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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Visitors to the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Canyon recently witnessed some of Orange County’s amazing aviators – live raptors from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center, based in Lake Forest. As part of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Park’s Weekend at the Nix Program, children and adults were able to see these majestic birds up close and personal.
Seven years after his death, Laguna Beach artist Andy Wing (1931-2004) has remained a presence in a community defined by artists, activists and multi-faceted characters. After moving here from Greenwich, Conn., in 1957, he became the quintessential man for all seasons that created abstract-expressionist, multi-media paintings and stylistic hybrids on the roof of his Laguna […]
The glass-filled slurry that besieged a Laguna Canyon neighborhood during last year’s record-breaking flood surprised residents when they stepped out into the light of day and onto the unusual muddy mixture. As the first storm of the rainy season came ashore Tuesday, the City Council approved an urgent $150,000 clean-up effort to fortify the hillside […]
The Laguna Resource Center relinquished its contract to supervise daytime activities at the shelter for homeless people during Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council, which shifted supervisory responsibilities for the shelter entirely to another local nonprofit. The Resource Center’s staff manned the shelter from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow overnighters time to eat […]