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An Effective Problem Solver

Editor, I have known Toni Iseman over 30 years. In that time I have admired her creative, pro-active thinking and effective problem-solving. Whether counseling a student or guiding our City Council, her solutions have made a positive difference in the lives of many o...

Jean Paul Gets in a Final Word: Goodbye

Even before its doors opened, a sizeable crowd lined up outside Jean Paul’s Goodies in North Laguna last Saturday, Aug. 9, mourning the final hours of a Laguna Beach institution and commiserating over an alternate source of caffeine and camaraderie. After 35 years and several...

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...

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...

Castle Gate Opens for Charm Tour

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A special treat awaits patrons of Village Laguna’s annual Charm House tour; a chance to see inside the historic Pyne Castle in North Laguna. The huge mansion has always drawn attention and speculation, but has never previously opened for a public tour as...

Support for Creative Use of Vacant Lot

Editor, I hope the City Council supports the Longi artist/live work project on April 1. It will benefit our community in two important ways: First it will provide affordable housing to artists who are the core of our beloved city, and second it will eliminate one of the many...

Shout Out to Local Markets

The LBHS girl’s water polo team would like to thank Pavilions and Vons Markets for their continued financial support. The ability for our team to team up with Pavilions and Vons in the ongoing eScrip program and the 10% Back to Schools program has been amazing for us. We...

Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

Editor, With regard to the proposed village entrance project, I wonder if the city might want to consider an entrance feature similar to the one currently over the Coast Highway in Dana Point where visitors are welcomed to that city by the structure, which is a combination...

Aggravated Over Asphalt

Editor, This is the third paving job in North Laguna in about six years. The first job was really good. It was even, smooth, thick and strong. Then it was done again a couple years ago, it was loosely done and sloppy, so they slurred it with a topcoat, and it was better. What do...

The Season of Giving

In the wink of an elves eye, the season of thankfulness gives way to the season of giving. The turkey dishes are stowed, the pumpkins turned to pie or cookies, and the scent of pine from trees and wreathes reminds me of mountains and snow. My small rented house shines brightly in...

‘Gnome Home

On the corner of High Drive and Cedar Way in North Laguna stands a little tiny village of welcoming and kitschy gnomes. The gnome village is the fond collection of a seemingly well-adjusted person, Jennifer Hart, the lone remaining occupant of the Laguna Playhouse costume shop....

Police Nab Suspected Bank Bandit

An hour after a robber presented a demand note to U.S. Bank tellers and fled the downtown Laguna Beach branch, police arrested a 24-year-old man that fit the bandit’s description seated at a North Laguna bus bench, police said Wednesday. Kyle Alan Veach, with no known current...

Heartened by Focus on Traffic Safety

Editor, I was glad to read in the last issue that the LBPD recently received a state grant for preventing traffic deaths and injuries (“LBPD Awarded Grant,” Nov. 23 edition).  I found it a bit ironic that the photo illustrating the article is of a collision at the Emerald Bay...

Friends of Architecture Tour a Langworthy Home

Join a tour and a presentation on a new custom home designed by renowned architectural innovator Lamont Langworthy on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The property is located at 607 Allview Terrace in North Laguna. Parking is limited so please car pool if possible. The...

Trees Merit a Caution Sign

Editor, In response to Ms. Blurock’s letter dated Aug. 3, (“Tribute to the ‘old spirit’ of Laguna”), it is incredible to me how one homeowner can hold the entire neighborhood hostage. Her “large grove of Eucalyptus  trees” in North Laguna are a danger to nearby homes, pedestrians...
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