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Reader Poll 042916

Laguna Beach has a population of about 23,250 and some 4 million-plus visitors every year. Which agency listed below has the most control over our visitors?

Number of voters: 130

LB City Council

Votes: 51 39.23%


LB Police Department

Votes: 45 34.62%


California Coastal Commission

Votes: 17 13.08%


Cal Trans

Votes: 13 10%


State Parks Department

Votes: 4 3.08%


Orange County Board of Supervisors

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 042216

Do you favor allowing Laguna Beach homeowners to have short-term (30 days or less) rentals?

Number of voters: 1093

Yes

Votes: 738 67.52%


No

Votes: 355 32.48%


Reader Poll 041216

We like to know more about our readers. How long have you lived in Laguna Beach? Under one year

Number of voters: 232

21+ years

Votes: 135 58.19%


13-20 years

Votes: 39 16.81%


7-12 years

Votes: 21 9.05%


I don’t live in Laguna anymore

Votes: 16 6.9%


3-6 years

Votes: 12 5.17%


I’ve never lived in Laguna

Votes: 5 2.16%


1-2 years

Votes: 4 1.72%


Reader Poll 040116

We have many great traditions here in Laguna. Which would be your favorite?

Number of voters: 164

Hospitality Night

Votes: 32 19.51%


Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 29 17.68%


Patriot’s Day Parade

Votes: 24 14.63%


Bluebird Concerts in the Park

Votes: 20 12.2%


My favorite isn’t on this list!

Votes: 17 10.37%


Brooks St. Classic

Votes: 12 7.32%


Art Walk

Votes: 11 6.71%


Sawdust Art Festival Opening Night

Votes: 11 6.71%


Oak St. Halloween

Votes: 8 4.88%


Reader Poll 032216

If you had no choice but to leave Laguna Beach tomorrow to live in one of the following cities, which would you choose?

Number of voters: 165

La Jolla

Votes: 50 30.3%


Newport Beach

Votes: 29 17.58%


San Francisco

Votes: 28 16.97%


Portland, OR

Votes: 25 15.15%


Aspen

Votes: 12 7.27%


New York

Votes: 11 6.67%


Santa Monica

Votes: 5 3.03%


Chicago

Votes: 3 1.82%


Washington

Votes: 2 1.21%


Reader Poll 031116

We had a Parade! The 50th Annual Patriots Day Parade…

Number of voters: 145

Did you stay home - or leave town?

Votes: 83 57.24%


Did you go downtown and watch?

Votes: 34 23.45%


Were you marching in the Parade?

Votes: 28 19.31%


Reader Poll 022616

Laguna Beach is a college town, home of one of this country’s leading art colleges, LCAD. Have you personally ever visited the campus to check it out?

Number of voters: 124

No

Votes: 74 59.68%


Yes

Votes: 50 40.32%


Reader Poll 021616

If you could live in Laguna for nine months out of the year and “somewhere else” for the other three, would you choose to do that?

Number of voters: 142

Yes - the crowds are too much in the summer!

Votes: 70 49.3%


No way - I wouldn’t give up my summers in Laguna for anything!

Votes: 66 46.48%


I already do this

Votes: 6 4.23%


Reader Poll 020516

Is the city’s proposed ordinance to allow only non-profits to deliver medical marijuana to cardholders over-burdening to those who need it?

Number of voters: 98

Yes

Votes: 60 61.22%


No

Votes: 26 26.53%


Not sure

Votes: 12 12.24%


Reader Poll 012616

Will The Donald be the GOP nominee? What’s your primary thought?

Number of voters: 141

Yes – I will not vote for him in November

Votes: 48 34.04%


No – It will be someone else

Votes: 47 33.33%


Yes – He will be the GOP choice

Votes: 32 22.7%


Yes – I'll be voting for him in November

Votes: 14 9.93%


Reader Poll 011516

Are you in favor of euthanizing dangerous coyotes as a last resort?

Number of voters: 281

No

Votes: 168 59.79%


Yes

Votes: 113 40.21%


Reader Poll 122515

How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

Number of voters: 89

Sound asleep

Votes: 30 33.71%


Snuggled up with someone special in front of the TV

Votes: 26 29.21%


At a private party

Votes: 20 22.47%


Out on the town

Votes: 7 7.87%


When is it?

Votes: 6 6.74%


Reader Poll 121115

Where do you live? We’re just curious and trying to settle a holiday wager between Shaena and Stu! Thanks in advance for humoring us…

Number of voters: 210

The Village/Woods Cove

Votes: 56 26.67%


North Laguna

Votes: 34 16.19%


South Laguna/Three Arch Bay

Votes: 33 15.71%


Top of the World/Temple Hills/Mystic Hills

Votes: 28 13.33%


Arch Beach Heights/Alta Vista

Votes: 21 10%


Bluebird Canyon

Votes: 19 9.05%


The Canyon/Club Laguna

Votes: 12 5.71%


Emerald Bay/Irvine Cove/Crystal Cove

Votes: 7 3.33%


Reader Poll 120115

Where will you do most of your holiday shopping?

Number of voters: 116

Online

Votes: 54 46.55%


Local stores in Laguna

Votes: 22 18.97%


Nearby malls and/or department stores

Votes: 19 16.38%


There will be no gifts from me this year!

Votes: 9 7.76%


Sawdust Winter Fantasy and/or other local artists

Votes: 8 6.9%


Mail order catalogs

Votes: 4 3.45%


Reader Poll 112015

Now be honest … What do you really like the most on Thanksgiving?

Number of voters: 119

The Sides

Votes: 64 53.78%


Main dish

Votes: 29 24.37%


Napping

Votes: 12 10.08%


Football watching on TV

Votes: 9 7.56%


Desserts

Votes: 5 4.2%


Reader Poll 110615

The holidays are near. If you could choose one of these four ‘gifts’ for Laguna Beach, which would it be?

Number of voters: 198

End homelessness in Laguna Beach

Votes: 89 44.95%


Underground all of the power lines in Laguna Canyon

Votes: 76 38.38%


Have a trolley run every day, all year round

Votes: 21 10.61%


Have a skateboard park for the kids

Votes: 12 6.08%


Reader Poll 102715

You’re in a hurry and really hungry. How likely are you to just jump in line and grab a burger or some similar fast food and be on your way?

Number of voters: 124

It would be doubtful

Votes: 41 33.06%


No way

Votes: 37 29.84%


Very likely

Votes: 25 20.16%


I might

Votes: 21 16.94%


Reader Poll 101615

Would you support increasing taxes on the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

Number of voters: 122

No

Votes: 67 54.92%


Yes

Votes: 55 45.08%


Reader Poll 100615

The National Weather Service and our Dennis McWeather have referred to the predicted El Niño for this fall/winter as a major event. Do you expect heavy rains?

Number of voters: 107

Yes

Votes: 90 84.11%


No

Votes: 17 15.89%


Reader Poll 092515

There is a proposed ballot measure for the 2016 general election aimed at making California the fifth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Where do you stand on the issue?

Number of voters: 145

I support legalization

Votes: 95 65.52%


I am opposed to legalization

Votes: 35 24.14%


I am undecided

Votes: 15 10.34%


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