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Get Out of the House

Our Town When I was in elementary school the now iconic commercial “Keep America Beautiful” was in heavy airplay. I can still see that Native American (then an Indian) on his horse looking out over the polluted countryside with that big tear rolling down is cheek. That commercial...

Laguna Observed

Seeing the Murphy-Smith Bungalow Going out of town gets everything off base for me— I missed a talk in Laguna given by the oldest man to summit Everest, but I caught up with him at Costa Mesa’s Historical Society. He was only 67, this oldest man to summit Everest, a...
Posted On 02 Mar 2011

Taking Stock:

Oil And Troubles The revolutions breaking out throughout much of the Middle East may well be the most significant events of 2011. Their impact remains unsettled and will probably remain so for quite some time. I am reminded of the comment by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, when asked...

Weather or Not:

Winter’s Homestretch! McWeather is starting his seventh year with the Indy and it’s been an honor to be a team member. Rain totals continue to pile up. Last weekend’s downpour put us well above 18 inches for the 2010-11 season, just about double the season normal as of Feb. 22....

Hot Dish

Local Chef-Owner’s Chop Delivers a Knockout Sunday Night Chef Fights was a bout to remember for our local hometown hero Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille.  Congratulations to Chef Lindsay for taking home the coveted championship on Sunday Night Chef’s Fight in...
Posted On 24 Feb 2011

Village Matters

Let’em Play with the Big Kids By Ann Christoph Is there a little kids playground at City Hall? Are some of the players puttering around in the sandbox while the rest are in the big leagues, getting respect and being on television? I think yes, the city committees may be in the...