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City Council discusses tighter limits for many short-term rentals

Citing a threat to quality of life, the Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday recommended setting strict limits on property owners who offer short-term vacation rentals on Airbnb and similar websites. Council members favored outlawing rentals of up to 30 days in most residential neighborhoods —...

Life & Arts

On Theater: Top-notch look at how 'Gone With the Wind' came to be

Once in a very great while, audiences at a local community theater production must fight the urge to check their programs to make sure that they're really not watching a show at South Coast Repertory — the performances are just too strong and polished for a community playhouse. Patrons at the Newport...



Boys' Water Polo: Breakers fall short against Capo Valley


  • Commentary: Coast to Cleveland corridor brings connectivity to wildlife

    A wildlife corridor provides a link for wildlife to move between habitat areas in a landscape fragmented by human developments. The Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor, located in Irvine, will link 22,000 acres of habitat in and around the cities of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo and...

  • Mailbag: It's past time to improve TOW path

    Columnist Billy Fried discussed in his Nov. 13 column in the Laguna Beach Independent, "Congestion Suggestion," what he sees as our city's lack of resolve in moving forward with decisions to reduce congestion, traffic and other ongoing problems in Laguna Beach. We wish to echo his frustration regarding...

  • Reader Report: Science Salon digs deep into world's issues

    Around 30 bright minds, including professors, engineers, astrophysicists, psychologists, attorneys, organic chemists, a professor of geology, a brain surgeon and an immunologist, meet twice a month to discuss topics pulled from Scientific American magazine. They call themselves the Science Salon...

  • Mailbag: Short-term rentals don't fit in residential areas

    The agenda for Tuesday's Laguna Beach City Council meeting includes a review of the revised draft of the city's short-term lodging ordinance for further direction and modification. Council members voted unanimously at their Aug. 18 meeting to restrict short-term rentals in residential zones. Now,...

  • Mailbag: Some Laguna community thoughts as we head into fall

    Mailbag: Some Laguna community thoughts as we head into fall

    El Niño is coming, as you should all know by now. We are expecting heavy storms and likely flooding. I hope everyone takes a few simple steps to be prepared. Here are three: 1) Sign up for AlertOC by visiting This will keep you informed of emergencies and...