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Tag: "Bob Borthwick"

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The Tale of a Trail

The Tale of a Trail

By Robert Borthwick Lately there is a lot of talk about trails and walkways in Laguna Beach:  bike trails, safe walking routes, “complete streets”, and other methods of non-vehicular circulation.  A few years ago, my firm designed the popular San Clemente Railroad Corridor Beach Trail.  Prior to my involvement, an engineering firm designed an earlier […]

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Entrance Plan Poorly Conceived for Market Vendors

Entrance Plan Poorly Conceived for Market Vendors

Editor, In an effort to satisfy the City Council’s requirement to make the village entrance happen, Bob Borthwick (the project’s design architect) has made our farmers’ market the unwitting victim. In his presentation on Oct. 2 he stated that it was fine for all to offload. Asking a handful of strapping young 25 year olds […]

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Experts Named to Tame Laguna's Flooding

Experts Named to Tame Laguna’s Flooding

With $12 million in damages to 184 homes, businesses and structures in Laguna’s canyons and downtown as a result of the 100-year flood event on Dec. 22, the City Council this past Tuesday selected a flood-prevention task force from a well-credentialed pool of applicants.   Before the selection process began, Mayor Toni Iseman requested that […]

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Locals Collaborate on Award-Winning Beach Trail

Locals Collaborate on Award-Winning Beach Trail

Laguna resident Bob Borthwick, a principal of Borthwick Guy Bettenhausen landscape architects of Irvine, recently received the award of merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the San Clemente Beach Trail. Three other Laguna Beach residents added their expertise to the project, including landscape architect Ann Christoph, who assisted with planting design, and […]