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Planners Tackle Surf and Turf

Planners Tackle Surf and Turf

Commercial stand-up paddle board instructors may be subject to some rules restricting how they operate in Laguna Beach as a result of a draft ordinance considered by the Planning Commission on Wednesday. The regulations will require City Council approval at a future date. The panel found much less favor with the concept review of a […]

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Letters Reflect Town Opinion

Letters Reflect Town Opinion

Editor, Stunewslaguna.com, our online “newspaper” is supposedly the most read Laguna Beach news source in Laguna and the world, but in a recent e mail, publisher Stu Saffer indicated he is not getting many letters to the editor and therefore has been printing only a few recently. Debbie Zucco, copy chief for the Coastline News […]

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Hearing Set Over School Accountability Plan

Hearing Set Over School Accountability Plan

The school district set May 13 for a public hearing to collect input from parents, educators, employees and the community as it develops its state-mandated Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plans must describe the school district’s overall vision for students and actions to improve outcomes for English learners, low-income students, and foster youth, the […]

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Council Urges Nixing Higher Speed Limits

Council Urges Nixing Higher Speed Limits

A proposal from Caltrans to raise speed limits on sections of Coast Highway received a skeptical response this past Tuesday from Laguna Beach’s City Council, which asked its Parking Traffic and Circulation Committee to thoroughly investigate the planned changes before the Council issues a formal response to the state agency. Residents and Council members alike […]

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Firefighters' Pay Up as Benefits Slip

Firefighters’ Pay Up as Benefits Slip

The City Council ratified a four-year contract Tuesday awarding firefighters a 4.5 percent pay raise that nevertheless fails to completely offset the rate increase in their own contributions to retirement benefits. The pact ends nearly a year of contentious negotiations with the Orange County Firefighters Association Local 3631. The city expects to save about $175,000 […]

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Doctor Enters Not Guilty Plea in Tesla Accident

Doctor Enters Not Guilty Plea in Tesla Accident

Laguna Beach physician Robert M. Pettis entered not guilty pleas in Orange County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 27, to felony charges stemming from a double traffic fatality last year, court records show. In addition, Pettis was also named as a defendant in a civil personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of […]

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A View to a Compromise Emerges

A View to a Compromise Emerges

If a neighbor’s unchecked vegetation now blocks the view that enticed you to buy your home, the latest draft of a proposed Laguna Beach view ordinance may provide recourse, thanks to one of three key changes made following the most recent public hearing in December. The view committee and city staff earlier this month agreed […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

 Finding Home The Christmas season seems to generate emotional intensity for many. When I was a teenager growing up in New York, I remember the stark black tree limbs covered with clinging snow, the crunch of frozen white crystals under my feet, and the bitter cold that seemed to intensify my feelings of loneliness. I […]

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Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

We have this tree just on the street side of our retaining wall.  An Oak tree, while it helps beautify the street, it doesn’t do a damned thing for us, such as giving a little shade.  What it does do each fall season, however, is drop an unbelievable number of dead leaves on our property. […]

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Misgivings Surface Over Opening Up Views

Misgivings Surface Over Opening Up Views

  Chris Toy, a member of a committee appointed nearly a year ago to devise a new view ordinance for Laguna Beach, expressed profound disapproval of the latest draft during a public meeting this past Tuesday, Dec. 3. With new stipulations, the current draft reads like a contract put together by city staff and attorneys, […]

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Tesla Driver Charged in Canyon Crash

Tesla Driver Charged in Canyon Crash

By Jennifer Erickson and Andrea Adelson | LB Indy More than seven months after an early morning collision on Laguna Canyon Road claimed the lives of two men, the Orange County District Attorney’s office last week criminally charged Laguna Beach resident and physician Robert McFarland Pettis, 48, with three felonies stemming from the accident. At […]

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Artists’ Work-Live Complex Closer to Reality

Artists’ Work-Live Complex Closer to Reality

A 30-unit, 20,000-square-foot, 31-foot-high artists’ work-live complex got its first concrete go-ahead, albeit  with conditions, Wednesday night with four out of five city planning commissioners supporting the project. Commissioners noted that the work-live artists’ residency is one of the biggest projects they have ever reviewed as it morphed into a tale of two opposing interests. […]

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Looking for Consensus Before Moving Ahead

Looking for Consensus Before Moving Ahead

Editor, Secured funding for further study of the village entrance monument/parking structure?  Really???  Get over it.  That “vision” has the appearance of an ego driven monument and a significant waste of money compared to what might be accomplished with the input of proper planning and consensus. I understand that parking spaces must be provided but […]

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Humbled by Gifts, Couple Rebuilds Their Lives

Humbled by Gifts, Couple Rebuilds Their Lives

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent As water-dropping helicopters soared overhead, one asked a prescient question:  “What would you do if you lost your house?” “I told her I walk what I talk…that material things aren’t most important. Health and happiness are.’” Little did he know that by the end of the day, DuBois […]

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The Slant: Where Ghosts Still Roam

The Slant: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Does the idea of going to Oak Street seem frighting this year? Or the prospect of staying at home on Halloween just plain scary. Here are a couple of things to know about in Haunted Laguna! The Witches House on Wave Street.  The architecture of this is house right out of a fairy tale or […]