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Rooftop Bar Still on Ice

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent Local resident Sam Goldstein will require more patience to learn if his petition for a rooftop deck on the Heisler Building can proceed. Last week, the Planning Commission put off resolving the matter, granting a continuance until Sept....
Posted On 31 Jul 2014

The Show Goes On

Sam Goldstein might relax and enjoy the rewards of a long productive career. However, if you know him, you won’t be surprised to learn he has embarked on yet another venture, one that brackets his early days as a musician and award-winning television producer, before he...
Posted On 25 Apr 2014

Speakers’ Corner: Why I Support the Open Space Initiative And Why I’m Frustrated With City Hall

By Sam Goldstein I’ve been called by quite a few people and asked, “How can I support the open space initiative?” My response is that I support Measure CC because it will serve to help maintain the distinctive ambiance of Laguna Beach. It will also serve to further...

City Halts Historic Building Designations

A year-long moratorium on certain historic building designations was approved by the City Council Tuesday night along with a Dec. 15 deadline to apply for historic status, which reduces property taxes under the state Mills Act. The deadline was extended by a month to include...