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Raising a City Standard

Chad Cooper presented a Laguna Beach flag of his own design to the City Council on Tuesday, testament to a community of creative and generous spirits. Four years ago when Cooper’s father asked him for a Laguna Beach flag to fly at the family farm, he discovered to his great...

Egly Goes Back on a Pledge

Editor, At the City Council meeting on Oct. 16, Mayor Jane Egly stated that she wanted to support the South Laguna Community Garden, but that she needed to know about the soil contamination and to see an appraisal. Specifically she said, “I need to have the answers to those two...

Questioning Motives of Local Democrats

Editor, We have heard for years that in Laguna Beach one person can create havoc. Is it true that Audrey Prosser, a member of the local Democrats, does not like Mayor Jane Egly and caused the group to refuse endorsing her for election? Is it true that county Democrats never...

Dignitaries Welcome a New Gallery

Avran Art + Design, showcasing glass works and original fine art selected by owner and interior designer Marta Juhasz,  opened this week at 540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 106. Mayor Jane Egly was on hand to cut a ceremonial ribbon along with featured artists and various officials....

Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

The city will honor Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the community pool from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the pool at 670 Park Ave. will be free and residents are encouraged to bring their suit and towel.  Mayor Jane Egly will present Dries with a City...

Pocket Park Gateway Opened

Landscape architect Robert Borthwick, Mayor Jane Egly, center, and Council member Verna Rollinger were on hand last Thursday to cut the ribbon on the city’s newest pocket park on Park Avenue, a gateway to trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

Defining Sharrows

Editor, Have you traveled on Cypress or Hillcrest Streets lately?  If so, you may have noticed the painted sharrows on the pavement there.  We want to let you know what sharrows are, and what they mean for Laguna drivers and cyclists. Sharrows are: one simple, cost effectiv...

Attorney Hosts Egly Fundraiser

Attorney Larry and Cathy Nokes are hosting a $99 per person fundraiser for Jane Egly on Sunday, July 15, at 5 p.m. RSVP to 949-376-3500 and join supporters for cocktails and hors d’eouvres from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Nokes’ home, 3149 Bonn Dr.

New Park Reclaimed From Trash Heap

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...

Campaign 2012

GOP Club Names New President Michele Oliver Hall will succeed Amy Kramer as president of Laguna Beach Republicans. Hall will also serve as the county GOP chair for her hometown. Hall, who attended LBHS and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in conservation and resource...

Art Seen

Gallery Q Toasts Winning Senior Artists   Based on the preferences of visitors to the Susi Q Center’s senior artists exhibition, Mayor Jane Egly awarded purple ribbons last week to artists in three categories.   Marianne van der Veer’s work, “Madonna”...

A First Ribbon Cutting in 2012

Last week, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presided over the year’s first ribbon cutting, taking place at the Floating Cloud Gallery, 1999 S. Coast Highway.   The gallery features the work of Wai Sin Ton-Darbonne.  

Helium-Balloon Ban Needed

Editor, We need to do something about these helium-filled balloons. I find them littering the beaches and back-country wherever I go. They are a menace to wildlife. Marine life and birds can ingest the balloons and become entangled and strangled by the strings, which are not...

Council Says No Puppy in the Window

Due to reported abuses at commercial dog breeding facilities, better known as “puppy mills,” the council this week joined the cities of Irvine and Dana Point by prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs.  No stores in the city currently sell pets. The number of pets...

Mayor Jane Egly: Soft Touch with Sass

Her agenda focuses on inadequate infrastructure The last thing the town’s new mayor, Jane Egly, wants to do is to offend anyone.  The soon-to-retire law professor leads with a soft and even-handed style but can be pointedly peppered, smart and refreshingly sassy. An...
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