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Pearson Bids Council Adieu

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Describing the proudest moments of her 12 years on the City Council, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, who leaves office next month, said they were “those times I was really able to help people in need,” some known to the general public, some...

Those on Foot Also Need to Obey the Rules

Editor, As the mother of two young daughters living in Laguna Beach, I was disturbed to read of another pedestrian collision in the police blog. Yet I was equally disturbed by the misleading language used in describing the traffic incident on Sept. 30, which said the pedestrian...

Council Disregards its Pledge

Editor, With respect to the elimination, and promised replacement, of the trees in upper Bluebird Canyon, it would seem that once again the City Council has decided to totally disregard our historic neighborhood (“Native Trees Replace Exotic Species in Bluebird Canyon,” Nov. 22...

Native Trees Replace Exotic Species in Bluebird Canyon

The City Council approved a plan Tuesday night to replant native trees to replace those cut down last fall in Bluebird Canyon because of potential hazards. The decision diffused tension as 18 residents weighed in on the issue with opposing viewpoints. When the Council ordered the...

Bike Tour Takes in Town’s Happy Hens

There’s something about collecting eggs from a chicken coop that tugs at our subconscious, a human desire for home, warmth and safety.  If you can find an egg in the straw, you can count yourself lucky. Not many people still hold fond memories of collecting fresh, warm eggs in...

Cat Needs a Home

A cat found lonely and crying at 2 a.m. recently in Bluebird Canyon is in need of a home. The cat lover who took the feline in has had him neutered and given current shots, but cannot keep him and would like to find a permanent indoor home for him. “He is as affectionate as he is...

Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Editor, Re: “Kelly Boyd Signals His Support,” Letters, Oct. 5. Who is this Whalen person with the whale on his sign I see around town? Is he trying to get us to think he’s Wyland? Does he realize that whalers kill whales?  He was on the Planning Commission? The same Planning...

Giving Voice to the Treetops

Editor, For those of you that may not be aware, there’s an upcoming City Council meeting where the fate of many of the great eucalyptus trees that inhabit Laguna Beach’s famous Bluebird Canyon will be decided.  The vote notwithstanding, there’s already a move in place by some...

Hikers Find Body on Trail

A 20-year-old Laguna Beach man, discovered Thursday in Laguna Beach’s Bluebird Canyon, died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to supervising Depty. Coroner Larry Esslinger. Laguna Beach police were called Thursday afternoon by a couple walking their dog in the 1100 block...

Visit Interesting Homes in Laguna

The 40th annual Village Laguna Charm House Tour is scheduled for Sunday, May 20. The tour, featuring five of the town’s most interesting homes, is presented by Village Laguna, a community organization that embraces Laguna’s history and promotes its small-town atmosphere, and also...

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...

A Fruit-Bearing Solution to Eucalyptus Problem

  Editor, For those willing to read one more resolution for tree management in Bluebird Canyon, here is my suggestion; replace the Eucalyptus with fruit-bearing, fire-tolerant trees. Remove the Eucalyptus trees and reduce the tree to aromatic firewood, stack dry and...

Grateful for Acceptance of Giants

Editor, I wanted to express my gratitude to the mayor and the members of the city council for taking a second look at the great eucalyptus trees that populate upper Bluebird Canyon, and for allowing them to continue to stand. I know it was not an easy decision, but I believe it...

Flamingo Road Eyesore Wins Supporters

Residents in lower Bluebird Canyon sighed collective relief on Tuesday when the City Council denied an appeal that would have again halted construction on a large Flamingo Road home that has remained unfinished since 2003. In another town, “someone would be in jail,”...

Edison Unplugs its Chainsaw

Utility giant Southern California Edison took full responsibility for the health of six towering eucalyptus trees in Bluebird Canyon at the City Council meeting Tuesday, including paying the bill for maintaining them. “I’ve never seen six trees get as much attention as these have...
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