renaissance

Pearson Miscasts History of Scuttled Cottages

Editor, The residents of Canyon Acres have a long history as founding residents of Laguna Beach, way before Temple Hills or Glenneyre were a twinkle in the eye. Like most people who live in Laguna, they are proud of their neighborly environment and are in appreciation of that...

Will the Real Cottage Killer Please Stand Up?

Editor:   This letter responds to Richard Picheny’s personal attack on me in a recent newspaper article regarding the demolition of old structures.   Mr. Picheny indicated that I do nothing as a councilmember to protect old cottages.  His statement is simply untrue. ...

Skateboarding on Skyline Heads Downhill

Skyline Drive may be added to the existing list of eight Laguna Beach streets where skateboarding is prohibited if the City Council adopts the staff recommendation this Tuesday. Since enacting a skateboarding ordinance last April, which banned skateboarding on certain streets and...

Clinic Open House Sponsors Community Guests

More than 120 guests attended Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s open house last month to become acquainted with its programs and resources.   Many participated in a room-by-room tour of the clinic at 362 Third Street provided by board member Dr. Marion Jacobs. Many also met...

Laguna’s Economy Rebounds as Tax Revenue Climbs

Mayor Walks on the Sunny Side Sales, property and hotel bed taxes are increasing for the first time in several years, even though they remain substantially lower than a decade ago, City Manager John Pietig informed a group of 100 business and civic leaders attending the mayor’s...

Plea for a Redwood Cottage

Editor, This is in reference to the April 8 article in the Indy, entitled “Open Space Prevails At Big Bend.” The cute little early 1920s one-bedroom brown craftsman cottage, all redwood, except for the outside front porch (no termites ever!), was the winner of a city...

Carrying on a Family Tradition

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic recently received a gift of $50,000 from the William and Sue Gross Family Foundation.   Nick Gross, son of the foundation’s founders, who are local residents, personally delivered the check to 362 Third Street. “Nick really did his...

More Laguna Streets Off-Limits to Skateboarding

Bombing the hills becoming a bygone pastime   After hearing nearly three hours of requests to stop a ban against skateboarding on steep streets in Laguna Beach, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move ahead with prohibiting downhill skateboarding on eight...

Clinic Adds Up a New Year Wish List

Even as clientele turn to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic for help with acute and chronic health needs, clinic fundraisers hopes that others in the community might consider a clinic gift to fund vital services. $25 purchases 500 exam room gloves; $50 will provide 5,000 alcohol...

How About a Skateboard Park?

Editor, I have been following the skateboarding saga over the past few months. My own experience having a son who grew up in Laguna Beach, and who was an avid skateboarder, causes me to be sympathetic with the desires of the young. My son went overboard on his “skating.” He...