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Gay Vibe Takes a New Direction


Two months ago, he established the LagunaBeach LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Heritage & Culture Committee, comprised of community leaders from Visit Laguna, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Susi Q Senior Center and other committed businesses and residents.

An Unspoken Criticism?

Editor, This is in response to Mr. John Jaeger’s missive regarding statewide percentile immunization standings and our public schools. Firstly, I don’t get his point as he did not take the time or thought to explain in detail his accusations. If he is a medical...

Cell Tower Expansion Opposed

Editor, Verizon Wireless has pulled 18 permits for variances to extend the height on preselected California Edison controlled street lamps throughout Laguna Beach. Their intent is to replace the current street lamp post with a cell tower that resembles a top-heavy street lamp,...




New Rules Will Assist Historic Preservation

Editor, Laguna’s historic inventory professionally developed and officially adopted in 1981, lists properties built before 1940 that had kept their historic value at that time. Since the Inventory was adopted by City Council resolution, it does...

Utt Nails It

Editor, Regarding your article “Furry Hats and Sculpture Trios,” May 12, “I loved it! You hit the nail on the head on so many things. However, you missed the boat in not mentioning the entrance to Main Beach from the north on the Coast Highway,...

Thank You, Village Laguna

Editor, In years past, when we went on the Charm House Tour, organizing it looked like a picnic. Find a few nice houses, print up some flyers, and serve cold lemonade. How hard could it be? This year, we were honored to have our house included,...

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Uber Incentive Should be Unrestricted Use

Editor, I am pleased to hear about the planned collaboration between the city of Laguna Beach and Uber for the benefit of local seniors. I hope the program works and expands. I note though that the emphasis currently seems to be on transporting...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Editor, Saturday I took a trolley north from south Laguna to Divers Cove, in Heisler Park. The trolley was filled with local young people going from beach to beach. I walked north to Monument Point and the flagpole and there sat a friend. We...

Cars Are a Bigger Health Problem Than Smoking

Editor, In response to your article on the Laguna Beach City Council expanding the prohibition of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, I found it a little ironic given City Hall broadly endorses outside dining on Coast Highway.  Apparently, no one...

Musings on the Coast

Shark Attack!   By now, you’ve read, seen videos of and heard about great white sharks in the local waters. The papers and TV stations are going nuts. Surely you saw the video of the sheriff’s helicopter looking down at 15 great whites directly off Capo beach. The funniest thing was the...
Posted On 25 May 2017

Treasurer Receives Award for Investment Policy

City Treasurer Laura Parisi announced that the city’s investment policy received the excellence award from the National Association of Public Treasurers. A team of reviewers from the association’s investment policy committee reviewed the city’s policy and determined it met its criteria.  ...

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Pet Peeves

Driving Miss Ditzy I had a thought after reading Indy’s “Uber, a New Perk for Seniors.” Then I lost that thought. So I reread Indy’s “Uber, a New Perk for Seniors.” Then I remembered that...

Class Notes

Rotary Recognizes Two Students Laguna Rotary Club recognizes two Laguna Beach High School scholar athletes. Four-year varsity basketball player Nicole Davidson received three Orange Coast...

New Artist, Gallery Shows at Art Walk

Meet the featured artist, Steve Bernstein, at Cove Gallery, 1550 S. Coast Highway, on June 1 at a 6-9 p.m. Art Walk reception. Bernstein’s work combines his two passions, photography and...