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Surely a Compromise Exists

Surely a Compromise Exists

I am writing to you regarding the proposed Longi live/work project in Laguna Canyon.  I am appealing to you today as a Laguna Beach real estate professional, a board member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and as a passionate admirer of all things beautiful about Laguna Beach. I have been following the progression of the […]

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Large Development Will Mar Laguna’s Gateway

Large Development Will Mar Laguna’s Gateway

I am writing in opposition to the proposed artist live work building in Laguna Canyon. I support the arts and embrace the history of Laguna being an artist’s colony. However, the true village entrance to our beautiful city is Laguna Canyon and the proposed Longi development is a monstrosity at 36 feet high. This building will destroy the rural […]

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Concern Over Canyon Development

Concern Over Canyon Development

Editor, My name is Andrew Cmiel and I am a long term resident of the Laguna Beach area, I am also president of a local club Friends of Laguna Canyon, with a membership of over 200. Our club’s primary interest is to enjoy the beauties of Laguna Canyon, engage in hikes, nature walks and other […]

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Eight Affordable Units Isn’t Worth the Loss of Character

Eight Affordable Units Isn’t Worth the Loss of Character

Editor, This letter addresses the artist live-work project proposed in Laguna Canyon that will be coming before the City Council soon. I have asked each Council member to consider having the developer scale back the project to the 12-unit concept that was originally proposed to the neighborhood two years ago. It would be wonderful to have an […]

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Alarmed by a Potential Precedent

Alarmed by a Potential Precedent

Editor: Who is in favor of a Walmart-like structure, 36 feet tall, 250 feet long, with over 30,000 square feet of live/work space, set back 45 square feet from Laguna Canyon Road, which blocks the views of hillsides and ridge lines, obscuring our rural scenic highway? Who supports this proposed “flood gate,” which has fostered […]

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Alive Again

Alive Again

It is nearly 7 p.m. You are at home minding your own business when there is a knock at the door. You stroll down the hall alongside thoughtfully placed family pictures. The grandparents, school photos etc. You smile slightly as you always do while passing them. Cheerfully you open the door to greet your unexpected […]

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Obituary

Obituary

Barbara Painter 1934-2014 Laguna Beach icon and longtime resident Barbara Northam Painter passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014, with family and friends. She was born on Dec. 9, 1934, to Charles and Arline Baker in Albany, N.Y. Barbara was raised in Pelham Manor, N.Y., as a young child. She moved to Pasadena and attended […]

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Whale of a Ship Surfaces

Whale of a Ship Surfaces

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy An ominous U.S. Navy warship cruising less than two miles offshore south Orange County’s coastline this past Sunday caught the attention of anyone with a view of the sea between Laguna Beach’s Main Beach and Dana Point’s harbor. The crew of the impressive U.S.S. Coronado, a 419-foot trimaran designed […]

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Hopes of Preservationists Dashed

Hopes of Preservationists Dashed

Coastal Panel Approves Live-Work Law By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy In two matters involving Laguna Beach, the Coastal Commission approved revisions that govern a controversial artists’ work/live plan in Laguna Canyon and demolition of a historical house known as Stonehenge whose architectural integrity had been compromised by lax code enforcement. In both cases Laguna […]

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Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will present his ideas about the town and the future. Refreshments will […]

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Liane Schuller, right, who has worked in Laguna Beach’s community development department for more than 24 years and as the zoning administrator since 2004, received a beachside send-off last week. Joining the retirement bash was Ken Frank, the former city manager.       Photo courtesy of Margaret Brown.

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Incensed by a Comparison

Incensed by a Comparison

Editor, Re: “Victims of View Abuse” letter on March 7. How dare Mike Rybah compare losing your view to being raped! That is the most offensive comparison I have heard in a long time. I understand views are important to Laguna Beach residents, and maybe being fortunate enough to live in paradise leads some people […]

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Treasures Need Protecting

Treasures Need Protecting

Editor, Interesting article in the Indy on undergrounding and how it will improve safety in some cases. Yes utility poles and lines do block the views or spoil the views of Laguna’s unique and wonderful vistas. So undergrounding makes good sense to preserve and protect our precious views and for a lot of other reasons.  […]

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Opposing the Scale of Canyon Project

Opposing the Scale of Canyon Project

Editor, There has been much dialogue in reference to the pros and cons of the Longi-Dornin artist work live project at 20412 and 20432 Laguna Canyon Road. Although the people opposing the project have nothing against the artist work live concept, the majority of us stand together and agree that the structure is too large […]

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Supporter of Canyon Live Work Complex

Supporter of Canyon Live Work Complex

Editor, I am in favor of the Long(i) Live-Work-Create project and would encourage the city council to support this wonderful art studio complex in Laguna. My mother was an artist in the ‘60s in Laguna and studied with some of Laguna’s finest artists of that era. Laguna Beach has always been such a wonderful center […]