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  • 2011 In Review: Skateboarding debate rolls through City Council

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following were chosen by the Coastline Pilot staff as the most important news stories of the past year in Laguna Beach. * After six months of sometimes raucous commentary, both pro and con, in the last half of 2010 the City Council in...
  • From Canyon To Cove: The view from the newsroom in 2012

    From disaster planning to politicking and the economy, there will be no lack of issues to watch in 2012 in Laguna Beach. It will be a robust political season in this presidential election year, when city voters will decide whether to tax property...
  • Our Laguna: Recalling the last half of 2011

    As promised: The last half of 2011, culled from the pages of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. July 8: The Laguna Beach County Water District announced that some fees would be raised due to the development of local water supplies, capital improvements...
  • Editorial: Libraries walk a tightrope on porn

    When a homeless man was accused of fondling himself in the Laguna Beach Public Library, the ensuing outcry was less about the alleged behavior than about the pornography the man was viewing on the Internet at the time. Some people had never realized...
  • Mailbag: Sustainability is key for an uncertain future

    The start of the new year is a good time to consider where our energies as a city should be focused. Most people agree that public safety is one of the top priorities. Having laws, fire and police are, of course, tent poles. But long-term safety requires...
  • Karger happy with primary results

    Karger happy with primary results
    Fred Karger came home to Laguna Beach this week after accomplishing his mission in the New Hampshire presidential primary: beating one of the major candidates who has campaigned against same-sex marriage rights. Then it's on to Michigan, after a week...
  • Mailbag: Vote on facts and ignore dirty tactics

    Some people generally accept dirty tactics as part of the political process. Others even believe the most unscrupulous candidate wins. They engage in ugliness because they enjoy the game. Others use the process to lash out for personal reasons, and a...
  • Whalen joins council race

     Whalen joins council race
    Planning Commissioner Robert J. Whalen has announced his candidacy for City Council. "I am excited by the opportunity to run for City Council and believe that my community volunteer work, my career as a public finance lawyer, and my prior experience as a...
  • City finances better than expected

    The city has more money to spend and bank than expected this fiscal year. City Manager John Pietig reported on Tuesday good news and not-so-good news in the annual mid-year budget update to the City Council, but the bottom line was a $3-million windfall....
  • Bus service to Susi Q approved

    City buses will soon make a trial run to the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Senior Center. The City Council voted Tuesday to conduct a one-year pilot program with a bus drop-off at the Third Street facilities. Seniors have lobbied for the service, which...
  • Briefly In Neighbors

    Hobby Lobby coming to Laguna Niguel Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby is moving into Laguna Niguel. The chain's new location will be on Alicia Parkway between Pacific Park Drive and Avila Road in the Marketplace at Laguna Niguel shopping center,...
  • A wall of 'wonder'

    A wall of 'wonder'
    It's been nearly a year since the vibrant Laguna College of Art & Design mural along Laguna Canyon Road was painted gray by the building's tenant. Since then, LCAD mural instructor Mia Tavanotti has been hard at work, brainstorming and creating the Power...