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  • In the Arts: Passport is your entry to the arts

    The Laguna Beach-based Passport to the Arts team, which provides a summer pass to the city's art institutions, recently announced that the 2013 offering is on sale. At $21.50, the package, provided in collaboration with the Laguna Beach Visitors &...
  • City to look into utility undergrounding

    Community interest in city-wide utility undergrounding has energized the council to take a step forward on the issue. Councilmembers voted to look for a consultant to prepare a report on the viability of such a project. Utility companies recently...
  • LBUSD won't have usual standardized tests this year

    Schools statewide, including all four Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, will not be rated on students' performance on familiar standardized tests this year as California transitions to new assessments. Supt. Sherine Smith praised Gov. Jerry...
  • Out of the Blue: The garage to gridlock

    Out of the Blue: The garage to gridlock
    "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time...
  • Village Entrance parking structure opponents meet

    A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week. The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...
  • Trophy winners named

    The Pageant of the Masters took top honors in the Commercial Float category in the 45th annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, held Saturday under sunny skies. Oaks Middle School in Ontario was honored with the Band Assn. Sweepstakes award, while the...
  • Officer honored for homeless outreach

     Officer honored for homeless outreach
    Jason Farris had no idea what his job entailed when the Laguna Beach Police Department selected him three years ago to work with the city's homeless population — nor did city officials. He was honored at the March 1 City Council meeting, with...
  • City manager thaws job freeze

    City Manger John Pietig is allowing the Police Department to fill a position he had originally frozen because the police chief had already offered it by letter. Other positions will not be affected by the reversal. "The officer was given the letter...
  • Community protests track rules

    For as long as many can remember, the track at Laguna Beach High School has been open to the public, even during school hours. But that changed six months ago when the board of education voted to end the public use of school grounds during instructional...
  • Mailbag: Thankful for efforts to help homeless

    When we read of the program proposed by the city last year to deal with the issues concerning our homeless population, we were more than a little skeptical. We thought too little was being done. Recently, we walked the length of both Main Beach and...
  • Our Laguna: Food, money donated to flood victims

    Village Laguna's potluck dinner on Monday raised $605 to add to the $1,000 the group had already donated to help the victims of the Dec. 22 flood. VL members were asked to bring donations of food, but there were more checks than canned goods, which was...
  • Sounding Off: League exists to serve voters — women and men

    The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Founded after women's suffrage was adopted, those women who had fought so long for the right to vote set definite goals for this new group. The league would support an informed, participating...