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Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Remembering Heroes With Salutes, Sounds and Syrup   With the morning marine layer vanishing before noon, throngs of visitors already are arriving in town prior to this weekend’s holiday, where Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer kicks off with a pancake breakfast, patriotic pageantry and a beach concert. Allan Mansoor, the state Assemblyman […]

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Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Activists included Laguna Beach in an international protest over genetically altered products and plan a March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 25, at Main Beach. Mindful of a Facebook post showing 800 people plan to attend, police have requested extra officers be available, said police Sgt. Louise Callus. Local resident Billy Fried told the City […]

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Envisioning a Beach Boardwalk Extension

Envisioning a Beach Boardwalk Extension

  Editor, The two-mile Laguna boardwalk: imagine the boardwalk on Main Beach that would stretch all the way to Anita Street. All the hotels would have a romantic, safe and quiet pedestrian friendly connection to the main part of town. Laguna would have one more attraction, an amazing promenade for pedestrians, rollerbladers, bicycles, joggers. My […]

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Tournament Returns to Main Beach

Tournament Returns to Main Beach

The 36th annual Women’s Laguna Open Beach Volleyball Tournament takes place Saturday, May 4 on Main Beach. Over the years, all the greats of beach volleyball have played here, said organizer Kirk Morgan in n statement. With spectators cheering from the boardwalk located adjacent to the courts, many players say it compares to being onstage, […]

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Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   “Orange has its Circle, San Juan its Mission, and for Laguna, it’s this tower,” says local historian Andy Alison, who helped renovate Laguna Beach’s iconic landmark tower beginning in 1997. That project fortified the structural integrity of the tower, wreaked by El Niño flooding. Today, though, the town’s […]

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Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

The city’s Arts Commission extended the deadline until April 1 for artists to submit their qualifications to compete for a public art installation outside the city’s lifeguard headquarters, under construction on Main Beach. Commissioners determined that none of the 26 applicants, artists based in Laguna Beach and elsewhere in Southern California, fully met the project […]

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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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Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Laguna Beach lifeguards on Monday deployed a city tractor to haul away a sailboat that ran aground near Main Beach the previous day. The owner of the 36-foot Catalina, San Diego resident Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, was arrested and released Sunday for suspicion of boating while intoxicated, according to police Sgt. Louise Callus. He joylessly […]

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Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Editor, We want to express our deepest thanks to the people responsible for erecting the sign and Christmas tree at Main Beach, remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. As we stood at the remembrance sign which read, “Our hearts are with you, Sandy Hook families, Love, Laguna Beach”, and then […]

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Swimmers Attempt Open Water Feat

Swimmers Attempt Open Water Feat

The Oak Street Open Water Swimmers, or as they prefer to be known, the “Oak Streakers,” will tackle the 100 hundreds challenge Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 a.m. at Main Beach. The group, who have individually accomplished such feats as swimming the Catalina and English Channel, are re-appropriating the annual challenge that pool swimmers attempt […]

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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 […]

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Thrilla at the Grilla

Thrilla at the Grilla

Editor, I recently had a fowl and corny encounter at high noon with a policeman and lifeguard at a Main Beach park concrete chess table. I was cited for possession of a BBQ! The BBQ lid was on, so they could not possibly have seen any fowl play! Ears of corn were next to the […]

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Kelp, Frustration Mounts

Kelp, Frustration Mounts

Editor, Two weeks ago I emailed a letter to each council member regarding budget allocations, what money is and isn’t appropriated for things like sidewalk maintenance, flood prevention, and something that’s been gnawing at me for over two months now – the two humongous mountains of kelp the city has piled up at the north […]

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Dressing Up a Construction Site

Dressing Up a Construction Site

Editor, I read Alan Boinus’ Sept. 21’s “In Need Of An Artist’s Touch” and support his letter regarding the temporary construction trailers on Main Beach. Unfortunately any construction requires site protection and support buildings as a necessary evil. But I whole heartedly agree with his idea. Their odd location and lack of any “window dressing” of […]

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In Need of an Artist’s Touch

In Need of an Artist’s Touch

Editor, I recently wrote to all City Councilmembers and City Manager John Pietig about the temporary lifeguard office trailers at Main Beach. These trailers are a “blight” on Laguna. They are an ugly eyesore and are absolutely not becoming of Laguna Beach. Yet, to date, I have only heard back from Councilmembers Verna Rollinger and Toni […]