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Giving Where He Lives

Tony Ciabattoni moved to Laguna Beach on a trial basis from Mission Viejo in 1996 after he sold his company. He and his wife were searching for the right place to settle and rented a home in Lagunita. Before long, they knew they wanted to stay, preferably in the same...

Benefits

Not Even Masks Obscure Good Fortune   More than 200 theatrically costumed guests danced, dined and partied at The Laguna Playhouse’s third annual Moonlight Masquerade, a costume party last month that raised $41,000 for programs and performances.   A highlight of the...

Playhouse Taps Pearson for Outreach

The Laguna Playhouse has hired current City Council member Elizabeth Pearson’s firm, ADworx, to help with outreach and fundraising. “Elizabeth’s 28 years in the community, her reputation as a leader, and her relationship base in Laguna Beach and throughout Orange County – along...

Kinsman Named to Water Board

Combining business with pleasure, this week Cheryl Kinsman and her teen-age son were traveling in Greece and coping with 107-degree temperatures. While there, the newly appointed Laguna Beach County Water District commissioner also will attend a professional conference on turf...

New Rules Dim Night Lighting

The city’s first outdoor-lighting ordinance that calls on neighbors to cooperate before complaining to police about glaring night lights was given the green light by the City Council Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, the council favored keeping lights low and shielded to avoid “light...

Loved Ones Honored With Fragile Creatures

The community is invited to participate in a special butterfly celebration honoring loved ones on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. The hospital’s auxiliary hosts the event to support hospice care services. Each participant will receive their own...

‘Quiet Zone’ Ruling Sets a Precedent

Editor, You would think that insuring the quality, safety, and tranquility of our neighborhoods would be one of the most important duties of a City Council member.  Somehow, for reasons not clear to me, Mayor Iseman, Councilwoman Pearson and Councilman Boyd believe that the late...

Local Currents

War on Skateboards “I sat there with SNAG. This has nothing to do with children’s safety anymore. They are only concerned about winning a war.” Chad Gibbs, Facebook, Feb. 14, 2011. Unfortunately, I was in Japan when the City Council held the meeting on skateboarding last...

Mayor Feted With Dots and Jests

Members of the Woman’s Club honored Elizabeth Pearson’s year-long service as mayor with polka dot and pastel decorations, award plaques and personal tributes. Over lunch last Friday, friends and colleagues offered up a full menu of mostly humorous reminiscences about Pearson, who...

Where Was Patrascu When We Needed Him?

Editor, I have been a Laguna Beach resident and a business owner for over 20 years. I have been involved in community and business affairs including the opening of Montage Resort & Spa and the Pottery Shack. My company promotes corporate tourism to Laguna and utilizes local...

Fish Populations in Laguna

Bill Shedd, paddled his kayak along the reefs just off of Woods Cove, where he lives and fishes 30 days per year. He noticed a small boat with a man fishing with his three year old daughter and eight year old son. “They were giggling and laughing and catching mackerel,” said...

Leaders Endorse Citywide Fishing Ban

Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to request that the California Department of Fish and Game give Laguna the highest possible level of marine protection, barring fishing of any kind in Laguna’s coastal waters by declaring the city’s entire seven-mile coastline a State...
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