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Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Motorists who travel inbound on Laguna Canyon Road, often ignoring the posted 45 mph speed limit, present an escalating threat to pedestrians near the main campus of Laguna College of Art & Design, according to the college’s top administrator. While a pedestrian crosswalk and warning signs have been installed near the main campus and a […]

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City Manager Urges Public Participation

City Manager Urges Public Participation

Laguna Beach faces a number of important planning decisions in the near future and residents should take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the process, City Manager John Pietig told members of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy on Monday. Pietig provided an overview of current and upcoming city projects, including development of a comprehensive strategy […]

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Complete Streets Mandates Ignored in Laguna

Complete Streets Mandates Ignored in Laguna

Editor, The Complete Streets Act requires that cities plan (and provide) for a balanced, multi-modal transportation network that meets the needs of all (street users) for safe and convenient travel. The users of these streets include bicyclists, children, seniors, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, pedestrians, and users of public transportation. Mandates in […]

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Village Matter: On the Edge

Village Matter: On the Edge

“I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge…of glory,” Bronwyn shouted as we rumbled through southern California looking for the best landscaping and maintenance projects of the year.  This was the second of three days, each day started at 6 a.m., and our assignment as landscape judges was to see and evaluate more than 80 […]

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Design Studio Slashes Conventional Concepts

Design Studio Slashes Conventional Concepts

From a graphic design studio tucked into an industrial building on Laguna Canyon Road comes an unlikely pair of art entrepreneurs, trying to tip over tradition when it comes to making, exhibiting and selling art. For the second time, Carl E. Smith, 35, and his business partner Yuri Psinakis, 44, are converting their design center […]

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The Unexpected Good Samaritan

The Unexpected Good Samaritan

Editor, At the Resource Center’s Food Pantry this morning, a homeless man came in with a wallet he’d found on Laguna Canyon Road.  It had $185 in it.  He gave it to the pantry’s manager, who tracked its owner down.  The good Samaritan refused to let his name be used.  How many of us would […]

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The Unexpected Good Samaritan

The Unexpected Good Samaritan

Editor, At the Resource Center’s Food Pantry this morning, a homeless man came in with a wallet he’d found on Laguna Canyon Road.  It had $185 in it.  He gave it to the pantry’s manager, who tracked its owner down.  The good Samaritan refused to let his name be used.  How many of us would […]

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Indy Calendar, June 24-30, 2011

Indy Calendar, June 24-30, 2011

 Art Fest Weekend Entertainment Sawdust Art Festival Friday, June 24, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Danny Maika, Rob Eller, Dupp Brothers 5-9:30 p.m.: Lewis Bradshaw, The Tone Kings, Missiles of October. Saturday, June 25, 5-9:30 p.m.: Sasha Evans, Paul McIntire, Ken Garcia, Sunday, June 26   11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ken Garcia, Peter Dobson; noon-4:30 p.m., Sasha Evans; 5-9:30 […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

 Indy Calendar, May 27-June 2, 2011 Friday, May 27  Sawdust Art Festival classes today: pendants w. David Farris, tidepool bracelets w. Linda Ames, 10 a.m.-noon; brooches w. Linda Ames, ceramic boxes/butter dish w. Nadine Nordstrom, 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also Saturday. Happy Hour at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. For […]

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Indy On Arts

Indy On Arts

    Indy Calendar, May 20-26, 2011     Friday, May 20   Sawdust Art Festival classes: Tidepool bracelet with Linda Ames, teapot with Walter Reiss, 10 a.m.-noon.; tidepool braceletsm fused glass pendant with Cindy Stalnaker 2-4 p.m.  More here. 949-494-3030. Also Saturday.   Happy Hour at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop, 845 Laguna […]

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Laguna's Economy Rebounds as Tax Revenue Climbs

Laguna’s Economy Rebounds as Tax Revenue Climbs

Mayor Walks on the Sunny Side Sales, property and hotel bed taxes are increasing for the first time in several years, even though they remain substantially lower than a decade ago, City Manager John Pietig informed a group of 100 business and civic leaders attending the mayor’s state of the city address last Friday. Laguna’s […]

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Laguna Observed

Laguna Observed

Laguna’s Art Museum and Summer It’s May. As far as I’m concerned, summer is here. So my thoughts turn toward Laguna’s Art Museum.  Because inside is their collection of gorgeous early 20th century Impressionists. These painters, Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, Anna Hills, Lucy Bacon, William Wendt and Mary Brady among others, loved to get in […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

                    Friday, April 29 Sawdust Art Festival classes: water casting, ceramic wind chimes, 10 a.m.-noon; tidepool bracelet or tile making, 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also Saturday. Happy Hour at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. For adults only.  $20, $6 for additional […]

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Art Sale to Benefit Japan Relief Fund

Art Sale to Benefit Japan Relief Fund

Students, faculty and staff at Laguna College of Art & Design have joined forces to produce artwork for a benefit sale to aid the victims of the cataclysmic events in Japan, to be held on Sunday, April 3, at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.   LCAD artists of all levels and all majors […]

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Firefighters Douse Blaze They Also Discover

Firefighters Douse Blaze They Also Discover

En route to work last Friday, Deputy Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse spotted and reported a 7:30 a.m. blaze, but also pounded on the door to personally evacuate the two occupants, who were still sleeping. “He man-handled us out of the house,” said homeowner Gene Gratz, who with his wife, Judy Regan, was permitted to put […]