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Contributor’s Tale Gains Traction in Kenya

Editor: News from the Indy travels worldwide.  The week following my guest column (“Tales of the Trail”, Aug. 7) on the San Clemente Beach trail, I received an email from the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP] in Nairobi, Kenya.  This UN Agency directs the worldwide...

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...

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....

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.  ...

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...