April 12, 2012
Bluebird Canyon residents are at odds again — this time about whether to ax some parking spaces, not trees. The City Council voted at the April 3 meeting for the restoration of six parking spaces on Bluebird Canyon Drive, with thanks from some neighbors and no thanks from others. "This has pitted neighbor against neighbor," said Morningside Drive resident Mary Fegraus. Fegraus said the proposal, which kept parking on narrow, curvy Bluebird to a minimum, forced residents there to find new places to park.
May 24, 2011
A driver lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a light pole and taking down parking meters as he rolled over several times in the 900 block of Laguna Canyon Road at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The man was driving westbound when he lost control. Due to the accident, Laguna Canyon Road, -- which leads to the 133, 405 and 73 freeways, was narrowed to one lane for almost two hours. There were no other cars involved in the traffic crash, police said. The driver is at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
April 28, 2011
Area 1 Hawthorne Drive: A woman reported that people were delivering snakes to her front porch in the 300 block at 8:40 p.m. April 20. She refused to speak to police at her door and was believed to be mentally ill. Family was later contacted after repeat 911 calls. Emerald Bay: A possible injured sea lion was reported at the beach at 11:30 a.m. April 21. It was going in and out with the tide. It was turned over to Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Myrtle Street: A person reported that several cars in the area were egged during the night at 10:12 a.m. April 22. Cliff Drive: A biker was reportedly hit by a taxi cab in the 300 block at 7:07 p.m. Monday.
October 28, 2010
Vehicle overturns after collision A vehicle flipped over in a collision at 7:47 p.m. Oct. 20 in Coast Highway near Third Avenue after the driving hit a vehicle in the process of parallel parking, Sgt.Louise Callus said. The driver of the overturned vehicle, which had collided with the parking vehicle, was initially believed to be trapped in the vehicle but was able to crawl out on his own, Callus said. He sustained minor to moderate injuries and was taken to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach for treatment.
August 5, 2010
City parking revenues were significantly higher in fiscal year 2009-2010, which ended June 30, City Manager Ken Frank reported July 30. Receipts from parking meters and parking lots were 7% higher than the same period in the previous year, with total revenues about $3.4 million, he said. During the month of June, parking revenues were 12% higher than June 2009, despite gloomy weather. However, parking ticket revenues are down substantially for the same period, he added.
May 14, 2010
Artists sought for ?Change? meters The city of Laguna Beach is looking for artists to paint three new parking meters. In 2008, the city worked with the Chamber of Commerce to develop a public education program to discourage panhandling in the downtown area. Citizens and businesses were encouraged to redirect donations from panhandlers to organizations such as the Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition that support broad based effective homeless solutions. A pilot program was developed that included five artist-painted parking meters.
April 9, 2009
The City Council is looking for a more gracious treatment of drivers who overstay their time limits at meters and city parking lots. Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson proposed Tuesday a grace period of five minutes per paid hour on the meters and city parking lot machines, with a goal of reducing the rancor and complaints from drivers who are ticketed. “We are always hearing, ‘I was just two minutes late,’ and ‘I am never coming to Laguna Beach again’,” Pearson said.
February 27, 2009
Businesses invited to march in parade The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to join the organization in marching in the March 7 Patriot’s Day Parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Laguna Beach High School, continues down Park Avenue, right on Glenneyre Street and right onto Forest Avenue, ending on Ocean Avenue at approximately 1 p.m. The chamber is making an all-out effort to promote shopping in Laguna Beach, Executive Director Rose Hancock said at a Tuesday chamber luncheon.
July 25, 2008
Parking meters that accept coins or credit cards will drive up the cost of some beach-close parking, starting in September. The City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday the purchase of 209 Flexi Pay meters, to be installed near Heisler Park and to increase the rate to $2 an hour for part of Cliff Drive. The $140,000 purchase will be funded with an $80,000 appropriation from the Parking Fund to supplement the $90,000 in the current budget earmarked for parking meters and operating costs.