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Flex Style Pricing Envisioned for Parking Meters

Higher parking rates may be among the first changes to affect locals and tourists, if Laguna Beach’s City Council endorses a parking management plan slated for review on Tuesday. The latest draft of the 168-page plan lays out the vision of Irvine-based RBF Consulting, who...

Mayor Calls for Citywide Vote on Village Entrance

For the second time this month, Mayor Kelly Boyd voiced his belief that the city’s largest pending capital improvement project, the estimated $50 million village entrance parking structure and strip park, should not go forward without voter approval. Boyd’s statement came as part...

Few Citizens Join Budget Review

Few surprises surfaced in the public workshop held Tuesday as Laguna Beach’s city staff presented a proposed two-year budget, outlining estimated expenditures of $68.5 million for the coming fiscal year and of $67.6 million for the following year. City Council members largely...

City Seeks a Bird’s Eye View From Experts

As Laguna Beach moves forward on initiatives to ease congestion, increase mobility, and aesthetically enhance its downtown, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to investigate retaining an urban planning expert to provide an overarching analysis of the city’s various...

Services Set for Victims of Canyon Collision

Services will be held this week for the victims of last week’s double fatality car collision in Laguna Beach even as accident investigators re-inspect the accident scene and close a portion of Laguna Canyon Road today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also today, a 4 p.m. mass will be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, Jun...

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. ...

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....