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Support for Creative Use of Vacant Lot

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 vacant lots that are not landscaped […]

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Shout Out to Local Markets

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 appreciate all that Pavilions and Vons […]

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Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

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 welcome sign and pedestrian overcrossing. Our version wouldn’t […]

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Aggravated Over Asphalt

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 […]

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The Season of Giving

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 these winter nights; […]

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‘Gnome Home

‘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. Hart has no particular reason for creating the gnome […]

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Police Nab Suspected Bank Bandit

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 address, was arrested for suspicion of robbery and […]

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Heartened by Focus on Traffic Safety

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 entrance in North Laguna, since […]

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Friends of Architecture Tour a Langworthy Home

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 owner-builders Brock and Marci Lyster will provide a short […]

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Trees Merit a Caution Sign

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 and motorists. This is not the first time […]

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Checking In

Checking In

Social Media & Hometown Connections   My last column, “The Changing Face of a Hometown,” brought full circle the power of social media to connect. Friend sent to friends, who sent to friends, who sent to their alumni lists. Lagunans like to stay connected and want to remember the sweetness of growing up in our small town. […]

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Royal Hawaiian, a Warning for North Laguna

Royal Hawaiian, a Warning for North Laguna

Editor,   The transformation of the renowned Royal Hawaiian into a noisy neighborhood problem shows the need to balance business and neighborhood interests by compliance with conditional use permit rules. This often difficult process is likely to reappear as owners submit plans for parcels under development or still vacant along North Coast Highway. Most property along […]

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Cheers for Polo Supporters

Cheers for Polo Supporters

Editor,   The LBHS Girls Water polo team wants to thank Pavilions and Vons Markets for the continued support of our team and the community through the ongoing eScrip program. A special thanks to Charles Gnesda, manager of our local Pavilions in North Laguna, for his support of our team.   Brian Knott, Laguna Beach

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Marion Meyer’s Contemporary Gallery to Close

Marion Meyer’s Contemporary Gallery to Close

Gallery owner Marion Meyer confirmed she intends to close her self-named contemporary art gallery, anchoring a block of North Coast Highway known as Gallery Row, in January. Meyer cited slow sales caused by a weak economy and a need to retrench as the primary reason for closing after 14 years. Meyer’s impending departure comes in […]

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Emerald Bay Still Pursues its Own Signal

Emerald Bay Still Pursues its Own Signal

Despite the lack of support from Laguna Beach’s City Council, an Emerald Bay homeowners’ group will continue to pursue installing a traffic signal at the main entrance to the neighboring but unincorporated north Laguna gated community. And, it will do so despite a lack of support from some Emerald Bay residents. Proponents of the signal […]