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Jean Paul’s Goodies Ends an Era

Jean Paul Leguy will serve the last cup of his infamous café au lait and the last coveted almond croissant at his eponymous coffee and pastry shop, Jean Paul’s Goodies on Aug. 9, ending a 35-year run and leaving a hole in the morning routine of many locals. With a character...

Two Top City Administrators to Retire

John Montgomery, Laguna Beach’s community development director for the last decade, credited by some for improving the department’s responsiveness, will retire at the end of June, the city manager announced Monday. Also departing will be one of the three people who are the...

The Plant Man: A Culture Change in Construction

Have you ever wondered why Laguna has an abundance of homes and businesses that are art forms in themselves?  From beach cottages to contemporary commercial venues, many say well designed structures are due to architects and builders inspired by magnificent views of the Pacific...

Minding our Business: Rewards to Shop Local?

I just signed on for the Five Points plan at Heidelberg Café. Why not? They didn’t ask for my email address, so no spam, and they don’t require a commitment, and after a few visits, I might win a free iced-tea. Why not? My Zinc card is well worn and in my wallet at all times. I...
Posted On 11 Apr 2013

Village Matters

 Changing the baby with the bathwater   Remember the days when city hall’s offices would close for lunch?  So did Laguna Lumber. I hear that Laguna Lumber would also close for two weeks in the summer to allow its employees to have a summer vacation. And of course, until Ganahl...

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we...