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Managing Congestion

Managing Congestion

Editor, I keep hearing that the village entrance project is going to benefit business, but I don’t agree. The parking structure is going to be located outside the business district, and we already know that people want to park on the ground close to stores. Building it will disrupt traffic and create more congestion and […]

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Grieving for a 'Best Buddy'

Grieving for a ‘Best Buddy’

As members of the Laguna Beach community join Penguin Cafe owners Sabrina and Michael McMurray at a memorial today for their son, William, another young boy copes with the passing of his best friend and partner in all things Pokemon. “I will never forget you and will cherish every moment I did have,” wrote Taylor […]

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Summer Picnics Made Easy

Summer Picnics Made Easy

Maro Wood Grill and Sapphire restaurant have each designed grab-and-go meals perfect for outdoor picnics or concerts. Chef Debra Sims of Maro Wood Grill, 1915 S. Coast Highway, combines seasonal selections and organic offerings to create a bag filled with artisan cheeses and made-from-scratch bites. At Sapphire, one mile north to 1200 S. Coast Highway, […]

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Resort Offers a Sparkling Perk

Resort Offers a Sparkling Perk

Lugano Diamonds opened a salon in partnership with the Montage resort to create a special deal for brides-to-be. The “Something Borrowed” program allows brides who are tying the knot at Montage Laguna Beach to have the opportunity to borrow stunning Lugano gems and wear them on their wedding day. The Lugano Salon is currently open […]

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Art Seen 7/12/13

Art Seen 7/12/13

Ribbon Cutting at Coastal Eddy Coastal eddy gallery celebrates their recent opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. Invited guests include members of the Laguna Beach City Council, Chamber of Commerce directors and state and county officials. The new HIP district gallery, located at 1417 S. Coast Highway, focuses on […]

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Looking for More Parking

Looking for More Parking

Editor: I am concerned about the lack of parking in the city of Laguna Beach. Given that the Irvine Company just opened 1,700 apartments and the Five Points developer is selling 5,000 more homes off of Laguna Canyon Road, where will all these cars park? It may be necessary to build a tastefully scaled parking lot […]

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Community Datebook 6/21/13

Community Datebook 6/21/13

Helping a Friend in Need Join friends of Darrin Reed for an event hosted by Mark La Palma, owner of Remark’s Restaurant in Laguna Canyon, on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Thanks to La Palma’s generosity, nearly all of that will go towards helping Reed, who has leukemia and […]

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On the Table 6/14/13

On the Table 6/14/13

Maro Welcomes the King of the Grill  Maro Wood Grill, 1915 S. Coast Highway, offers brunch this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16,  served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Guests have the choice between Maro’s regular menu and their prix fix brunch. The special prix fix three-course brunch, includes complimentary beverages. For more information or […]

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Art Seen 6/7/13

Art Seen 6/7/13

New Gallery Features the Cool School  The work of David Stone Martin is on display starting Thursday, June 13 throughout the summer at a new arts venue, Jazz Artz Gallery, 1452 S. Coast Highway, in the  exhibit “Jazz Album Covers 1946-1962.” Martin was a prolific artist in the postwar era, creating over 400 record album […]

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Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   “Orange has its Circle, San Juan its Mission, and for Laguna, it’s this tower,” says local historian Andy Alison, who helped renovate Laguna Beach’s iconic landmark tower beginning in 1997. That project fortified the structural integrity of the tower, wreaked by El Niño flooding. Today, though, the town’s […]

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The Write Stuff 3/15/13

The Write Stuff 3/15/13

Book Club Takes on a Sobering Topic Laguna Beach Book’s March book club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, discusses “A Death in the Family” by James Agee. The shop is at 1200 S. Coast Highway.               Cottage Gallery Hosts Event The Cottage Gallery presents a book event featuring […]

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Minding our Business: Simplifying Style

Minding our Business: Simplifying Style

Another gallery has shuttered its doors – Swenson – and in its place, an upscale concept store promises simplicity with style. Joining the ranks of swank shops like Trove, Riga and Anastasia, what you might call not-so-shabby chic, this new addition, Simple, is another doorway to downtown renewal. According to proprietors Hesham and Jenni Elmished, […]

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Piecemeal Complete Streets Plan is a Boondoggle

Piecemeal Complete Streets Plan is a Boondoggle

Editor,   When politicians dismantle a grassroots citizen advisory committee and substitute their insider, the result is amateur proposals and misguided leadership demonstrated by these proposals. Here are some comments with a historical context for Complete Streets advocacy in Laguna Beach. Interventions for complete street infrastructure should be placed:  where traffic data indicate they would […]

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Beloved Friend Needs His Community’s Support

Beloved Friend Needs His Community’s Support

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   In 2006, Laguna Beach resident Tom Kemp was driving northbound on Coast Highway, passing El Morro. By utter chance, his friend Marc Pitz drove behind him. A southbound car drifted into oncoming traffic and hit Kemp’s car head on. Pitz swerved out of the way and parked, at […]

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Laguna Beach Standoff With Gunman Ends in Arrest

Laguna Beach Standoff With Gunman Ends in Arrest

A five hour-long standoff with a handgun-toting motorist who claimed to have booby-trapped his car ended late Wednesday with Laguna Beach police taking the a 41-year-old man into custody outside the gated community of Three Arch Bay. No explosives were found, Sgt. Louise Callus said, though police had evacuated the immediate area early in the […]