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February 20, 2009
It will interesting to see how this week?s revocation of the long-standing ban on lodging or sleeping on public land in Laguna Beach will play out. The City Council on Tuesday acceded to the demands of homeless advocates and the ACLU, and it will now be legal for people to camp or sleep on public property, within some parameters. There will even be an allowance for some sort of shelter ? tents or umbrellas open on at least two sides and no taller or wider than six feet will be allowed.
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March 14, 2003
CHASING DOWN THE MUSE "Until we find each other, we are alone." -- ADRIENNE RICH Rhetoric fills the corners of every available journalistic tableau. Papers, magazines, Web sites and the broadcast channels bulge with faces, lips wagging, words pouring, but I can make no sense of them. For every point of view, there is a counter. For every "fact" there is a refutation. It is difficult to distinguish reality from propaganda, and the power of the truth is waylaid and buried.
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By Tom Harman | February 26, 2010
California’s recession is over. You didn’t notice? Well, not many Californians did. According to the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific, California’s two-year recession ended in the fourth quarter of 2009. The report acknowledges that, certain economic indicators aside, it will “feel like a recession” to Californians for a while longer. Unemployment rates — still hovering above 12% — are not predicted to fall back into single digits until 2012.
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By PHILLIP HAIN | June 9, 2006
Having gone through the ritual of planning my own son's Bar Mitzvah last year, I was curious to see the cinematic treatment this tradition received in "Keeping Up With The Steins" (rated PG-13). Suffice it to say, my experience was infinitely more pleasurable than this sporadically amusing but ultimately disappointing film. Benjamin Fiedler (Daryl Sabara) is blessed and cursed to have his dad, Adam (Jeremy Piven), be a successful Hollywood talent agent. This means a very comfortable lifestyle and all the related excesses and competitiveness that accompany it. Because Adam's rival agent, Arnie Stein (Larry Miller)
NEWS
October 10, 2008
Coffee Break focuses on college admissions The next PTA Coffee Break is ?Surviving the College Admissions Process: Tips for Stressed Out Parents from Those Who Have Been There.? The presentation will take place from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Surf and Sand Hotel. Five parents who have already sent at least two kids off to college will give their collective wisdom on what can be a trying experience for parents and kids. An admissions counselor and a director from a test prep company will also offer opinions as well as commenting on the parents?
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February 20, 2009
It will interesting to see how this week?s revocation of the long-standing ban on lodging or sleeping on public land in Laguna Beach will play out. The City Council on Tuesday acceded to the demands of homeless advocates and the ACLU, and it will now be legal for people to camp or sleep on public property, within some parameters. There will even be an allowance for some sort of shelter ? tents or umbrellas open on at least two sides and no taller or wider than six feet will be allowed.
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March 14, 2003
CHASING DOWN THE MUSE "Until we find each other, we are alone." -- ADRIENNE RICH Rhetoric fills the corners of every available journalistic tableau. Papers, magazines, Web sites and the broadcast channels bulge with faces, lips wagging, words pouring, but I can make no sense of them. For every point of view, there is a counter. For every "fact" there is a refutation. It is difficult to distinguish reality from propaganda, and the power of the truth is waylaid and buried.
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