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Council Appoints View Committee/ DRB Members

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The City Council Tuesday appointed the first five members of the new View Restoration Committee, established to arbitrate claims under the new view ordinance that took effect Dec. 17. Doug Cortez, Rubin Flores, Ara Hovanesian, Katherine Koster and...

Council Paves the Way for TOW Path

By Jennifer Erikson | LB Indy Residents of Old Top of the World rejoiced Tuesday when the City Council approved the much-favored design for a path for pedestrians and cyclists between the hilltop communities of Arch Beach Heights and Top of the World, but nixed widening Top of...

Dump Clean-Up Costs Keep Rising

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The bill for the clean up and restoration of a decades-old dump site in a Laguna Canyon ravine that disgorged broken glass and debris across the Sun Valley neighborhood during flooding in 2010 has climbed to nearly double the initially estimated...

Commission Rejects Appeals, Allows Ranch Renovation to Proceed

After a five-hour hearing, the California Coastal Commission voted 9-1 Thursday to grant a local coastal development permit to allow Laguna Beach resident Mark Christy to continue renovation of The Ranch, a neglected hotel and golf course in Aliso Canyon. As one of the conditions...

Projects Under Scrutiny

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Two high profile local development projects held in limbo last year due to appeals by opponents move closer to resolution in 2015. The California Coastal Commission set hearings Thursday, Jan. 8, on sculptor Louis Longi’s artist work/live...

Laguna Opposes Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre

Residents thronged City Council chambers Tuesday to show their support for a strong resolution in opposition to the indefinite storage of spent nuclear fuel at the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente. The resolution proposed by Mayor Bob Whalen and...

Mozambique Receives a Reprieve on Parking

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Patrons enjoying winter sunsets on Mozambique’s rooftop deck will now also be able to retreat inside at least temporarily to the Durban Room, a space previously placed off limits when the deck opened a year ago. The reprieve came Tuesday when...

Survey Finds a Decline in Historic Homes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A presentation of findings from a new survey of Laguna Beach’s historic resources devolved into frustration Monday night among residents owning these structures, confused as to what the city’s Historic Resources Inventory means to them and why...

Mozambique’s Parking Solution Hits Roadblock

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Mozambique restaurant shuttles 30 to 40 patrons a night between their homes and the establishment, eliminating drinking and driving concerns for customers and reducing its own parking needs. Owner Ivan Spiers hopes the unusual service will make up...

New Mayor to Take a Stand on San Onofre

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy In one of his first actions as the newly selected mayor of Laguna Beach, Bob Whalen pushed for a formal city resolution opposing the nuclear waste storage conditions at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station during the City Council meeting...

Laguna’s Ex-City Manager Receives an Unexpected Gift

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A small park created in 2012 at a trailhead off of Park Avenue was formally named the Kenneth Frank View Park by the City Council last week, honoring the retired city manager who served the city for 31 years. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, who leaves...

Shopping Local Pays Back on Saturday

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Small Business Saturday is the local merchants’ response to Black Friday. Where the latter lures residents out to the big box stores and malls in the wee hours of the morning after Thanksgiving to be the first in line for discounts, the former...

City Cuts Off Water Due to Drought

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Motorists entering town along Laguna Canyon Road should prepare for the disappearance of the green ribbon of grass lining the median as the result of a new water conservation measure approved by the City Council this week. Turning off sprinklers to...

Pearson Bids Council Adieu

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Describing the proudest moments of her 12 years on the City Council, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, who leaves office next month, said they were “those times I was really able to help people in need,” some known to the general public, some...

Festival of Arts Makeover Moves Inside, Too

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy With the demolished main entrance to the Festival of Arts expected to be rebuilt in time for the 2015 festival, the organization is also developing concepts for an interior makeover that could begin next fall, President Fred Sattler said Wednesday...