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By James Pribram | December 19, 2008
I remember the good old days, when Santa came to town and put plastic bags over the meters for two weeks. Yes. Two whole weeks of free meters. I can still hear the reindeer cheering and the Grinch stomping his feet and no, I am not referring to Ken Frank, our city manager. For years now the residents of Laguna Beach have been pleading with our beloved City Council to endorse and/or designate resident-only parking downtown. Now the city has designated 123 free parking spaces for residents, business owners, employees and, in keeping with the holiday spirit, why don’t we add old Santa himself, along with a fully staffed sled with reindeer.
NEWS
June 6, 2003
WHAT'S SO FUNNY Summer's approach calls to mind the one community disaster Laguna Beach will never face. We may worry about fire, flood, mudslide and earth tremors, but we are in no danger of becoming a ghost town. In summer, Downtown is jammed and the canyon road is choked. This is all part of life in Laguna and I take it philosophically when it isn't me in the canyon. But I read recently in a local paper that R.O.C. Link is proposing a tunnel through the mountains from the Inland Empire -- a tunnel which will bring 230,000 cars to Laguna Beach each day, initially.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Dan Beighley | January 27, 2006
Self-trained filmmaker finds extreme wave-riders in Laguna.With a beat-up, bandaged and super-glued-back-together video camera, filmmaker Michael Spencer Taylor has gone to extremes to give his audience the best in cutting-edge surfing action. Taylor, 39, recently put the finishing touches on his latest project, "Nobody's Heros." The title refers to the everyman aspect of the surfers he chose to train his lens on. Working with his 12-year-old son and assistant, Dakoda, "Nobody's Heros" marks the first solo film from Taylor's company, Moments in Time.
NEWS
October 27, 2006
Boo Blast today; early arrival encouraged El Morro Elementary's annual Boo Blast Halloween Carnival takes place today from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year's festival will have a "Haunted Ghost Town" western theme, with a mechanical bull, pony rides and a western barbecue. The event takes place at the school, 8681 N. Coast Highway. To get to the school, turn right at first stoplight north of city limits. Traffic to the event can be extremely heavy later in the day, so visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Andrew Edwards El Morro Village may not yet be a ghost town, but residents of the seaside mobile home park are stuck in a kind of limbo, not knowing how long they will be able to live in their current homes. "People are very anxious; there are a lot of people at El Morro Village who have no place to go," El Morro Community Assn. President Jeanette Miller said. California Department of Parks and Recreation officials have plans to demolish the mobile homes at El Morro to make way for a public campground.
NEWS
October 10, 2003
DENNIS McTIGHE Now it is Junetober and the gray curtain is unrelenting. Personally, I don't do too well at all during these prolonged gloom periods. I even get brain cramps -- just trying to complete a sentence on paper and the hand aches after each sentence I do manage to complete. Even this Papermate fine point pen weighs 60 pounds. I mean Junes are hard enough, but September and October? Our hottest, sunniest time of the year? People get spooked by this weather, just ask the owners of outdoor eating places.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | April 18, 2008
Southbound South Coast Highway has opened, but northbound lanes will remain closed overnight Friday from Center Street to Diamond Street, as crews continue to repair a sewage leak under the busy thoroughfare. The city’s top brass spent the day working on the spill that has left a half-mile stretch of the highway a virtual ghost town for the past 24 hours. Beaches from Thalia Street to Rockledge Road will be closed for the next 48 hours, at a minimum, while the county’s health department tests water samples taken from the sites for E. coli and other contaminants.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | April 21, 2008
All lanes of South Coast Highway have reopened following a major sewage spill Thursday, but permanent repairs may take up to two weeks to complete, City Manager Ken Frank said. County health officials have closed beaches from Mountain Road south to Ruby Street to swimming, surfing and diving until further notice while they test water samples taken from the spill site for E. coli and other contaminants. The city’s top brass spent Friday working on the spill that left a half-mile stretch of the highway a virtual ghost town for more than 24 hours.
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By James Pribram | December 19, 2008
I remember the good old days, when Santa came to town and put plastic bags over the meters for two weeks. Yes. Two whole weeks of free meters. I can still hear the reindeer cheering and the Grinch stomping his feet and no, I am not referring to Ken Frank, our city manager. For years now the residents of Laguna Beach have been pleading with our beloved City Council to endorse and/or designate resident-only parking downtown. Now the city has designated 123 free parking spaces for residents, business owners, employees and, in keeping with the holiday spirit, why don’t we add old Santa himself, along with a fully staffed sled with reindeer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By By Dan Beighley | January 27, 2006
Self-trained filmmaker finds extreme wave-riders in Laguna.With a beat-up, bandaged and super-glued-back-together video camera, filmmaker Michael Spencer Taylor has gone to extremes to give his audience the best in cutting-edge surfing action. Taylor, 39, recently put the finishing touches on his latest project, "Nobody's Heros." The title refers to the everyman aspect of the surfers he chose to train his lens on. Working with his 12-year-old son and assistant, Dakoda, "Nobody's Heros" marks the first solo film from Taylor's company, Moments in Time.
NEWS
June 6, 2003
WHAT'S SO FUNNY Summer's approach calls to mind the one community disaster Laguna Beach will never face. We may worry about fire, flood, mudslide and earth tremors, but we are in no danger of becoming a ghost town. In summer, Downtown is jammed and the canyon road is choked. This is all part of life in Laguna and I take it philosophically when it isn't me in the canyon. But I read recently in a local paper that R.O.C. Link is proposing a tunnel through the mountains from the Inland Empire -- a tunnel which will bring 230,000 cars to Laguna Beach each day, initially.
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