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  • 2011 Patriots Day Parade line up

    1. Laguna Beach Police Motor Escort 2. Parade Banner, Laguna Beach Boy Scouts 3. United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Barstow 4. Laguna Beach High School Marching Band 5. Parade President Michael Lyons 6. Parade Theme Banner, Laguna...
  • Alan Ball Shouldn't Bail on "True Blood": Suggestions to Improve Vamptastic Show

    Alan Ball Shouldn't Bail on "True Blood": Suggestions to Improve Vamptastic Show
    Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is an honest, transcribed reaction to news that this might be Alan Ball's last season of "True Blood," as hinted at in this interview he did with the Hollywood Reporter. Surely, this could be a...
  • Part One: Starting mid-life adventure

    Part One: Starting mid-life adventure
    Like many women in the 1970s, Betty Stuart was a wife and mother - and frustrated with her life. Her path to change would soon beckon. “My third marriage was over, and I didn’t really know what my state of mind was,” the 85-year-old...
  • Part Two: Nurse, toddler make a fateful connection

    Part Two: Nurse, toddler make a fateful connection
    Ecuador was beautiful, and it didn’t take long for Betty Stuart to quickly feel at home there. She lived among the people she was helping. When she volunteered in the 1970s, Peace Corps policy was to place volunteers with local families. This would...
  • Part Three: Carrying out promises

    Part Three: Carrying out promises
    From the moment Betty Stuart met Mechi, they were attached to each other. Betty was determined to make the little girl’s life better. Betty worked with her every day. She taught her how to eat, dress and brush her teeth. Mechi was progressing...
  • Part Four: Unfinished business

    Part Four: Unfinished business
    Betty Stuart was not giving up her quest to adopt Mechi, the little girl she had bonded with. They headed back to Ecuador. But a bit of unfinished business remained. Mechi's parents were alive, and Betty had to ask their permission to adopt her. "I...
  • Innocent Tacoma man imprisoned in Nicaragua, defenders say

    Innocent Tacoma man imprisoned in Nicaragua, defenders say
    Since last summer, a former Peace Corpsvolunteer from Tacoma, Washington has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say. A growing chorus of...
  • Our Laguna: Nominate Laguna seniors for nationwide contest

    A national contest is seeking nominations of outstanding senior volunteers. The Salute to Senior Service program includes a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and will culminate in the selection of a national winner during...
  • Seattle School Board votes 4-3 to keep 'Teach for America' program

    Seattle School Board votes 4-3 to keep 'Teach for America' program
    The Seattle School Board voted 4-3 Wednesday night to continue the Teach for America program. A year ago, Seattle Public Schools voted to allow up to 24 Teach for America recruits into classrooms to be full-time instructors.  At least one school board...
  • Ditte Munch-Hansen and Pedja Jurisic: A continental divide mends

    Ditte Munch-Hansen and Pedja Jurisic: A continental divide mends
    It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After. Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents. And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...
  • IU student dies after falling from balcony

    IU student dies after falling from balcony
    An Indiana University student died early Friday morning after falling from a balcony.  Linden Whitt, 20, an economics major from Mishawaka, died of neck injuries after falling eight feet off a backyard porch at her apartment near the Indiana...
  • Our Laguna: Family, friends turn out for Hano's 90th

    A couple hundred of Bonnie and Arnold Hano's nearest and dearest celebrated Arnold's 90th birthday Saturday at Tivoli Terrace. The nonagenarian requested no gifts for himself, but gifts to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic or Village Laguna were...