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The Best Show in Town

The Best Show in Town

Editor, One of Laguna Beach’s major hotels is smack in the middle of downtown Laguna.  At a recent meeting of the Planning Commission, the general manager of that hotel objected to a proposed rooftop dining facility across the street because of anticipated noise and loss of privacy. Visitors to Laguna hotels have a wide choice […]

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 Operator Error

Operator Error

A 62-year-old woman escaped injury this past Wednesday, Feb. 19, after unintentionally driving her car backwards through a chain link fence and into a drainage channel in downtown Laguna Beach, police said. The woman refused medical care and took a cab home, leaving a tow truck to extract her battered convertible Mercedes coup from the […]

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 Stop, Listen and Join In

Stop, Listen and Join In

Be on the lookout this Friday, Dec. 13 for Santa driving a trolley full of Girl Scouts through the streets of downtown Laguna. They’ll be circulating and singing between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.             A pair of festive carolers on last year’s rounds.

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Is Parking Garage a Precursor to More Downtown Development?

Is Parking Garage a Precursor to More Downtown Development?

Editor, Thanks to recent articles and commentaries in our local papers we all now know the California Coastal Commission does not require one for one replacement of lost parking spaces. The Coastal Commission instead provides several options to the city that promote alternative modes of transportation such as using mass transit, pedestrian paths and bike […]

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If We Don’t Build It, They Will Still Come

If We Don’t Build It, They Will Still Come

Editor: Is there a need for more parking in downtown Laguna? As a concept plan for a Village Entrance nears completion, naysayers are starting their drumbeat against a need for more parking. I offer some initial first thoughts to make a case that there is a need. 1) A citywide poll of Laguna residents in […]

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Tree Supporters Remain Rooted

Tree Supporters Remain Rooted

Editor, May I extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who fought so hard for the survival of the 11 historic trees in Bluebird Canyon. Thank you for your letters of support, your e-mails, your calls, your rushed speeches last Tuesday, and your warmth. Reluctantly, the council’s decision to remove these trees was made […]

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Every Beach Town Should be a Bike Town

Every Beach Town Should be a Bike Town

Editor, I’m excited about the idea of Laguna Beach become a bike-friendly town. I’d like to see a system in place here similar to what we have in my hometown in Europe (another ridiculously picturesque beachside tourist town, very similar to Laguna) There, they have set up several bike kiosks at opposite ends of the […]

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Summer Trolleys Set to Chime

Summer Trolleys Set to Chime

The city’s hugely popular free daily trolley service along Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road resumes today, Friday, June 24, coinciding with the seasonal opening of two of the city’s three summer art festivals. A few of the open-air trolleys begin rolling from the ACT V parking lot in Laguna Canyon as early as 8 […]