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Longi Project Merits a Second Look

Longi Project Merits a Second Look

Editor, I am not a campaigning advocate, nor a vocal obstructionist to the proposed live/work project being proffered before the City Council on April 1. I have, however, been involved with the evolution of this decision by attending meetings, listening, and reading.  Differentiating between facts and fears has been an important part of the process […]

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Concern Over Canyon Development

Concern Over Canyon Development

Editor, My name is Andrew Cmiel and I am a long term resident of the Laguna Beach area, I am also president of a local club Friends of Laguna Canyon, with a membership of over 200. Our club’s primary interest is to enjoy the beauties of Laguna Canyon, engage in hikes, nature walks and other […]

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Eight Affordable Units Isn’t Worth the Loss of Character

Eight Affordable Units Isn’t Worth the Loss of Character

Editor, This letter addresses the artist live-work project proposed in Laguna Canyon that will be coming before the City Council soon. I have asked each Council member to consider having the developer scale back the project to the 12-unit concept that was originally proposed to the neighborhood two years ago. It would be wonderful to have an […]

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Nonsequitor

Nonsequitor

Editor, Louis Longhi and DIG (Dornin Investment Group) are trying to sell their project as: If you don’t like this project then you don’t like art or support artists in this community. I like art and dislike this project. There was initially no opposition to this project when it was eight units. Something appropriate in […]

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Alarmed by a Potential Precedent

Alarmed by a Potential Precedent

Editor: Who is in favor of a Walmart-like structure, 36 feet tall, 250 feet long, with over 30,000 square feet of live/work space, set back 45 square feet from Laguna Canyon Road, which blocks the views of hillsides and ridge lines, obscuring our rural scenic highway? Who supports this proposed “flood gate,” which has fostered […]

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Treasures Need Protecting

Treasures Need Protecting

Editor, Interesting article in the Indy on undergrounding and how it will improve safety in some cases. Yes utility poles and lines do block the views or spoil the views of Laguna’s unique and wonderful vistas. So undergrounding makes good sense to preserve and protect our precious views and for a lot of other reasons.  […]

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Opposing the Scale of Canyon Project

Opposing the Scale of Canyon Project

Editor, There has been much dialogue in reference to the pros and cons of the Longi-Dornin artist work live project at 20412 and 20432 Laguna Canyon Road. Although the people opposing the project have nothing against the artist work live concept, the majority of us stand together and agree that the structure is too large […]

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Supporter of Canyon Live Work Complex

Supporter of Canyon Live Work Complex

Editor, I am in favor of the Long(i) Live-Work-Create project and would encourage the city council to support this wonderful art studio complex in Laguna. My mother was an artist in the ‘60s in Laguna and studied with some of Laguna’s finest artists of that era. Laguna Beach has always been such a wonderful center […]

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Consider Precedent Projects Sets

Consider Precedent Projects Sets

Editor: Several thoughts regarding the proposed Longi development in Laguna Canyon. I believe citizens who support this are well meaning, but they may not have completely thought it through. Do everything we can to help our artists, but keep in mind how we do it.  The phrase “throwing out the baby with the bathwater” comes […]

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So Many Walls To Go

So Many Walls To Go

Editor, After a four-year absence (Tustin Ranch…only miles away but far from Laguna…) we have returned to our home in Laguna. Each morning I drive Coast Highway and admire the art of Sandra Jones Campbell, “The Pastels,” on the wall next to Toes on the Nose and it always makes me smile…. And then I […]

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Protecting Laguna Canyon

Protecting Laguna Canyon

Editor, Last week the Laguna Canyon Home Owners Association wrote a letter requesting answers to many questions.  Many questions have already been answered with countless studies, city reports and peer reviews.  Most were answered had any of the four officers of the organization attended three neighborhood meetings that started over three years ago.  Not one […]

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Correction:

Correction:

A story in the Feb. 28 edition about the candidacy of Michele Hall incorrectly described her son as a local high school student. He attends St. Margaret’s in San Juan Capistrano.

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Dog Doo on Sunset Avenue Ruins the Vibe

Dog Doo on Sunset Avenue Ruins the Vibe

Editor, It was such a nice refreshing rain here in South Laguna. The air is so fresh, clean and the plants loved it. Then I went outside to get my morning newspaper and right there on the street is a huge pile of dog poop and I mean huge. This dog must have been backed […]

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Letters Reflect Town Opinion

Letters Reflect Town Opinion

Editor, Stunewslaguna.com, our online “newspaper” is supposedly the most read Laguna Beach news source in Laguna and the world, but in a recent e mail, publisher Stu Saffer indicated he is not getting many letters to the editor and therefore has been printing only a few recently. Debbie Zucco, copy chief for the Coastline News […]

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Project Helps Preserve Character Slipping Away

Project Helps Preserve Character Slipping Away

Editor, Growing up in Laguna Beach, and having the perspective of living elsewhere for periods of time, I have been able to see the changes to our wonderful home in ways someone who has never left may not notice. It is with this perspective I whole-heartedly endorse building the artist live work space that is […]