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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 […]

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Glennwood Sets Out to Meet Its Neighbors

Glennwood Sets Out to Meet Its Neighbors

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   New electrical wiring – complicated, intricate, and functionally crucial – now runs through the walls of every room in Glennwood House, leading back to the director’s office. Though outwardly the residential facility for developmentally disabled adults is still unfinished, the connectivity being forged within indicates how far along […]

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Teen Surprised by Burglar

Teen Surprised by Burglar

A teenager fled to the safety of a neighbor’s house after encountering a burglar in her own home in the 800 block of S. Coast Highway about 6:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, police said. One or more thieves apparently kicked in the locked front door while she was showering, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Police did […]

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Tunnel Project’s Demolition Set to Start

Tunnel Project’s Demolition Set to Start

Next week, South Coast Water District workers will remove a small 1928 house and detached garage on property at Fourth Avenue and Coast Highway in preparation for a five-year, $50 million sewer replacement project. No one has lived in the dilapidated house since 1974, according to a report by the water district, which acquired the […]

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Community Datebook 1/11/13

Community Datebook 1/11/13

Learning About Marine Mammal Rescue Bring along lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and learn about one of Laguna Beach’s institutions, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and its rescue efforts at a noon presentation at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. “We’re open for the public to visit and this presentation will be an excellent introduction […]

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Art Seen 12/28/12

Art Seen 12/28/12

In the Footsteps of the Masters The Laguna College of Art and Design opens its exhibition “LCAD In Holland and France,” which showcases artworks by students and faculty Jan. 4 through 18. A reception is planned for Friday, Jan 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, exhibition hours are Monday […]

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Getting Out 12/28/12

Getting Out 12/28/12

Saluting ’13 in 007 Style The St. Regis Monarch Beach hosts its New Year’s Eve party with live music, culinary stations, cocktails, Aston Martins, and a midnight champagne toast. Located at 1 Monarch Beach Resort, advanced entry at 8 p.m. is $105 and includes the culinary stations.  Late entry at 10 p.m. is $75 and […]

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Buying Locally Delivers a Double Gift

Buying Locally Delivers a Double Gift

Kavita Reddy’s Buy Hand shop serves as a local, handmade marketplace that is also helping some schools with fundraising projects. Reddy’s vision is to help generate community support for local businesses and artisans as well as the uniqueness in each of us, a gift, she notes, that lasts all year. Reddy says her shop gains […]

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Bicyclist Questions Diversion to Glenneyre

Bicyclist Questions Diversion to Glenneyre

Editor: Regarding: A proposal to eliminate automobile lanes to accommodate the addition of bicycle lanes on Glenneyre Street. Over the last several weeks I have read a number of newspaper columns and watched town council meetings wherein a handful of people who refer to themselves as “complete street” advocates, have proposed the idea of reducing […]

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Getting Out 11/23/12

Getting Out 11/23/12

Weekend Sale At Laguna Art Museum The Laguna Art Museum is offering a 10 percent discount Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23-25 in the refurbished store on all purchases. Museum members receive 20% off. The museum has revamped its store under the direction of Executive Director Malcolm Warner and new volunteer store manager Michele Monda with […]

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Suspicious Customer Elude Police

Suspicious Customer Elude Police

A man in his 60s wearing board shorts and posing as a customer exposed himself to a 16-year-old female clerk in a Laguna Beach surf shop on Sunday, Nov. 18, and his suspicions actions in two other nearby surf shops prompted shopkeepers to make similar complaints, police reported. Police searched the area without success after […]

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Getting Out 10/26/12

Getting Out 10/26/12

Thriller Debuts in Halloween Benefit “Mirror Image,” filmed in Laguna Beach by local resident and executive producer Joey DePinto, will premiere on Oct. 28 at South Coast Cinema in a benefit for Irvine’s Guard A Heart, a non-profit foundation whose “Know Your Risk, Inspire Life” campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease. The […]