“Can we go driving today,” my older son asks with the mellifluous cadence of a scene from “Driving Miss Daisy.” Did he just wink while saying that? My oldest son is 16 and wants to drive Laguna’s skinny, crowded, hilly streets, where people run across the highway without looking. He has a learner’s permit and […]
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Laguna Beach is one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. People from all over the world come to ride here. Magazine photographers come to do photo shoots and bike companies test their products here. If you want a great workout coupled with some of the best vistas earth has to […]
Editor, If Laguna Beach removed all parking space lines which are now painted with extra space between the parking space lines, added parking kiosks dispensing receipts for dashboards, and let as many cars park more tightly on the streets (car sizes differ dramatically-many smaller cars today), we could find 200 more spaces between Jasmine and Cress Streets, inland three blocks from Coast Highway. There are at least two […]
Editor: Laguna could really shine and promote downtown foot traffic for retailers by closing the small portion of Park Avenue behind the library once or twice a month for live music performances and activities like those last weekend. Kelp Fest/Earth Day brought many of our friends and neighbors out last Saturday to enjoy the music, […]
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.
Earth Day celebration organized by Transition Laguna on Park Avenue between Coast Highway and the library drew hundreds of people to its habitats. The eco-village set the example for water reuse, solar, composting and gardening. The eco-exhibition showcased vendors covering relevant topics and the eco-lounge provided old-fashioned live musical entertainment. Photos by Mitch Ridder […]
United by their love for Laguna Beach’s natural beauty and an intense desire to protect and sustain it for the future, five local organizations are coming together for a free Earth Day gala weekend on April 21 and 22. On the cobblestones at the south end of Main Beach, the second annual Kelpfest will kick […]
Editor, Bike counts on weekends on Coast Highway show a peak of 70 riders per hour and Laguna Canyon road 100 riders per hour, yet there are no provisions in all of Laguna Beach for cyclists. Not a shelter, not a route sign, not a bike lane, or sharrow or a descent warning anywhere. […]
Editor, This is a crazy discussion. Speedboarding is dangerous for the boarders, but that is their problem. Let kids of all ages have fun. It is also unfair to motorists and cyclists who pay to use the streets and must obtain licenses and insurance for the privilege. If the community believes that somehow speedboarding is […]
(This letter was also addressed to council members.) Editor, I am writing to ask you to prohibit speedboarding on Park Avenue. I live near the top of Park Avenue and I have been scared many times while driving up Park by speedboarders flying past my car while I’m travelling up Park Avenue. I am sure […]
Sawyer Pierce and Sarah Busic in Laguna Beach High School’s spring musical “Footloose,” featuring student dancers, singers, and musicians, steps off Friday, March 11. Performances are at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, through March 27. Tickets: 949 497-7769. Photo by Susan Elliott
Editor, Since I was mentioned in a Coastline News article last week (“Curves thrown at speedboarding” 02-04-2011) as introducing the idea of a speed boarding competition on Park Avenue, I’d like for Indy readers, (some of whom also may read the Coastline), to have my comments in context: My live remarks to the City Council […]
Editor, Laguna Beach city government is so far from reality that it is no laughing matter. Giving skateboarders tickets for not skating against traffic is insane. Years ago the law said bike riders should ride against traffic and so many people were killed and maimed, the law was changed. Is Police Chief Workman trying to […]