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By Barbara Diamond | January 14, 2010
Two memorial services will be held this weekend for Charles Reginald “Cowboy” Conway, who died Saturday after being hit by a minivan on Laguna Canyon Road. The Rev. Bob Moore of the Neighborhood Congregations Church will conduct a service at 9 a.m. Saturday in Heisler Park for the homeless population, of which Conwell was one of the most recognizable. A second service will be conducted by the Rev. B.J. Beu at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church at St. Ann’s Drive and Glenneyre Street.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | August 21, 2008
Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl Kinsman was shocked to learn that Laguna Canyon Road is not a state-designated scenic highway, considering it cuts through regional wilderness parks and a canyon the community has made great efforts to preserve from development. The City Council unanimously supported Kinsman’s proposal to explore the process and implications of the state designation. A portion of the 133 is a county-designated Scenic Highway and viewscape corridor, although the date of the designation is somewhat hazy.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 29, 2008
A proposed live-work project on Laguna Canyon Road is still too big, too overwhelming and not in character with the surroundings, city planning commissioners said once again. The Commission reiterated at the Sept. 24 meeting its previous advice that the 31-unit project presented for Laguna L.P. doesn’t fit the site at 725 Laguna Canyon Road, across from the Festival of Arts Grounds. The commission recommendations included a reduction in size and number of units that are affordable — and more of them than the 25% required — and a project more in character with the scale of other buildings and the streetscape on Laguna Canyon Road.
NEWS
March 16, 2007
Starting Saturday, park visitors will have a new portal to the vast wilderness system in South Orange County. The James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, will open to the public daily beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The center is located at the crossroads of the 20,000-acre South Coast Wilderness system of parks and preserves, and includes extensive interpretive exhibits to aid visitors' appreciation for the coastal canyons environment, history and culture.
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By Josh Aden | June 21, 2007
Summer crowds heading for Laguna Beach's art festivals will be able to park in a little more style this season. The Act V parking lot on the north side of Laguna Canyon Road between the Day Labor Center and Laguna College of Art and Design is newly renovated and improved to give visitors a convenient place to park. The lot, which will open Tuesday, can hold 264 vehicles including seven handicapped accessible spaces. It has a strip of paved stalls which will be reserved for employees working in the City Yard when it's completed on the site.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 9, 2008
Three cottages slated for demolition got a new lease on life Tuesday. The City Council granted a reprieve for the cottages when last-minute offers were submitted to move them from a city-owned parcel at Big Bend to private property and restore them, just as the temporary use permit for the relocation was due to expire. The cottages had languished at Big Bend since they were relocated in March 2007 from Third Street to make way for the Community/Senior Center. “Needless to say, I am thrilled — speaking for myself and I am sure the Heritage Committee will be, too,” committee member Bonnie Hano said.
NEWS
October 27, 2006
Fifth District Supervisor Tom Wilson wore a big smile as he wielded big ceremonial scissors at the Laguna Canyon Road ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. County officials and stakeholders in the road project celebrated the conclusion of the project, which realigned 3.9 miles of the highway from the toll road to I-4-5, added another lane in each direction (north- and south-bound lanes to be separated by landscaping), on-road bike lanes, an improved the entrance to Nix Nature Center in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, and constructed water quality basins and bridges at key points over the road, which was moved from between the two natural lakes in the Laguna Canyon.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | April 24, 2014
At the request of Laguna College of Art + Design's president, Caltrans and the city are looking at ways to speed up installation of a traffic signal along state-owned Laguna Canyon Road. LCAD President Jonathan Burke's request comes after 22-year-old Nina Fitzpatrick, a fine-arts student, died after she was hit by a car in the crosswalk at 8:45 p.m. April 3 in front of the main campus, at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Police said an 83-year-old Minnesota woman driving a Honda sedan struck Fitzpatrick, who lived in Costa Mesa.
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