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Village Matters: Harvesting Common Purpose

Village Matters: Harvesting Common Purpose

It could seem puzzling that at the low price end of the culinary spectrum we can go to a buffet and have unlimited plates of whatever items we choose, but at the higher price point we may be served only a small exquisitely arranged exhibit of tiny bits. Is it a match between quantity and […]

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Village Matters: Who Started This Anyway?

Village Matters: Who Started This Anyway?

It’s complicated, but South Laguna has lost its power to vote on the running of the water district that the community established in the 1930s. Way back in 1910 when the Egan family homesteaded 40 acres where West Street and Paso del Sur is now, they managed to get water from a spring back up […]

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Citizens Needed to Serve on City Committees

Citizens Needed to Serve on City Committees

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for three people on the South Laguna Water & Sewer Advisory Committee as well as four people interested in serving on the Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee. The water and sewer committee is comprised of two board members from South Coast Water District, two councilmembers, the city manager, the district’s general manager […]

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Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Outdoor Art Classes in South Laguna Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering nature-themed art classes at two outdoor locations in south Laguna this week. Watercolors on the Beach will be held at Treasure Island Park on Sunday, May 13, 10-11:30 a.m. A docent from Laguna Ocean Foundation will introduce live anemones, sea stars and […]

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Repairs Require a Gift of Dirt Below Ground

Repairs Require a Gift of Dirt Below Ground

The water district in South Laguna needs five feet of land below ground to repair a sewage tunnel buried in the ocean bluffs, but some ocean-side property owners aren’t showing signs of cooperating. Instead, last week South Coast Water District exercised eminent domain, where government can seize private property, on the first seven of 30 […]

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Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

The Gallery of Wearable Art, a defunct 10-year Laguna Beach shop, returns to its former roots to participate in the OC Philharmonic House of Design boutique, opening this week through May 21 in a hilltop South Laguna home. To tour the design house and meet designers, catch a free shuttle from  34111 Selva Rd., in […]

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Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

Happy Returns for Design House’s Boutique Seller

The Gallery of Wearable Art, a defunct 10-year Laguna Beach shop, returns to its former roots to participate in the OC Philharmonic House of Design boutique, opening this week through May 21 in a hilltop South Laguna home. To tour the design house and meet designers, catch a free shuttle from  34111 Selva Rd., in […]

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Hot Dish

Hot Dish

Comfort Food is Anything But Common   At 6’1” and brandishing tattoos beneath his shirt-sleeves, Chef Ryan Adams’ appearance suggests a ruffian, ex-prison inmate. On closer inspection, though, each artistic piece of ink signifies Adams’ passion for all matters culinary. Beneath the intimidating façade resides a gentle spirit and culinary savant. Adams and trusty sidekick […]

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Guest Column

Guest Column

Let’s Make Progress By Michael Beanan Every day each of us contributes to a sewage system serving 232,000 residents from Emerald Bay and Laguna Beach to the Dana Point Headlands plus another half dozen inland cities. Annually, 3.9 million visitors add their contributions. The Aliso Ocean Outfall, operating since Oct. 1 on an expired permit, discharges […]

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Guest Opinion: Preservation of ‘Dog House’ is Unjustified

Guest Opinion: Preservation of ‘Dog House’ is Unjustified

  By Thomas Slattery   This letter was addressed to the City Council   As the designated unpaid member of the South Laguna Water and Sewer Advisory Committee, serving at the Council’s pleasure for over seven years, I have serious issues and concerns regarding the process that has brought this appeal forward.   As you […]

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Fired Up Over Archaic Tattoo Policy

Fired Up Over Archaic Tattoo Policy

Editor,   Recently, I was shopping at Albertson’s in South Laguna near my home when I ran into one of our local firemen. He was doing his daily shopping as well, putting together something tasty for the other guys to eat no doubt. I struck up a conversation with the young man, and he was […]

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1928 Cottage Spared for Now

1928 Cottage Spared for Now

South Coast Water District intends to appeal a prohibition against the demolition of a 1928 beach house deemed “unsalvageable” by city staff. The water district has 14 days to appeal the Aug. 14 decision by the city’s Design Review Board to preserve 400-square-feet of the original house on S. Coast Highway and Fourth Street. “We […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Down to Earth In May of 1971 I had just graduated with a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan.  I made my way west in the white 1964 Ford Fairlane my dad had given me to take to graduate school. He was happy to be rid of it because it was gutless […]

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Old House in Jeopardy for 100-year Pipeline

Old House in Jeopardy for 100-year Pipeline

A long empty house may get demolished to make way for a private tunnel to the beach for workers to access a sewage pipeline as a first step in a $50-million, six-year sewer renovation project expected to start by next September.  South Coast Water District asked for city approval this week to bulldoze the 1928 […]

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Unusual Hoard Reset in a New Home

Unusual Hoard Reset in a New Home

Large blue San Onofre Breccia boulders were installed last week in South Laguna’s community garden, giving added permanence to the plot-filled corner and creating an informal memorial to longtime resident Frank Keneley. His widow, Hilde, donated some of the indigenous slabs her husband kept for five decades, said Ann Christoph, one of the garden’s founders. […]