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Dave Hansen
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writer, marketer, columnist
writer, marketer, columnist

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Here is the first shot across the bow in the Laguna Beach City Council race. I will try to feature all of the newcomers in the coming weeks. It's going to be an interesting fight this year with three open seats. Will we have a new majority or will the old guard prevail? http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180607-story.html
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Please tell me that undergrounding will not dominate the discussion during the run-up to the Laguna Beach City Council election. Instead, let’s talk about bigger issues: downtown revitalization, more affordable housing, better traffic mitigation and parking. OK, maybe not parking. Read more in my column this week. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180516-story.html
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Forget national politics. The most important election coming up is the Laguna Beach City Council. And I will tell you who you should vote for in this column. (How is that for click-bait?) Hint: Status quo will not work. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180509-story.html
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It occurred to me that I have never seen a female parking valet. So I went in search of one -- and wrote a column about it, of course. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180502-story.html
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You see the lifeguard trainees every year in the spring, running and swimming and Speedoing. It’s fun to look at but honestly, I didn’t think much of it until recently when I saw a few of them go down with hypothermia. And then I got to thinking about it. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180425-story.html
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Have you listened to poetry in Laguna this year? If not, you'll have another chance at the upcoming literary festival. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180404-story.html
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I have some mixed feelings about what I've seen so far with the "March for Our Lives" protests. And here's why. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180328-story.html
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Eventually, the newsstands will die, and everyone will wonder why. Reading will become like cursive writing. And the art of socialization will suffer. Read more in this week's tribute to the newsstand. "There is a code to a newsstand conversation, perhaps similar to a barber shop. You never start out too strong or too soft. Work into things. Let the conversation form and meander. Don't rush to fill every void. Listen. Nod. Smile." http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180314-story.html
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As a journalist, if I were living in Mexico or Syria, I know I would have been killed by now. I know it. And after this column -- even in lovely Laguna -- you might just find me behind some art gallery with a paint brush sticking out of me. Here's the thing: I had to call out the white elephant in the room. To my art friends, nothing personal. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180308-story.html
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Like everyone else, I get burned out by politics and hatred. Which is why I sometimes like to do light features. Ergo, socks as a metaphor for Laguna. And even then, I couldn't get around He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-hansen-20180228-story.html
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