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Members Wanted for Two City Panels

Members Wanted for Two City Panels

The City Council is seeking citizen volunteers for the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee as well as the Design Review Board.     The disaster committee makes recommendations about preparing for the next emergency or disaster, researches grant funding to support disaster preparedness, helps in developing a post-disaster needs assessment process, helps to refine a clearinghouse […]

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Glass and Metal Artists Team Up for Winning Bench Project

Glass and Metal Artists Team Up for Winning Bench Project

Metal sculptor Larry Gill and glassblower Gavin Heath teamed up to design what may become Laguna Beach’s newest addition to its public art collection. The team, along with competing artist Michael Graham, presented their concepts to Arts Commission at its meeting Monday, Sept. 12. After careful deliberations involving structural soundness and public safety, the commission […]

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City Hall Meetings

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 19 Heritage Committee, 6 p.m., Council Chambers   Tuesday, Sept. 20 City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers   Thursday, Sept. 22 Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center, 380 Third St. Board of Adjustment, Design Review Board, 6 p.m., Council Chambers

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Design Review Heroes   Do you remember the “white house” controversy? The city debate on off-white vs. white paint for a design-reviewed house became fodder for talk radio. Or when the county newspapers published photos of Design Review Board members’ homes and compared them to the houses they were critiquing.  How about when a board […]

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Oldest House Meets the Future

Oldest House Meets the Future

The “oldest house in Laguna” will undergo modernization following a controversial 3-2 vote of the City Council on Tuesday despite an hour of passionate discourse mostly opposing the remodeling of the historic $3.2 million beachfront cottage. The major changes in contention at 154 Pearl Street are the addition of a 1,500-square-foot house to the cottage’s […]

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In Defense of Mrs. Penney-Hall

In Defense of Mrs. Penney-Hall

Editor, I read with interest Mr. Navarro’s very strong and almost nasty letter in your fine paper of Nov. 12. In it, he appears to respond to a letter in the previous week’s edition from Mrs. Penney-Hall, which I did not read, since I was out of the country that week (I try to keep up […]