Coastline Pilot


Welcome home, Fischer sisters

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came to an end Sunday with a festive closing ceremony, and sisters Makenzie and Aria Fischer of Laguna Beach returned home Tuesday to a group of well-wishers at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. The pair, two of the youngest players on the U.S. women's water polo...

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The Gossiping Gourmet: Choices galore for fans of Indian food

The Gossiping Gourmet: Choices galore for fans of Indian food

Sanaya Indian Cuisine is a charming little Indian restaurant in a small shopping center in Irvine. Indian restaurants are few and far between in our area, so it is always nice to discover one that has great food and friendly service. A serve-yourself buffet at lunchtime offers many delicious choices,...



Breakers regroup with Shanahan


  • Mailbag: Bye-bye parklet, so much for progress

    I am a first-year Art-A-Fair exhibitor and have been carefully following Laguna Beach's events and activities since June. I was impressed with the forward thinking that led to the parklet outside the Alessa restaurant on Forest Avenue. Now, I am, like columnist David Hansen, disappointed in the...

  • Mailbag: Trump's reaction to bereft parents speaks volumes

    Mailbag: Trump's reaction to bereft parents speaks volumes

    Drop in to any nearby coffee shop and you'll hear people talking about it. No, not the hot weather, the Sawdust Festival in Laguna or the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. The topic that's generating all the buzz is Donald Trump's attacks on Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier...

  • Mailbag: Where's the protection of private property rights?

    Laguna Beach has long maintained an R-1 residential zone for "low-density, single-family residential areas, which will provide a suitable environment for family life for residents," according to the city's general plan. Chapter 25.10.002 explicitly says, "The zone is intended to provide a quiet...

  • Mailbag: It's one way to pay the rent

    Regarding Dave Hansen's recent column in the Coastline Pilot, if Soon Chey's panhandling activities are legal, and there's nothing anybody can do about her, I'm ready to cash in the five jobs I'm currently working to keep up with Laguna Beach rent after 45 years of good citizenship, rent myself...

  • Mailbag: Reaction to Pietig letter

    In response to the letter by City Manager John Pietig, I rush to his support and to support the other participants in the Laguna Beach housing support program John describes. It's a pity, though, as John and the others shouldn't need support. Perhaps an outside party can shed some much-needed light...