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Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

In a matter that has proved extraordinarily divisive to Emerald Bay residents since 2011, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve proposed road improvements at the gated community’s main entry, which do not include a controversial traffic signal as originally envisioned. The Council approved specific design review and coastal development permits for […]

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Old Phones Build Nepal School

Old Phones Build Nepal School

Several local businesses are accepting donations of discarded cell phones for the benefit of a rural school in Nepal established by Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation and its founder, Rosalind Russell. Laguna Beach collection sites include: Robert McGraw Architects, 305 N. Coast Highway; Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.; Buy Hand boutique, 1570 S.  Coast Highway; […]

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Opponent of Longer Restaurant Hours Speaks Up

Opponent of Longer Restaurant Hours Speaks Up

Editor: Please consider the impact on the public should the Rock ‘n Fish Restaurant’s owners’ requests for the following be approved by the City Council: 1. To extend the hours of live entertainment and dancing Sunday through Wednesday, from 12 a.m. until 1 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 12 a.m. until 1:30 a.m.; 2. To […]

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Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

The public is invited to the Pearl Street District’s first annual holiday celebration,  Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. Merchants welcome visitors with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, carolers and promotional gift cards. Carolers from Neighborhood Congregational Church will sing for the festivities and Laguna Coffee will offer a complementary cup. The 35 businesses mostly located on S. […]

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In Favor of Rabble Rousers

In Favor of Rabble Rousers

Editor, As I read Mr. Hill’s article (“Overkill by Entrance Opposition,” Oct. 4) decrying the misbehavior of the anti-entrance lobby, I could not help but think that their behavior was precipitated by a sense of the threat people are feeling as our personal rights are being eroded both locally and nationally. We read of privacy […]

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Art Seen 10/18/13

Art Seen 10/18/13

Amalfi Coast Artist Describes His Work Pacific Edge Gallery will host a special one night reception for artist Bryan Mark Taylor on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., 540 S. Coast Highway. Taylor will discuss his current exhibition painted on location on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The exhibition end Oct. 31.   Avran Marks Its […]

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Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Editor, Self-driving cars are coming. Consider: August 2012 – Google announces completing over 300,000 accident-free autonomous-driving miles. September 2012 – California becomes the third state to legalize street testing of self-driven cars. August 2013 – General Motors announces their desire to sell driverless cars by 2020. August 2013 – Nissan pledges to bring “multiple affordable, energy-efficient, […]

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From Fine Food to Sweet Stories, HIP Shops Enrich the Highway

From Fine Food to Sweet Stories, HIP Shops Enrich the Highway

  As the pumpkin spice flows and the Halloween lights glow, HIP District merchants are celebrating fall in Laguna Beach with promotions and special events. Located south on Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive, Laguna’s HIP District is comprised of more than 100 stores including, fashions, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, galleries, hotels and […]

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Squeezing in More Spaces

Squeezing in More Spaces

Editor, If Laguna Beach removed all parking space lines which are now painted with extra space between the parking space lines, added parking kiosks dispensing receipts for dashboards, and let as many cars park more tightly on the streets (car sizes differ dramatically-many smaller cars today), we could find 200 more spaces between Jasmine and Cress Streets, inland three blocks from Coast Highway. There are at least two […]

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Public Memorial Today

Public Memorial Today

Police Salute One of Their Own A phalanx of fellow motorcycle officers escorted the body of Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie back to familiar turf in Laguna Beach this past Tuesday, days after his death in the line of duty as a result of a traffic collision. The entire police department staff as well […]

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Art Seen 9/27/13

Art Seen 9/27/13

Festival of Arts Opens Twin Exhibits The Festival of Arts opens Art Picks, a multi-media show featuring works by 20 artists from the just-concluded summer show, on display at Wells Fargo. A public reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The exhibit curated by Tim Shockley runs through Oct. […]

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The Write Stuff 9/27/13

The Write Stuff 9/27/13

Author’s Debut Novel Receives Praise Local Laguna Beach author Suzanne Redfearn is receiving early praise for her debut novel, “Hush Little Baby” which will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Redfearn will celebrate by hosting launch party and book signing that evening 5-7 p.m. at Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., which she owns with her […]

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Officer’s Body Receives a Royal Escort

Officer’s Body Receives a Royal Escort

A large motorcade of law enforcement officers escorted the body of Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie back to familiar turf in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, two days after his death in the line of duty as a result of a traffic collision, police said. The entire department was expected to welcome the slain officer […]

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Laguna Mourns Officer’s Death

Laguna Mourns Officer’s Death

Flags were raised only to half-mast in Laguna Beach in recognition of the service of Officer Jon Coutchie, who died in the line of duty in a traffic collision late Saturday, the city manager announced on Monday. Informal shrines overflowed with flowers and flags at Cleo Street and Coast Highway, the scene of the fatality, […]

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Laguna Police Officer Dies in Collision

Laguna Police Officer Dies in Collision

A 42-year-old Laguna Beach police officer and Iraq war veteran was tragically killed in a traffic collision late Saturday, Sept. 21, the department’s second death of an officer in the line of duty in 60 years. Jon Coutchie, a four-year officer with the department who was assigned to motor patrol earlier this year, died after […]