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Experts Explore Turning Drivers into Riders

What would it take to get residents revved up about boarding a bus or calling a driver on demand instead of revving up their own cars? That’s what consultants hired to evaluate the city’s $2.2 million public transit system will now attempt to discover after the City...

Speaker’s Corner

Recapturing the Vision By Michele Hall The idea for a village entrance was first hatched way back in 1995 when the then City Council saw a need to beautify the village entrance and began a series of forums and discussions to analyze and explore their options. In 2000, over 1,000...

No Consensus For Landmark Project

Editor, Two realities have become clear in regard to the parking structure and other improvements proposed for the village entrance: this is a landmark project, and no broad consensus exists. The project will impact the city of Laguna Beach for decades to come— aesthetically,...

Wisdom Workout: A Chapterʼs End

My mother loved cameos. Womenʼs profiles carved in ivory on a sepia, blue, or black background and made into a brooch or pendant. We sat at the dining room table, my three sisters, my sister-in-law, and two of my nieces, rummaging through jewelry boxes of Momʼs favorite things....

Public’s Help Needed to Tackle Parking Inefficiencies

Members of the public are invited to participate in a community workshop that is designed to spark discussions and generate ideas for the upcoming Parking Management Plan for Downtown Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon Road. The workshop takes place Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 8...

Advice on Cyberbullying

St. Catherine of Siena Parish School will host a digital safety seminar open to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, n the school’s gymnasium. Author Danielle Tiano will serve as guest speaker, providing expert commentary on children’s digital safety and cyberbullying. The...

Making Order of Memory

Starting July 12, the Susi Q Senior and Community Center, 380 Third St., will be offering a Memoir Workshop, a 10-week class held every Thursday from 12-3 p.m. The workshop, created by Tammy Lechner, a published author and former Los Angeles Times journalist, will guide...

Stopping Bullies Before They Start

John recently suffered a concussion and other injuries in a fight with a schoolmate who for months had taunted a friend, and who in turn then targeted him. “I was fed up,” said the 15-year-old south county high school student, explaining a decision to confront his tormentor...

Suggestions for More Resources Conservation

  Editor,   Village Laguna is grateful for all the city has done to meet its commitment to the U.S. Mayor’s Agreement on climate change. We support the staff recommendation, and we have a few suggestions for further contributions to the battle against global warming....

Village Entrance Project Revived Again

Laguna Beach’s City Council decided to reopen the long-debated gateway proposal for Laguna Canyon, starting with a committee review of  the Village Entrance project by two council members rather than a workshop open to the public. Council member Verna Rollinger objected to...

Collection of Classes at the Susi Q

The Susi Q Center is offering a variety of classes, discussions, and groups during the month of July.  On select Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free science discussion group focusing on the issues, controversies, and societal impact of a variety of topics....

Think Globally, Discuss Locally

Discussion group begins Jan. 19 Great Decisions, an eight-week series of discussion sessions on various global topics that is open to the public, will begin on Jan. 19. A program of the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is co-sponsored in Laguna Beach by the League of...