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  • More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended immunizations via a provision in current California law.
  • Mailbag: School district taking back promise to share

    Re: "District wants shorter joint use for pool," Coastline Pilot, Nov. 15. Our Laguna Beach Unified School District board is at it again, revising history and ignoring commitments made to the community. I sat on the oversight committee during the...

    Coffee Break: Parent for the long haul

    Liz Jorgensen, an award-winning speaker and therapist prized for her irreverent, piercing presentations on the parenting of teens, was the guest speaker for Coffee Break Wednesday at Top of the World Elementary School. She pointed out that parents have...

    On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...

    From the Doctor's Corner: Good news about genetic cancer risks

    The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...