Friday, February 16, 2007

City Council Meeting Report

Well, we had an incredible turnout of SAVE the BOOM!!! supporters at the Laguna Beach City Council Meeting this past Tuesday night to turn in all 6,000 signatures to the Mayor and the City Council. The testimony from our supporters was all very well received and statements were read from SAVE the BOOM!!! Co-chairs Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl from the floor and Mayor Toni Iseman read a very moving and powerful statement from former Laguna Beach Mayor and City Councilman Bob Gentry from the dais. The Mayor and the City Councilmembers all commented after our testimony and all were very supportive as you will see in the news coverage below.

Thanks to all for your hard work over the summer on this incredibly successful effort. And a special thank you to all those who turned out Tuesday to show your support and testify to help in our campaign to SAVE the BOOM!!! -- FOREVER!

Here is the link to Laylan Connelly's story that appeared Wednesday in the Orange County Register:

Here is the link to Susie Harrison's story that is in today's Laguna Beach Independent (scroll down to page 20 for the continuation of the story):

And here is the link to Barbara Diamond's story from today in the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot:

We also received coverage from City News Service in Los Angeles, KFWB all news radio in LA and KPCC Southern California Public Radio.

Thank you very much for your continued interest.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Two Days Until City Council Meeting!

dear friends -- just 2 days until SAVE the BOOM!!! turns in all our petitions from the summer signature drive. It is important that everyone who wants to help SAVE the BOOM!!! attend this City Council meeting.

We are the first item under public comments on the agenda we mocked up below, so please be at City Hall by no later than 6:00 PM this Tuesday, February 13, 2007. Thank you!

fred karger

February 13, 2007
6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Egly

Councilmember Kelly H. Boyd
Councilmember Elizabeth Schneider
Councilmember Cheryl Kinsman
Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly
Mayor Toni Iseman
6:00 PM SAVE the BOOM!!! presents its petitions to the Mayor and City Council. The public is invited to comment

More Woody's Closing Pictures

Woody's A Look Back At the Closing

Dear Friends -- one week ago tonight the legendary Woody's at the Beach restaurant and bar closed its doors after a nearly 10 year highly successful run. The 3 partners took advantage of the hot Laguna real estate market and sold the building to the Avila family for a new, fun Mexican restaurant and bar.

There was a packed house at Woody's all night long. It was so crowded that the Laguna Beach Fire Marshall and the Police had to shut Woody's down due to just too many people around 9:00 pm. After some folks left, it was reopened about an hour later and stayed packed until the final drink was served just before 2:00 am.

Above is managing partner Joel Herzer with friends at the party:

Now it appears after a swift remodel with some beautiful murals and some bright colors the brand new Laguna El Ranchito (1305 S. Coast Highway) is set to open this Monday, February 12th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Come on by and support this exciting new restaurant and bar. I hear they have excellent margaritas and delicious and reasonably priced food.

Lots of fun and lots of history at 1305 S. Coast Highway:

The bartenders baring all just before the final bell:

We at SAVE the BOOM!!! will keep you posted on what's happening in Laguna. Thank you very much.

Here is another photo from Woody's closing party for your viewing pleasure:

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

City Council Meeting to Turn in Signatures

City Council Meeting to Turn In Signatures on Petitions Set for Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SAVE the BOOM!!! is going to turn in approximately 6,000 signatures on petitions gathered throughout last summer to the Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday,
February 13, 2007 at 6:00 PM.

All SAVE the BOOM!!! supporters are encouraged to attend this important meeting and be there as a show of support and / or say a few words on why it is important to you to SAVE the BOOM!!!

Tuesday, February 13th
6:00 PM (sharp)
Laguna Beach City Hall
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(at end of Forest Avenue downtown Laguna)

We are the first item on the agenda under extraordinary business so please be there by 6:00 PM!

Questions -- call 949/494-4750 or email:

Thank you very much for your help to SAVE the BOOM!!!