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  • Mailbag: Council did the right thing on skateboarding

    What an amazing night! Tuesday night in Laguna Beach, a town came together. Democracy was out in full force, and a community banded together around their children. It was truly a thing of beauty! I felt it only fair to write to the paper with something...
  • A patriotic program

    A patriotic program
    Families gathered early Thursday at Top of the World Elementary to hear second- and third-graders sing during the annual Young America Sings program. The kids gathered in rows on stage — decked out in red, white and blue — as parents and...
  • Love, friendship found as Liz's stand-in

    Love, friendship found as Liz's stand-in
    When Sydney Mack heard the news of Elizabeth Taylor's death, her memories of the star started flooding back. For a full year Mack, formerly known as Patricia Beattie, emulated Taylor's every move. After all, she was a stand-in on the set of the 1963...
  • Money for running

    Money for running
    El Morro Elementary School students hit the ground running Wednesday for their annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the PTA. All grades participated, from kindergarten through fifth, excitedly running laps on the field and high-...
  • A fresh start for Animal Shelter

    A fresh start for Animal Shelter
    A new bridge takes visitors across the freshly paved parking lot and onto the landscaped yard in front of the doors to the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. The shelter reopened to the public Monday, revealing a newly updated facility. The shelter had been...
  • Community Commentary: Wyland only wanted money for education efforts

    We all know about crab mentality. You put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, and when one tries to escape the others, they try to pull it down, rather than allowing it to get free. When Wyland, the famous environmental artist, lent one of his signature...
  • Mailbag: 'Footloose' cast and crew are inspirational

    Last weekend I took my daughters to see "Footloose" at the Artist's Theatre. What a wonderful show! Those high school students acted, sang, danced and changed sets and lighting like professionals. We were completely entertained. Bravo to our fantastically...
  • Council opinions split on outdoor lighting

    A divided City Council has approved the "Good Neighbor Outdoor Lighting" ordinance, which one council member thinks is a dim way to reduce conflicts over so-called light pollution. The complaint-driven ordinance, approved Tuesday on a 3-2 vote, will be...
  • Briefly In Religion

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach welcomes Hector Villagra to its pulpit Sunday to speak on "Freedom of Religion and Beliefs." Villagra was recently appointed to replace Ramona Ripston, who headed the American Civil Liberties Union of...
  • Mission Hospital CEO to step down

    Mission Hospital CEO to step down
    Peter Bastone, president and chief executive of Mission Hospital, has announced his resignation after more than a decade with the St. Joseph Health System. He will leave Mission Hospital, which has locations in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo, on June...
  • Group wants tax to buy open spaces

    A citizens group announced Monday a drive to put a tax initiative on the ballot to buy up vacant city parcels to preserve pockets of green space within city limits. Citizens for the Preservation of Open Space is looking for voter approval of a flat...
  • Our Laguna: It was a great day for a parade

    Blue skies were shining on the Patriots Day Parade on Saturday, and the mood was sunny as well. "Welcome Home" was the theme of the 45th annual parade. It was perhaps most meaningful to the veterans returning home from the Middle East. "To all of them...