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By Barbara Diamond | January 25, 2008
Sapphire restaurant’s record of good management and glowing reputation convinced the Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday to expand the hours of operation and eliminate a requirement for valet parking. The council split the difference between the restaurateur’s request to extend the operating hours to 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week and the Planning Commission’s recommendation to limit the extension to Friday and Saturday nights. Valet parking was made optional.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | June 6, 2013
A plan to better manage parking in downtown Laguna Beach and the canyon was praised Tuesday by the council but not adopted. The City Council voted unanimously for Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson's motion to only consider the information provided in the Downtown Specific Plan Area and Laguna Canyon Road Parking Management Plan, prepared by RBF Consulting. "I don't know how many studies I have seen in the last 20 years, but this is the first one that makes sense to me," Councilman Steve Dicterow said.
NEWS
September 17, 2004
The City Council voted Tuesday that the Surf and Sand needs to apply for a permit before it can park customers' vehicles at the Pottery Shack. Councilman Wayne Baglin appealed an administrative decision that permitted the valet parking by hotel staff. It was referred to the Planning Commission, which hears permit applications. The commission also was directed to review the city code for clarification of valet parking. Staff members were directed to stop valet parking for hotel customers at the Pottery Shack until and if a permit is issued.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | March 24, 2011
The City Council has found itself once again at odds with the California Coastal Commission. City staff said a coastal development permit issued by the city for the establishment of a preferential parking district around the Mozambique restaurant is not appealable to the commission. Commission staff members disagreed. The council on Tuesday approved the permit 3 to 2, with the staff's recommendation. Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly and Councilwoman Verna Rollinger dissented. Egly said the restricted parking does not solve the problem of allowing a nightclub to operate in a residential area.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
There has been a remarkable series of breakthroughs this month toward a solution and compromise concerning the future of the Corporate Yard and Act V. That news alone should bring cheers enough to last a while. But even better than that are the details and the desire to bridge disagreements evident at a community workshop on the issue. Councilwoman Tony Iseman, who in the days before the workshop said the move would keep the city from solving its biggest problem -- parking -- said after the meeting: "We broke the log jam that had been causing the problems for years."
NEWS
November 17, 2011
Fido and Fifi won't be disappointed Dogs owners can treat their favorite pooches with deals at Anything Canine Inc., a dog boutique, spa and concierge service, according to a news release. Anything Canine kicks it all off at the Laguna Beach High School PTA Holiday Boutique fundraiser Saturday with its mascot, Desoto the German shepherd. Toofer Tuesday begins next week with buy a toothbrush, get a second one free, or visit the spa where man's best friend can get all his teeth brushed with a buy one/get one deal for a second free service to be used within 30 days.
NEWS
July 30, 2004
Coastal Commission has a limited purpose What should the California Coastal Commission base its ACT V decision on? Simple. First, adhere strictly to its own mission statement: "Protect, conserve, restore and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast and ocean for environmentally sustainable and prudent use by current and future generations." Next, follow the time-worn quip: "How do you make love to a porcupine?
NEWS
January 30, 2004
Barbara Diamond A proposal to revisit off-site parking for Downtown businesses didn't even come to a vote during the last City Council meeting. "Been there, done that," said Councilman Wayne Baglin, who opposed doing it again. A City Council straw vote was evenly split -- Councilman Steve Dicterow was absent -- so no formal vote was taken. Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson sponsored the proposal to have the Planning Commission look at off-site parking as she had announced she would when she unsuccessfully appealed the denial of a Subway on Broadway.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
City officials will review at Tuesday's City Council meeting the nighttime residents-only parking program on the streets around one of the city's most popular restaurants. Dubbed "the Quiet Zone," the program was designed to muffle late-night noise that disturbs Woods Cove residents who live within blocks of Mozambique Steakhouse. The plan squeaked by the council at the Feb. 15 meeting on a 3-2 vote, which approved a resolution that included a six-month review to determine if it should be extended or revised.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 23, 2010
Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman and City Councilman Kelly Boyd will chair a meeting at 2 p.m. today at Mozambique to discuss ways to resolve complaints from the restaurant's Woods Cove neighbors. The council voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to allow the extended hours requested by the restaurant owner and vehemently opposed by some of the neighbors to continue until December while discussions are underway. "We have to fix this," Mayor Pro Tem Iseman said. One solution proposed is resident-only parking.
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By Bryce Alderton and By Bryce Alderton | May 1, 2014
Art festival employees and the public will have additional parking options this summer after the Planning Commission approved opening two areas in Laguna Canyon. Commissioners unanimously voted April 23 for public valet parking at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach's main branch, at 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. They also voted 4 to 1, with Commission Chairman Robert Zur Schmiede dissenting, for a lot at 113 Canyon Acres Drive to be available for employees of the summer festivals and downtown businesses.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | June 6, 2013
A plan to better manage parking in downtown Laguna Beach and the canyon was praised Tuesday by the council but not adopted. The City Council voted unanimously for Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson's motion to only consider the information provided in the Downtown Specific Plan Area and Laguna Canyon Road Parking Management Plan, prepared by RBF Consulting. "I don't know how many studies I have seen in the last 20 years, but this is the first one that makes sense to me," Councilman Steve Dicterow said.
NEWS
November 17, 2011
Fido and Fifi won't be disappointed Dogs owners can treat their favorite pooches with deals at Anything Canine Inc., a dog boutique, spa and concierge service, according to a news release. Anything Canine kicks it all off at the Laguna Beach High School PTA Holiday Boutique fundraiser Saturday with its mascot, Desoto the German shepherd. Toofer Tuesday begins next week with buy a toothbrush, get a second one free, or visit the spa where man's best friend can get all his teeth brushed with a buy one/get one deal for a second free service to be used within 30 days.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
Recently, I stopped by Mozambique to check out the stage and sound system because our band, Close Enough, has been invited to play there from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 for the early bird session. Having been a past resident of Laguna Beach (living at Bluebird and Summit), I know very well to look for parking signage, which I did. Seeing none, I parked at the corner of Bluebird and Glenneyre. I parked on the east side of Glenneyre facing north and was the first vehicle on the corner. As I walked to the restaurant, I once again scanned the street for parking signage and seeing none I felt good about my parking choice (a full block away)
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
City officials will review at Tuesday's City Council meeting the nighttime residents-only parking program on the streets around one of the city's most popular restaurants. Dubbed "the Quiet Zone," the program was designed to muffle late-night noise that disturbs Woods Cove residents who live within blocks of Mozambique Steakhouse. The plan squeaked by the council at the Feb. 15 meeting on a 3-2 vote, which approved a resolution that included a six-month review to determine if it should be extended or revised.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | March 24, 2011
The City Council has found itself once again at odds with the California Coastal Commission. City staff said a coastal development permit issued by the city for the establishment of a preferential parking district around the Mozambique restaurant is not appealable to the commission. Commission staff members disagreed. The council on Tuesday approved the permit 3 to 2, with the staff's recommendation. Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly and Councilwoman Verna Rollinger dissented. Egly said the restricted parking does not solve the problem of allowing a nightclub to operate in a residential area.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | February 17, 2011
A parking plan designed to limit late-night noise near Mozambique squeaked past the City Council Tuesday night. The council voted 3-2 to approve a "Quiet Zone" that restricts nighttime parking to vehicles with shopper's permits or residence-specific guest passes on both sides of Glenneyre Street up to, but not including, Carmelita Street, between both sides of Center Street to, but not including, Bluebird Canyon Drive. The council also approved preparation of a coastal development permit as recommended in a last-minute communiqué from the California Coastal Commission.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 23, 2010
Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman and City Councilman Kelly Boyd will chair a meeting at 2 p.m. today at Mozambique to discuss ways to resolve complaints from the restaurant's Woods Cove neighbors. The council voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to allow the extended hours requested by the restaurant owner and vehemently opposed by some of the neighbors to continue until December while discussions are underway. "We have to fix this," Mayor Pro Tem Iseman said. One solution proposed is resident-only parking.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | January 25, 2008
Sapphire restaurant’s record of good management and glowing reputation convinced the Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday to expand the hours of operation and eliminate a requirement for valet parking. The council split the difference between the restaurateur’s request to extend the operating hours to 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week and the Planning Commission’s recommendation to limit the extension to Friday and Saturday nights. Valet parking was made optional.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
There has been a remarkable series of breakthroughs this month toward a solution and compromise concerning the future of the Corporate Yard and Act V. That news alone should bring cheers enough to last a while. But even better than that are the details and the desire to bridge disagreements evident at a community workshop on the issue. Councilwoman Tony Iseman, who in the days before the workshop said the move would keep the city from solving its biggest problem -- parking -- said after the meeting: "We broke the log jam that had been causing the problems for years."
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