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NO on Measure CC

Editor, Lagunans want to preserve open space so Measure CC sounds like a good idea.  But Measure CC is not needed. Laguna has a local coastal plan that designates undeveloped parcels as “residential hillside”, “open space conservation” or “passive open space” and infers that...

Guards Send a Message to Park Visitors

Editor: The old line that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones should apply to the owner of the luxury home adjacent to Montage who has done his best to alienate and harass locals and visitors for the ‘crime’ of trying to enjoy a public park. Anyone who builds a...

Stephen Esslinger

Laguna Terrace Owner Stephen Esslinger Dies   Stephen W. Esslinger, best known locally as the owner of the Laguna Terrace Mobile Home Park developed by his grandfather, died Saturday, March 24, after battling illness for years. He was 49. Esslinger was also well known in San...

Farewell but Stay Tuned

As his final gesture, Boyce Belt, outgoing president of the controversy-laden Laguna Terrace Mobile Home Park, sent 15 copies of a five-page packet to the California Coastal Commission questioning why the commission has yet to allow lots at the park to be sold separately. Belt,...

Mobilehome Park Claims Unfair Treatment

Laguna Terrace Mobilehome Park filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission for the second time this year, claiming “disingenuous duplicity” over a boundary dispute. The legal action’s intent is to inhibit Coastal Commission interference in the long-planned sale of...

Court Sanctions Rockledge Development

After two years of discord between beach-front neighbors, Mark Towfiq says he sleeps better at night now, knowing that the rumble of bulldozers can be heard every morning at the property he owns above Rockledge Beach. Last week, the county Superior Court ruled in favor of Towfiq...

Despite Setbacks, Aliso Beach Café Reopens

Gearing up to take advantage of potential spring break crowds, Michael Weiss plans today to reopen Aliso Beach’s Sands Café, the only food and beverage concession at the county’s second most popular beach. Weiss’s plan to cash in on the exclusive 10-year concession was not as...

Ringing in Environmental Victories

Editor, Great News for Laguna’s Greenbelt; more land is donated for open space (“ Contested Tract Dedicated for Public Use,” Dec. 10 edition). 75 acres of Hobo Aliso Ridge, aka Driftwood Estates, (and the likely addition of an adjacent 80 acres) is now permanent open space...

Lifeguard HQ OK’d by Coastal Commission

The city’s long-awaited plan to build a $5-million lifeguard headquarters at Main Beach finally got a preliminary go-ahead from the California Coastal Commission after putting the entire bottom floor underground and reducing its above-ground footprint. The City Council Tuesday...
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