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  • Hansen: Rethinking the approach to homeless

    Over the last 100 years, technological advances have revolutionized entire countries, but over the last 1,000 years, social advances have done little to fundamentally change homelessness and hunger. In Laguna Beach, the homeless issue is a known...
  • Good deeds can lead to good deals

    Good deeds can lead to good deals
    Whether you donate time, blood or money, volunteering feels good (after the "ouch" for blood donors). Now helping others can help you snag some travel deals and discounts too. VolunteerIDcard was launched in 2009 to reward card-carrying volunteers with...
  • Family Fund: Apopka learning center helps strapped family juggle after-school problem

    Family Fund: Apopka learning center helps strapped family juggle after-school problem
    You do the math. One mom plus four kids younger than 10, plus one paycheck totaling $350 a week. No algebra is needed to realize that an annual income of slightly more than $18,000 for five people does not add up to independence. That's why the Apopka...
  • It's A Gray Area: Make the most of life and smile

    As hard as it is to believe, the year 2012 is now upon us. And I am only just now about ready to face the Y2K problem! But with the sobering understanding that time will continue to fly by, I now ask you: Knowing what you know now, if you could have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Great chemistry in 'Whirled News Tonight'; little truth in 'Strangers & Romance'

    Great chemistry in 'Whirled News Tonight'; little truth in 'Strangers & Romance'
    "Whirled News Tonight" *** Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it. Coming up on its...
  • Family fights to free Seattle man, sentenced to 22 years in Nicaragua prison

    Family fights to free Seattle man, sentenced to 22 years in Nicaragua prison
    Jason Puracal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Nicaragua. Now, his family has asked the U.S. Government for help. They plan to rally outside the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, where President Obama will be speaking. “You can`t put an innocent...
  • 'Portlandia,' 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones' among Peabody winners

    'Portlandia,' 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones' among Peabody winners
    "Portlandia,""Homeland,""Game of Thrones,""Parks and Recreation,""Treme"and "The Colbert Report"are among the TV winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards announced Wednesday. The Peabody board picked 38 winners, including several PBS specials and the...
  • Peace Corps Leaves Mali, New U.S. Travel Warning Issued

    Peace Corps Leaves Mali, New U.S. Travel Warning Issued
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peace Corps volunteers have been evacuated from Mali and non-essential U.S. diplomatic personnel have been offered flights out due to ongoing political instability following a military coup in March, the State Department said on...