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By Bryce Alderton | April 2, 2014
Despite strong opposition from neighbors, a split City Council gave the green light Tuesday to a 30-unit live-work space for artists in Laguna Canyon. The council voted 3-2 to approve sculptor and developer Louis Longi's apartment project. The council upheld the Planning Commission's January decision - also a 3-2 vote. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson and Councilmen Kelly Boyd and Steve Dicterow voted in favor. Councilwoman Toni Iseman and Councilman Bob Whalen dissented. Pearson called the number of existing live-work projects "pathetic.
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NEWS
March 27, 2014
Five families signed up their children for programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach during the organization's open house Wednesday night, development and marketing assistant Monica Silva wrote in an email. "Last night was a huge success," Silva said. "We served over 200 pasta meals. " The open house, the first at the club's main branch on Laguna Canyon Road, was an opportunity for parents to participate in activities with their children, education and technology director Patricia Walker wrote in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | March 26, 2014
This weekend, Rick Conkey plans to showcase several causes that he holds dear - not the least of which is celebrating reggae music. The host of KX 93.5's "Music Matters" radio show is set to launch the American Reggae Hall of Fame by honoring the Rebel Rockers and their founder, Eric Morton, at the upcoming Blue Water Music Festival, which will feature an assortment of musical genres. "Laguna Beach is widely regarded as the capital of reggae in the United States, and that's largely because of the Rebel Rockers and Eric Morton," Conkey said.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | March 3, 2014
If it screeches, barks, howls, bites or hisses, there's a high probability John Thompson will hear about it. He is one of the Laguna Beach Police Department's two full-time animal services officers, and the job involves everything from corralling a loose dog to extracting a skunk from a dryer vent. Thompson joined Laguna Beach in October 2000 and has had his share of memorable moments. In August 2012, Thompson, with help from the Fire Department, rappelled 30 feet down a cliff near Shaw's Cove to rescue a pit bull that had run loose through downtown earlier that day. About that skunk.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
Laguna Beach police are encouraging business owners and residents to set up flood gates Friday, one of several precautions as a powerful winter storm is expected to hit the region and continue through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued several watches and advisories, including flash flood and wind, police said in a news release. High tide is scheduled for 8:06 a.m. Friday. The city is preparing for the storm by boosting staffing in police and public works departments, contacting schools, activating an additional fire engine to handle calls for service, and working with county agencies to keep communication lines open in case assistance is needed.
NEWS
By Sandi Cain | February 27, 2014
Columnist Billy Fried has gone a bit too far with his vision for Laguna Beach transportation (" The dream of a traffic-free Laguna," Feb. 21). Most municipalities that have some of the services he mentions are large cities with multiple — and sometimes even parallel — wide streets that can be alternately configured to accommodate everything from pedestrians, bikers and skateboarders to, possibly, small hovercraft. Unfortunately, Laguna Beach does not have such roadways, and the two main arteries in and out of Laguna are not 100% controlled by the city.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
I'm an artist. I have had a studio in my home on Sun Valley Drive since 1974. I have taught at the Laguna College of Art + Design and shown my work at the Laguna Museum of Art, and am actively exhibiting my work in Orange County, Los Angeles and elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Although I support the concept of artist live-work, I oppose this project because it is too big and at the wrong location. It will change the character of the canyon and have a negative effect on the Sun Valley neighborhood.
NEWS
By Dave Hansen | February 27, 2014
The love stories started with children. It was one year ago when artist Gretchen Shannon walked into the Laguna Beach Youth Shelter and asked teenagers to tell their stories through art. They did not speak about pain or heartache or lost families. Instead, they spoke about love and hope. "Every time I go in there, a lot of the kids have just arrived, and they're in crisis, and they are shut down," Shannon said. But when she hands out supplies - scraps of paper, buttons, things discarded - the youths identify and open up. "It's always the same; it's love and hope.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
Laguna Beach police identified the pedestrian who was hit by a car on Laguna Canyon Road earlier this week, authorities said. Shahram Mokarami-Tehrani, 51, remains in critical condition at Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email Thursday. Mokarami-Tehrani, whose last listed address was a Corona del Mar P.O. box, was found lying in the road early Monday morning, an apparent victim of a hit-and-run, according to police. Mokarami-Tehrani was recently staying at the Alternative Sleeping Location, an overnight emergency shelter in Laguna Canyon, authorities said.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
I have lived in Laguna Beach for nearly 72 years, 64 of them on Sun Valley Drive. Flash floods in the Sun Valley Drive area are unpredictable. And when they come, everything on the ground is swept away. Picture dozens of cars, trucks, bicycles and scooters being swept into the pillars of the proposed live-work structures on Laguna Canyon Road, damming the rushing water, which can travel 15 miles an hour. Then picture these vehicles being swept into the deeper channel under bridges, blocking and damming the oncoming flood, causing serious damage to upstream homes and small businesses.
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