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Utility Pole Removal OKd in Woods Cove

Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke to their diligence in pursuit...

Public Envisions Ideal Police Chief

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Integrity, the ability to interact compassionately with the community and an understanding of the uniqueness of Laguna Beach are among the top qualities residents hope their new police chief will possess. These and other preferences surfaced at a...

Skepticism of Hano’s Opinions

Editor, I for one have grown tired of Arnold Hano’s pronouncements (“Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People,” Letters, May 2). Yes, in modern language we are a freaky, open society with a history of great tolerance. After all, on Memorial Day weekend hundreds of...

Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People

Editor: Were I a stranger from, let’s say Indiana, and wandered into that Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town’s downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have been the ordinary course of...

Expert Jolts Talks on Burying Utilities

Expected to hire a consultant to explore burying utilities citywide on Tuesday, the City Council instead delayed their decision as a result of surprising testimony during a public hearing. Laguna Beach resident Dennis Eastman, a former 40-year Southern California Edison...

First Things First

Editor, Now that the town has settled down after the great debate about the village entrance, there is a sense of cooperation in the air. Everyone has an idea about changes we should make (or shouldn’t make). We need to coalesce about one or two fundamental and important ideas...

Unraveling Local History

Local Shares Hometown Wit and Wisdom The public is invited to attend Laguna Beach Historical Society’s program featuring longtime resident and author Arnold Hano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in City Hall’s Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Hano, author of recently publish...

Just Say No

Editor, The time has come for the City Council to rescind its approval of the village entrance project. I know it can’t do anything official until the Council meets on Oct. 1, but in the interim it can begin the process of changing its mind. All it takes is one of the three who...

Correction:

The Village Matters column “Don’t ask how much” of May 24 provided an incorrect date for Arnold Hano’s heart surgery. It was 1988.

Parade Honorees Announced

Capt. Jason Ehret, active duty U.S. Navy Seal and a 1984 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, will serve as the grand marshal of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, Saturday, March 2. The Patriots Day Parade honorees will be presented at the association’s honoree brunch...

Local Writer Revisits Past Works

Local writer and activist Arnold Hano officially launches the reissue of three of his early novels in an omnibus titled “3 Steps To Hell” with a book signing Sunday, Nov. 11 at Laguna Beach Books 1200 S. Coast Highway #105 at 1 p.m.  The collection is published by Stark House...

Candidate Raises Funds

Mayor pro tem Verna Rollinger raised over $9,000 at a fundraiser at the home of Debbie Lewis to support her reelection to the Laguna Beach City Council on Saturday, June 16 The fundraiser was attended by supporters including Bonnie and Arnold Hano, Councilmember Toni Iseman,...

Activist Portrays Himself in Historical Society Talk

The next Laguna Beach Historical Society program will feature long-time Laguna Beach resident Arnold Hano sharing a personal history, entitled “History Not Always Made by a Committee.” The program Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will be held at the Laguna Beach City...

Honoring Dilley’s Followers

Editor,   This Saturday, Oct. 8, Village Laguna will honor this year’s Villagers of the Year at a party. Partying is what Village Laguna does best. The party takes place at the home of Cindy and Mark Evans, 435 Hilledge from 3 to 6:30 pm.  There will be a lavish dinner, with...

Jewel of the Coast

Editor,   Thank you Arnold Hano for your “40 Years Low Rise” article, (July 29.)   And many thanks to Ralph Benson, Phyllis Sweeney, Roger McErlane, the many signature gatherers (my gathering spot was Safeway, Boat Canyon), Charlie Boyd (RIP), many others, and...
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