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Kudos for a City Service Geared to Locals

Editor: In recent years the city has made a few life-changing improvements for residents (free summer trolley service, no left-hand turns from Coast Highway on several streets – both thanks to Councilmember Iseman). The most recent improvement is traffic alerts via text message....

Urging Council Members to Proceed

Editor, Several weeks ago City Council voted to advance the village entrance project.  Council members showed leadership in presenting proposals each having a number of redeeming features.  This coming Tuesday, June 11, the Council will consider actions after nearly 20 years of...

Police Seek Public’s Aid in Finding Burglary Suspects

Laguna Beach police released video images Friday of suspects in two separate break-ins of local businesses, including one that occurred the previous night. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspected culprits. More than $8,000 worth of tools and other...

Patchwork: Mea Culpa

by Chris Quilter     To the young man on a skateboard outside my house: I wish to publicly apologize for being a crosspatch. I should not have called you a rude name and shouted at you to put on your helmet. Amazingly, you complied. But that’s not the point. I...

Amnesty for View Theft

Editor, Laguna is a paradox of sorts. A landslide strikes Bluebird Canyon and the city unifies to help. People open their homes, they voluntarily inflict a tax on themselves, and, in the end, numerous homes are rebuilt on an area prone to landslides. Everyone is a hero. On the...

Club Rolls Out its Open House

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inviting tennis, golf and outdoor recreation lovers to try their hand on the club’s greens perched on an ocean bluff in Heisler Park. The club at 455 Cliff Dr. invites...

Last Days for Chateau Relaxo

After what seems like thousands of requests in seemingly as many years, the boarded-up and abandoned house at the south end of 1000 Steps Beach in south Laguna is officially heading south. On Monday, workers were preparing the concrete structure, which once bore a “Chate...

Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Editor, Re: Local Current’s “Blood Alley,” April 19 edition.   Your letter was right on target. All drivers who are not thoughtless and self-absorbed have waited for such an article to be published locally. The insanity begins on Laguna Canyon Road where we all stare in...

Speaking Up on View Rules

Editor, Re: “Closing in on New View Rules,” April 19 edition. Please: Establish a hierarchy of priorities wherein views are at the top, and trees are nice but definitely less important. Establish an ordinance that is challenge-proof, has teeth, is fair and especially, is...

An Appreciation for Artists, Musicians

Editor, I would like to thank Billy Fried for his wonderful letter about our local musicians and their impact on Laguna’s cultural and artistic heritage. In our day to day rush to succeed, we too often fail to notice or to honor those that have given so much of themselves...

Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Editor,   I have recently become interested at the process in which our city selects individuals for a committee. For example, let’s take the recently formed “View Equity Committee”.  My understanding is these individuals were hand-selected by our mayor. It appears that they...

Musings on the Coast: Pavlovian Skin

My friend, Laguna’s blithe spirit January Olds, created her own skincare line January Labs.  She rolled out the line about 18 months ago and now has gained national distribution.  Last summer she gave me several bottles of her product and insisted I prominently display them in my...
Posted On 14 Feb 2013

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and...

Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Friendship Shelter has been saving lives and helping homeless individuals for 25 years and today serves as operators of the only homeless shelter in south Orange County.  To mark its anniversary, the shelter plans a series of events, including a drive for hosts for its signature...

Wisdom Workout: New Discoveries

We commonly confuse closeness with sameness and view intimacy as the merging of two separate “I’s” into one worldview. Harriet Lerner, “Dance of Intimacy” (1989)    I wonder what would happen if shoes didn’t come in pairs? Imagine that you were free to allow each foot to express...