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Pet Peeves: What SUP?

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but what SUP?  Oh no, non-sanctioned stand up paddleboard classes are up, that’s what.  It appears that tall paddlers are inadvertently blocking ocean views.  A fair number of homeowners have complained to...

Indy Calendar March 29-April 4, 2013

Friday, March 29 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/30. Nick I & A.D.D., 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, guitar, vocals, 8 p.m., Hotel Laguna,...

Sea Lion Attack Violates Federal Law

Editor, By now we are all very familiar with the recent story of the dog that attacked and killed a sea lion in our town. Let’s just keep it at that: ‘a‘ dog and ‘attacked and killed’.  Let’s forget whose dog it is and focus on what has...

Support for an Overdue Investment

Editor, How many years does it take for a world-renowned artist colony to build a village entrance? You know, that inviting reminder to her tourists that support the very existence of its attraction and the revenue brought in to our town. Neighboring communities such as Dana...

Omission From Village Entrance Plans

Editor, Laguna Beach City Council held a special meeting (Tuesday, March 26) to present two plans for the village entrance, giving a net gain of roughly 200 parking spaces at a cost of $33 to $55 Million. That is a lumped average cost of $220,000 per parking space. The plans...

Keeping Visitors at Bay

Editor, I support pressing forward with the village entrance project. (Can we cut the fat out of the costs for the park?) But to address parking and traffic congestion, here is my proposal:  parking “hubs” at ACT V, Aliso Creek and El Morro. Laguna residents get...

Village Matters: Window Racket

There was some racket at last week’s Heritage Committee meeting in the council chambers.  Historical consultant Jan Ostashay spoke to a roomful of residents concerned about the status of their properties that have been on the city’s heritage structures inventory since a...

Correction

The subject of a front page photo in the March 22 edition was misidentified due to a reporting error by the photographer. The subject depicted was Jason White.

Aliso and Wood Canyons

Immersed in Nature’s Rain-Dance Symphony   Cloudy mists settled heavily into the dark folds of the verdant blanket wrapping around the canyons and hills.  Like a Japanese woodblock print, it felt solid yet ethereal. The valley below was dancing in the flashing rays of...

Holocaust Memories Instilled by Survivors

Thurston Middle School students Claire Black, Katie Hayden and Vanessa Lortal, who entered Chapman University’s annual Holocaust art and writing contest, attended a special ceremony March 8 to bring together survivors and contestants. “It is powerful to watch middle school...

New Café Adds Grab and Go Lunches at Thurston

To encourage not only eating better food but eating in general, the new Wave Rider Café next to Thurston Middle School’s lunch lines will offer students grab-and-go selections for quick access to healthier foods. The school board unanimously approved spending $113,130 Tuesday to...

Best Read Book a Boon to Schools and Business

SchoolPower officials hope to raise $70,000 in advertising sales in support of Laguna Beach public schools through its annual student directory and invites  businesses to take advantage of discounts offered before April 15. The directory has been keeping local families connected...

Class Notes 3/29/13

Thurston’s Fundraiser is a Success Thurston Middle School’s PTA raised over $6,500 with its recent Out on the Town progressive dinner, according to a statement from parent Amy Kramer. Lumberyard, Nicks, House of Big Fish, Zinc Café, Sundried Tomato and 370 Common Table helped...

Spring Sports Update 3/29/13

Baseball (9-2, 4-0) Laguna 10, Godinez 0 Kurt Rabone was near perfect in five innings facing 17 batters giving up only a walk to help the Breakers over the Grizzlies (5-6) at Skipper Carrillo Field on Tuesday, March 26. Breakers pounded out 13 hits led by Preston Grand Pre,...