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Why Gamble on Woods Cove?

Editor, At last Tuesday’s (9/16) council meeting, members agreed to risk $600,000 of taxpayer money to study undergrounding of utilities in the Woods Cove neighborhood of Laguna Beach. The council acknowledges it won’t know for about three years if the funds risked...

Utility Pole Removal OK’d in Woods Cove

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke...

Utility Pole Removal OKd in Woods Cove

Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke to their diligence in pursuit...

Web of Rules Should Catch Unreasonable Plans

Editor: Jacques Balzac wrote, “Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”  Since opening as “as a family steakhouse” almost a decade ago, Mozambique has pushed the envelope at every turn when it comes to city code compliance...

Kudos for Letter on the Parking Wars

  Editor, Like Meg Monahan, (Council Fails to Rein in Restaurant’s Growth, Aug. 29) I live in the Woods Cove neighborhood, although on the bigger Glenneyre Street. I, too, remember when “we had a very peaceful neighborhood.” “Parked to capacity with...

Mozambique Enriches the Town

Editor, As a Laguna Beach resident all of my adult life, I look at Mozambique as an enterprise driven by an ownership that is passionate about giving people what they want in terms of good food, service and quality entertainment. Mr. Lewis in his recent letter to the Indy has...

Good Will Surfaces in the Aftermath of Loss

Editor, I am writing to thank my new neighbors in Woods Cove who have responded with overwhelming kindness and concern to my pleas for help in finding my lost cat. Much to our dismay, our very sweet little black kitty, “Daisy,” (possibly the most playful and curious animal we’ve...

Are City Planners Too Slick for Our Town?

Editor, On the proposed ”ideas” presented (April 16), I felt the concepts were not custom made for Laguna. Having graduated from Laguna High in 1969, I have seen groups and persons who say they ”love” Laguna and have lived or visited for just a year or...

Canyon Resident Opposes Homeless Housing

Editor, As a resident of the Canyon, I can tell you that the alternative living shelter as presented [poses] more than enough problems to residents here in the Canyon. We’ve had random homeless /mentally ill folks wander up into our neighborhoods, sleeping on our yards,...

Parents of Some Skateboarders Would Be Appalled

Editor, Recently we have had an influx of skateboarders flying down Bluebird, which is okay as long as they stay off of private property.  I have politely asked them many times to stay off of our property because they were tearing up the brick, leaving scuffs all over the...

Proposed View Rules Go Too Far

Editor, If the proposed view ordinance passes we will turn Woods Cove into the Sawdust Festival South. The proposal states views are always king and that trees, even heritage trees, have to voluntarily genuflect or be decapitated. This policy is wrong. I just bought a home in...

A New District on the Rise?

What do an optician, a wine merchant/restaurateur and a consignment boutique owner have in common? All are banking on a nascent business district emerging along a stretch of Laguna Beach’s Coast Highway where vacant storefronts sapped away retail vibrancy in recent years. Earlier...

Forever Young

 Norma Young threw a birthday bash at her Woods Cove home commemorating 90 years of walking the planet and being a loving mother, talented painter, tireless educator, and gifted horticulturist.  Well over a 100 people were in attendance at a recent celebration filled with family,...