Cultivating kindness is a goal of Anaheim’s Mayor Tom Tait. We may not think of this urbanized town in that light, but as a way of improving their community from the inside out, the city embraced his initiative to promote kindness and encourage volunteers to...

Musings on the Coast

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation As lucky readers may remember, I took off all three months of summer. It was to be with my kids (ages 25, 21 and 19), here for an extended time as a group and probably the last time. They are in that stage of life when one accelerates into...
Posted On 04 Sep 2014

Pet Peeves

Civics Lesson 101 I was a good student most of the time. I raised my hand before answering teacher questions. I did my homework on time. I got good grades. And no I don’t want to be Laguna’s next school principal. I’ve seen what happens to people that do everything right. They...

Taking Stock

September Songs Stocks left behind slow summer trading on a run, entering September on sharply increased volume. The market left little doubt of its short-term momentum, scoring new highs above 17,000 on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and above 2,000 on the S&P 500....

The Slant

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers The look on everyone’s face confirmed it. She looked sad as she said, “Laguna Beach has become Beverly Hills of the beach.” I thought about it for a moment. It does seem that things have changed for a ritzy side since the show “Laguna...