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Village Entry Plan Moves Ahead

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The City Council signed off Tuesday on saving a historic sewer digester tower in a City Hall Parking lot, which sits on the proposed village entrance site. They also approved the estimated $300,000 makeover of the structure’s exterior, but...

Rules Won’t Dim a Sparkling July 4

The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach...

Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Editor, One of the public comments at the last City Council meeting addressed William Wendt’s appreciation of beauty (as it relates to the village entrance project), which seemed to conjure images of conflicting views on beauty in Laguna Beach.  An excellent essay by Will South...

Pearson Miscasts History of Scuttled Cottages

Editor, The residents of Canyon Acres have a long history as founding residents of Laguna Beach, way before Temple Hills or Glenneyre were a twinkle in the eye. Like most people who live in Laguna, they are proud of their neighborly environment and are in appreciation of that...

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...

Flood Insurance Unnecessary in Laguna’s Canyon Acres

Unlike nearly every other Laguna Beach neighborhood, 37 Canyon Acres residents were recently informed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that they needed to purchase floodplain insurance, which can cost up to $600 a year.  City officials, though, say the federal agency is...