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By Joanna Clay | December 22, 2011
For many, the last few days before Christmas might be spent putting the final touches on gifts. However, to countless others around the country, it's a time of stress as families count their paychecks, hoping to have enough to buy each child at least one gift for the holidays. David Wilson, a Laguna Beach resident for 30 years and the owner of South Coast Toyota in Costa Mesa and Toyota of Orange, recently solved the woes of tens, if not hundreds, of families when he decided to pay off 260 layaways at the Kmart in Costa Mesa last weekend.
NEWS
December 24, 2004
This classic holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the paper went out of business in 1949. We've decided to keep that tradition going here at the Huntington Beach Independent: Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
NEWS
December 13, 2002
CHASING DOWN THE MUSE "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the Unicorn, "if you believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?" -- LEWIS CARROLL, ALICE'S ADVENTURES THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS "There isn't any Santa Claus," and 8-year-old child tells her friend. I just can't let the words pass without comment. "Are you sure?" I ask. "I know his wife," is the precocious answer, as if this explains it all. We banter back and forth for a while.
NEWS
December 25, 2009
EDITOR?S NOTE: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O?Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of business in 1949. We?ve decided to keep that tradition going at the Coastline Pilot. Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ?If you see it in The Sun, it?s so.?
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | November 26, 2009
It’s that time of year again — merriment, fairies, reindeer and maybe an elf or two will be part of the mix on Hospitality Night on Dec. 4 in downtown Laguna Beach. Santa himself will swoop down on Forest Avenue at 6 p.m. after making a grand tour of Laguna Beach via the Coast Highway, and help light the City Hall pepper tree to kick off the holiday season. Shopkeepers on Forest Avenue will keep their doors open until 9 p.m. as revelers fill the street, which will be blocked to traffic for the evening.
NEWS
December 26, 2003
The following holiday classic editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the paper went out of business in 1949. We've decided to keep that tradition going here at the Coastline Pilot: Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
Editor's Note: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun Editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of business in 1949. We've decided to keep that tradition going at the Coastline Pilot. * Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so. " Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus?
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By Britney Barnes | December 17, 2012
The clouds were threatening rain and the temperature had dropped to the mid-50s, but that didn't stop families from lining up outside the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach 45 minutes early. When the doors finally opened Friday evening, it was a rush inside to stuff blue 33-gallon trash bags full of essential items and Christmas goodies. The Woman's Club hosted its annual holiday party for low-income families, who shopped for the slew of free donated items while children had the chance to meet Santa Claus and take home a stuffed animal and candy cane.
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NEWS
December 13, 2012
Laguna Beach residents were treated Friday to a special night of music, food, shopping and a visit from Santa Claus. The city and Chamber of Commerce hosted Hospitality Night, an annual event that culminates in Santa riding to City Hall to light the pepper tree with the mayor. The event started with the Laguna Presbyterian Church's craft bazaar, bell choir concert and community sing-along in the church garden and a performance by the Laguna Community Band. Santa made his debut in a 1931 Seagrave pumper engine driven by retired Laguna Beach Fire Department Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alisha Gomez | November 27, 2012
Santa Claus is coming to town - and this time he's singing. Kris Kringle hits the Orange County Market Place at the Orange County Fairgrounds Dec. 1 and 2, and Dec. 8 and 9. Each day, he'll arrive at the swap meet singing, before leading sing-a-longs and, of course, posing for photos and listen to wishes. Santa's hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, a press release said. Dennis Skiles, a Fullerton Kenny Rogers tribute artist, will be Santa.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
Editor's Note: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun Editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of business in 1949. We've decided to keep that tradition going at the Coastline Pilot. * Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so. " Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus?
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | December 22, 2011
For many, the last few days before Christmas might be spent putting the final touches on gifts. However, to countless others around the country, it's a time of stress as families count their paychecks, hoping to have enough to buy each child at least one gift for the holidays. David Wilson, a Laguna Beach resident for 30 years and the owner of South Coast Toyota in Costa Mesa and Toyota of Orange, recently solved the woes of tens, if not hundreds, of families when he decided to pay off 260 layaways at the Kmart in Costa Mesa last weekend.
NEWS
December 23, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of business in 1949. We've decided to keep that tradition going at the Coastline Pilot. Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so. " Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
NEWS
December 25, 2009
EDITOR?S NOTE: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O?Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of business in 1949. We?ve decided to keep that tradition going at the Coastline Pilot. Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ?If you see it in The Sun, it?s so.?
LOCAL
By Catharine Cooper | December 11, 2009
?Come help trim the tree,? read the note from Lynn Brown. ?Three-thirty on Friday. I?ve got champagne and snacks.? Who could resist? This would be the second annual ?girl?s decorating event,? a carry over from the year before. Last December, we had delighted in the transformation of a naked tree into a shining jewel, nestled on the front porch of the Browns? South Laguna home. It was an experiment that worked: a Christmas tree, fragrant in the cool air, and a delightful greeter for friends and family.
LOCAL
By Barbara Diamond | November 27, 2009
The Sawdust Festival’s Winter Fantasy gives us all something to be thankful for: We don’t have to fight the post-Thanksgiving crowds at the mall to shop for those special gifts. Opening Day ceremonies Saturday included the traditional tree lighting by Mayor Kelly Boyd — one of his last official and most heartwarming acts before handing over the gavel to his successor to be named at the December council meeting. “It was magical,” said Sawdust General Manager Tom Klingenmeier . “Listening to the people and hearing the oohs and aahs from the children when the lights went on and the three machines were pumping out snow was perfect.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | November 26, 2009
It’s that time of year again — merriment, fairies, reindeer and maybe an elf or two will be part of the mix on Hospitality Night on Dec. 4 in downtown Laguna Beach. Santa himself will swoop down on Forest Avenue at 6 p.m. after making a grand tour of Laguna Beach via the Coast Highway, and help light the City Hall pepper tree to kick off the holiday season. Shopkeepers on Forest Avenue will keep their doors open until 9 p.m. as revelers fill the street, which will be blocked to traffic for the evening.
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