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Live Work Project Wins Go-Ahead

Live Work Project Wins Go-Ahead

Louis Longi’s controversial live-work development in Laguna Canyon can proceed.  On a 3-2 vote, Laguna beach’s City Council on Tuesday denied an appeal of the project by a neighborhood organization. Council members Robert Whalen and Toni Iseman voted against the project. The majority of council members, though, said they favored the proposal because zoning in […]

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Council on the Menu for Cafe Owner

Council on the Menu for Cafe Owner

Jon Madison, owner of Laguna Beach’s Madison Square and Garden Café and a longtime member of the city’s Heritage Committee, last week confirmed rumors of his candidacy by declaring his intention to run for City Council. Two other challengers so far are also vying for the three seats that will be up for grabs in […]

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Striking a Chord for Good Works

Striking a Chord for Good Works

Whenever a crises strikes, the Laguna Beach community’s support for its own surfaces quickly, for flood-stricken neighbors in 2010 or a recent family’s struggle with cancer. The generous bent of passionate residents fuels 225 nonprofits based in or in service to a town of 24,000 people, all of them hungry for support. In a twist […]

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Schools Brace for Debt Shock

Schools Brace for Debt Shock

Next year, Laguna Beach’s public schools will be req­­­­­­­­­­­­uired to carry a $68.7 million debt from the state’s teacher-pension fund, an amount that has the potential to overwhelm the district’s $46 million budget and one school officials say they have no clue how to repay. The debt represents Laguna Beach’s share of the currently estimated […]

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 Consensus Emerges for Adopting View Ordinance

Consensus Emerges for Adopting View Ordinance

After a year’s worth of committee hearings, Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday finally reviewed a new ordinance to govern view regulation, though Mayor Elizabeth Pearson made it clear the special session was intended to listen to residents’ concerns rather than to pass a new law immediately. “You have an open-minded Council here,” she said. […]

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Advocates Sketch Out Homeless Housing Plans

Advocates Sketch Out Homeless Housing Plans

Take someone who is living under a tree (someone with a mental health disability that triggers their chronic homelessness), give them a place to live, and then provide support services to help them remain stable there. Thus, Helen Cameron offered a nutshell description of permanent supportive housing. She should know. Cameron founded Homes, Inc. in […]

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LBUSD and LagunaTunes Make Music Together

LBUSD and LagunaTunes Make Music Together

Editor, I want to thank the LBUSD for helping LagunaTunes Community Chorus resolve a scheduling problem with the Artists’ Theatre. The size of our chorus and popularity of our concerts has grown to the point where St. Mary’s Church is no longer a viable venue for our performances. Despite following proper application protocol procedures in […]

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Indy Calendar March 28-April 3, 2014

Indy Calendar March 28-April 3, 2014

  Thirty bands in two days at Blue Water Green Earth Music Festival, Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Saturday and Sunday. Free trolley service from parking lots at ACT V and Big Bend, 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, www.bluewaterfestival.org The line-up: Saturday, March 29. Barefoot Kindred, 11-11:35 a.m. Rocky’s Revival, 11 a.m.-12:30 […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Living With Corrections Stocks are closing the quarter down around 2% for March and breakeven for the year so far. After strong performance in 2013 following a good year in 2012, some loss of momentum is normal. The market’s uptrend has been under increasing pressure for weeks and it appears to be entering a correction. […]

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Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Over 300 supporters attended “Laguna’s Field of Dreams”, a fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Resort in support of Laguna Beach Little League. Guests were greeted by a “green turf” carpet, Southern fare and a raffle that included signed Angels memorabilia courtesy of local resident and team president John Carpino and the Angels Baseball […]

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 Look Who’s in the Line Up

Look Who’s in the Line Up

Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher, representative for Laguna Beach and the 48th Congressional district who faces re-election in November, will be a guest on KX.OneLaguna.com beginning at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 29. Listen-in live to hear the congressman’s conversation with “Perspectives” host Dr. Ari Grayson. Call-in or email the host ([email protected]) to ask Rohrabacher questions about […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball (7-1, 3-0) Laguna rolls – Lions Tournament Next Breaker bats continue to swing at a torrid pace (.414) as Laguna picked up a pair of league wins blasting Saddleback 23-2 and Estancia 11-2 to extend their league conference streak to 22 in a row. Against Saddleback on Friday, March 21, at Laguna, Grant Wilhelm […]

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Schools’ Facilities Director Retires

Schools’ Facilities Director Retires

Ted Doughty, director of facilities for Laguna Beach schools for the past two years, will retire, effective June 30, the district announced Monday. Doughty’s retirement reflects continuing turnover among the district’s top ranks, which have included recent departures by the assistant superintendent and  directors of technology and human resources. Doughty has worked for 40 years […]

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Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Laguna Beach High’s girls’ varsity track and field team turned in their best performance ever at the Trophy Invitational last Saturday at Guyer Field. Their second place score of 59 points put them three ahead of third place Corona del Mar but well behind the 148.5 tallied by Dana Hills. The boys’ varsity finished 10th. […]