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On Theater: Playhouse plans 52nd year and hopes for a 53rd

On Theater: Playhouse plans 52nd year and hopes for a 53rd

The Costa Mesa Playhouse has been staging local theater productions since about this time in 1965. I remember it well, since I made my acting debut in that very first show. Spearheaded by the late Pati Tambellini, who guided the theater's artistic fortunes for a quarter of a century, the playhouse...

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  • Mailbag: Volunteers are needed at Laguna Food Pantry

    At the Laguna Food Pantry, volunteer drivers have for years been picking up more than 10,000 pounds of food weekly from our generous friends at Pavilions, Whole Foods, and two Trader Joe's markets. Recently, Ralph's and Gelson's offered us their surplus foods, as well, which is the reason for this...

  • Opinion: Fourth of July hot dogs, presidential style

    Opinion: Fourth of July hot dogs, presidential style

    With apologies to all the third-party wannabes, this year's race for the White House finally is down to two presidential candidates. With July 4 just around the corner, the big question for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton isn't what to do about ISIS. It's this: How will each of them dress their...

  • Mailbag: Vasquez: changes needed for city's art management

    Changes needed for city's art management Dear City Manager Pietig, Sian Poeschl, Arts Commission Chair and Vice Chair: The day after concerns about my art (a wood palette) were aired at the June 13 Arts Commission meeting that included Vice Chair's statement "if not beyond repair and returned it...

  • Mailbag: Change 'do nothing' to 'do something'

    Thank you for the April 29 column by David Hansen on the "do-nothing" attitude of our city meetings ("Meetings and more meetings, and canyon challenges still unresolved"). As a 45-year resident of Laguna Beach, I have stopped attending these frustrating meetings of much talk, more committees and...

  • Reader Report: My loving grandmother just turned 105

    Reader Report: My loving grandmother just turned 105

    Happy 105th birthday to Ruth Phyllis Forbes McLeod of Laguna Hills. As I recently boarded a plane with my father to travel to Italy on a business trip, I reflected on the humbling, yet often wonderful, life my Grammy has had. She was born in Bonesteel, S.D., to her parents, Jennie and William D....

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