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Archive for July, 2013

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Lyle "Tiger" Pickett

Lyle “Tiger” Pickett

September 7, 1927 – May 28, 2013       Lyle Pickett, after a very long struggle with his health, has left this world for his next great adventure. He was affectionately known to many as “Tiger”. Born in 1927 to Joe and Martha Pickett, Lyle grew up in Los Angeles where he met the love […]

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Personnel File 7/19/13

Personnel File 7/19/13

Frimond Named Marine Protection Officer Jeremy Frimond was named to replace Calla Allison as the city’s marine protection officer. Frimond’s knowledge of Laguna Beach’s coastline and extensive experience working with communities in South Africa in the field of marine and environment protection made him stand out in a competitive recruitment, according to the city manager’s […]

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In Defense of Superintendent’s Hires

In Defense of Superintendent’s Hires

Editor, Regarding Howard Hills’ article calling for the immediate resignation of Superintendent Sherine Smith (“School Board Must Clean House Now,” July 12 edition). I suspect that such an action would throw the school district into chaos. Having lost so many people from top posts in such a short amount of time, the district would be […]

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Greening Up the Wildlands

Greening Up the Wildlands

Editor, Michael Beanan’s Speaker’s Corner column (“A Natural Beauty,” July 12) suggesting that the hillsides of Laguna be watered with recycled water is a fabulous idea. It would not only beautify the city but would add a layer of fire protection that currently is lacking. I have seen nothing done in 42 years to prevent fires […]

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Why Not Allow a Decision by the Majority?

Why Not Allow a Decision by the Majority?

Editor, One of the interesting things about living in Laguna is the bubble mentality that so many of the residents seem to cling to, especially regarding parking. There was an article about Laguna in the Los Angeles times in 2004 which I saved.  At that time there were approximately 24,000 residents, but about 3 million […]

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Questions Raised About Village Entrance

Questions Raised About Village Entrance

Editor, I recently interviewed Councilperson Elizabeth Pearson about Village Entrance that will air on Laguna radio KX93.5 this Sunday at 8 a.m. Pearson indicated if there were new information she might reconsider the proposed parking structure. I mentioned concern about spreading contaminants in the soil at the site by disrupting the land through construction or […]

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Gratitude for Appreciation of Hotel’s Makeover

Gratitude for Appreciation of Hotel’s Makeover

Editor, The management and staff of Hotel Seven4one would like to thank you, the Laguna Beach Beautification Council, and the entire community for its 2013 Beautification Award. When we started our renovation our goal was to do something distinctive, yet intrinsically “Laguna.”  We’re very happy with how it all turned out, and the reaction from the community has […]

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Well-Deserved Limelight

Well-Deserved Limelight

Editor, Just wanted to thank you for the recent article in the Indy about the LBBC scholarship winner, Alia Manetta (Entrepreneural Grad Savors Fruits of her Labor,” July 5). She’s a bright, caring and resilient young woman worthy of being in the limelight.   Melissa Almon, Aliso Viejo

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Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Editor, Our big thanks go to the board of the Festival of Arts and June Neptune of Tivoli Terrace restaurant for providing a wonderful evening for a 100 veterans and their support staff on July 8. This year the Laguna Beach American Legion Post invited veterans from Long Beach, Loma Linda and San Diego Veterans’ […]

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Way Too Far Out There

Way Too Far Out There

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Minding Our Business: Moving Targets

Minding Our Business: Moving Targets

I recently returned from my annual summer sojourn to NYC, my home town, home of the arts, where you could fry an egg on the sidewalk and yet, the midday landscape was crowded not only with tourists but long lines at food trucks parked along side streets mid-town. Mayor Bloomberg miraculously designated many new pedestrian […]

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Pet Peeves: School Fight

Pet Peeves: School Fight

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach’s school district is in a twitter. A fight has broken out in the hall. The gloves are off.  Get the Principal. Don says:  I could not disagree more.  School Superintendent Smith is a highly motivated individual who has the best interest of our great school district as her […]

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Laguna Beach Seniors Award First Scholarship

Laguna Beach Seniors Award First Scholarship

Laguna Beach Seniors’ first annual college scholarship award was granted to Laguna Beach High School graduate Dylan Bush. Made possible by revenues from Table Top Treasures, the LBSI grant totaled $1,000 and was awarded to Dylan at last month’s Honors Convocation. Table Top Treasures is the brainchild of former LBS president Skipper Lynn and has […]

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Class Notes 7/19/13

Class Notes 7/19/13

Student Completes NASA Camp Autumn Wolf of Laguna Beach, daughter of Lori and Mace Wolf, graduated from the Solar System program July 12 at the Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. Autumn will be entering second grade this fall. Throughout the week, students participate in various science, technology, engineering, and math-based activities that encourage […]

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Street Beat 7/19/13

Street Beat 7/19/13

DUI Enforcement Planned For the Weekend The Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy saturation patrols to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers Saturday, July 20 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas of high frequency DUI collisions and arrests.   Monday, July 8 Vandalism. 8:28 a.m. 600 block of Park Ave. During a patrol check, […]