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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Humanitarians, Heroes Honored at Film Fest The public is invited to the free fourth annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 5, at 6 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The festival includes films and art created by community members from professionals to students. Those...

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Resource Center’s Food Pantry Open Saturday The Laguna Relief and Resource Center’s food pantry, located at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road (between the dog park and the  Pacific Marine Mammal Center), will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21, giving working families a...

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Become Breast Cancer Aware Celebrate life with breast-cancer survivors from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Laguna Presbyterian Church parlor, 415 Forest Avenue. It could save a life. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 54...

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Let Aliso Creek Take Nature’s Path

By Tex Haines Sixty truckloads of sand flush out into the ocean every time the Aliso Creek berm is breached. It is fairly simple math to calculate the volume of sand. It is a truncated pyramid approximately 50 yards at the base, 20 yards across the top, 20 yards wide and three...

Taking Stock

  S&P Hits 2000; What’s Next? Market professionals use the Standard & Poor’s index of 500 stocks rather than the popular Dow Jones Industrial package of 30. Still, if you ask one of them how the market is doing, she will probably respond with the change in the Dow....

Memory of A Day Past

  By Arnie Silverman On Sept. 3, 1939, in response to Hitler’s invasion of Poland, England and France, allies of the overrun nations declared war on Germany. That year started out well for me. I managed to get a job as a newsboy. Those were still rough, economic times, and...

Village Matters

Big Plans vs. Small Adjustments… “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…” Daniel Burnham.  This advice from one of the designers of the Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition, may have been taken too seriously by our governmental policy...

Debate Housing for the Homeless Based on Facts

By Marshall Ininns Several misconceptions about Friendship Shelter’s proposed permanent supportive housing apartments have made their way in to public statements and news coverage recently. It’s important that we remember the facts: The Alternative Sleeping Location...

Wisdom Workout

The Temple of Memory Attics and basements were a staple of most houses on the East Coast, where I was brought up. The attic was often stifling hot, cramped and suffocating. You would ascend a steep, narrow stairway, a storage box held precariously in hand, and deposit it in the...