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Village Matters

Village Matters

Big Plans vs. Small Adjustments… “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…” Daniel Burnham.  This advice from one of the designers of the Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition, may have been taken too seriously by our governmental policy makers.  Big projects have been proposed in Laguna Beach, time after time, […]

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The ‘Waterman’ Tradition Continues

The ‘Waterman’ Tradition Continues

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Nineteen-year-old Chris Garau graduated with honors from San Juan Hills high school and soon will be competing in the water polo Junior Olympics. This summer is his first as a rookie Laguna Beach lifeguard, stationed on Main Beach. But lifeguarding and community service in Laguna Beach are a tradition […]

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Why Isn’t Kelp Cleaned Up?

Why Isn’t Kelp Cleaned Up?

Editor, As a long time resident of North Laguna, can someone explain to me the city’s position on the removal of the excessive kelp build up on Main Beach? As a place that prides itself on being a tourist destination, it seems to me that having over half of the city’s central beach covered with […]

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Why isn’t Kelp Cleaned Up?

Why isn’t Kelp Cleaned Up?

Editor, As a long time resident of North Laguna, can someone explain to me the city’s position on the removal of the excessive kelp build up on Main Beach? As a place that prides itself on being a tourist destination, it seems to me that having over half of the city’s central beach covered with […]

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Volleyball Open Returns to the Beach

Volleyball Open Returns to the Beach

Beach volley players are invited to join the 59th annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 at Main Beach. Matches start after 9 a.m. and compete for a $4,000 purse. Local musician Jason Feddy and other musical acts will entertain Saturday on the cobblestones near the courts and […]

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Police Promise More Visibility Downtown

Police Promise More Visibility Downtown

A couple of issues stood out when Police Chief Paul Workman provided City Council with an overview of downtown policing practices last week. One is that though much of a rising volume of complaints stems from disturbances involving homeless people, standard law enforcement on its own will not solve the problem. The other is that […]

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Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Beach’s first-responders participated in a statewide tsunami exercise last month, working through a tabletop drill of the challenges whipped up by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast that put the Californian coastline into a tsunami watch. Laguna Beach holds certification through the National Weather Service as a TsunamiReady city because of simulations […]

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Development Preserves City’s Artistic Heritage

Development Preserves City’s Artistic Heritage

Editor: I support the proposed artist live/work project in Laguna Canyon. The project’s plans show this is not a “giant apartment building,” but a number of 400-600 square foot small studios with roughly one-third of the space dedicated to living and two-thirds to work areas. It is built above the flood plain as it has […]

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Date Set for Winter Volleyball Tournament

Date Set for Winter Volleyball Tournament

The Christmas Four Person Draw Volleyball tournament and potluck will take place Saturday, Dec. 21 at South Main Beach at 9 a.m. sharp. Families may sign up as a team; city departments and businesses are invited as well. A committee of elves will form teams for those entering individually. Bring a potluck dish or festive […]

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Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

Laguna Beach’s downtown trees will be adorned with card enscribed with the name of one of the 500 local residents claimed by HIV/AIDS since 1981 in recognition of World AIDS Day this Sunday, Dec. 1. Free HIV testing and an evening vigil, both at Main Beach, as well as a free concert and program at […]

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Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Harry Lawrence Day, celebrated on Main Beach since 2009, this year was celebrated at a party hosted by Selanne Steak House, where a plaque was presented to Lawrence’s  widow, Zahide, which will be permanently installed outside the Tudor style building. Lawrence came to Laguna Beach in 1947 and spent his life improving the community, serving […]

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Main Beach Gets Promoted to Work of Art

Main Beach Gets Promoted to Work of Art

“When these city lights bring these streets to life….” sang Lou Reed in the song “City Lights,” implying that lights, in whatever configurations, make things happen. In a twist of those lyrics, locals and tourists strolling around Main Beach last Saturday night saw the usually beige expanse of sand come to life around 5 p.m. […]

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Cautionary Tale Over Duplicate Documents

Cautionary Tale Over Duplicate Documents

Editor, Almost 10 years ago I requested that the city staff place in my property file an 8 1/2 by 11 photocopy of my property, showing a sweeping view of Main Beach and Coast Highway. It was dated and accordingly filed. Later I submitted a similar sized photocopy showing two eucalyptus trees growing in that same vicinity showing […]