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Stu News Laguna

City releases agenda bill on Preservation Ordinance issues, asks council to determine if CEQA guidelines are binding

The City has released the agenda bill that poses questions staff believes Council needs to answer if the logjam that has hobbled completion of the proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance is to be resolved. 

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Daily Pilot

Meet the Man Who Wants to Save Laguna Beach

Surrounded by dry, languid hillsides, Laguna Beach is always at risk of fire, but this summer will be extra volatile because of a political firestorm heading its way.

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The Indy

My Two Cents Worth

Thought I’d grab me a two-by-four and wack myself upside the head. I mean, here’s  some issues I hope come up in the 2018 City Council campaign.

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Los Angeles Times

This Year, as Before, It's Back to the Future in Laguna Beach

Columnist David Hansen predicts the top issues of 2018 in Laguna Beach by looking at its past. 

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Daily Pilot

Parts of Laguna Canyon Are like ‘junkyards’ 

Laguna Beach Planning Commissioner Roger McErlane on Tuesday compared stretches of Laguna Canyon to “junkyards” and said he feels portions of it are ruined by cars parking “all over the place.” 

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Orange County Register

$25 Million Plan to Restore Fabled Coast Inn in Laguna Beach Stalls Again

A $25 million dollar remodel of the 1927- coast Inn is being proposed. The remodel includes adding a roof-top deck, pool and outdoor dining. The Coast Liquor Store across Mountain Road and a historic bungalow is also included in the remodel by local developers.

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The Indy

Council Approves Pay Raises, Revamps Design Review Appeals

The Laguna Beach City Council approved a 5 percent annual raise for itself and city commissioners and raised the threshold vote needed to allow a full-blown appeal of a Design Review Board decision.

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Stu News Laguna

Environmentalists Fault Caltrans Presentation on Proposed Laguna Canyon Road Project

Local environmentalist groups, riled about the format of the Caltrans presentation on proposed changes to Laguna Canyon Road, are organizing a public forum to voice their concerns that they claim were stifled during Wednesday’s presentation.

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The Indy

Home-Invasion Robbers Seize Cash, Guns

Two men in military style fatigues and armed with handguns entered a Laguna Beach home late Monday and subdued the 71-year-old female occupant by pressing a gun to her head before ransacking the home and fleeing with loot, police said Tuesday.

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The Indy

Voters Will Decide on Tax Hike to Bury Utilities

Laguna Beach voters are poised to decide the fate of the city’s push to underground its utilities during the election in November.

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