Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Car Restrictions Reviewed on Narrow Lane A request to restrict parking in the 400 and 500 blocks of Alta Vista Way from Nido Way to Kilo Way will be considered by the city’s Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee on Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the Community Center. The...

Community Datebook

Assistance Grants Request Due Today Today, Friday, Feb. 25, is the last day to submit applications for the Community Assistance Grant program for the current fiscal year. Applications must be delivered to the community services department at 515 Forest Avenue, by 5 p.m. The grant...

Conservancy Members Host Borella

The newly named executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Max Borella, is the featured speaker at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting, Monday, March 7, at Tivoli Terrace.



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Village Matters: The kids are not all right

Growing up in a Victorian farmhouse was not as romantic as one might think.  For one thing there was only one bathroom and it was near the back door in the former “wash room.” In the days when the outhouse was the standard for toiletry this room accommodated the basin and pitcher...

Musings on the Coast: The Economic Determinist

As I perambulate about the community, I often am asked what I do, as in, who are you? My kids are not certain, since I do not seem to have a normal job with normal hours like other fathers. Yeah, I go to meetings and talk on the cell and text and email. I’m on boards. I write...
Posted On 11 Apr 2013

Pet Peeves: Parking

By Mark D. Crantz   Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but there isn’t any parking.  Back to the airport kids. We’ll just make do in long-term parking. Our vacation will still be fun.  You’ll see.  Will play license plate switch and call in BOLOs (Be on the...

The Plant Man: A Parent’s Lament

“And go ’round and ’round and ’round in the circle game.” –Joni Mitchell   Change and transition are part of life.  Family and friends become ill, and sometimes a chapter closes in our lives. Many of my contemporaries are talking about collecting their...