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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

A Comic Turn for Earth Day Finally, an Earth Day activity with humor. This Friday, April 22, Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly will play straight man to Waste Management’s Michelle Clark, an erstwhile comic. The intends to parody Jay Leno’s Jay Walking with their own version,  Green...

Community Datebook

Marine Room Hosts Dog Rescue Fundraiser The Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue, will host Pet Place International’s first Rockin’ Dog Rescue and Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. In addition to meeting some of Pet Place International’s adoptable rescues, guests can enjoy the...

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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...

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Wisdom Workout

My Global Girls  The International Terminal at LAX was crowded with those of us waiting for the next wave of arriving passengers. I kept my eyes glued on the sloping walkway as the top-heavy carts of passengers, freed from customs, made their way up the ramp. My youngest...

Pet Peeves

Banana Peel I’ve been fascinated by Indy readers reaction to the web-published guest column, “Ban the Bananas.” The author, Mindaugas Gedaudas, claims that radiation from spent fuel rods is no more lethal than if you stuck 50-80 million bananas in your ear. So far, I’m up to 125...

Taking Stock

Plus Ça Change “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” A French novelist originated this proverb (Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.) later adopted by George Bernard Shaw and Bon Jovi. Stock market moods and moves continually echo its wisdom. A few months...

Musings on the Coast

An Act of Resistance Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a James Earl Ray. My father’s name was James David Ray. The last name is common. There are a lot of Rays running around out there. About a week after MLK’s assassination, I visited my...

Pet Peeves

Lights, Camera, Action Attention Laguna Beach residents. This is your casting call for video fame. Your 15 minutes of stardom has arrived. The police department is testing staff mounted cameras. I’m excited. I’ve begun casing different places to secure my infamy. James Dean said...

Taking Stock

Dividends Beat Bonds Many factors influence the prices of stocks, yet from today’s financial news, one could conclude that they are dominated by the price of oil. Oil prices influence all of us and it makes for more dramatic headlines than announcing that yields declined [again]...