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  • Mailbag: Those who want open spaces can pay for it

    In short, if you want additional "open spaces," pay for it yourselves and stop trying to loot it from others in the form of a vote in which you hide behind ("Group seeks open spaces," April 22). Regarding the use of a poll to support this drive, I, as...
  • 'Twin Tower' beams arrive

    Three days after the reported death of Osama bin Laden, who orchestrated and financed the 9/11 attack on the United States, two metal beams salvaged from the destroyed World Trade Center arrived in Laguna Beach. City Arts Manager Siân Poeschl announced...
  • Community Commentary: Wyland only wanted money for education efforts

    We all know about crab mentality. You put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, and when one tries to escape the others, they try to pull it down, rather than allowing it to get free. When Wyland, the famous environmental artist, lent one of his signature...
  • Our Laguna: Learning some stats in traffic school

    While everyone else in Laguna was bathing in sunshine Sunday, I spent eight hours in a windowless room doing penance for getting my first moving violation. In order to have the violation expunged from a heretofore pristine driving record, I was attending...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Laguna Presbyterian Church invites the public to drop by the sanctuary between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Fridays to pray, meditate and enjoy the peace and quiet with God at 415 Forest Ave. For more information, call (949) 494-7555....
  • Council extends BID for another year

    Laguna's hotels and motels will pour more than $1.33 million into the city's pool of art-related institutions, programs and organizations in the 2011-12 fiscal year. The City Council on Tuesday extended the Business Improvement District for another year,...
  • Mailbag: Open Space Initiative doesn't compute

    Promoters of the Open Space Initiative for Laguna Beach claim the $20 million it raises by imposing additional taxes on every property owner will fund the acquisition of 550 acres of open space. This claim is patently false. Most of the land in question...
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested

    Bank robbery suspect arrested
    A Laguna Beach parolee was taken into custody Tuesday morning in connection with the U.S. Bank robbery the day before, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Bill Wright Wells, 22, was arrested with two charges of bank robbery. He was...
  • Paddleout honors local diver, architect

    A paddleout and services were held Thursday to remember a San Clemente man who died after diving off Laguna's Picnic Beach on May 27. Andrew Brislen, 40, was found tangled in a kelp bed about 200 yards offshore. Michelle Brislen, his widow, organized...
  • Mailbag: Health issues force rent hike

    In the interest of publishing correct information, may I draw your attention to an article ["Gallery to close doors," Coastline Pilot, April 8] in which it was stated, "Esther Wells Collection owner says a 38% rent increase was too much to stay open."...
  • Hansen: How to survive Laguna tourists

    It is that singular, frenetic time of year, right before the summer tourists, when Laguna Beach residents resemble squirrels stocking up for winter. We are excited for summer on the one hand, yet we are bracing ourselves for the onslaught. We freely...
  • Breakers open season at No. 1

    The CIF Southern Section office released its preseason rankings for boys' water polo and girls' volleyball Monday. Defending-champion Laguna was voted the top-rated team in Division 3 boys' water polo heading into the 2011 season and the girls' volleyball...