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December 24, 2013
I am writing in regard to the foul smell of sewage around Laguna Beach. Lately the smell has been worse, and I have noticed it on Glenneyre Street and Forest Avenue but especially inside my house in the early-morning hours right before I wake up. It is so pungent that it can literally wake me from a sound sleep. It just so happens that the main sewer line for the entire town runs down the middle of Pacific Coast Highway, and one of the sewer vents used to exhaust the noxious gases is on Pacific Coast Highway right across the street from my home in Victoria Beach.
NEWS
February 27, 2004
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the Laguna public library and asked children in the craft class, 'What is your favorite color?' "Pink. Pink flowers -- I smell them, they smell like honey. Purple, pink and red are my favorite colors." MILA KELLAM, 3 "Pink -- I like pink butterflies." TY TROSKY, 3 "My favorite color is blue, red, orange and purple because they are so pretty. I see red flowers and blue like the night. I like purple because it's ... because it's so beautiful."
NEWS
August 15, 2003
Chasing down the muse The flower is the ... example of the eternal seductiveness of life. -- JEAN GIRANDOUX Sometimes, in spite of my intention to take things a day at a time, things just seem to rush at me from all directions, demanding attention. When these things get to be just too much, I usually take myself for a walk. After a surprise thunderstorm the other night (I probably just wasn't paying attention and so was "surprised"), I got up to a refreshing sunny and clear morning.
NEWS
By ELLE HARROW | February 8, 2007
cpt-aboutfood09... dinner. What? It wasn't the first thing that leapt to your mind? Well, maybe it should have been. For thousands of years, food has been reputed to have aphrodisiacal properties. According to his memoirs, Casanova fueled his 122 escapades with a breakfast of 50 oysters and a heap of chocolate. There is some basis to the legend. Faced with undernourished populations, the first aphrodisiacs, most notably oysters, had a high nutritional value, rich in phosphorus, iodine and zinc.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | July 20, 2007
A Laguna Beach entrepreneur has been developing a product to combat an age-old foe — bathroom odor. Greg Williams has partnered with business people across the country to create and distribute Courtesy Flush, a personal restroom deodorizer. A few drops of Courtesy Flush in the toilet bowl before use saves the nostrils from an unwanted surprise, Williams said. "People don't talk about this subject but it's something people worry about," Williams said. Williams said the Courtesy Flush is intended to eliminate embarrassment over using the facilities in public or in other people's homes.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
CHERRIL DOTY "It's morning, and again I am that lucky person who is in it. And again it is spring." -- Mary Oliver "All who wander are not lost." -- William Shakespeare A symphony of the senses seems to greet me each day. Often, this "music" -- or maybe it is my Muse -- takes me down strange cluttered paths of memory. Morning brings birdsong in abundance at this time of year. The voices of finches and mockingbirds and doves and crows, along with the rare oriole, the blue jay, the occasional screech of a hawk all braided together into a long cord of sound.
NEWS
October 11, 2002
CHASING DOWN THE MUSE When I was very young, one of my favorite things to do was to drag my somewhat rusty red wagon out behind me along roads and trails. I was looking, just looking, and walking. I suppose I had some idea of treasure in mind, but it never really mattered if I came home with the same empty wagon or one filled with broken bits, snake skins, sticks, leaves, sometimes the odd abandoned nest. My treasure was evidence that the world existed and I in it. I suppose I still drag that wagon along behind me in some figurative sense as I walk the byways of Laguna and elsewhere.
NEWS
By Cherril Doty | March 10, 2008
Lie on your back on a breezy sweep of beach and stare at the undersides of magnificent frigate birds. — Ellen Meloy in “Eating Stone” After cold days and rain, spring has arrived, albeit early, like an abrupt exhalation. Where there was only drab brown and gray, verdant, velvety green lies on the hills, mottled with splashes of orange, yellow, and purple. Caught up in the delight of it all, I drift off, somewhere else in my mind… Lying in the deep green grass, I can smell the red-brown earth beneath me, still damp from recent rain.
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NEWS
December 24, 2013
I am writing in regard to the foul smell of sewage around Laguna Beach. Lately the smell has been worse, and I have noticed it on Glenneyre Street and Forest Avenue but especially inside my house in the early-morning hours right before I wake up. It is so pungent that it can literally wake me from a sound sleep. It just so happens that the main sewer line for the entire town runs down the middle of Pacific Coast Highway, and one of the sewer vents used to exhaust the noxious gases is on Pacific Coast Highway right across the street from my home in Victoria Beach.
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NEWS
By David Hansen | May 1, 2013
There is a famous story about President John F. Kennedy buying more than 1,000 Cuban cigars the day before he authorized the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba in 1962. Knowing full well what he was doing, he did it anyway - insider cigar trading for personal gain. Now more than 50 years later, Cuban cigars are still beloved, carrying an undeniable reputation and mystique, which is why there are Cuban cigar shops in the U.S. even though they don't sell Cuban cigars. In a strange, accepted form of advertising, we don't seem to mind.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
The husband of a Laguna Beach High School science teacher defended her at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting against an allegation of unprofessional conduct after she reported to work late Dec. 10 and was accused of alcohol intoxication. Another teacher and a former student also spoke on her behalf. Mike McNight, husband of Joanie McNight, who has taught at the school for more than 20 years, said his wife was late but not under the influence of alcohol when she came to school the day after learning that her brother had suffered a heart attack.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | August 28, 2009
Medicinal herbs had been discovered long before the onset of recorded history. Early man had various but limited options for injury and disease. The Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have practiced herbal medicine for nearly 4,000 years, and along the course of time, many remedies and traditions have been passed on to our part of the globe. Over the ensuing millennia, our ancestors discovered that herbs also were useful for fragrance and flavor. During the Dark Ages, the air was considered unhealthful to breathe.
LOCAL
By Cherril Doty | April 10, 2009
The resident mockingbird had kept me awake, tossing and turning, most of the night again on this beautiful early spring morning. Still, I was determined. I was going to walk. I figured I could even be pragmatic and get tasks done along the way. To this end, I started down Bluebird Canyon, headed for town. The hills were alive with mustard and lupine, and the bleating of goats trimming the grasses all down. A soft cool breeze caressed my skin as I walked. The canyon may not be wilderness, but it still holds a strong feel for nature in certain sections left undeveloped over time.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | July 20, 2007
A Laguna Beach entrepreneur has been developing a product to combat an age-old foe — bathroom odor. Greg Williams has partnered with business people across the country to create and distribute Courtesy Flush, a personal restroom deodorizer. A few drops of Courtesy Flush in the toilet bowl before use saves the nostrils from an unwanted surprise, Williams said. "People don't talk about this subject but it's something people worry about," Williams said. Williams said the Courtesy Flush is intended to eliminate embarrassment over using the facilities in public or in other people's homes.
NEWS
By ELLE HARROW | February 15, 2007
cpt-aboutfood09... dinner. What? It wasn't the first thing that leapt to your mind? Well, maybe it should have been. For thousands of years, food has been reputed to have aphrodisiacal properties. According to his memoirs, Casanova fueled his 122 escapades with a breakfast of 50 oysters and a heap of chocolate. There is some basis to the legend. Faced with undernourished populations, the first aphrodisiacs, most notably oysters, had a high nutritional value, rich in phosphorus, iodine and zinc.
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