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Consensus Emerges for Adopting View Ordinance

After a year’s worth of committee hearings, Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday finally reviewed a new ordinance to govern view regulation, though Mayor Elizabeth Pearson made it clear the special session was intended to listen to residents’ concerns rather than to pass...

Follow-Up to ‘Diver Rescue’

Editor, Re: the picture on the front page in the April 6 issue.   The woman shown on the beach was actually rescued by my son, Ian McErlane.  I know this because he came home that morning with his clothes completely wet up to his neck, somewhat in shock over what had just...

Jewel of the Coast

Editor,   Thank you Arnold Hano for your “40 Years Low Rise” article, (July 29.)   And many thanks to Ralph Benson, Phyllis Sweeney, Roger McErlane, the many signature gatherers (my gathering spot was Safeway, Boat Canyon), Charlie Boyd (RIP), many others, and...

Heeding the Harvest, Chefs Vary What’s on the Table

The recent news that Sorrento Grille’s executive chef Ryan Adams is taking over the restaurant, to be reopened as The Common Table: Kitchen+Drink come September, is as much about a shift in local food philosophy as a shift in ownership. Adams’ reinvented eatery, which he has...

Local Foodie Heads Slow Food Barbeque

  Local foodie Roger McErlane is chairman of Slow Food Orange County’s third annual fundraising barbeque, to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday, July 10, in Bommer Canyon in Irvine. When McErlane first joined up with the local Slow Food chapter at its inception about 10...