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Trail Upgrades OK’d for Top of the World

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy The steep and winding dirt footpath that joins a paved fire road between the two hilltop communities of Top of the World and Arch Beach Heights may soon be easier to maneuver for school children, moms with babies in strollers, dog-walkers, hikers,...

Paving the Way to TOW

The end of the road may finally be in sight, both figuratively and literally, for pedestrians and cyclists seeking a smooth path between the hilltop communities of Arch Beach Heights and Top of the World. The City Council on Tuesday directed staff to explore a combination of two...

Lack of Rain Brings More Goats

A second herd of goats will start foraging in open spaces surrounding Laguna Beach to help maintain a fuel break beginning June 1. The city’s Fire Department requested adding more of the four-footed fuel-consumers due to this winter’s scant rainfall, resulting in plants with low...

Council Paves Way for Footpaths

Soon residents in the Top of the World neighborhood heading to the fire road and students ambling to their cars from the Laguna College of Art & Design may be treading new pathways. The City Council paved the way for new paths this week, awarding a total of $155,500 for two...

A Bond in Common Stokes Empathy for William

Will and Tammy Dowell plan a garage sale and bake sale fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 911 Tia Juana Street, in Arch Beach Heights, to raise money for the parents of William McMurray, an 11-year-old local boy recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. The...

A Picture Says a 1,000 Words

Editor, They say that a picture says a thousand words. I think that the photos on the fire in Bluebird Canyon (“House Saved From Brush Fire,” March 16 edition) says volumes and that does not include the comment on how the firemen had to fight terrain and vegetation (eucalyptus...

‘Streets’ Task Force Takes a Detour

A month after the City Council appropriated $300,000 to make city streets friendlier to foot-powered users, meetings for the task force charged with initiating and supporting these projects were “postponed indefinitely” with the chairman later saying he was fired. “I didn’t know...

Perspective on Cell Tower Radiation

Editor, This past Jan. 12, the Planning Commission was scheduled to review a proposal to install a new 4G microwave antenna at a residence in the Arch Beach Heights area. This residence already houses Sprint and (in twin faux chimneys) AT&T towers. The 4G microwave antenna is...

Don’t Overlook Arch Beach Heights When Looking for Laguna History

By Suzanne Dunn, Special to the Independent When my realtor told me three years ago that my $1 million plus home was a great Laguna Beach starter home, I nearly choked. I wasn’t insulted as you might suspect. I was dumbfounded. Starter home wasn’t in my lexicon 12 years ago when...