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Show Courtesy to Neighbors and Vendors

Editor: The recent large crane accident gave me something to think about. What is the responsibility of the homeowner in terms of preventing or mitigating such happenings?  Nobody was prepared, nobody was aware and many people seriously inconvenienced for 30 hours either in their...

Flying Poles Force Brief Evacuation

Southern California Edison’s “routine” replacement of two utility poles in Bluebird Canyon was anything but routine for the residents of 50 nearby homes. They received mandatory evacuation orders prior to Wednesday’s extraction by helicopter of two utility poles...

Distinctive Flora Rooted in Laguna’s Character

Editor, I’ve always thought a really spooky ride through the giant, old eucalyptus trees on Bluebird Canyon Drive on Halloween night could be quite a trip. Around the gazebo at the north end of Treasure Island Park are some beautiful palm trees and four fabulous beaches....

Flipped Truck Driver Escapes Injury

A cement truck carrying about 17 tons of concrete for a residential job tipped over and spilled some its contents as the driver attempted to make a turn onto a steeply sloping street Monday, June 17, police said. The veteran driver for Irvine’s Gary Bale Ready Mix escaped t...

Locals Rule: First Dibs on Bond Issue

Re-issuing municipal bonds that pay for undergrounding utility lines in Laguna Beach neighborhoods at a lower interest rate was approved last week by the City Council. Due to historic lows in interest rates, City Treasurer Laura Parisi asked the council to combine seven existing...

Village Matters

Counting Tree Time “Are you trying to save the trees?” a neighbor asked as I stood on Bluebird Canyon Drive looking at the five Eucalyptus the council and Edison have proposed to cut down.  Instinctively, I said, “Yes.”  But it’s much more complex than that.  Am I a tree hugger? ...

New Rules May Smooth Mozambique’s Parking Dispute

A majority of the City Council endorsed the concept of resident-only parking restrictions near Mozambique Steakhouse to pacify neighbors’ long-running noise complaints about late-night patrons.   A public hearing on the matter was set for Dec. 7. Residents within the...

New Rules May Smooth Mozambique’s Parking Dispute

A majority of the City Council endorsed the concept of resident-only parking restrictions near Mozambique Steakhouse to pacify neighbors’ long-running noise complaints about late-night patrons.   A public hearing on the matter was set for Dec. 7. Residents within the...