Our Laguna: More snippets of the news from 2010

January 13, 2011|By Barbara Diamond
  • Avery Crowl gets into a low tuck position for higher speed on a skate session on Oak Street.
Avery Crowl gets into a low tuck position for higher speed… (Don Leach, Coastline…)

Moving right along — Here's a snapshot of what folks were reading about last summer in the Coastline Pilot, when they weren't grumbling about the weather. Ask anyone — there was no summer, but we did have fireworks on the Fourth of July, thanks to donations from residents and the Laguna Beach business community and fund, all coordinated by the Laguna Board of Realtors.

July 2: Mission Hospital celebrated its first anniversary in Laguna Beach. Monsignor John Urell, a familiar face to communicants of St. Catherine of Siena Church, led the blessing of crosses that were to be installed on the exterior of the hospital tower.

The California Coastal Commission ordered Michael Weiss to remove the storage containers from Aliso Beach, putting a crimp in his plans for a more elaborate eating establishment than a snack bar.

July 10: The council rejected an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the renovation of the Coast Inn proposed by Steven Udvar-Hazy.


A group of Laguna Beach residents announced plans to ask the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee to put the brakes on skateboarding in Laguna. Previous attempts to curb skateboarding had been divisive. The new attempt appeared to be no different.

"In all my years on the PTC, this is by far the most controversial issue we have had before us," said Curt Bartsch, committee chairman.

A 36-year-old man was stabbed on Mountain Road. The attack was not fatal. Police asked for the public's assistance in tracking down the four assailants.

July 16: Toni Iseman was the last of three City Council incumbents to announce her intention to run for reelection. School Board incumbents Ketta Brown, Theresa O'Hare and Betsy Jenkins filed papers for reelection.

Ron Rodecker returned to Laguna as the guest artist at the Sawdust Festival, where his Dragon's Castle was for decades one of the most popular booths on the grounds.

July 23: Residents of Laguna Terrace Park applauded the City Council's tentative approval of the subdivision of Laguna Terrace Park so tenants might eventually be allowed to own the land under their mobile homes. Final approval was pending resolution of the city's approval of a coastal development permit for the subdivision, which was expected to be challenged by the California Coastal Commission, park manager Jim Lawson said.

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