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Let the Ranch Go On

Let the Ranch Go On

Editor, I worked at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, which is now The Ranch, when Ms. Brown owned it. It truly is Laguna’s Yosemite and yet it’s just 1300 feet from Aliso Beach and the closest hotel to South Laguna’s international “gay” beach, West Street. I find it hard to believe that the new […]

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Complaints Distract from a Tested Solution

Complaints Distract from a Tested Solution

Editor, At the City Council’s meeting April 22, Mark Christy in particular recited anecdotes about bad behavior on the part of persons that he identified as homeless. His narrative was dramatic and it may deserve a public airing, but his timing was a diversion from the job of thoroughly vetting the complex work product of […]

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Involve the Homeless as Part of the Solution

Involve the Homeless as Part of the Solution

Editor, At the recent City Council hearing about subsidizing housing for the permanent homeless Mark Christy spoke eloquently about his fears for the community. Dawn Price offered a reasonable case that homeless people will use any scheme or ruse available to them to get out of the rain and cold, including calling emergency services that […]

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Finding Home

Finding Home

There are over 100 registered non-profits in Laguna Beach. Nearly every one of them supports the needs and interests of locals, and every one of them is constantly on the quest for funding to fulfill their missions. Today, every day, and year after year, non-profit organizations survive on the kindness and generosity of friends and […]

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New Look for Laguna Hotel Taking Shape

New Look for Laguna Hotel Taking Shape

The Aliso Creek Inn will shut down for several months beginning Nov. 1 to begin room renovations by the new owners, though the golf course and banquet facilities will remain open and available for holiday bookings, a co-owner and manager said this week. Changes at the Aliso Canyon resort will be unobtrusive, aligning with the […]

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Christy Acquires Laguna’s ‘Yosemite’

Christy Acquires Laguna’s ‘Yosemite’

The acquisition of Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course was announced Thursday by a private investment group led by lifetime Laguna Beach resident and business owner Mark Christy. Terms were not disclosed. Laguna Beach Golf & Bungalow Village, LLC purchased the property from Aliso Creek Properties, LLC, which has owned the property since 2004. “Our […]

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Welcome or Not, Laguna Design Shop Opens its Doors

Welcome or Not, Laguna Design Shop Opens its Doors

Even though any potential customers had already scurried home by 9:30 p.m., Gina Marie Harris went straight to her new Seaside Interiors design store and threw open the doors Tuesday after winning approval from the City Council to finally conduct business despite other downtown merchants opposing “unfair” competition. Ensuring that the store opened for business […]

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Hobie and Hurley Split a Peak

Hobie and Hurley Split a Peak

Surf apparel maker Hurley International announced a first-time collaboration with iconic surf brand and retailer Hobie to create a line of men’s surf apparel called Hobie by Hurley. This is the second recent alliance between national brands and local Laguna Beach retailers, which surf-wear industry experts say reflects small-scale surf shops taking unusual steps to […]

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Kudos to City for Flood Response

Kudos to City for Flood Response

Editor, I’ve heard of trial by fire, but trial by flood is something new. The ink of freshly minted city manager John Pietig’s business cards had barely dried when our little hamlet was inundated with one of the worst floods I have ever seen here. I was downtown at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday (Dec. […]