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Village Matters: Not Always a Downward Slide

Village Matters: Not Always a Downward Slide

Last week I had to hunt in the depths of my drawers and closet looking for my ballet outfit and shoes. There they were under piles of department store bags and exercise clothes from yoga and water aerobics. Although quite stiff, the slippers still fit. I could even get into the leotards despite disappointing silhouettes […]

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Downtown Surveyors to Gather

Downtown Surveyors to Gather

As part of an effort to discuss potential changes or improvements to the city’s downtown specific plan, the public is invited to join the town’s Planning Commission on a walking tour in surveying the downtown and discussing ideas on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet in front of City […]

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Coming Meeting to Evaluate Complete Streets

Coming Meeting to Evaluate Complete Streets

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission will evaluate options for “complete streets” features on Glenneyre Street in a public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The options to be evaluated, as outlined in a recent study prepared by a transportation consulting firm, are crosswalk enhancements at intersections and installation of bike lanes between Thalia Street […]

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Pearson Endorses Egly, Whalen

Pearson Endorses Egly, Whalen

Editor, It is with enthusiasm that I share my endorsements regarding Laguna Beach’s City Council race – and to ask you to consider supporting my choices:  Jane Egly (an incumbent) and Bob Whalen (a current Planning Commissioner). As many know, I have served on the City Council nearly 10 years, now – and before that, […]

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Local Election Review and Import

Local Election Review and Import

Editor:   City Council elections are important.  This is the level of government that can affect you most directly.  There are two incumbents and three challengers for two seats.  Verna Rollinger is extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the city of Laguna Beach. Having served as City Clerk for 29 years and now running for […]

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Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Editor, Re: “Kelly Boyd Signals His Support,” Letters, Oct. 5. Who is this Whalen person with the whale on his sign I see around town? Is he trying to get us to think he’s Wyland? Does he realize that whalers kill whales?  He was on the Planning Commission? The same Planning Commission that let the South […]

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Ignoring Advice Breeds Cynicism

Ignoring Advice Breeds Cynicism

Editor, (This letter was also addressed to the Planning Commission) In three years of meetings with residents, city staff and city council members, the Complete Streets Task Force (CSTF) identified sources of public funding for infrastructure projects as early as June 2009, again in April, July and August 2010 (see Minutes). The city never applied […]

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Ignoring Advice Breeds Cynicism

Ignoring Advice Breeds Cynicism

Editor, (This letter was also addressed to the Planning Commission) In three years of meetings with residents, city staff and city council members, the Complete Streets Task Force (CSTF) identified sources of public funding for infrastructure projects as early as June 2009, again in April, July and August 2010 (see Minutes). The city never applied […]

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Advice Wanted on Revising Downtown Planning

Advice Wanted on Revising Downtown Planning

Laguna’s Planning Commission will host a Downtown Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The commission is seeking ideas from community members, design professionals, and downtown business and property owners for improving downtown prior to updating the Downtown Specific Plan. For additional information, contact […]

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Visioning is What They Do Best

Visioning is What They Do Best

Editor, Last week I attended Mobility Planning Meeting and Visioning, an open workshop organized by the LB Planning Commission to familiarize attendees with the the Land Use and Circulation Elements and a new visioning for Complete Streets Policy. Deja vu, where had I experienced this planning process before? Then I remembered meetings I attended previously. Each […]

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Group Approves Highway Bike Sharrows

Group Approves Highway Bike Sharrows

Editor,   The bicycle safety committee of Newport Beach voted Monday, May 7, to install bicycle safety sharrows on Pacific Coast Highway. In related developments, the Planning Commission of Laguna Beach met for the first time to begin the “Visioning Process” for Complete Streets in Laguna Beach. Despite five years of informal discussions and three […]

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City Hall Meetings

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Oct. 10 Tech Comm Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center   Tuesday, Oct. 11 Complete Street Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Community Center. Special meeting of City Council, 5 p.m., Council Chambers   Wednesday, Oct. 12 Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force, 4 p.m., Community Center Planning Commission,  6:30 p.m., Council Chambers   Thursday, […]

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Devising Live-Work Rules in Laguna Remains a Puzzle

Devising Live-Work Rules in Laguna Remains a Puzzle

Local artists, some of them still recouping from last December’s flood damage, started erecting new defenses this month against another threat: a proposal to eliminate future construction of artist live-work spaces in a light industrial zone in Laguna Canyon between Canyon Acres and El Toro Road. “We have been at Big Bend for 27 years […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Let’em Play with the Big Kids By Ann Christoph Is there a little kids playground at City Hall? Are some of the players puttering around in the sandbox while the rest are in the big leagues, getting respect and being on television? I think yes, the city committees may be in the sandbox category, if […]

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City Hall Meetings

City Hall Meetings

Wednesday, Feb. 23 Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers Thursday, Feb. 24 Parking, Traffic, Circulation Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center Board of Adjustment, Design Review, 6 p.m., Council Chambers