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February 4, 2005
Barbara Diamond Mid-Laguna residents are hoping city officials will help them iron out a parking crunch in their area that has caused residents and businesses to compete for scarce parking spots. City officials met Jan. 25 with residents and business representatives to begin a collaborative effort to resolve residential street parking problems in the area between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon from South Coast Highway to Temple Terrace. Some in the business community believe a parking structure is the best way to resolve the issues.
LOCAL
By Jack Camp | December 29, 2008
How will the residents in the flatlanders village area of Laguna Beach do without Mr. Lee, the owner of the Laguna Shoe Repair for the past 20 years? Mr. Lee is retiring Dec. 31. Mr. Lee can fix anything, not just shoes. You could walk into his shop at the Hobbit Shops Mall on the corner of Glenneyre and Calliope Streets and see old vacuum cleaners, malt mixers, espresso machines, lawn mowers, and any other appliance with a small motor. He can also fix suitcases and floor lamps.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 8, 2007
Midtown residents will decide in the spring whether to test a preferential parking program in their neighborhood next summer. The City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday on proposals for a three-month test of limiting nighttime parking on midtown neighborhood streets to residents with permits and their guests, which included dipping into the city’s parking fund to hire a part-time employee to plan and manage the test and related costs....
NEWS
March 11, 2005
Barbara Diamond Several proposals have surfaced in the city-sponsored effort to find a way to accommodate the parking needs of residents and businesses. Neighborhood parking problems drove residents of the areas bordering South Coast Highway between Thalia and Ruby streets to form the Flatlanders Neighborhood Assn. to lobby for assistance from the city. A series of workshops, sponsored by the City Council, is being held to seek solutions to the problems Flatlanders blame on businesses that do not provide free parking for their employees.
NEWS
By Rik Lawrence | November 24, 2006
Thanks for your "permit parking" article. Even though it was filled with flaws, it's important that the public be properly and fully informed on this issue. And to date that has not happened. It is something that will not go away and die. The very word "preferential" has been thrown around like a clumsy football pass. So has "quality of life." Certainly your statement that Laguna has only one such area is flat-out wrong and misleading. You must know (or should know)
NEWS
August 5, 2005
Cindy Frazier The bagging of some 200 parking meters along Glenneyre Street and Coast Highway between Thalia and Diamond Streets to decommission parking meters and to let people to park for an unlimited time for free has not been without its glitches. The 60-day program, which is costing the city $35,000, is designed to determine who has been parking on residential streets in the area, adding to traffic congestion and reducing parking for residents.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Barbara Diamond Divide and conquer. The City Council separated neighborhood parking concerns from the proposed Parking Shack project Tuesday night and came up with a winner. "There's no doubt that progress was made on the recognition of parking problems, not only in our neighborhood, but in the others behind South Coast Highway from Thalia Street to Diamond Street," said Tom Girvin, president of the Flatlanders Neighborhood Assn. The Flatlanders had fought tooth and nail against the proposed rehabilitation and remodel of the Pottery Shack, based on the impact it would have on neighborhood parking.
NEWS
February 17, 2006
It took six months of work and $35,000 for the city to learn that if you give visitors and employees free, convenient parking next to businesses, they will park there instead of in front of homes. Duh! Residents of the busy south-of-downtown mid-section of Laguna Beach have complained for years about outside folks clogging their neighborhoods with vehicles. The area is metered along the commercial strip, so people hunting for free or long-term spots turn into neighborhood streets.
NEWS
November 30, 2007
A plateful of thanks for dinner in the park On behalf of the more than 400 people who enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving potluck in Bluebird Park last week, a heaping plateful of thanks to the dozens of volunteers who showed up to help us make the meal happen. As usual, many of these volunteers come from surrounding communities stay to share the meal with us and leave before we can say thanks. And to the dozens of people who brought or dropped off the turkeys, pies, drinks and all the trimmings, we can only say: They were delicious!
NEWS
October 8, 2004
Tom Girvin The League of Women Voters held an election festival Saturday at Laguna Beach High School that included representatives of many local organizations, and most importantly, included a candidates forum, one of the first such forums of this election period. The forum included the three candidates for City Council, Wayne Baglin, Mayor Cheryl Kinsman and Jane Egly. Although this was the first, it was felt by some that the attendance was less than one would expect and brings up the threat of public.
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By Jack Camp | December 29, 2008
How will the residents in the flatlanders village area of Laguna Beach do without Mr. Lee, the owner of the Laguna Shoe Repair for the past 20 years? Mr. Lee is retiring Dec. 31. Mr. Lee can fix anything, not just shoes. You could walk into his shop at the Hobbit Shops Mall on the corner of Glenneyre and Calliope Streets and see old vacuum cleaners, malt mixers, espresso machines, lawn mowers, and any other appliance with a small motor. He can also fix suitcases and floor lamps.
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By Barbara Diamond | November 8, 2007
Midtown residents will decide in the spring whether to test a preferential parking program in their neighborhood next summer. The City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday on proposals for a three-month test of limiting nighttime parking on midtown neighborhood streets to residents with permits and their guests, which included dipping into the city’s parking fund to hire a part-time employee to plan and manage the test and related costs....
NEWS
February 4, 2005
Barbara Diamond Mid-Laguna residents are hoping city officials will help them iron out a parking crunch in their area that has caused residents and businesses to compete for scarce parking spots. City officials met Jan. 25 with residents and business representatives to begin a collaborative effort to resolve residential street parking problems in the area between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon from South Coast Highway to Temple Terrace. Some in the business community believe a parking structure is the best way to resolve the issues.
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