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March 13, 2009
Human trafficking speaker at UU Author and humanitarian activist Sandra Kirkpatrick will discuss the issue of human trafficking in Thailand, and the terrible toll it takes on women and children in this region at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. Kirkpatrick will speak during the regular service, and then after the service concludes, there will be an inexpensive lunch and the opportunity to discuss the issues further. The fellowship is at 429 Cypress Drive.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joanna Clay | February 16, 2012
A Costa Mesa artist of Syrian heritage has found a way to give back to her parents' homeland, which is in turmoil. On Feb. 25, Sama Wareh, 28, will show her art along with other artists at the Blue Jay Art Gallery in Laguna Beach. Portions of the proceeds will go to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund. Although Wareh grew up in Orange County, her entire extended family resides in Damascus, the Syrian capital. Her connection to Syria is apparent in her paintings, from the streets of Syrian towns and Bedouin symbolism to Arabic poetry and calligraphy in her art. Wareh has a bachelor's in art and filmmaking from Cal State Fullerton and has shown her work at the Bowers Museum, the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans and the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
LOCAL
February 20, 2009
Chamber invites small business owners The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Small Business Administration to bring a team of small business experts to the city. The “Tiger Team” helps small business owners with developing a business plan; cash flow projections; staffing plans and inventory control. The Tiger Team will be at the Chamber’s luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | January 25, 2008
Laguna Beach has developed into a destination that draws people from all over the world. Whether it’s for the arts culture, the beach scene or shopping, Laguna has become a journey people of all walks of life take. Tom Williams, owner of My Laguna Office, noticed the phenomenon. Curious to see where all his customers where from, in July he hung up two maps in his shop. One is a world map, the other is a map of the United States. Williams tries to get to know all his customers and when he detects an accent, he asks them to put a pin in the map to represent where they’re from.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
Sitting at Starbucks and facing Main Beach, Kevin Staight couldn't be farther from the Middle East, a region he's called home off and on for the last eight years. On June 12, the 28-year-old Laguna native donned a cap and gown as the first graduate to earn a degree in Arabic from UC San Diego. In the fall, he plans to study international business in New York University's MBA program. But he didn't care much for school while growing up in Laguna. Straight graduated from Laguna Beach High in 2000 with a 2.9 GPA and a lack of confidence after college rejections filled his mailbox.
NEWS
September 16, 2010
Regarding claims in your newspaper by City Council candidate Emanuel Petrascu, ("Council upped property taxes," Sept. 3) I reviewed the agenda and minutes of April 20, did a little more research, and found that the City Council did not raise property taxes at that meeting or any other time. Per the minutes, the council unanimously voted 5 to 0 to approve the following recommendation: "Moved by Councilmember Egly, seconded by Councilmember Rollinger and carried unanimously 5 to 0 to initiate the steps to undertake about $24 million in capital improvements to the sewer system over the next two decades and seek solutions for funding for improvements by directing the city manager to (1)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2010
Donate art supplies for free entry The Laguna Beach Passport to the Arts team, including Art-A-Fair, Festival of the Arts, Sawdust Art Festival and the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, will hold its first Art Supplies Donation Days on Wednesday and Aug. 25, thanks to a grant from Bank of America. Festival-goers who bring a new or unused art supply valued at $5 or more on either day will receive free admission that day to all three art festivals. Suggested art supplies to bring in are markers, colored pencils, small journals, sketchpads, sketching pencils, watercolor sets and watercolor pads.
NEWS
August 23, 2010
Name: Mike Binkley Age: 64 Birthplace: Ohio How long have you lived in the 48th District? three years Occupation: author, tutor, retired from a 40-year career in business and software project management in the aerospace industry (Logicon, Hughes Aircraft Co. and TRW Inc.) developing, implementing and deploying state-of-the-art systems Education: bachelor's degree in math at UCLA in 1964 Previously elected or appointed positions: chairman of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, editorĀ  of the Los Angeles Libertarian, a 1,000-member newsletter Community organizations: Libertarian Party of Orange County, Drug Policy Alliance, CATO Institute, Reason Foundation, Landmark Education, YogaWorks Most critical issue: war -- at home and abroad.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TERRY MARKOWITZ | April 21, 2006
Our favorite oil man hails from Delphi, not Dallas, and his oil is made for people to guzzle, not cars. Descended from a long line of Greek olive growers, George Petrou uses the old traditional methods to make some of California's finest olive oil that he occasionally sells at our Laguna Beach Farmer's Market, as well as 28 others around the area. His grandfather taught him the craft that he had learned from his own grandfather, who learned from his grandfather, etc. He guesses his family has been growing olives for 500 years.
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By Joanna Clay | February 16, 2012
A Costa Mesa artist of Syrian heritage has found a way to give back to her parents' homeland, which is in turmoil. On Feb. 25, Sama Wareh, 28, will show her art along with other artists at the Blue Jay Art Gallery in Laguna Beach. Portions of the proceeds will go to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund. Although Wareh grew up in Orange County, her entire extended family resides in Damascus, the Syrian capital. Her connection to Syria is apparent in her paintings, from the streets of Syrian towns and Bedouin symbolism to Arabic poetry and calligraphy in her art. Wareh has a bachelor's in art and filmmaking from Cal State Fullerton and has shown her work at the Bowers Museum, the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans and the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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FEATURES
March 13, 2009
Human trafficking speaker at UU Author and humanitarian activist Sandra Kirkpatrick will discuss the issue of human trafficking in Thailand, and the terrible toll it takes on women and children in this region at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. Kirkpatrick will speak during the regular service, and then after the service concludes, there will be an inexpensive lunch and the opportunity to discuss the issues further. The fellowship is at 429 Cypress Drive.
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