Topics

Bill Rosendahl
Laguna Beach leaders hope to rescue neglected AIDS memorial garden
Laguna Beach leaders hope to rescue neglected AIDS memorial garden

Laguna Beach's AIDS memorial garden — once well-tended on a bluff decades ago when the beach city's gay community was first touched by the disease — is in neglect. Ice plant has grown over much of the Garden of Peace and Love off Mountain Road, and the white roses and bougainvillea that once grew in the area have disappeared. Now administrators and members of the city's HIV Advisory Committee are asking what can be done to breathe new life into the memorial garden and who should take on the work. The garden sits atop a bluff overlooking the ocean but has hardly more than a few concrete steps, a bench and a statue of an angel. It was the brainchild of longtime...

Loading