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Tree Lovers Defend Bluebird Canyon’s Grove

An arborist’s analysis of trees deemed a high-voltage hazard and destined for the chainsaw says the towering blue-gum eucalyptuses in Bluebird Canyon should stay put.  The report is the latest offshoot in a dispute that broke ground in October. The report from Tustin’s Arborgate...

Answering Critics of Tree-Cutting

  Editor,   We have been residents of Bluebird Canyon since the ‘70s and ‘80s.  We are dismayed that there are any objections regarding removal of the five trees that threaten power lines and homes in Bluebird Canyon. We have been through three major disasters: the ‘93...

Birds Fall Prey to Tree Removal

With Southern California Edison footing the bill, the City Council agreed Tuesday to the removal of five eucalyptus trees in Bluebird Canyon despite pleas by some Laguna Beach residents to save the habitat for birds of prey. With an hour’s worth of public comment, residents...

Save Your Skateboarder’s Life

 Editor,  This morning (Tuesday, July 5) at 10:30 a.m., I almost killed four young boys who were skateboarding against a red light going north on Coast Highway. I wonder if their parents had any idea of the danger the boys had put themselves in or how easy it would be for a...

Once Historic Cottages Scrapped for Scrap Lumber

Laguna Beach’s City Council sent the three Third Street cottages being stored in an open field in Laguna Canyon to the wrecking crew Tuesday night, denying local landowner Scott Tenney’s offer of financial support to move at least one to open space in Bluebird Canyon for...

Landowner Devises New Plan for Old Cottages

When Scott Tenney started pinning some figures to his grand idea, he found that moving one historic cottage from Laguna Canyon to his organic garden acreage in Bluebird Canyon would cost about $300,000, and that’s just getting it there, before restoring it to any useable...

More Streets Should be Off Limits

This letter was addressed to the City Council Editor, In order to maintain a safe environment for all residents using some of the steepest roads in Laguna Beach, please adopt the proposed ordinance regulating skateboarding and roller skating.  In addition to prohibiting these...

Leave the Skateboarders Alone

Editor, Thank you to Pam Estes and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach for living in the solution. Their introduction of a “semi-portable skate park” will go a long ways towards insuring that Laguna Beach kids get a chance to hone their skateboarding skills in a safe and...
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