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By Sherwood Kiraly | 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?
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June 29, 2007
Laughter yoga leader appears on Oprah Jeffrey Briar, founder of the Laguna Laughter Club, was recently flown to Chicago to appear on the Oprah Winfrey television show. "I was very proud to represent Laguna Beach and Laughter Clubs on this acclaimed TV show," Briar said. "The Laughter Exercise system allows anyone to become free of stress in a matter of minutes. We don't need to feel good first, or even have a sense of humor, in order to laugh." The Laguna Laughter Club celebrated its two-year anniversary on June 21. Briar was certified in the technique in Switzerland in 2005 and founded the Laguna Laughter Club in June that year.
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October 4, 2002
Is there anyone who would say it is OK for some government official to come onto a person's private property and order shrubbery trimmed or a hedge lowered? In Laguna Beach that scenario seems to be becoming necessary. Now the City Council is considering an ordinance that would restrict the height of certain hedges. Many people in Laguna have hedges, bushes and trees because they love nature and they value their privacy. They want their yard to be their sanctuary, or at least comfortable.
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By: Suzie Harrison | October 7, 2005
In a timely project, students in Marshall Klapman's fourth-grade class at El Morro Elementary School got to pitch their picks for U.S. president last Friday. Students selected someone -- from any era of history -- they thought would make a good president. The assignment included reading the candidate's biography and doing a book report, presenting their chosen leader to the class and creating a campaign poster to illustrate the candidate's presidential-like qualities.
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January 7, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." -- Oprah Winfrey "January made me shiver ... " -- Don McClean The onset of the New Year has found me getting back to the garden, to loiter and unwind and defrost from the demands of the holidays. Problems are solved there, commitments reaffirmed and new challenges invented. My occasional bouts with moodiness dissolve to make room for calmer introspection.
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June 14, 2002
-- Story by Mary A. Castillo, photo by XXXX Susan Roush was admittedly picky when she first looked for ways to volunteer in the community. Her busy work schedule was too complicated for orientations and training sessions. But her goal was simple. "I wanted to find a way to help kids," Roush said. "I knew there were people out there like me who wanted to contribute but didn't have the time." Roush's mother, Josephine, gave her an idea by suggesting that she make blankets for unwed mothers.
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By Cherril Doty | October 9, 2012
"Celebrate what you want to see more of. " — Thomas J. Peters Thirty days hath September — where did those days go? How can it already be October? What happened to September anyway? On a beautiful morning walk with a cloudless crayon-blue sky overhead, the sea below was clear and inviting with its depths of various azure hues. Birds sang out overhead, mingling with the shouts of people at play on the beach. The days seemed made for celebration. Celebrate October.
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By Cherril Doty | November 13, 2012
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. " — Oprah Winfrey It was a gorgeous day — the cool air was crisp, the morning sun warmed my skin. Walking along our beautiful coastline, I could not have been more content. The tensions of election time are past, and while there is much about which to be concerned still ahead, there is also much for which to be grateful. In this week before the Thanksgiving holiday, this is where my mind turned as I walked.
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May 12, 2011
Children can sing with Presbyterian church Laguna Presbyterian's new music and drama program is on the lookout for new talent. Choral Director Linda White will hold rehearsals at 6 p.m. Mondays. Anyone interested, especially middle school students, is encouraged to attend to get more information and learn about the program. White will produce a mini-musical, "Esther-Ordinary Faith" with the kids, which tells the biblical tale of Queen Esther, who saved the Jews from being killed.
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January 30, 2004
Jose J. Santos In college, missing class is missing class, period. When UCLA freshman Alexandra Nechita needed to skip one of her classes recently, the 18-year-old artist knew her professor probably wouldn't care whether her alarm clock didn't go off or her calendar was booked with a speaking engagement, an absence was still an absence. "You can't just say that you're going to Tennessee to give a lecture," Nechita said. "You can't do that here.
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By Sherwood Kiraly | 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?
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