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Calling for a Referendum

Calling for a Referendum

Editor, The June 11 Council meeting had all the appearance of an honest public forum, but as the meeting progressed it took the shape of a backroom deal that was already made.  Kind of like playing poker when the hand that’s dealt is fixed.  And as you may know about poker hands, three of a […]

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Kudos for a City Service Geared to Locals

Kudos for a City Service Geared to Locals

Editor: In recent years the city has made a few life-changing improvements for residents (free summer trolley service, no left-hand turns from Coast Highway on several streets – both thanks to Councilmember Iseman). The most recent improvement is traffic alerts via text message. I love this service. Four or five times weekly I receive a […]

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Urging Council Members to Proceed

Urging Council Members to Proceed

Editor, Several weeks ago City Council voted to advance the village entrance project.  Council members showed leadership in presenting proposals each having a number of redeeming features.  This coming Tuesday, June 11, the Council will consider actions after nearly 20 years of studies, consultants, debate, and consternation, to determine design, costs, financing and to determine […]

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Police Seek Public’s Aid in Finding Burglary Suspects

Police Seek Public’s Aid in Finding Burglary Suspects

Laguna Beach police released video images Friday of suspects in two separate break-ins of local businesses, including one that occurred the previous night. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspected culprits. More than $8,000 worth of tools and other items were taken in a midnight burglary at Ganahl Lumber, 1765 Laguna Canyon […]

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Patchwork: Mea Culpa

Patchwork: Mea Culpa

by Chris Quilter     To the young man on a skateboard outside my house: I wish to publicly apologize for being a crosspatch. I should not have called you a rude name and shouted at you to put on your helmet. Amazingly, you complied. But that’s not the point. I violated a sacred principle […]

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Amnesty for View Theft

Amnesty for View Theft

Editor, Laguna is a paradox of sorts. A landslide strikes Bluebird Canyon and the city unifies to help. People open their homes, they voluntarily inflict a tax on themselves, and, in the end, numerous homes are rebuilt on an area prone to landslides. Everyone is a hero. On the other hand, the same citizenry plants […]

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Club Rolls Out its Open House

Club Rolls Out its Open House

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inviting tennis, golf and outdoor recreation lovers to try their hand on the club’s greens perched on an ocean bluff in Heisler Park. The club at 455 Cliff Dr. invites newcomers for a free […]

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Last Days for Chateau Relaxo

Last Days for Chateau Relaxo

After what seems like thousands of requests in seemingly as many years, the boarded-up and abandoned house at the south end of 1000 Steps Beach in south Laguna is officially heading south. On Monday, workers were preparing the concrete structure, which once bore a “Chateau Relaxo” sign, for demolition with bulldozers and dump trucks readying […]

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Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Driving Without Distractions or Regrets

Editor, Re: Local Current’s “Blood Alley,” April 19 edition.   Your letter was right on target. All drivers who are not thoughtless and self-absorbed have waited for such an article to be published locally. The insanity begins on Laguna Canyon Road where we all stare in disbelief as the autos go speeding northeast on their […]

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Speaking Up on View Rules

Speaking Up on View Rules

Editor, Re: “Closing in on New View Rules,” April 19 edition. Please: Establish a hierarchy of priorities wherein views are at the top, and trees are nice but definitely less important. Establish an ordinance that is challenge-proof, has teeth, is fair and especially, is enforceable. If there is to be some concession granted for preserving […]

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An Appreciation for Artists, Musicians

An Appreciation for Artists, Musicians

Editor, I would like to thank Billy Fried for his wonderful letter about our local musicians and their impact on Laguna’s cultural and artistic heritage. In our day to day rush to succeed, we too often fail to notice or to honor those that have given so much of themselves for the betterment of our […]

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Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Editor,   I have recently become interested at the process in which our city selects individuals for a committee. For example, let’s take the recently formed “View Equity Committee”.  My understanding is these individuals were hand-selected by our mayor. It appears that they were not asked to fill out applications and explain why they were […]

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Musings on the Coast: Pavlovian Skin

Musings on the Coast: Pavlovian Skin

My friend, Laguna’s blithe spirit January Olds, created her own skincare line January Labs.  She rolled out the line about 18 months ago and now has gained national distribution.  Last summer she gave me several bottles of her product and insisted I prominently display them in my bathroom for immediate use. There they stayed for […]

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LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and career training. Representatives from the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) […]

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Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Friendship Shelter has been saving lives and helping homeless individuals for 25 years and today serves as operators of the only homeless shelter in south Orange County.  To mark its anniversary, the shelter plans a series of events, including a drive for hosts for its signature event, “Friendship Shelter Dinners,” formerly known as “Dinners Across […]