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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 […]

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Monkeying Grounds Approved

Monkeying Grounds Approved

The City Council approved a $225,000 contract for new Main Beach playground equipment featuring a play tower resembling the historic Main Beach lifeguard tower and a concrete dolphin surfacing for riding and photo ops.

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Playground Talks

Playground Talks

Parents who want a voice on shaping the Main Beach playground should attend an informal question-and-answer session with city staff over its replacement on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Main Beach playground site. The playground is scheduled for construction in the fall.

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New Lifeguard HQ Set to Become a Reality

New Lifeguard HQ Set to Become a Reality

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach City Council authorized spending $5.6 million to build a new lifeguard headquarters and public restrooms on Main Beach this week. Since last year, about $1 million has already been spent on design and construction of the project, budgeted for $8.1 million, which has been in […]

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Girls Volley In Tourney

Girls Volley In Tourney

The Girls 14 and Under Beach Tournament was held on Main Beach last week. Twenty-five teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara and Phoenix battled it out for California Beach Volleyball Association points.

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Cops Submit to Dunking for Good

Cops Submit to Dunking for Good

Laguna Beach Police Employees Association will hold its second annual “dunk-a-cop” fundraiser on the Main Beach cobblestones from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7. President Larry Bammer is hoping to double proceeds compared to his first try. All proceeds from the event will go to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. Last […]

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Pros Pump Up the Action

Pros Pump Up the Action

Three tournaments took place during the 57th annual men’s Laguna Open at Main Beach. A deep field of talent played on June 16, which included 19 of 40 players rated at AAA, the highest amateur rating, as well as a few unrated professionals. Casey Patterson and Ryan Doherty outlasted a great effort by Matt Olson […]

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Fete Promises a Musical Free For All

Fete Promises a Musical Free For All

More than a score of musicians and singers will perform in a variety of genres and locations throughout downtown Laguna Beach during the Fête de la Musique on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 1 p.m. with an opening ceremony at the Main Beach cobblestones. The day-long festival of street music will include a number of […]

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Hospitality News

Hospitality News

Local Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Kudos Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, 2510 S. Coast Highway, received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Just 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible […]

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Concert Band Poised for a Larger Stage

Concert Band Poised for a Larger Stage

What better way to celebrate summer’s unofficial Memorial Day weekend kickoff than to head for Main Beach to absorb the rays and rousing tunes performed by the Laguna Concert Band on Monday, May 28, beginning at 12:30 p.m. For those with other plans that day, there’s a chance to catch up with the band’s Swing […]

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Earth Day Activities

Earth Day Activities

Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle   Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., celebrates Earth Day Sunday, April 22 with a resource fair in Bridge Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The fair follows the church’s regular 10 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary where Nawang Khechog, a Tibetan flute player, will perform. […]

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A Century of Girl Scouting

A Century of Girl Scouting

Over the weekend, over 100 local Girl Scouts and their families gathered to celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouting at Main Beach. The birthday initiates the 2012 as the Year of the Girl.

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Bigger Lifeguard HQs Underway

Bigger Lifeguard HQs Underway

Costs on the rise Main Beach’s basketball players are dribbling elsewhere, forced off the beach in recent weeks by a new crew. The popular basketball courts now covered in plywood lie beneath mounds of dirt and gear as excavation for a new sewer pump station next to the lifeguard headquarters is at full throttle. Demolishing […]