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Requests for Minutia Irritate a Ranch Backer

Editor,   If you could pass this request on to Liliana Roman of the Coastal Commission now that she is empowered somehow to serve as the Hotel & Development Czar of Laguna Beach: In your documentation request of The Ranch owners, you neglected to ask for a map of animal...

Think Twice: Tale of Two Cities

  If the summer passed too quickly absent a relaxing getaway, and you’re looking for a quaint California coastal town to escape to, there is one vacation option perhaps equal to our own beautiful Laguna Beach. This destination also boasts an artist culture, and is framed by...

Keep on Food Truckin’

If you haven’t attended a home football game the last two years, you’re missing out on some of Laguna Beach’s most unique and affordable dining options.  The “restaurants” located on the football field’s western edge are so new, they come and go on wheels each game.  It’s the...

Tidal Wave of Parking Ideas

“Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.” Edward Teller As if the Laguna’s leaders don’t have enough to worry about, with tree rancor sapping community cohesion, and a plebiscite over a parking structure looming, now...

Organizing Effort Over School Calendar

Editor, During the standing room only February school board meeting, the members and Supt. Smith all acknowledged their failure to properly communicate and manage their decision to change the school calendar. While their belated admission was a positive step, there is a growing...

Lack of Facts to Support Calendar Change

Dear Editor, In a joint LBUSD School Board and LB City Council meeting held Jan.  29, Sherine Smith, superintendent, cited a 43% response rate to a November email survey of parents about ‘considering to possibly change’ the school calendar. Further, Ms. Smith shared that 75% of...