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November 4, 2005
WHAT'S UP: Flamingo Road landslide. WHAT: Restoration of infrastructure damaged in the June 1 landslide in Bluebird Canyon. WHAT'S BEHIND IT: Twenty-two homes were damaged in the landslide, at least 11 irreparably. The canyon was evacuated with no loss of life, and most of the 350 families were back in their homes within 48 hours. The city declared an emergency, which needs to be re-approved every two weeks. Winterization of the failed slope to forestall further erosion and protect the property above the headscarp -- where the slide clawed a chasm in the hillside -- is underway.
NEWS
By Sherwood Kiraly | April 10, 2008
You probably don’t need to be told that baseball is back. It never comes too soon for me. When I was a kid, baseball was the first great thing I could actually participate in. I originally wanted to be a cowboy, but my parents told me we weren’t getting a horse. You can’t be a cowboy without a horse. Then I discovered there was a place grown-up heroes played where you could hit things with a stick. Anybody can get a stick. The rest is history, if only personal history.
BUSINESS
By Laurance Lapspecial to wheelbase communications | January 4, 2008
Dirt. It’s everywhere. Gumming up the keys of my laptop computer, clogging the zoom lens of my camera. It’s in all of my clothing. There’s even dirt in my dreams. And then in the memories of unzipping the tent every morning to see another perfect, yet absolutely different-from-last-night, landscape. Dirt in my nightmares, too. Of the ground rushing up to meet us as our Porsche Cayenne tumbled end over end. There was dirt all over the inside of the vehicle and dirt mixed with blood.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
CATHARINE COOPER After life, limb, family and pets, how do you prioritize what "things" you hold dear and important? And can you remember where everything is? Detective Joe Torres phoned on Saturday afternoon. "Monday morning at 10," he informed us. "You'll have two hours to get what things you can from the house." My parents begin their lists: irreplaceable artwork, photo albums, the family silver, jewelry, credit cards, theater tickets, a special piece of crystal.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | June 7, 2007
The sawdust is flying at the Sawdust Festival over the ouster of longtime exhibitor and former board member Jim Steins. The show will begin June 29 — minus 18-year exhibitor Steins. Steins was ejected from the show — and lost his membership — after a young employee of the organization accused him of sexual harassment during last summer's festival. Steins filed a lawsuit May 1 against Sawdust committee member James Stanaland, whom he blames for not overturning the Sawdust board's decision to eject him, demanding $750,000 in compensation and reinstatement in the show with seniority to guarantee a good booth spot.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "The rose is a rose, And was always a rose." -- ROBERT FROST "By persistently remaining single, a [wo]man converts herself/himself into a permanent public temptation." -- WITH APOLOGIES TO OSCAR WILDE The earliest of roses bloomed with single flowers -- brightly colored, with five to eight petals and hips that provided medicinal qualities. These precursors to our modern roses needed to develop prickles (thorns)
NEWS
October 11, 2002
OUR LAGUNA "Lovers and Schemers" by E. M. "Mick" Nathanson may not win the Nobel Prize for literature, but Laguna Beach readers will have a lot of fun trying to identify the characters. No one could miss the dapper, gray-haired police chief who had made significant drug busts early in his career. Does the name Neil Purcell ring a bell? "It is a Laguna Beach/Orange County novel," Nathanson said. "I've lived and written in South County since 1964; have researched, evoked and dramatized stories and character far from home in five previously published novels, but this is the first book I've set here."
LOCAL
By Arline Moran, VP Publicity:Laguna Beach Garden Club | September 28, 2009
On Friday, October 9 the Laguna Beach Garden Club presents nurseryman Gary Matsuoka.        Mr. Matsuoka, president of Laguna Hills Nursery, will share his knowledge of soils, including plant nutrition, irrigation and root health.  He will also explain his technique of changing the soil in potted plants.        Gary has been President of Laguna Hills Nursery since 1994 and is a Certified California Nursery Professional. His specialties include flowering trees, roses, and fruiting plants.
LOCAL
By Josh Aden | November 20, 2007
A large dump truck carrying a load of dirt rolled and crashed into a house on Park Avenue Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m.   Fire Captain Tom Christopher said the driver of the truck escaped with only minor injuries, but the truck and the garage it hit were destroyed. The truck’s dirt payload was dumped on the street in the crash.    Some of the truck’s 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the street as well. Laguna Beach’s senior environmental specialist Will HoIoman said the spill was contained so as not to reach the city storm drains and then the ocean.
NEWS
By Josh Aden | November 15, 2007
[ EDITOR’S NOTE : A ruling is expected soon on a lawsuit filed by anti-illegal immigration activist Eileen Garcia and conservative law group Judicial Watch seeking to force Laguna Beach to close its Day Labor Site. Lawyers on both sides will head into the courtroom for oral arguments today. On the eve of the decision, the Coastline Pilot looks at the history of the site, how it came to be, and what could happen if it is forced to close.] In the late 1980s, Michael Kinsman noticed a growing problem.
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By Arline Moran, VP Publicity:Laguna Beach Garden Club | September 28, 2009
On Friday, October 9 the Laguna Beach Garden Club presents nurseryman Gary Matsuoka.        Mr. Matsuoka, president of Laguna Hills Nursery, will share his knowledge of soils, including plant nutrition, irrigation and root health.  He will also explain his technique of changing the soil in potted plants.        Gary has been President of Laguna Hills Nursery since 1994 and is a Certified California Nursery Professional. His specialties include flowering trees, roses, and fruiting plants.
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NEWS
By Sherwood Kiraly | April 10, 2008
You probably don’t need to be told that baseball is back. It never comes too soon for me. When I was a kid, baseball was the first great thing I could actually participate in. I originally wanted to be a cowboy, but my parents told me we weren’t getting a horse. You can’t be a cowboy without a horse. Then I discovered there was a place grown-up heroes played where you could hit things with a stick. Anybody can get a stick. The rest is history, if only personal history.
BUSINESS
By Laurance Lapspecial to wheelbase communications | January 4, 2008
Dirt. It’s everywhere. Gumming up the keys of my laptop computer, clogging the zoom lens of my camera. It’s in all of my clothing. There’s even dirt in my dreams. And then in the memories of unzipping the tent every morning to see another perfect, yet absolutely different-from-last-night, landscape. Dirt in my nightmares, too. Of the ground rushing up to meet us as our Porsche Cayenne tumbled end over end. There was dirt all over the inside of the vehicle and dirt mixed with blood.
LOCAL
By Josh Aden | November 20, 2007
A large dump truck carrying a load of dirt rolled and crashed into a house on Park Avenue Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m.   Fire Captain Tom Christopher said the driver of the truck escaped with only minor injuries, but the truck and the garage it hit were destroyed. The truck’s dirt payload was dumped on the street in the crash.    Some of the truck’s 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the street as well. Laguna Beach’s senior environmental specialist Will HoIoman said the spill was contained so as not to reach the city storm drains and then the ocean.
NEWS
By Josh Aden | November 15, 2007
[ EDITOR’S NOTE : A ruling is expected soon on a lawsuit filed by anti-illegal immigration activist Eileen Garcia and conservative law group Judicial Watch seeking to force Laguna Beach to close its Day Labor Site. Lawyers on both sides will head into the courtroom for oral arguments today. On the eve of the decision, the Coastline Pilot looks at the history of the site, how it came to be, and what could happen if it is forced to close.] In the late 1980s, Michael Kinsman noticed a growing problem.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | June 7, 2007
The sawdust is flying at the Sawdust Festival over the ouster of longtime exhibitor and former board member Jim Steins. The show will begin June 29 — minus 18-year exhibitor Steins. Steins was ejected from the show — and lost his membership — after a young employee of the organization accused him of sexual harassment during last summer's festival. Steins filed a lawsuit May 1 against Sawdust committee member James Stanaland, whom he blames for not overturning the Sawdust board's decision to eject him, demanding $750,000 in compensation and reinstatement in the show with seniority to guarantee a good booth spot.
NEWS
November 4, 2005
WHAT'S UP: Flamingo Road landslide. WHAT: Restoration of infrastructure damaged in the June 1 landslide in Bluebird Canyon. WHAT'S BEHIND IT: Twenty-two homes were damaged in the landslide, at least 11 irreparably. The canyon was evacuated with no loss of life, and most of the 350 families were back in their homes within 48 hours. The city declared an emergency, which needs to be re-approved every two weeks. Winterization of the failed slope to forestall further erosion and protect the property above the headscarp -- where the slide clawed a chasm in the hillside -- is underway.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
CATHARINE COOPER After life, limb, family and pets, how do you prioritize what "things" you hold dear and important? And can you remember where everything is? Detective Joe Torres phoned on Saturday afternoon. "Monday morning at 10," he informed us. "You'll have two hours to get what things you can from the house." My parents begin their lists: irreplaceable artwork, photo albums, the family silver, jewelry, credit cards, theater tickets, a special piece of crystal.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "The rose is a rose, And was always a rose." -- ROBERT FROST "By persistently remaining single, a [wo]man converts herself/himself into a permanent public temptation." -- WITH APOLOGIES TO OSCAR WILDE The earliest of roses bloomed with single flowers -- brightly colored, with five to eight petals and hips that provided medicinal qualities. These precursors to our modern roses needed to develop prickles (thorns)
NEWS
October 11, 2002
OUR LAGUNA "Lovers and Schemers" by E. M. "Mick" Nathanson may not win the Nobel Prize for literature, but Laguna Beach readers will have a lot of fun trying to identify the characters. No one could miss the dapper, gray-haired police chief who had made significant drug busts early in his career. Does the name Neil Purcell ring a bell? "It is a Laguna Beach/Orange County novel," Nathanson said. "I've lived and written in South County since 1964; have researched, evoked and dramatized stories and character far from home in five previously published novels, but this is the first book I've set here."
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