rss

Tag: "Laguna Canyon"

0
Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Editor, One of the public comments at the last City Council meeting addressed William Wendt’s appreciation of beauty (as it relates to the village entrance project), which seemed to conjure images of conflicting views on beauty in Laguna Beach.  An excellent essay by Will South in Laguna Art Museum’s catalogue of Wendt’s works states that Wendt […]

0
Musing on the Coast: Why Not an Entry With Pizzaz?

Musing on the Coast: Why Not an Entry With Pizzaz?

Since nearly everyone I know is weighing in on the proposed new village entrance, so will I. But first a note on my qualifications: I am a property developer.  I know how to build parking structures and I know about soil problems.  My opinion about such matters is educated. I am told the new village […]

0
A Gift of Time That Erases Stereotypes

A Gift of Time That Erases Stereotypes

Aaron and Shira Alcouloumre first got involved with Laguna Beach’s day labor center by dropping off day-old bread, their joint b’nai mitzvah project in 2010. The siblings next raised $3,000 to pay for installation of a water fountain at the center, a need identified by the workers. Each Christmas since, the teens raised funds to […]

0
Rebutting Vail, Disputing Entrance Decision

Rebutting Vail, Disputing Entrance Decision

Editor: Former Planning Commissioner Greg Vail charged in his recent column (“In Support of Entrance Decision,” Aug. 2) that my interview with Elizabeth Pearson on radio station KX 93.5’s “Clashing Heads” was “less as a forum for community enlightenment and more a ‘red herring’ intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at […]

0
Canyon Crash Spurs Undergrounding Advocates

Canyon Crash Spurs Undergrounding Advocates

Springing into action after an unexpected power outage last weekend, a Pacific Marine Mammal Center board member managed to get a generator operating to prevent thousands of pounds of fish in the center’s freezers from defrosting. The 30-hour long outage only affected one business, according to a Southern California Edison spokesperson. But homes, businesses and […]

0
Making an Entrance With Nature

Making an Entrance With Nature

With the removal of invasive exotic plants and their replacement with native plants and oak trees, the first phase of a five-year habitat restoration project at Laguna Canyon’s Big Bend is completed, the Laguna Canyon Foundation announced Tuesday. The project, partially funded by a grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority, will restore a weedy […]

0
Revisiting Canyon Land Deal

Revisiting Canyon Land Deal

Some of the principals involved in the 1990 negotiations to save Laguna Canyon will recount their efforts during the next Laguna Beach Historical Society program, Tuesday, May 28, at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The public is invited and there is no charge. The panel will include […]

0
Welcoming a Gateway Without Wires

Welcoming a Gateway Without Wires

Editor, I moved to Laguna Beach five years ago and heard about the village entrance project, thinking it was a monumental sculpture or gateway arch. I attended the recent meeting presenting proposals for the village entrance and was surprised to discover it is parking structure trimmed with trees. For an entrance to Laguna Beach the city should […]

0
Choosing Sides on Open Space

Choosing Sides on Open Space

Editor: As you’re deciding how to vote on Measure CC, you may want to think about how you will look back on your vote 20 years from now.  And what side of history you want to be on. Back in 1968, when the city issued bonds to purchase the land that would become Main Beach […]

0
Don’t Fall for Revisionist History

Don’t Fall for Revisionist History

Dear Editor, Martha Lydick in her letter to the editor attempted to discredit me and the facts I put in my letter (“Taxpayers Refute Measure CC Proponents,” Oct. 19, Letters). Over my 26 years in Laguna Beach,  Martha and I have agreed on very little but what is undisputed is that The Laguna Beach Taxpayers […]

0
Rollinger’s Praises

Rollinger’s Praises

Editor, Flooding in the canyon and the downtown business district has
devastated property and businesses and even cost lives. I own a house in Laguna Canyon, behind the animal hospital and was concerned about the flooding issues, so I contacted Verna Rollinger for help. Verna didn’t just
respond to our pleas, she rolled up her sleeves, went to […]

0
Paint Out Schedule of Events

Paint Out Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 14 Quick Draw Paint Out, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Heisler Park. Open to the public for viewing. Meet and greet reception with artists follows, 1-2 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission and complimentary beverages. Quick Draw Silent Auction, 2-3 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission.   Monday, Oct. 15 Kids’ Paint Out, 10 a.m.-1 […]

0
Speakers’ Corner: Measure Lacks Transparency

Speakers’ Corner: Measure Lacks Transparency

By JJ Gasparotti I’m saying “No, no” to CC.  This item on our Laguna Beach ballot is a bad idea being supported by faulty logic and half-truths. The biggest assertion in support of this measure to buy unbuildable lots in Laguna is that it will be just like the Laguna Canyon purchase. This could not […]

0
New Park Reclaimed From Trash Heap

New Park Reclaimed From Trash Heap

Photo and Story by Danielle Robbins   Enthusiastic resident Regumbah Connolly and Mayor Jane Egly marked the opening of the new Frontage Road Mini-Park, located near the Sawdust Art Festival, in Laguna Canyon this week. Community members who pushed for its opening nicknamed it, “Wing Memorial Park,” after local artist Andy Wing, who funded the […]

0
City Budget Sees $3 Million Mid-year Windfall

City Budget Sees $3 Million Mid-year Windfall

People are spending more in Laguna, adding to an unexpected $3 million bonus to city coffers, according to the city’s mid-year budget report to the City Council Tuesday. The windfall to the city’s general fund is partly due to an increase in sales tax revenue, which means people are shopping and eating out more, specifically […]