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View Ordinance Is Expensive to Enforce

View Ordinance Is Expensive to Enforce

  Editor, In my opinion, the main problem with the proposed view preservation ordinance is the high cost associated with trying to enforce it.  I believe a much simpler and more enforceable method would be to enact one stating that no tree may exceed the highest point of the home/structure on the subject property. It […]

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Editor, Just a friendly observation from one who has been driving Coast Highway since the late ‘70s. Did you know that pelicans cruise the bluffs at 35 m.p.h.? True. I have many times kept pace with these graceful birds while driving our Coast Highway. One exception though; they don’t observe stop lights. Tom Berndt, Laguna […]

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 St.Clair to Preside Over Art Star Awards

St.Clair to Preside Over Art Star Awards

Pacific Symphony’s music director and local resident Carl St.Clair will deliver the keynote speech at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 6, at Seven Degrees. The event, the town’s tribute to film Oscars, awards organizations, businesses and individuals who have contributed and shaped the arts and culture in Laguna Beach. In addition, […]

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What a Scentsation

What a Scentsation

Editor, Kudos to Sillia Hatzi and her “Scentsational” Garden talk!  (“Inhaling a Scentsational Garden”) Very educational, learned about all sorts of wonderful scented plants and flowers.  Loved the seed packets souvenirs. I encourage all of Laguna to stop by the South Laguna Community Garden, at Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way.  It’s a scentsation! Suzi […]

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Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

The public is invited to a free program on exploring the beauty and benefits of blooming and fragrant plants in a 10 a.m. workshop Saturday, March 22, in the South Laguna Community Garden, Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. Gardener Silia Hatzi uses her own garden plot as an example and shares her knowledge of […]

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Tasting and Toasting the Town

Tasting and Toasting the Town

Celebrate Good Taste, billed by promoters Visit Laguna Beach as a three-day culinary adventure, takes place March 7-9, with prix fixe menus, dinners with food and beverage pairings, and seating at chef’s tables in many Laguna Beach hotels and restaurants. March 7: The Rooftop Lounge at hotel La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Highway, […]

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Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The driver, Ryan Leenerts, 31, of Santa Ana, […]

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New Year’s Eve Lowdown

New Year’s Eve Lowdown

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Choices abound for New Year’s celebrations in and around Laguna Beach this year, including two different Gatsby-themed costume parties, an ‘80s party, and a murder mystery dinner. To make life easier on beleaguered partiers, several venues will be offering shuttle services.  And the Orange County Transportation Authority will […]

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Seeking Solutions to Eliminate Sewer Gas

Seeking Solutions to Eliminate Sewer Gas

Editor, I am writing in regard to the foul smell of sewage around our town.  Lately the smell has been worse and I have noticed it on Glenneyre, Forest Avenue and most especially inside my house early in the morning hours right before I wake up. It is so pungent that it can literally wake […]

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Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

In a matter that has proved extraordinarily divisive to Emerald Bay residents since 2011, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve proposed road improvements at the gated community’s main entry, which do not include a controversial traffic signal as originally envisioned. The Council approved specific design review and coastal development permits for […]

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Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

In a matter that has proved extraordinarily divisive to Emerald Bay residents since 2011, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve proposed road improvements at the gated community’s main entry, which do not include a controversial traffic signal as originally envisioned. The Council approved specific design review and coastal development permits for […]

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Old Phones Build Nepal School

Old Phones Build Nepal School

Several local businesses are accepting donations of discarded cell phones for the benefit of a rural school in Nepal established by Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation and its founder, Rosalind Russell. Laguna Beach collection sites include: Robert McGraw Architects, 305 N. Coast Highway; Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.; Buy Hand boutique, 1570 S.  Coast Highway; […]

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Opponent of Longer Restaurant Hours Speaks Up

Opponent of Longer Restaurant Hours Speaks Up

Editor: Please consider the impact on the public should the Rock ‘n Fish Restaurant’s owners’ requests for the following be approved by the City Council: 1. To extend the hours of live entertainment and dancing Sunday through Wednesday, from 12 a.m. until 1 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 12 a.m. until 1:30 a.m.; 2. To […]

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Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

The public is invited to the Pearl Street District’s first annual holiday celebration,  Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. Merchants welcome visitors with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, carolers and promotional gift cards. Carolers from Neighborhood Congregational Church will sing for the festivities and Laguna Coffee will offer a complementary cup. The 35 businesses mostly located on S. […]

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In Favor of Rabble Rousers

In Favor of Rabble Rousers

Editor, As I read Mr. Hill’s article (“Overkill by Entrance Opposition,” Oct. 4) decrying the misbehavior of the anti-entrance lobby, I could not help but think that their behavior was precipitated by a sense of the threat people are feeling as our personal rights are being eroded both locally and nationally. We read of privacy […]