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Beloved Friend Needs His Community’s Support

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   In 2006, Laguna Beach resident Tom Kemp was driving northbound on Coast Highway, passing El Morro. By utter chance, his friend Marc Pitz drove behind him. A southbound car drifted into oncoming traffic and hit Kemp’s car head on. Pitz swerved...

Expensive Decision Looms Over Treatment Plant

Every home and business in Laguna Beach with a toilet contributes to the waste stream flowing into a treatment plant located within the Aliso Canyon wilderness park, upstream from Aliso Beach. From there, the solid waste, or sludge, crosses four miles of parkland underground...

School Board Sticks to Early Start

Laguna Beach’s school board stuck to their unanimous decision to start school before Labor Day, prompting grumblings by disgruntled parents to boycott the earlier start in August and even recall school board members. “What is it they can’t hear?” Rick Putnam, who has two...



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Taypayers’ Refute Measure CC Proponents

Editor, The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association (TA) takes issue with the Oct. 9 letter from Johanna Felder on TA opposition to a new property increase to buy unused parcels of “open space.” Felder misinforms readers that the TA opposed the Bluebird Canyon slide...

Criticizing Bike-Lane Story

Editor, The recent article title “Glenneyre May Shrink to Two Lanes” (Oct. 12 edition) was a bit misleading. A more accurate title would be “Glenneyre May Shrink to Three Lanes.” The plan is one lane in each direction, with a center turn lane. After contacting the writer, Rita...

Graciously Pursuing Beauty

Editor, The Laguna Beach Beautification Council wishes to extend its thanks and gratitude to all of the people and companies who so generously supported its 60th anniversary diamond jubilee last Monday at The Montage resort.  Silent auction donors included:  The Montage resort,...