Owner of Landmark Comes Up Short in Popularity Contest

Editor, Thanks for the teaser on the new book about Richard Halliburton. He has always been a very intriguing character to me. The Hangover House has been such a landmark. It’s too bad the biggest jerk in Laguna owns it now. Andy Schoembs, Laguna Beach

Let the Ranch Go On

Editor, I worked at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, which is now The Ranch, when Ms. Brown owned it. It truly is Laguna’s Yosemite and yet it’s just 1300 feet from Aliso Beach and the closest hotel to South Laguna’s international “gay” beach, West...

Bizarre Decisions by City Council

Editor, One of the most bizarre Laguna Beach City Council meetings in history took place April 17 when four city council members voted a stop work order, to take affect April 18 at 7:30 a.m. on a permit issued by the planning department to allow the new owners of the Richard...

Work Frozen on Halliburton’s Historic House

A stop-work order temporarily halted remodeling of an iconic historic Laguna Beach home after questions arose over the project’s approval without review by historic conservation experts. Even though the city’s chief building director confirmed all work underway was being...