Editor, Green architect Chris Prelitz’s proposal to transform and revitalize Laguna Beach as an eco-destination is right on the money (“Eco-Trade Not to be Ignored,” Nov. 28). In the face of economic uncertainty, art and other luxury items are the first thing to go; this fresh identity for the town could save it from eventual […]
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Sea and Sky Energy! With last Sunday’s generous helping of rain, nearly ¾ of an inch, we’re on a pace for an 18 inch season, a little over 4 inches above the seasonal normal of 13.95. So far there’s been good distribution of rain with a 5-7 day dry period between storms. As of today, […]
BC Space Gallery hosts a public reception for the art exhibit “Homeless in Paradise” Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m., offering a penetrating look into life on the streets of sunny Southern California.
Jarrett Jensen, a Laguna Beach firefighter, was invited to compete in men’s indoor volleyball at the 2011 World Police and Fire Olympics in New York, Aug. 26-Sept. 5. With 18,000 competitors from over 70 countries, he will be on a team with other firefighters from Southern California while representing Laguna Beach Fire Department on […]
Hurricane Season Touches Down You can’t ask for a nicer Memorial Day than today. Notoriously cloudy, today is quite the wonderful exception thanks to yesterday’s Aleutian blaster, which swept things clean, so clean that Catalina Island looks like you could almost reach out and touch it! The Eastern Pacific hurricane season is over two weeks […]
Hurricanes Continued! Only about a month from the beginning of summer, but try telling this week’s weather. A pair of March-like storms are bearing down on California with one to two feet of snow in the Sierras and one to two inches of rain along the entire coast. Laguna’s normal rainfall for May is around […]
Duty, Strangers and Family “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” The old mission statement at the Grand Haven (Mich.) Lifeguard Station. James Pribram saved a woman’s life last weekend near the blowhole on the Pearl Street reef. It was a difficult rescue in cold water that nearly ended in […]
Laguna residents north of Nyes Place are paying more for water as a result of a rate hike that went into affect Jan. 1. The Laguna Beach County Water District, which serves that area, raised their rates in anticipation of an impending increase from their wholesaler. The typical Laguna resident, who consumes about 22,440 gallons […]
Anglers sue to block fishing ban Expanded marine protections for Southern California were recently finalized after months of debate, but fishermen that oppose the outcome maintain the process was tainted because of a little known fact: the hearings were largely funded by non-profits that support marine sanctuaries. Five non-profits, including one based in Laguna Beach, […]
Laguna Beach’s Surf & Sand Resort, the Montage resort and its Studio restaurant each earned the Auto Club’s Four Diamond Award in 2011, denoting a high level of service and hospitality. Sixteen Southern California hotels and two restaurants also received AAA’s Five Diamond Award, the travel authority’s highest rating, the Automobile Club of Southern California […]
El Nino vs. La Nina We here in Laguna have every reason to gloat and smirk at a goodly portion of the remainder of the lower 48. Clear sunny skies, light offshore breezes with an air temp. of 75 degrees at lunch hour. California and Arizona are the only places getting off the hook from […]
An Enviable Forecast Happy New Year, weather fans! Time to cloud ‘em as we see ‘em from the coliseum! We’re the only ones in the contiguous 48 that are gettin’ off the hook cold-wise. We’re laughing and basking in sunshine and mid to high seventies wonderfulness, warm glassy days, breathtaking sunsets and clear, crisp moonlit […]