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December 10, 2012
School district administrators are working to decrease energy use as technology use increases. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's Chief Technology Officer Victor Guthrie and Ted Doughty Jr., director of facilities, grounds and construction, are working together to reduce power usage across the district, according to a news release. "I am pleased with the proactive approach our staff has taken to ensure we minimize the costs of infrastructure while providing the latest technology tools to enhance student learning," Supt.
NEWS
By Cherril Doty | April 11, 2008
Wow! Spring has really arrived in all its most glorious chaos. The streets are busy and backed up. The beaches are abuzz with people. The goats have munched away much of the early growth of green that arrived after the rains of March, but there is still plenty enough to know that it is truly springtime. A hike in the hills will reveal myriad examples of native wildflowers, and even some just blown in on the wind. There is an energy abounding that is unfazed by economic twists and turns, and political turmoil.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 11, 2012
The visual impact of solar panels can be minimized, according to a report presented by the Environmental Sustainability Committee reported at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting. The committee, tasked by the council to research the availability of minimally obtrusive solar panel energy system for installation on public buildings, consulted with architects and servers. Their research indicated less impactful and less costly systems are on the market. "We looked into it and put together this report — basically getting away from the idea that solar panels are these big clunky things that always go on the roofs of building," said committee member Michelle Avallone-Noailles.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2010
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BUSINESS
January 29, 2010
?Path to happiness? seminar Thursday The Chakra Shack is sponsoring a one-hour seminar by Veeder South on the topic ?Discover the path to authentic happiness,? at 4 p.m. Thursday at 397 N. Coast Hwy. The program is designed to help people balance core personality traits with their inner life force [chakra] to achieve greater satisfaction and build better relationships at home, at work and in personal lives. ?The energy of consciousness is the way people relate with each other,?
LOCAL
By Laura Rico, UC Irvine | February 16, 2009
Graduate student Sara Kirker first noticed how the service industry affects the environment while working as a waitress at a resort in her native Hawaii. “Food preparation has a huge impact on the environment,” says Kirker, who is pursuing a master’s in urban and regional planning at UC Irvine. “Switching to ceramic cups from paper and buying locally grown foods can really make a difference.” When she moved to Southern California, Kirker vowed to learn how local businesses were reducing their resource consumption and show them ways to be more environmentally friendly.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 18, 2013
Mayor Kelly Boyd announced his pledge to conserve water at the April 9 City Council meeting and urged residents to help Laguna successfully defend its title as a Most Water-Wise City. The month-long National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation ends April 30. Laguna Beach was in second place as of last week, behind Hermosa Beach in pledges to follow a series of efficiency measures for their home, yard and automobile. Pledges may be made by logging into http://www.mywaterpledge.com . "Get your pledges in or we'll be hearing from Jane," Boyd said.
NEWS
May 2, 2003
CHASING DOWN THE MUSE Eager to get started with my full-to-the-brim day, I pull my favorite pants from the dryer. They warm my morning-cool fingers as I shake them out, hands at the waistband. The narrow black cord streams out of one side. The length of the cord tells me immediately that one end is lost somewhere in the confines of the narrow waistband. D---! I don't have time for this. Oh no! I didn't say that, did I? Sure, I only said it in my head and not aloud, but, still, the phrase serves to bring me up short.
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NEWS
By David Hansen and By David Hansen | October 16, 2013
It used to be a mortuary, but now there are only spirits. When the Chakra Shack moved into its new location in July, the owner quickly realized something was amiss. "There was actually a lot of clearing that we had to do," said Jill Templin. "What clearing means is clearing the energy, sending the spirits who are still here on to the other side, or just being able to get along so they're not interfering. " Back in the 1960s and '70s, it was the Sheffer Laguna Beach Mortuary at 976 S. Coast Hwy. A distinctive building, you can still see its history in the odd, almost baroque, touches in the architecture.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 18, 2013
Mayor Kelly Boyd announced his pledge to conserve water at the April 9 City Council meeting and urged residents to help Laguna successfully defend its title as a Most Water-Wise City. The month-long National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation ends April 30. Laguna Beach was in second place as of last week, behind Hermosa Beach in pledges to follow a series of efficiency measures for their home, yard and automobile. Pledges may be made by logging into http://www.mywaterpledge.com . "Get your pledges in or we'll be hearing from Jane," Boyd said.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
School district administrators are working to decrease energy use as technology use increases. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's Chief Technology Officer Victor Guthrie and Ted Doughty Jr., director of facilities, grounds and construction, are working together to reduce power usage across the district, according to a news release. "I am pleased with the proactive approach our staff has taken to ensure we minimize the costs of infrastructure while providing the latest technology tools to enhance student learning," Supt.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 29, 2012
Optimism abounds in the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer program which launches its 2012-13 season Friday . Dan Richards starts his third year as head coach, and sixth overall at the school, with 10 returning players from a team that last year won a wild-card game in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs and then took eventual division champion Crescenta Valley to overtime before succumbing on a golden goal. A key returning player is All-Orange Coast League forward/midfielder Reece Barton who served as team captain last year.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 21, 2012
The City Council took to heart the recommendation by the Environmental Sustainability Committee to investigate solar energy systems for public buildings. Staff was directed at the Nov. 13 meeting to consult with solar energy companies to determine which systems would work best on city facilities; make a list of the facilities in need of restoration; and install the systems accordingly. "This is a no brainer," said Chris Prelitz, a long-time proponent of solar energy. "Other cities are using it. " In fact, so is Laguna Beach.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 11, 2012
The visual impact of solar panels can be minimized, according to a report presented by the Environmental Sustainability Committee reported at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting. The committee, tasked by the council to research the availability of minimally obtrusive solar panel energy system for installation on public buildings, consulted with architects and servers. Their research indicated less impactful and less costly systems are on the market. "We looked into it and put together this report — basically getting away from the idea that solar panels are these big clunky things that always go on the roofs of building," said committee member Michelle Avallone-Noailles.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | May 5, 2011
From the skateboarding ban issue to the El Morro RV park, kids will be taking the stage this month to laugh about the things that get the city riled up. "LagunaTots," which runs May 13 to 22 at No Square Theatre, will feature Orange County kids singing and dancing to original songs written by Artistic Director Bree Burgess Rosen. This will be the fourth run of the show, which based on the local adult musical Lagunatics. Besides singing on issues that hit close to home, they'll also cover topics that kids of this generation are familiar with, such as Bieber Fever.
NEWS
By Gustavo Grad | March 17, 2011
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an open consensus-based process in which a cross-section of the construction industry participated in the development of the rating systems and credits. Actually, the LEED Pilot Credit Library is intended to facilitate the introduction of new credits into the rating systems. This year, a pilot version testing launched by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system indicates that Demand Response programs will be incorporated in 2012 into the following LEED rating systems: new constructions, commercial interiors, schools, healthcare (when becomes available)
NEWS
By Gustavo Grad | February 3, 2011
When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "there they go again, now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use. " The answer is yes and no. In 2007, President George W. Bush signed the "Federal Energy Independence Act" to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The act requires new bulbs to use 20% to 30% less energy beginning in 2012, starting with the 100-watt bulb, and to continue with the 75, 60 and 40 watt bulbs, respectively, by 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2011
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