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Alzheimer’s Advocates Honor Laguna Cops

Alzheimer’s Advocates Honor Laguna Cops

Over 150 residents from across the county spoke out at a rally last week against Alzheimer’s disease, the fourth-leading cause of death in Orange County, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The rally celebrated local law enforcement officers who took heroic action in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Each of the officers was presented with a piece […]

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Laguna’s Safety Rating Improves

Laguna’s Safety Rating Improves

The town’s risk for potential losses from fire has diminished in the last five years due to stricter building code requirements and enforcement, according to an insurance industry rating service.   In issuing its report card on Laguna Beach, the Insurance Services Office Inc. lowered the town’s classification to 2 from 4, with 10 counted […]

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Debate Continues Over Rockledge Access

Debate Continues Over Rockledge Access

Editor,  Many of you have signed the petition and or seen the posters around town about restoring a public coastal access to Rockledge. It’s the longest stretch of public shoreline in Laguna that doesn’t have a public stairway. Kayakers and paddle boarders can get there easily, but the rest of us have to climb on […]

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Roads Lack Protections for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Roads Lack Protections for Cyclists and Pedestrians

 Editor:   These pedestrian injury accidents occurred over the July 4 holiday period. On July 2, a bicyclist fell while riding the Moulton Meadows unimproved connector trail at Top of the World and required air-rescue. This connector is the same trail the city has been considering for capital improvement for over two years. On July […]

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Marine Protections to Take Effect Oct. 1

Marine Protections to Take Effect Oct. 1

The state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-1 this week to set Oct. 1 the effective date for increased marine protections in Southern California, which will ban fishing along most of Laguna Beach’s coastline the day before recreational lobster diving season begins. Reaction to the decision sparked a mix of action: conservationists are refocusing their […]

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False Start on Skateboarding Rules

False Start on Skateboarding Rules

Laguna’s police chief says a proposal to treat skateboarders like bicyclists in an attempt to rein in fast-charging downhillers conflicts with state laws and must be revised. Since state laws define skateboarders as pedestrians, Police Chief Paul Workman says a draft ordinance on skateboard rules that was scheduled to be heard by the City Council […]

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Democracy with Dispatch

Democracy with Dispatch

Editor,   Just wanted to let you know that the City Council and City Manager responded very quickly to my letter about responsibility for property issues (“Who’s Responsible for Deadbeat Property Owners?” Letters, Oct. 15.) The code enforcement officer went to the property immediately and has filed a code violation against the owner.  I greatly […]

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Democracy with Dispatch

Democracy with Dispatch

Editor,   Just wanted to let you know that the City Council and City Manager responded very quickly to my letter about responsibility for property issues (“Who’s Responsible for Deadbeat Property Owners?” Letters, Oct. 15.) The code enforcement officer went to the property immediately and has filed a code violation against the owner.  I greatly […]

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Enforcing a Slippery Issue

Enforcing a Slippery Issue

As state wildlife officials move closer to finalizing a Southern California coastal protection plan, enforcement has emerged as a significant issue in the debate. The various constituents involved in shaping the boundaries of marine protected areas agree enforcement resources are woefully lacking, and all sides point to enforcement short-comings to bolster their opposing positions. Joy […]