Thanked for beauty

Six Laguna Beach businesses, several city parks, the Laguna Art Museum and 25 homes were honored Wednesday by Laguna Beach’s Beautification Council, in conjunction with the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The property owners received awards and appreciation for beautification in keeping with Laguna Beach’s small town village atmosphere, according to the Beautification Council.

The special ceremony at Council Chambers included “big screen” slides of the selected properties, followed by refreshments on the City Hall lawn.

Founded in 1952 by “Mr. Laguna,” Harry Lawrence, the Beautification Council has presented awards in recognition of excellence in architecture and landscaping to properties since 1967.


— Cindy Frazier

This year’s honor list, in no particular order:

Commercial/business category

 Carriage House Bed and Breakfast, 1322 Catalina St.;


 Roy Marcum Building, 1146 Glenneyre St.;

 Bark, Bath and Beyond, 1330 S. Coast Hwy.;

 Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy.;

 Gahnal Lumber, 1765 Laguna Canyon Road;

 Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive;

 Cleo Street beach end park;

 City pocket parks, beach end of Ocean Avenue and Ocean and Forest Avenues;

 A special appreciation award went to the owners of Scandia Bakery, 248 Forest Ave., for their new trash enclosure on Forest Lane.



 328 Locust St., William and Vicki Robertson;

 422 Cypress Drive, Jean Buchanan;

 422 Monterey Drive; Lawson;

 354 Myrtle St., Karl Koski;

 377 Myrtle St., Wayne Peterson and Terry Smith;

 412 Myrtle St., Marc Falcone;


 360 Myrtle St., Ahmad Salem;

 380 Catalina St., Tom and Jean Kemp;

 683 Catalina St., Brett Bradshaw;

 687 Catalina St., Bruce Patterson;

 370 Anita St., Vincent and Barbara Farrell;

 1500 Bluebird Canyon Drive, Eric and Rita Stoddard;

 1511 Bluebird Canyon Drive, Ann Ellett;

 2942 Alta Laguna Blvd., William Stephens;

 3132 Alta Laguna Blvd., Dennis Cameron;

 466 Canyon Acres Road, Michael and Stephanie Nelson;

 266 Canyon Acres Road, Diane Jones;

 1505 Arroyo Drive, Penny Milne;

 1390 Glenneyre St., Eve Plumb;

 31814 Coast Highway, Paul and Jan Munoz;

 1595 Regatta Road, Terry and Marlene Baker;

 3221 Bern L.W. & D.R Jenkins;

 516 Park Ave., Vera Tomik;

 961 Catalina St., Anthony and Heather Kenihan;

 1898 Temple Hills Drive, Robert and Sarah Durand.