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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peddling in the Right Direction

Editor, I started riding a bicycle out of necessity because of my medical condition. Now I am proud to be someone who uses a bicycle for primary transportation. More people seem to be doing the same. So many Laguna Beach residents live within walking or riding distance of...

An Intersection Needs Policing

Editor, Why should North Laguna residents continue to have to suffer through  unnecessarily chaotic and frustrating traffic conditions which are occurring with increasing frequency at Beach and Broadway, regardless of the season of the year. It is caused by intersection blocking....

Bike Lanes Planned for North Laguna

Are they enough? Jason Unger rides his bike all over town.  He has to. Unger has epilepsy and hasn’t been able to drive a car for eight years.  It’s not that he wants to. He started riding a bike as his primary mode of transportation while studying at San Diego State University....

Refuting Urban Legends

Editor,  This is in response to Ganka Brown’s May 27 letter regarding Eucalyptus trees.  I am a landscape architect who served on the Orange County Fuel Modification Task Force, and would like to clarify some incorrect statements in Ms. Brown’s letter.  Eucalyptus is sold as...

Tickets now on sale

Tour Reveals Secret Gardens North Laguna Tickets are now on sale for the Gate & Garden Walking Tour of North Laguna, the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s annual fundraiser, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 6. This self-guided walking tour will take participants...

Beetle Trappers on the Hunt

Agricultural inspectors discovered a second palm tree infested with the destructive red palm weevil in North Laguna. But since traps were set last month near the first ever infestation of the exotic pest in the U.S., no more of the insects have turned up beyond the two dying...
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