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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 28, 2011
Installation of a lawn and sprinklers on property once owned by artist William Wendt was allowed to continue Tuesday, a day after city officials shut it down while they debated if the work was legal. Developer Ken Fischbeck said he thinks the stop was payback for dropping his proposal to rejuvenate and relocate two of the three cottages stored at Big Bend onto the Wendt property. Community Development Director John Montgomery said the city requested the halt and the property owner complied.
NEWS
February 5, 2009
The silencing of the sounds of construction at Crystal Cove State Park doesn’t bode well for the future of the local economy. The new campground and RV park in this spectacular setting promised to be a big boost to local tourism. In conjunction with the state park project, the Historic District was about to commence its next phase: educational facilities to draw families to the charming beach village that has been under restoration for several years. One of the projects that is now on hold is a restoration of the famed “Beaches” cottage, used in the popular Bette Midler movie of the same name, which sits below a bluff in a beautiful location.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 19, 2012
Demolition work was stopped Wednesday on the historic Halliburton house in South Laguna, pending a review of the scope of the project. The halt came in response to public accusations that proper procedures were not followed in permitting partial demolition of the home, and it required a special vote Tuesday night by the council. The red tag will be in effect until the council meets May 1. A special meeting may be called if Community Development Director John Montgomery finds no valid reason for the work stoppage after his review.
NEWS
June 11, 2004
Barbara Diamond Vision 2030 Committee recommendations clearly viewed a future that preserved Laguna's past. "Our goal was to preserve as much as possible the diverse architecture and qualities that contribute to the unique character of Laguna Beach," said Planning Commissioner Anne Johnson, chair of the Vision 2030 Community Character-Place strategy team. "We knew change was inevitable, but we wanted landmarks and neighborhoods preserved and preserved well and we recommended shoring up the Heritage Committee powers.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 28, 2011
Installation of a lawn and sprinklers on property once owned by artist William Wendt was allowed to continue Tuesday, a day after city officials shut it down while they debated if the work was legal. Developer Ken Fischbeck said he thinks the stop was payback for dropping his proposal to rejuvenate and relocate two of the three cottages stored at Big Bend onto the Wendt property. Community Development Director John Montgomery said the city requested the halt and the property owner complied.
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NEWS
February 5, 2009
The silencing of the sounds of construction at Crystal Cove State Park doesn’t bode well for the future of the local economy. The new campground and RV park in this spectacular setting promised to be a big boost to local tourism. In conjunction with the state park project, the Historic District was about to commence its next phase: educational facilities to draw families to the charming beach village that has been under restoration for several years. One of the projects that is now on hold is a restoration of the famed “Beaches” cottage, used in the popular Bette Midler movie of the same name, which sits below a bluff in a beautiful location.
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