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Candidates Weigh in on Sustainable Issues

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Not surprisingly, Laguna Beach’s seven candidates running for City Council paid a lot of lip service to mobility issues and water conservation at a debate hosted by Transition Laguna last week. Despite the candidates’ relative consensus...

Street Beat

Tuesday, Aug 12 Property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 10 a.m. A citizen brought ammunition to the police department to be destroyed. Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Road at the dog park. 10 a.m. Medics were called, one vehicle was towed from the scene. Traffic collision. 10 a.m. An...

Complaints Distract from a Tested Solution

Editor, At the City Council’s meeting April 22, Mark Christy in particular recited anecdotes about bad behavior on the part of persons that he identified as homeless. His narrative was dramatic and it may deserve a public airing, but his timing was a diversion from the job of...

Adding ‘Ice’ to Holiday Hospitality

Plans for Laguna Beach’s annual Hospitality Night, celebrated Friday, Dec. 6 downtown on Forest Avenue, include live music, edible treats, Santa’s arrival and this year a rare Southern California experience: ice skating. A temporary plastic polymer artificial ice rink will...

Democratic Club Endorses an Entrance Vote

Editor, The Laguna Beach Democratic Club joins with and endorses “Let Laguna Vote” based on the following findings: The $65 million dollar village entrance project proposal is fiscally irresponsible, environmentally unsound, fails to serve the needs of the community and further...

City Acquires New Office Space

The city of Laguna Beach agreed to buy a four-unit office building downtown for $1.4 million, City Manager John Pietig announced Tuesday. The deal for the building at the corner of Forest Avenue and Ocean Avenue is expected to close on July 18 and will speed up preparations for...

Saddened by Tree Cutting

Editor, How disappointing it is to see our council members decide to rush the cutting down of our beautiful ficus trees during the spring nesting season. They choose to ignore Lagunas as a bird sanctuary. I remember seeing dead baby birds on Third Street sidewalks when the city...

Reviving Plans for a Village Entrance

The village entrance project to beautify the area between Forest Avenue and the festivals and put in a parking structure has been on and off the table for so long that many have given up on it. “We have been romanced and courted for too long,” said George Nelson,...

Minding Our Business: Back to the Roots

When Laura Linsenmayer, 34, decided to open Roots: The Beauty Underground, it made sense to set up shop in the town in which she was rooted. Her family relocated from Ohio to Laguna when she was 10 years old and this is the place she calls home. First, however, she set about...
Posted On 17 Jan 2013

Welcoming the Watermen’s Wall

Scores turned out to check out an expansive sculptural mural installed over the last two weeks on one corner of the Hobie store at Beach Street and Forest Avenue.

Kudos to Take-Charge Cops

Editor,   Last night while walking on Forest Avenue after dinner my wife and I (along with several others) witnessed a loud verbal shouting match involving three grown men turn into a huge fistfight on the sidewalk. I dialed 911 and  explained what was occurring and the...

Commuter Nightmare

Late-night repairs to a fire hydrant valve at Coast Highway and Forest Avenue escalated into an emergency Wednesday when crews discovered a leak in the main pipeline that could potentially burst, water district manager Renae Hinchey said. Repairs disrupted traffic but were...

Wisdom Workout

Rekindling Holiday Magic   The holiday card that I found the other day at the Laguna Colony Company on Forest Avenue said:  “Christmas Therapy Group.” It pictured a caricature of a psychiatrist sitting in front of a semi-circle that included Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the...

Laguna Presbyterian Recruits Kids for Chorus

Middle school students are invited to join Laguna Presbyterian Church’s new music and drama program, and choral director Linda White will hold rehearsals for newcomers at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings in the music room at the church, located at 415 Forest Avenue. The current focus is...

Mix It Up at Info Expo

Laguna’s giving culture will be made visible at the festive second annual Info Expo from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot at Forest Avenue and Broadway next to the Farmers’ Market. This year’s expo, produced by the Laguna Beach Community Alliance, promises...
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