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Adding ‘Ice’ to Holiday Hospitality

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 accommodate 25 skaters at a time, said Kristine Thalman, executive director of Laguna’s Chamber of […]

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Democratic Club Endorses an Entrance Vote

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 deteriorates the serious congestion problems at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon […]

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City Acquires New Office Space

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 the village entrance project, which was […]

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Saddened by Tree Cutting

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 decided to heavily prune the ficus one […]

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Reviving Plans for a Village Entrance

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, owner of the downtown gift store […]

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Minding Our Business: Back to the Roots

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 learning all there […]

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Welcoming the Watermen's Wall

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.

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Kudos to Take-Charge Cops

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 operator put out a call to the LBPD. […]

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Commuter Nightmare

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 largely completed by 4:30 p.m.  

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Wisdom Workout

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 Reindeer, and an Elf. The dialogue bubble over Santa’s […]

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Laguna Presbyterian Recruits Kids for Chorus

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 a mini-musical, “Esther-Ordinary Faith,” which tells the Bible […]

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Mix It Up at Info Expo

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 to be more colorful than the first, […]

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Women’s Self Defense Class Starts

Women’s Self Defense Class Starts

Laguna Beach Community Services is offering a women’s self-defense class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings for four weeks, beginning April 26 at Lang Park gymnasium, 21540 Wesley Drive, and continuing through May 17. Instructors Patricia Cooper and Danielle Ducharme lead the class, which is appropriate for mature teens and adults. The […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Helping Others Sail Away Laguna Beach students Elsa Dahle and Katy Belle Sauers will host a fundraiser for the Hearts of Sailing non-profit on Thursday, April 7, outside Brussels Bistro restaurant on Forest Avenue.   The girls are raising money to enable children with special needs to experience sailing. every weekend out of our local […]

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Man Dies in High Speed Collision

Man Dies in High Speed Collision

Traffic resumed flowing without disruption in downtown Laguna Beach by midday on Monday following the temporary morning closure of Broadway Avenue due to a single car collision that resulted in the death of the driver. Laguna residents on Ocean Avenue were awakened around 2:20 a.m. by a loud crash when a vehicle traveling at speeds […]