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Tag: "Laguna Canyon Road"

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Get Out Into the Wilderness

Get Out Into the Wilderness

Ages 15 and up can explore the beauty and diversity of Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyons on a strenuous 8.2-mile hike over rocky and uneven terrain from 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Road at SR-133. Bring water, a hat, and a hearty […]

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Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents overwhelmingly supported the preservation of Laguna’s historic sewer digester building last week during a workshop on the proposed village entrance at the corner of Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. The City Council wanted public input on four issues that underpin the direction of improvements for the area […]

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MIG Chosen to Create Town’s Vision

MIG Chosen to Create Town’s Vision

The City Council selected the urban planning team assembled by San Diego-based MIG to help shape the guidelines for future development downtown and along Laguna Canyon Road, giving a pass to Los Angeles-based Sargent Town Planning. Generally approved by the vocal public, the decision Tuesday did incur a few detractors. When the two firms, along […]

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Tragedy Sparks Movement for Safer Streets

Tragedy Sparks Movement for Safer Streets

Billy Fried, Max Isles and Tamara Hlava are fed up with the city’s dearth of safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists. For the trio, the car-on-bike accident that fatally injured 55-year-old Laguna Beach bicyclist John Greg Colvin on North Coast Highway June 17 served as a catalyst. “We were all so outraged that we decided […]

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Benefits

Benefits

Dance Gala Imports Brazilian Vibe Ballroom dancers and live music from Brasil Brazil kick off a Brazilian themed fundraising gala for Laguna Dance Festival’s 10th season Thursday, June 12. Carnival starts at 6:30 p.m. at Seven-Degrees event center, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The $200 per person admission includes buffet dinner, wine and entertainment. Reservations are […]

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Design’s Role in Curbing Pedestrian Fatalities

Design’s Role in Curbing Pedestrian Fatalities

Editor, Dangerous by Design is a national report on the epidemic of pedestrian fatalities and what we can do to prevent these deaths. Dangerous by Design 2014 crunches the numbers on 10 years of pedestrian fatality data, looking at where these fatalities happen and who’s most at risk. In the decade 2003–2012, more than 47,000 […]

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Implement Policy that Lowers Peril to Pedestrians

Implement Policy that Lowers Peril to Pedestrians

Editor, My sincere condolences go to the Fitzpatrick family over their terrible loss. Despite concern expressed by many individuals writing about roadway-safety, we witnessed another preventable pedestrian fatality April 3.  Let’s correct the misuse of our roadways before another pedestrian is sacrificed to motorist traffic. In “Slow Down, Mindful of Life’s Preciousness” Mark Garry wrote […]

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What Supportive Housing Is and Isn’t

What Supportive Housing Is and Isn’t

Editor: As a board member of Friendship Shelter, I’m grateful to Michael and Kimberly Fowlkes for so perfectly illustrating in their letter (“Shelter Worse Than a Natural Disaster,” Letters, April 11) what the proposed permanent supportive housing development at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road will be and will not be. It will be: A place for disabled, chronically homeless […]

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 Marveling at the Danger

Marveling at the Danger

Editor, One student fatality from crossing the street across from her college is tragic beyond belief.  This should never have happened.  (“Student’s Death Revives Safety Questions,” April 11.) I was driving home on Laguna Canyon Road an hour before the accident. One car ahead stopped for pedestrians and the lights were flashing, but visibility was zero. I […]

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College Mourns a Student of Wit and Talent

College Mourns a Student of Wit and Talent

  They stood in solemn formation, their faces illuminated by electronic candles or glow string head and wristbands, along Laguna Canyon Road at the edge of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s main campus. As lights in the crosswalk brought traffic to a stop last Thursday, April 10, students from LCAD’s Big Bend campus […]

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Shelter Worse Than a Natural Disaster

Shelter Worse Than a Natural Disaster

Editor, (This letter also went to the City Council.) First of all we’d like to  thank each and every one of you for your years of commitment, dedication and endless hours of hard work in helping preserve the tremendous attributes that we all love about Laguna Beach. As 45-year residents and homeowners the past 20 […]

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Consensus Builds on Canyon Planning

Consensus Builds on Canyon Planning

The necessity of revisiting development guidelines along Laguna Canyon Road emerged as a dominant topic of a joint meeting between the City Council, Planning Commission and the Design Review Board this past Saturday. City officials also signed off on new parking signs directing motorists to peripheral lots and discussed staffing demands, code enforcement and tweaking […]

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Canyon Residents Object to Project’s Size

Canyon Residents Object to Project’s Size

Editor, (A similar version went to City Council members.) We are in favor of artist work live uses in our neighborhood. We are opposed to the use of the artist work live concept we’ve always supported being co-opted and used to promote a 30-unit apartment building and industrial workspace. We are opposed to a new […]

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Do Artists Merit Special Consideration?

Do Artists Merit Special Consideration?

Editor, This project, proposed by Louis Longi and the Dornin Investment Group, will not fulfill the proposed advantage it claims will be achieved. There are many disadvantages of the proposal. It is already clear that the Council members of the city of Laguna Beach realize the intrusiveness of the proposed development as they assisted the […]

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Concern Over Canyon Development

Concern Over Canyon Development

Editor, My name is Andrew Cmiel and I am a long term resident of the Laguna Beach area, I am also president of a local club Friends of Laguna Canyon, with a membership of over 200. Our club’s primary interest is to enjoy the beauties of Laguna Canyon, engage in hikes, nature walks and other […]