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Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

Editor, What else can the Arts Commission screw up?  The Arts Commission loves to fill up every space in town. Or is it the council? When I was in the Arts Commission, the council would overrule all the Arts Commission recommendations and made their own tasteful decisions.  Of course when you are in power then you […]

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Four Finalists Selected for Police Memorial

Four Finalists Selected for Police Memorial

The city’s Arts Commission selected four finalists to compete for a $75,000 commission to create a memorial for Gordon French and Jon Coutchie, Laguna Beach police officers who died while on duty. The monument will be located outside the city’s police department, at the south end of City Hall. “This is one of the most […]

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Incumbents Prevail on Arts, Planning Boards

Incumbents Prevail on Arts, Planning Boards

Incumbents for four spots on the Arts Commission and two spots on the Planning Commission whose terms expired were re-appointed by the City Council last week. In a surprise turn, the council voted in six members for the Arts Commission, expanding its roster to nine members with the addition of two newcomers, David Emmes, the […]

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Cyclists Pedal for Artistic Racks

Cyclists Pedal for Artistic Racks

Cycling enthusiasts lobbied Laguna Beach’s Arts Commission to consider adding an artist designed bike rack competition to its portfolio of publicly funded projects during a meeting on Monday, April 22. Under state mandates to create streets accessible to bicyclists, pedestrians and autos, Laguna is moving towards designating bike routes through town and have added painted […]

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Main Beach Mural Finalists Named

Main Beach Mural Finalists Named

The city’s Arts Commission selected six Laguna Beach artists as finalists in a public art competition to create a mural for Main Beach, the town’s most popular focal point. Because of a lack of clarity, a second art work planned for the lifeguard headquarters under construction was postponed for a second time. Despite that the […]

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Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

The city’s Arts Commission extended the deadline until April 1 for artists to submit their qualifications to compete for a public art installation outside the city’s lifeguard headquarters, under construction on Main Beach. Commissioners determined that none of the 26 applicants, artists based in Laguna Beach and elsewhere in Southern California, fully met the project […]

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Laguna Canyon Mural Moves Ahead

Laguna Canyon Mural Moves Ahead

Arts Commission nixes benches, further study for Riddle Field sculpture   A new mural based on the word “Wonder” was unanimously approved by the Arts Commission on Monday to replace one eradicated last February by Marlowe Huber, co-proprietor of the Laguna Canyon Winery. Laguna College of Art instructor Mia Tavonatti and her class of 10 […]

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City Hall Meetings

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 12 Tech Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Emergency Preparedness Committee, 5:30 p.m., Community Room   Tuesday, Sept. 13 Complete Streets Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Center   Wednesday, Sept. 14 Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force, 4 p.m., Susi Q Center Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m., […]

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Calling All Artists

Calling All Artists

The City of Laguna Beach is taking applications for the 2011 artist-designed bench competition to replace the bus bench located on the inland side of Mountain Street and South Coast Highway. Separately, the city’s Council Chamber banner competition is underway and resident artists are encouraged to submit their designs to the cultural arts department by […]

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Elegant Design Selected for Sept. 11 Memorial

Elegant Design Selected for Sept. 11 Memorial

Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin’s concept for a Sept. 11 memorial sculpture was unanimously endorsed Monday by the city’s Arts Commission for installation in Heisler Park in time for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack.             Mayor pro tem Jane Egly attended the proceedings and praised the finalists for their creativity. Dubin’s installation titled […]

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City Hall Calendar

City Hall Calendar

 Monday, June 13 TechCom Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Centr Complete Streets Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

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Locals Win Commission for Heisler Sculpture Garden

Locals Win Commission for Heisler Sculpture Garden

The suspense over which artist team would be chosen to create a sculpture series for Heisler Park ended with a unanimous vote by the Arts Commission to award the $100,000 project to local artists Naomi and Scott Schoenherr last week. To the couple, however, the suspense won’t truly end until the City Council sanctions their […]