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February 6, 2004
JAMES PRIBRAM Here's a good story for you to enjoy at the expense of my mother's friends. Once a month my mom and her friends gather at the house for an intense game of bridge. I'm serious, bridge, not black jack, bridge -- and boy does it get intensely competitive. The ladies are focused, they talk manicures, dresses, recipes, gardening secrets, facials ... and it goes on for hours. They have fresh tea and crumpets -- bite size sandwiches. This is a big day for the ladies to sit back and enjoy a good game of bridge.
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By James Pribram | March 27, 2009
In the late ’90s, in the parking debacle of the Pribram household, three of my mom’s friends were ticketed in the driveway while playing in a heated bridge game. Actually it wasn’t the late ’90s — I just thought that sounded good. It was more like five years ago. I’m sure my mom will argue that. And I know what you’re thinking — women drivers, they probably parked halfway in the street to deserve such tickets. But no, they were all just parked in the driveway.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
SHERWOOD KIRALY We haven't got a frontyard, but we do have one of those interlocking brick-mosaic driveways. It looked great when we moved in. In fact, since the house interior wasn't that impressive, the driveway was our showpiece. We liked to keep our guests out front as long as possible. Over the years it's held up pretty well; it gets oil stains on it now and then but I get rid of those with a few applications of Goo Gone. Goo Gone uses citrus power to dissolve the toughest stains.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 10, 2009
Three cottages moved from Third Street and stored at Big Bend may be relocated to a privately owned, adjacent vacant property. The relocation is subject to approval of property owner Paul Gonzales’ proposal to incorporate the cottages into an artist live/work project he is developing for his Laguna Canyon properties, which include the former Berkeley Teleconics. “He does not have an approval of his project, and I still have some reservations,” City Manager Ken Frank said during the Sept.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
A 77-year old Laguna Beach woman suffered a fractured elbow after the car she was driving launched into the air and landed on its side Sunday along Laguna Canyon Road, police said. Officers rescued Efy Shirazi from the Toyota Camry, which had slid to a stop at 4:47 p.m. in a commercial driveway at 2975 Laguna Canyon Road., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Paramedics took Shirazi, who was the only one in the car at the time of the crash, to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for overnight observation, Callus said.
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By Beth Kruger | January 16, 2012
I don't know why Skyline Drive has become the skateboarding interstate in the last few weeks, but it is out of control. Skyline is known for large blind curves, a steep downhill, but it is also notorious for many work trucks and homeowners' cars parked on the sides, which limits a lot of Skyline to just one lane at any given time. Take that into the equation with cars, cyclists and now the hordes of skateboarders, we are in for some serious problems. I am not opposed to these kids being able to skateboard, but it has become so dangerous to drive up and down Skyline that I am fearful every time I leave my driveway.
NEWS
February 7, 2003
Having been banned for years, the city is planning to take a serious stance against leaf blowers. What are we supposed to do now? Can't wash the driveway clean; can't use a leaf blower. Must we sweep? Really? Well, OK, but it takes a lot of effort to get out there and rake, bag, sweep and bag some more, and it just doesn't look as nice as a newly washed driveway. Not to mention the dust. OK, let's mention the dust. Sure, leaf blowers are even more guilty than dry sweeping, but oh, on those hot dry days, a nice drenching would go so far in keeping the allergies at bay. Yes, we're allowed some water use as long as it doesn't enter the public right of way, but that just isn't the same as a satisfying saturation.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
Two Porsches were taken within the last two months from residential areas, including one from a driveway, in the last two months, Laguna Beach police said in a news release. Police consider the thefts "unusual because they are both late 1990s models, which were alarmed and parked on residential streets," Capt. Jason Kravetz said in the release. Owners left the cars outside their houses and found them missing the following morning. The first theft occurred June 6, when a 1996 Porsche (911 model)
NEWS
By: Barbara Diamond | September 9, 2005
City officials pitched safety as the main reason to discourage street and driveway grades in excess of 12%. The City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to approve a Local Coastal Plan amendment requesting California Coastal Commission certification and to adopt an ordinance amendment. "In effect, this makes undeveloped hillsides de facto open space," property owner Paul Alione said. City Manager Ken Frank said the ordinance affects only driveways on buildable lots and does not alter the status of a legal building site.
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September 18, 2013
A 77-year old Laguna Beach woman suffered a fractured elbow after the car she was driving launched into the air and landed on its side Sunday along Laguna Canyon Road, police said. Officers rescued Efy Shirazi from the Toyota Camry, which had slid to a stop at 4:47 p.m. in a commercial driveway at 2975 Laguna Canyon Road., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Paramedics took Shirazi, who was the only one in the car at the time of the crash, to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for overnight observation, Callus said.
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NEWS
August 2, 2013
Two Porsches were taken within the last two months from residential areas, including one from a driveway, in the last two months, Laguna Beach police said in a news release. Police consider the thefts "unusual because they are both late 1990s models, which were alarmed and parked on residential streets," Capt. Jason Kravetz said in the release. Owners left the cars outside their houses and found them missing the following morning. The first theft occurred June 6, when a 1996 Porsche (911 model)
NEWS
By Beth Kruger | January 16, 2012
I don't know why Skyline Drive has become the skateboarding interstate in the last few weeks, but it is out of control. Skyline is known for large blind curves, a steep downhill, but it is also notorious for many work trucks and homeowners' cars parked on the sides, which limits a lot of Skyline to just one lane at any given time. Take that into the equation with cars, cyclists and now the hordes of skateboarders, we are in for some serious problems. I am not opposed to these kids being able to skateboard, but it has become so dangerous to drive up and down Skyline that I am fearful every time I leave my driveway.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 15, 2009
Three cottages moved from Third Street and stored at Big Bend may be relocated to a privately owned, adjacent vacant property. The relocation is subject to approval of property owner Paul Gonzales’ proposal to incorporate the cottages into an artist live/work project he is developing for his Laguna Canyon properties, which include the former Berkeley Teleconics. “He does not have an approval of his project, and I still have some reservations,” City Manager Ken Frank said during the Sept.
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By James Pribram | March 27, 2009
In the late ’90s, in the parking debacle of the Pribram household, three of my mom’s friends were ticketed in the driveway while playing in a heated bridge game. Actually it wasn’t the late ’90s — I just thought that sounded good. It was more like five years ago. I’m sure my mom will argue that. And I know what you’re thinking — women drivers, they probably parked halfway in the street to deserve such tickets. But no, they were all just parked in the driveway.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | September 9, 2008
A 24-year-old Aliso Viejo man who was found dead outside the emergency room at South Coast Medical Center last week may have died from a drug overdose at a nearby location and was left at the ER by an acquaintance, according to Laguna Beach police Russell Reeves was found dead at 4:12 a.m. Sept. 3 by a Laguna Beach police officer patrolling the South Laguna hospital complex, according to Sgt. Jason Kravetz. “The officer drove past the emergency room area, and came upon a body, which was inside the parking lot area,” Kravetz said.
NEWS
By: Barbara Diamond | September 9, 2005
City officials pitched safety as the main reason to discourage street and driveway grades in excess of 12%. The City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to approve a Local Coastal Plan amendment requesting California Coastal Commission certification and to adopt an ordinance amendment. "In effect, this makes undeveloped hillsides de facto open space," property owner Paul Alione said. City Manager Ken Frank said the ordinance affects only driveways on buildable lots and does not alter the status of a legal building site.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
SHERWOOD KIRALY We haven't got a frontyard, but we do have one of those interlocking brick-mosaic driveways. It looked great when we moved in. In fact, since the house interior wasn't that impressive, the driveway was our showpiece. We liked to keep our guests out front as long as possible. Over the years it's held up pretty well; it gets oil stains on it now and then but I get rid of those with a few applications of Goo Gone. Goo Gone uses citrus power to dissolve the toughest stains.
NEWS
February 6, 2004
JAMES PRIBRAM Here's a good story for you to enjoy at the expense of my mother's friends. Once a month my mom and her friends gather at the house for an intense game of bridge. I'm serious, bridge, not black jack, bridge -- and boy does it get intensely competitive. The ladies are focused, they talk manicures, dresses, recipes, gardening secrets, facials ... and it goes on for hours. They have fresh tea and crumpets -- bite size sandwiches. This is a big day for the ladies to sit back and enjoy a good game of bridge.
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