In a happy — and stunningly unanimous — vote, the Coastal Commission last week agreed to hold a separate hearing to discuss an appeal against a controversial proposed project relating to the locally well-known Ben Brown's at Aliso Creek, now called The Ranch at Laguna Beach.
Last week, one of our favorite shoppers at the Laguna Food Pantry reappeared after being gone for quite a while. When I asked where he'd been, he said that he had found a little part-time work.
The future of the historic sewer digester tower on Laguna Canyon Road will be under discussion at the Village Entrance workshop Wednesday.
I thought Verizon and Whole Foods Market were planning to convert their shared parking lot into a drive-in theater and fill the former seating area with sand and a merry-go-round.
I have lived in the Top of the World area for 35 years. One of the most traumatic events of my life is when I had to evacuate my home during the devastating 1993 fire. That event left me psychologically scarred and hyper-aware of the possibility of something like that happening again.
Let's create a new way of thinking about Laguna Canyon's entry, its safety and beauty. Imagine more green, more safety and continuous flow without sacrificing either. Here are some attainable solutions and wonderful examples of putting need and inspiration into reality.
The Laguna Beach City Council will consider the latest draft of the view ordinance on Thursday.
I found David Peck's letter, "Let fight for shelter be as successful as first go-round," (May 16) intriguing. Peck recalled the uproar over the initial site proposed for Laguna's now 25-year-old Friendship Shelter.
The controversy over the proposed homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon carries me back to a similar situation more than 25 years ago, when Friendship Shelter first got started.
Traffic conditions in Laguna Canyon are unpredictable, as those who travel it daily know all too well.
A recent letter in a local paper argues against permanent supportive housing by comparing Laguna to nearby cities.
Re. "Plan for destitute draws crowd," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have...
As the Coastline Pilot has written, a two-story building that would house the chronically homeless on a permanent basis is being proposed for Laguna Canyon ("Homeless housing proposed for canyon," March 28):
I know many hearts are broken over the loss of Laguna College of Art + Design student Nina Fitzpatrick, a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in a crosswalk. But sympathy, while heartfelt, is little consolation for her friends and family.
Guess what's back? Measles. Really.
Sometime ago I attended a City Council meeting to draw attention to a lighting issue.