June 19, 2009
A recent Newsweek article hammered on Oprah Winfrey because a few guests on her show recommended personal health secrets that might not work for everyone. Suzanne Somers swears by “bioidentical” hormones to stay peppy, and other guests say spiritual positive thinking cures everything, from personal dissatisfaction to cancer. The Newsweek article quoted some health professionals saying that providing a forum for this kind of thing is medically irresponsible. But why shouldn’t Oprah let these people pitch their methods if they believe in them?
May 8, 2009
Schools remain on alert The Laguna Beach Unified School District is still on the watch for possible swine flu among students and staff, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Some schools in the state have been closed due to the viral outbreak, including in Orange County, the district noted. No schools in Laguna have been affected by the virus. ?The safety of our students continues to be our primary focus,? the district stated. ?Our schools continue to be on heightened surveillance and are monitoring ill students and staff as they come through the health office.
August 9, 2011
Marine mammal center gets $15K grant The Pacific Marine Mammal Center recently received a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The money will go toward supporting the facility and its animal care operations. The center treats about 250 animals every year, and the rehabilitation costs are more than $600,000 annually, according to a news release. The grant was the Wells Fargo Foundation's first contribution to the center. "Our oceans and their sea life belong to everyone," Bao-Ngoc Liu, South Coast District manager for Wells Fargo said in a statement.
October 3, 2008
Photo exhibit at Summit Drive home Jacques Garnier and Douglas McCulloh will discuss and display works from their collaborative work and published book, ?On The Beach: Chance Portraits From Two Shores,? featuring chance-driven portraits of people at beaches across the country, at an artists? reception and mini-exhibition from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The event will be at 1105 Summit Drive, Laguna Beach, a home offered for sale by the McMonigle Group. The event will give attendees the opportunity to meet the artists and view select photographs from ?
December 9, 2005
`It's the whole lifestyle here. You didn't have to be a millionaire to live by the beach,' says the director of a film about the residential village.A producer and a director trade thoughts about their storyboard inside trailer No. 180. (That's an address, not a Hollywood dressing room.) They step onto a porch and look down the hillside, discussing ways to raise money for their film. "Look at the view," said Ron Pastucha, quickly transitioning into nostalgia mode. "It's the whole lifestyle here.
January 25, 2008
Art based on John Lennon to be sold Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Hwy. No. 112, will put more than 120 pieces of art based on the works of Beatle and activist John Lennon up for sale today through Sunday. Among the available works will be silkscreen serigraphs of Lennon?s drawings, pieces signed by Yoko Ono Lennon and serigraphed song lyrics. For more information, call (949) 494-0491 or visit www.pacificedgegallery.com. College holds free game art presentation Laguna College of Art & Design will hold a free presentation in its Game Art Lecture Series 2008 featuring Autodesk principal scientist Duncan Brinsmead at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at [seven-degrees]