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January 7, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
City officials say vandals have repeatedly marred a scenic hilltop park, driving cars on the grass, breaking beer bottles on tennis courts and uprooting fledgling trees. In response, they will ask the City Council tonight to approve several measures aimed at discouraging vandals, including installing a street light at the main entrance of Alta Laguna Park in the Top of the World neighborhood. A memo to council members says police have arrested several people for destroying park property.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2000 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a new senior and community center, citing the need to have a facility that adequately meets the needs of Laguna Beach's elderly. Council members decided to approve a center that would replace or merge with one of three centers in the city since they are overused and not capable of accommodating seniors, who make up 25% of the city's population. No site or construction date has been determined for the center.
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March 6, 1991 | APRIL JACKSON
Along Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach, a small blue sign with white letters reads "Vista Point." An arrow pointing west directs the curious and the adventuresome to a park on a precipice at the end of winding Crescent Bay Drive. Nestled between multimillion- dollar homes, Crescent Bay Point Park is an oasis teetering high above the shoreline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
Still searching for a spot to build a skateboard park, the City Council will consider creating one at Lang Park. At its last meeting, the council rejected a proposed location near Aliso Creek because of concerns about noise. The council also has debated building a park at the so-called Village Entrance area at Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. That proposal has yet to be considered formally. But Councilman Wayne L. Peterson, who has been pushing for a skateboard park for years, is undaunted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and LESLIE EARNEST
With city leaders clearly determined to find a place for a skateboard park someplace in town, Recreation Committee members will now reconsider the options, adding the popular "Bark Park" to the list of prospective sites. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to press forward with the search, agreeing to include the cost of a skateboard facility in the coming fiscal year budget and to plan to begin its construction by the end of this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
After months of discussions and pressure from skateboard enthusiasts, the City Council next week will consider whether to create a skateboard park. City law bans skateboarding on sidewalks and the beach boardwalk, leaving skateboarders few options for enjoying their sport. And some residents have voiced concern about seeing skateboarders in the street, said Councilman Wayne L. Peterson, who is leading the drive to find a safe space for skateboarders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The session went into extra innings and ended in a tie. Despite some homeowners' objections about Little League night games at Riddle Field, the City Council voted unanimously this week to increase lighting, though not to the level recommended by the national Little League organization. After hearing nearly two hours of public comment Tuesday night, council members settled on the compromise. "The starting point of this is the need to make some trade-offs," Councilman Paul P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
More than 100 patrons of the Laguna Hills Senior Center staged their version o a pep rally Thursday to kick off a fund-raising campaign for the center, which is in danger of shutting down if officials there can't find a way to pay the rent. "Is this center going to close?" center manager Carol Tappero asked the enthusiastic crowd as they ate hot lunches of ham, vegetables and blueberry pie. "No!" the group responded loudly, in unison.
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November 1, 1993 | JENNIFER BRUNDIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sawdust Festival, home of the summer-long showcase for local artists in an open-air gallery, found a hero last week. Kurt Branton, 26, is being credited with saving the festival's grounds. As the fire approached, Branton, an assistant groundskeeper for the Sawdust Festival, had been helping a family move things out of their house when he began worrying about the festival grounds. He hopped on his mountain bike, sneaked past the blockades on Laguna Canyon Road and headed toward the grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
A construction accident caused 9,000 gallons of raw sewage to pour into the ocean off Aliso State Beach Wednesday, forcing authorities to close 200 yards of shoreline to the public, city officials said. The stretch of beach north of the Aliso Pier will be off-limits to swimmers for two to three days while county health officials test the bacteria level in the ocean, said Terry Brandt, director of city municipal services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and LESLIE EARNEST
With city leaders clearly determined to find a place for a skateboard park someplace in town, Recreation Committee members will now reconsider the options, adding the popular "Bark Park" to the list of prospective sites. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to press forward with the search, agreeing to include the cost of a skateboard facility in the coming fiscal year budget and to plan to begin its construction by the end of this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
A small band of water lovers who call themselves the Lagunaquatics have pledged to raise enough money this summer to hire a lifeguard so the city's only community pool can open on Sundays. The group is hoping to raise $10,000 so the Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool can open for at least four hours on the one day it is now closed, said Carl E. Schwarz, Lagunaquatics president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
With a little help from its Friends, the Laguna Beach Library has come up with enough money to open six days a week. Book lovers suffered a bruising blow when state budget cuts two years ago forced the city's only library to reduce its operating schedule to only four days a week. A fifth day was added last year, and now Friends of the Laguna Beach Library has raised enough money to operate Monday through Saturday, beginning Jan. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The session went into extra innings and ended in a tie. Despite some homeowners' objections about Little League night games at Riddle Field, the City Council voted unanimously this week to increase lighting, though not to the level recommended by the national Little League organization. After hearing nearly two hours of public comment Tuesday night, council members settled on the compromise. "The starting point of this is the need to make some trade-offs," Councilman Paul P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
After months of discussions and pressure from skateboard enthusiasts, the City Council next week will consider whether to create a skateboard park. City law bans skateboarding on sidewalks and the beach boardwalk, leaving skateboarders few options for enjoying their sport. And some residents have voiced concern about seeing skateboarders in the street, said Councilman Wayne L. Peterson, who is leading the drive to find a safe space for skateboarders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
Senior activists are exploring the possibility of creating a new senior citizens center in the city. Jenny Goodno, president of the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, said her organization has $4,000 in a building fund and hopes to raise more in an effort to move out of their old center. City seniors now meet in the basement at Legion Hall, Goodno pointed out. "It's just horrible," she said. "They've met there for 20 years."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
At the suggestion of Mayor R. Craig Scott, the city's Parks and Recreation Department is considering the possibility of staging recreational events at some private parks to increase participation by residents. Scott has asked the department to look into the feasibility of sponsoring summer concerts or day camps for youths in the private parks at Nellie Gail Ranch and Moulton Ranch housing developments.
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