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Pearson Will Not Seek Re-Election

Pearson Will Not Seek Re-Election

After 12 consecutive years on Laguna Beach’s City Council, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson says she will not seek a fourth term, due to the demands of a new job, and looks forward to being a “normal” person with fewer demands on her evenings and time for her dogs, the gym and movies. When Pearson was interviewed […]

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In Appreciation

In Appreciation

It’s that time of the year when our graduating high school seniors anxiously await news of acceptance to the college they have their heart set on. There are also local scholarships to be awarded and panels who are diligently meeting to decide who the recipient’s will be this year. My youngest daughter, Sara, was lucky […]

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Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Visitors to the first Himalayan Festival held in Southern California will have a chance to experience a sampling of culture from four different Asian countries over two days while in Laguna Beach. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, will experience an influx of Tibetans, Nepalese, Bhutanese […]

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Council on the Menu for Cafe Owner

Council on the Menu for Cafe Owner

Jon Madison, owner of Laguna Beach’s Madison Square and Garden Café and a longtime member of the city’s Heritage Committee, last week confirmed rumors of his candidacy by declaring his intention to run for City Council. Two other challengers so far are also vying for the three seats that will be up for grabs in […]

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Laguna's Mayor Will Not Seek Fourth Term

Laguna’s Mayor Will Not Seek Fourth Term

Mayor Elizabeth Pearson officially announced Friday, April 4, that she will not seek a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council in November, because of job demands. She is president and chief executive of the Pacific Chorale, which is the resident choir of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She said that when she interviewed for […]

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Buying In to a Commute Without Keys

Buying In to a Commute Without Keys

Ideas on how to induce more people to use Laguna Beach’s $2.2 million public transit system as a way to tame downtown congestion grabbed the limelight at a public workshop on Monday. About 60 residents showed up at the Susi Q Center to offer feedback following an analysis of Laguna’s buses, summer trolleys, taxi voucher […]

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To-Do List for Transit Consultants

To-Do List for Transit Consultants

Editor On Feb. 10, I attended the transit meeting sponsored by the consulting firm hired by Laguna Beach to address the lack of ridership on our buses, traffic and parking problems. Though I appreciate that the public was invited to give its input, the whole meeting seemed like a complete waste of time. No one […]

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Park Noise Concerns Ignored

Park Noise Concerns Ignored

Editor, It’s amazing what this City Council and City Hall are doing. The council claims they are waiting for community input before voting on letting the Boys & Girls Club completely take over the meeting room at the south end of Lang Park’s community building and partially take over the “gym,” and yet expensive improvements have been […]

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Is Density Everything?

Is Density Everything?

Editor, If most artists can’t afford to rent, what is the criteria for getting on the list to rent the remaining 22 units not available to low income. It’s de ja vu when an older neighborhood with a specific plan is given the status of being the last resolve for a overly dense artist live/work […]

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New Coaches Hope to Build on Past Success

New Coaches Hope to Build on Past Success

Laguna Beach High welcomes two new faces to its head coaching ranks this fall, as Lance Stewart and Mike Churchill, two of the school’s most successful coaches, stepped down from their respective programs following last season. After a 21-4-1 record, an Orange Coast league title, and back-to-back CIF final four appearances over the past two […]

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Festival Renews Support for Gallery Q

Festival Renews Support for Gallery Q

A $2,000 grant from Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts Foundation will support the annual art exhibitions at Gallery Q, the fifth year of foundation support for The Susi Q Senior Center program. Gallery Q now holds up to six exhibitions a year featuring artwork from seniors and others as well as participants in Susi Q […]

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Laguna Beach Seniors Award First Scholarship

Laguna Beach Seniors Award First Scholarship

Laguna Beach Seniors’ first annual college scholarship award was granted to Laguna Beach High School graduate Dylan Bush. Made possible by revenues from Table Top Treasures, the LBSI grant totaled $1,000 and was awarded to Dylan at last month’s Honors Convocation. Table Top Treasures is the brainchild of former LBS president Skipper Lynn and has […]

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Student Musicians Put It All Together

Student Musicians Put It All Together

Singers and jazz musicians from Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School are putting their talents together in the first-ever combined spring concert in the Artists’ Theatre, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. A celebration of the great variety and shared heritage of American popular songs and jazz standards, the joint program includes spirituals, show […]

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Unpacking Tools to Build Affordable Housing

Unpacking Tools to Build Affordable Housing

When Laguna Beach resident Bette Anderson’s husband Ken suffered a severe stroke in 2009, his convalescence involved months in nursing care in San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Woods as well as a stint at home requiring 24-hour help. For the months her husband, in his 80s, was in the nursing homes, Anderson made the daily […]

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LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

The Laguna Beach High School Alumni Association is inviting alumni from all classes to their annual all class picnic Saturday, May 4 at the ocean front picnic tables of Heisler Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Class of 1953 is kicking off their reunion weekend at the picnic. The alumni association’s missions are to […]