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Reader Poll 011717

What is the biggest value you feel open space brings to our community?

Number of voters: 201

Wildlife habitat

Votes: 77 38.31%


Stops additional development

Votes: 71 35.32%


Provides a buffer between neighboring communities

Votes: 30 14.93%


Planned hiking and other recreation activities

Votes: 23 11.44%


Reader Poll 123016

Of the following regular parts of StuNewsLaguna, which do you favor the most?

Number of voters: 211

Police coverage

Votes: 59 27.96%


Laguna Life & People

Votes: 32 15.17%


Weather columns

Votes: 28 13.27%


Dining/restaurant reports

Votes: 22 10.43%


Other

Votes: 21 9.95%


City Hall news

Votes: 19 9%


Photos

Votes: 14 6.64%


Sports & Schools

Votes: 13 6.16%


Non-profit coverage

Votes: 3 1.42%


Reader Poll 121616

If you could pick one New Year’s Resolution for Laguna Beach, would it be:

Number of voters: 232

Reduce homelessness

Votes: 57 24.57%


Make crosswalks safer

Votes: 47 20.26%


Develop more affordable housing

Votes: 36 15.52%


Reduce pass through traffic

Votes: 32 13.79%


Shut down Forest Ave for pedestrians

Votes: 31 13.36%


More parking

Votes: 19 8.19%


None of the above

Votes: 10 4.31%


Reader Poll 120216

Do you feel the vote recount begun by Jill Stein will have an outcome that will change anything?

Number of voters: 174

No

Votes: 141 81.03%


Yes

Votes: 26 14.94%


No Opinion

Votes: 7 4.02%


Reader Poll 112216

How often do you listen to Laguna’s KX 93.5 FM?

Number of voters: 158

I'm aware of KX 93.5, but I never listen

Votes: 66 41.77%


Daily – I love it

Votes: 28 17.72%


A few times a week

Votes: 21 13.29%


Rarely

Votes: 19 12.03%


A few times a month

Votes: 9 5.7%


I;m not aware of KX 93.5

Votes: 8 5.06%


Only when I’m listening for something specific

Votes: 7 4.43%


Reader Poll 111116

Now that the local election is in the books – what outcome disappoints you the most?

Number of voters: 159

City Council

Votes: 59 37.11%


None - I am pleased with them all

Votes: 56 35.22%


City Treasurer

Votes: 15 9.43%


School Board

Votes: 13 8.18%


Measure LL

Votes: 9 5.66%


Measure MM

Votes: 7 4.4%


Reader Poll 110116

Will you vote for or against Measure LL here in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 150

I will vote for it

Votes: 50 33.33%


I will vote against it

Votes: 40 26.67%


I have already voted for it

Votes: 38 25.33%


I have already voted against it

Votes: 20 13.33%


I am still undecided

Votes: 2 1.33%


Reader Poll 102116

Will you vote for or against Measure KK here in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 429

I will vote for it

Votes: 165 38.46%


I vote against it

Votes: 152 35.43%


I have already voted for it

Votes: 54 12.59%


I have already voted against it

Votes: 51 11.89%


I am still undecided

Votes: 7 1.63%


Reader Poll 101116

There were six candidate forums for our local candidates. Did you attend any?

Number of voters: 142

No

Votes: 83 58.45%


Yes, more than one

Votes: 39 27.46%


Yes, one

Votes: 20 14.08%


Reader Poll 093016

As we draw closer and closer to Election Day, most of us probably have our minds made up. If you could only vote for one candidate, who would it be?

Number of voters: 1742

Judie Mancuso

Votes: 570 32.72%


Verna Rollinger

Votes: 532 30.54%


Bob Whalen

Votes: 526 30.2%


Steve Dicterow

Votes: 114 6.54%


Reader Poll 091616

LB Police and the City are negotiating a new contract. In addition to a supervising sergeant, how many patrol units (1 officer per unit) do you feel we need to protect our streets and neighborhoods at a minimum?

Number of voters: 272

6 units

Votes: 183 67.28%


5 units

Votes: 32 11.76%


4 units

Votes: 23 8.46%


2 units

Votes: 23 8.46%


3 units

Votes: 11 4.04%


Reader Poll 090616

Over the last year, we’ve had many new eateries open in Laguna Beach. Do you have a favorite among these?

Number of voters: 123

Rasta Taco

Votes: 26 21.14%


Skyloft

Votes: 21 17.07%


Gu Ramen

Votes: 18 14.63%


Asada

Votes: 16 13.01%


Teverna

Votes: 16 13.01%


Central

Votes: 12 9.76%


Urth Caffe

Votes: 7 5.69%


Jan’s Health Bar

Votes: 4 3.25%


Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille

Votes: 3 2.44%


Reader Poll 082616

Which one of the following issues tops your list to be addressed by City Council candidates in the upcoming election?

Number of voters: 148

Homelessness

Votes: 43 29.05%


Limited parking and increased traffic

Votes: 41 27.7%


Affordable Housing

Votes: 21 14.19%


Public safety needs

Votes: 19 12.84%


Supporting local businesses

Votes: 13 8.78%


Ocean and wildlife protection

Votes: 11 7.43%


Reader Poll 081616

As a Laguna Beach local, how many times have you gone for an ocean dip this summer?

Number of voters: 161

None...I keep my toes dry

Votes: 83 51.55%


10 or more...I love the ocean

Votes: 39 24.22%


One to four

Votes: 31 19.25%


Five to nine

Votes: 8 4.97%


Reader Poll 080516

City Council recently denied Alessa’s Forest Avenue parklet extension. Do you agree with their decision?

Number of voters: 167

Yes - the parklet wasn’t right for our town

Votes: 84 50.3%


No - the outdoor dining space was wonderful

Votes: 83 49.7%


Reader Poll 072616

In your travels to anywhere, have you personally used Airbnb?

Number of voters: 156

No

Votes: 95 60.9%


Yes

Votes: 61 39.1%


Reader Poll 071516

Have you taken advantage of our City’s free trolley program yet this summer?

Number of voters: 135

Yes, a few times

Votes: 47 34.81%


Not yet - but soon

Votes: 31 22.96%


No - and it’s not likely that I will

Votes: 31 22.96%


Yes - quite often

Votes: 26 19.26%


Reader Poll 070516

Will you vote to legalize recreational marijuana in California in November?

Number of voters: 127

Yes

Votes: 71 55.91%


No

Votes: 50 39.37%


I’ll have to toke and let you know

Votes: 6 4.72%


Reader Poll 062816

If you were a British citizen, would you have voted to leave or stay in the European Union?

Number of voters: 81

Stay in the EU

Votes: 53 65.43%


Leave the EU

Votes: 28 34.57%


Reader Poll 061716

As a local, when you go downtown in Laguna Beach, which of the following beckons you most often?

Number of voters: 154

Have dinner or lunch

Votes: 71 46.1%


To walk around or visit a park

Votes: 21 13.64%


Other - (not listed)

Votes: 21 13.64%


Shopping

Votes: 13 8.44%


An appointment - (medical, business, hair, etc.)

Votes: 12 7.79%


Meet with friends for coffee, etc.

Votes: 10 6.49%


Visit city hall

Votes: 6 3.9%


Reader Poll 060216

Summertime is beautiful and busy here in Laguna - and it's right around the corner! What is your favorite thing about the next few months ahead?

Number of voters: 208

The day after Labor Day

Votes: 60 28.85%


Going to the beach

Votes: 40 19.23%


Pageant of the Masters/Festival of Arts

Votes: 32 15.38%


Getting out of town

Votes: 28 13.46%


Sawdust Festival

Votes: 25 12.02%


Music in the Park at Bluebird

Votes: 12 5.77%


4th of July

Votes: 8 3.85%


Art-A-Fair

Votes: 3 1.44%


Reader Poll 052416

The current fervor over the Forest Avenue parklet is huge. Despite how you may feel about it now, would you be open for something similar in the future?

Number of voters: 169

Yes

Votes: 98 57.99%


No

Votes: 71 42.01%


Reader Poll 051016

If you could, which of these former Laguna Beach residents would you most like to have over for dinner with friends?

Number of voters: 172

Timothy Leary

Votes: 48 27.91%


Bette Davis

Votes: 41 23.84%


Harriet Nelson

Votes: 26 15.12%


Hobie Alter

Votes: 21 12.21%


Charlie Chaplin

Votes: 13 7.56%


Eller Larsen

Votes: 12 6.98%


Rock Hudson

Votes: 11 6.4%


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%


Reader Poll 091115

If the presidential general election were today, which of these candidates (declared and potential) would you vote for?

Number of voters: 193

Hillary Clinton

Votes: 73 37.82%


Bernie Sanders

Votes: 28 14.51%


Donald Trump

Votes: 22 11.4%


Ben Carson

Votes: 20 10.38%


Carly Fiorina

Votes: 17 8.81%


Joe Biden

Votes: 14 7.25%


None of these/someone else!

Votes: 11 5.7%


Jeb Bush

Votes: 8 4.15%


Reader Poll 090115

Thinking about Labor Day... The minimum wage in California will increase to $10 an hour on Jan 1, 2016. How do you feel about that?

Number of voters: 116

It ought to be higher

Votes: 63 54.31%


That seems to be on the money

Votes: 37 31.9%


It’s too much

Votes: 16 13.79%


Reader Poll 082115

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive, very wealthy, powerful and famous?

Number of voters: 115

No

Votes: 107 93.04%


Yes

Votes: 8 6.96%


Reader Poll 081115

Which of these "religious labels" do you identify with most?

Number of voters: 145

I am Christian

Votes: 35 24.14%


I am Spiritual

Votes: 32 22.07%


I am unaffilliated

Votes: 30 20.69%


I am Catholic

Votes: 19 13.1%


I am Atheist

Votes: 16 11.03%


I am Jewish

Votes: 8 5.52%


I am Buddhist

Votes: 5 3.45%


Reader Poll 073115

Governor Brown has mandated drastic water restrictions. Are you aware of what you need to do to comply?

Number of voters: 103

Yes, and I am doing all I can

Votes: 91 88.35%


Yes, but I have been lax doing them

Votes: 9 8.74%


I am unaware of the restrictions

Votes: 3 2.91%


Reader Poll 072115

Since Laguna is a world-class beach community, and it is also an “arts community,” what do locals think of first? Are we a beach community that has an art component? Or, is it the other way around? Thanks to John Thomas for the idea.

Number of voters: 95

I say it's the beach

Votes: 68 71.58%


Arts ranks tops for me

Votes: 27 28.42%


Reader Poll 071015

As part of the reissue of the US currency, a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton’s image on the $10 bill. Who would be your first choice for the new bill?

Number of voters: 119

Eleanor Roosevelt

Votes: 48 40.34%


Rosa Parks

Votes: 21 17.65%


Sacajawea

Votes: 13 10.92%


Sally Ride

Votes: 13 10.92%


Harriet Tubman

Votes: 11 9.27%


Susan B. Anthony

Votes: 7 5.88%


Sandra Day O’Connor

Votes: 6 5.04%


Reader Poll 063015

Imagine for a moment that you wake up tomorrow and could become a Laguna Beach City Councilmember. Would you be up for the job?

Number of voters: 80

No-not for me!

Votes: 52 65%


Yes-absolutely!

Votes: 28 35%


Reader Poll 061915

It’s Festival Season! StuNews & Company is excited! How about you? Will you be attending our Festival Season this summer? Choose the response below that best tells us about your plans!

Number of voters: 131

Two, at least

Votes: 47 35.88%


I will attend all three festivals and the Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 40 30.53%


One and hopefully two

Votes: 20 15.27%


There is only one that matters to me

Votes: 12 9.16%


I will avoid the festivals this year

Votes: 12 9.16%


Reader Poll 060915

Diane Armitage has told us about new restaurant openings here in town now and in the not-too-distant future in our Dining section [6/5]. Which of the following are you most excited about?

Number of voters: 89

Urth Caffe

Votes: 35 39.33%


Sail Loft

Votes: 15 16.85%


Rasta Tacos

Votes: 12 13.48%


Reunion Kitchen + Drink

Votes: 9 10.11%


Gu Ramen

Votes: 6 6.74%


Lombardi Family Concepts

Votes: 5 5.62%


Centrál

Votes: 4 4.49%


Red Dragon

Votes: 3 3.37%


Reader Poll 052915

Before making a phone call, do you rehearse what you are going to say?

Number of voters: 63

No

Votes: 44 69.84%


Yes

Votes: 19 30.16%


Reader Poll 051915

How would you rate the City Council’s efforts since November’s election?

Number of voters: 70

Ehh

Votes: 21 30%


Great job – they are wonderful

Votes: 17 24.29%


I suppose they’re doing ok

Votes: 14 20%


Good enough to keep us afloat

Votes: 11 15.71%


They need to be replaced

Votes: 7 10%


Reader Poll 050715

What If…Let’s say the City “finds” an unlimited sum of money to fund just one project…Which of these projects would you want to see completed?

Number of voters: 136

Underground overhead wires on Coast Hwy & Laguna Canyon Rd

Votes: 46 33.82%


Sewer system repairs to avoid future major spills on the beaches

Votes: 45 33.09%


Extension of free trolleys to every day, year round

Votes: 16 11.76%


Completion of Village Entrance parking with a new park

Votes: 16 11.76%


Construction of a skate park or various mini-parks for the kids

Votes: 13 9.56%


Reader Poll 050115

Last weekend was one of the busiest-ever for sports fans. If you were able to only watch one thing, which would you choose?

Number of voters: 64

Kentucky Derby

Votes: 25 39.06%


NBA Playoffs

Votes: 14 21.88%


The Big Fight

Votes: 11 17.19%


Baseball – Angels and Giants

Votes: 9 14.06%


Baseball – Red Sox and Yankees

Votes: 3 4.69%


NFL Draft

Votes: 2 3.13%


Reader Poll 042115

The Beatles famously sang: “All You Need Is Love”. How many times in your life have you been, “...in love”?

Number of voters: 79

3 to 5 times

Votes: 28 35.44%


Twice

Votes: 19 24.05%


More than (Gulp!) 5 times

Votes: 18 22.78%


Just once

Votes: 11 13.92%


Never or not yet

Votes: 3 3.8%


Reader Poll 041015

While at Tuesday’s Friendship Shelter event, the subject of homelessness obviously was discussed. An interesting question was raised - Do you know anyone who has been homeless?

Number of voters: 104

No – I have never known anyone who has been...

Votes: 40 38.46%


Yes – A family member or close friend has been...

Votes: 30 28.85%


Yes – But only an aquaintance...

Votes: 25 24.04%


Yes – I, myself, have been homeless...

Votes: 9 8.65%


Reader Poll 033115

If you were offered free concert tickets to see one of the following current pop acts, which – if any – would you most like to see?

Number of voters: 133

None – I would just say no thank you!

Votes: 44 33.08%


Lady Gaga

Votes: 22 16.54%


Maroon 5

Votes: 22 16.54%


Taylor Swift

Votes: 15 11.28%


Sam Smith

Votes: 15 11.28%


Katy Perry

Votes: 10 7.52%


Rihanna

Votes: 5 3.76%


Reader Poll 032015

Laguna Beach has many charities and most have fundraisers in some form or another. Almost all rely on our donations to carry out their missions. How many Laguna Beach-based charitable fundraisers do you attend in a year?

Number of voters: 88

Two or three

Votes: 29 32.95%


Four or more

Votes: 23 26.14%


None - I do make charitable contributions

Votes: 16 18.18%


Only one

Votes: 11 12.5%


My charity has to begin (and stay) at home

Votes: 9 10.23%


Reader Poll 031015

Our City’s free trolleys are up and running all year round on the weekends now! How often do you think you’ll hop on board and take advantage of them?

Number of voters: 99

A few times a month for sure

Votes: 33 33.99%


Maybe once or twice all year

Votes: 27 27.27%


All the time - as often as possible

Votes: 21 21.21%


I’m not likely to ride at all

Votes: 18 18.18%


Reader Poll 022715

If the world suddenly changed and you could no longer experience one of the following ‘arts’ for the rest of your life – which would you choose to lose?

Number of voters: 82

Painting and sculptures

Votes: 34 41.46%


Internet

Votes: 22 26.83%


Film and TV

Votes: 12 14.63%


Photography

Votes: 9 10.88%


Books and literature

Votes: 4 4.88%


Music

Votes: 1 1.22%


Reader Poll 020615

We’re known for our beautiful beaches. Laguna is also known for beautiful parks, each with its own unique personality. In which of the following do you spend the most time?

Number of voters: 130

Heisler Park

Votes: 52 40%


Treasure Island

Votes: 22 16.92%


Alta Laguna Park

Votes: 12 9.29%


Moulton Meadows Park

Votes: 12 9.29%


Main Beach Park

Votes: 11 8.46%


Bluebird Park

Votes: 7 5.38%


Crescent Bay Point Park

Votes: 7 5.38%


Boat Canyon (Riddle Field) Park

Votes: 6 4.62%


Lang Park

Votes: 1 .77%


Reader Poll 012315

Romance is in the air! It’s close to Valentine’s Day and we haven’t heard of a Cuddle Con here – so – will you be sending flowers to your heartthrob this year?

Number of voters: 55

Nope, not my style

Votes: 43 78.18%


Yes, a big bouquet!

Votes: 12 21.82%


Reader Poll 011315

If you had only two choices, which of the following would best describe you politically?

Number of voters: 131

Liberal

Votes: 91 69.47%


Conservative

Votes: 40 30.53%


Reader Poll 010215

Are you a second guesser? If you could go back and change certain events or decisions in your past, would you?

Number of voters: 82

I’d change a few things - but not many

Votes: 32 39.02%


No - I like where I am today - changing things could change that!

Votes: 21 25.61%


The heck with the past, I’d rather travel to the future!

Votes: 13 15.85%


Yes, absoulutely - I would change a lot

Votes: 9 10.98%


There is only one thing I would change

Votes: 7 8.51%


Reader Poll 121914

As we speed through the end of this month, we find ourselves on the brink of...resolutions! How about some for our City Council to do in 2015? Choose one...

Number of voters: 157

Parking and roadway congestion

Votes: 61 38.85%


Pedestrian safety

Votes: 46 29.3%


Inititives to increase business success

Votes: 26 16.56%


Senior Housing Elements

Votes: 9 5.73%


Village Entrance

Votes: 9 5.73%


Revision of the City’s General Plan

Votes: 6 3.82%


Reader Poll 120514

It’s here! During this holiday gift-giving season, where do you plan to do most of your gift shopping?

Number of voters: 101

Online

Votes: 38 37.62%


Laguna Beach shops and stores

Votes: 27 26.73%


Nearby shopping malls

Votes: 18 17.82%


No gifts from me!

Votes: 14 13.86%


I will only be sending cards

Votes: 4 3.96%


Reader Poll 112514

Holiday Time! Parties and a time when we meet many new people and often a new relationship starts... Do you believe in love at first sight?

Number of voters: 70

Absolutely! Yes, I do

Votes: 42 60%


No – love has to grow

Votes: 28 40%


Reader Poll 111414

It’s almost Thanksgiving – and that means holiday tunes are right around the corner too. Which yuletide song is your favorite?

Number of voters: 116

Bing Crosby – “White Christmas”

Votes: 41 35.34%


Bah Humbug! – I don’t like any Christmas music!

Votes: 12 10.34%


Wham – “Last Christmas”

Votes: 10 8.62%


Celine Dion – “O, Holy Night”

Votes: 9 7.76%


Brenda Lee – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Votes: 8 6.9%


Elvis Presley – “Blue Christmas”

Votes: 8 6.9%


José Feliciano – “Feliz Navidad”

Votes: 8 6.9%


Josh Groban – “Silent Night”

Votes: 8 6.9%


Gene Autry – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Votes: 6 5.17%


Bobby Helms – “Jingle Bell Rock”

Votes: 6 5.17%


Reader Poll 110414

This is a poll for all – there is an answer here for everyone - what’s your favorite form of exercise?

Number of voters: 149

Other

Votes: 44 29.53%


Swimming

Votes: 19 12.75%


Yoga

Votes: 18 12.08%


Hiking

Votes: 18 12.08%


Running

Votes: 12 8.05%


Sofa Reclining

Votes: 11 7.98%


Cycling

Votes: 10 6.71%


Jumping to Conclusions

Votes: 9 6.04%


Surfing

Votes: 8 5.37%


Reader Poll 102814

If your vote were limited to only one person for the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Governors, which of the following would you choose?

Number of voters: 135

Ketta Brown

Votes: 89 65.93%


Carol Normandin

Votes: 32 23.7%


Dee Perry

Votes: 13 9.63%


Annette Gibson

Votes: 1 .74%


Reader Poll 102114

When was the last time you put on your Traveling Shoes and went abroad – for pleasure or business?

Number of voters: 106

In the last year

Votes: 29 27.96%


In the last 3 to 5 years

Votes: 22 20.75%


Not for a very, very long time!

Votes: 20 18.87%


In the last month

Votes: 15 14.15%


In the last 1 to 2 years

Votes: 15 14.15%


I have never left the USA!

Votes: 5 4.72%


Reader Poll 100714

If the election was right now and you could only vote for one candidate, which one would get your vote?

Number of voters: 2647

Rob Zur Schmiede

Votes: 691 26.11%


Kelly Boyd

Votes: 672 25.39%


Jon Madison

Votes: 669 25.27%


Michele Hall

Votes: 373 14.09%


Toni Iseman

Votes: 222 8.39%


Paul Merritt

Votes: 15 0.57%


Eli Grossman

Votes: 5 0.19%


Reader Poll 092314

In our previous poll, only 14 out of 147 voters said they could not do without their computer. How much time do you spend on your computer each day?

Number of voters: 151

Between two and five hours

Votes: 48 31.79%


An hour or two

Votes: 44 29.14%


Six to eight hours a day

Votes: 42 27.81%


More than eight hours

Votes: 9 5.96%


Less than an hour

Votes: 8 5.3%


Reader Poll 090914

We all take many things in our daily lives for granted. If you had to live the rest of your life without one of these technologies, which would it be for you?

Number of voters: 147

TV

Votes: 84 57.14%


Phone

Votes: 27 18.37%


Car

Votes: 22 14.97%


Computer/Internet

Votes: 14 9.52%


Reader Poll 082914

As we head into September and know its just a bit over two months until Election Day – we know too that it’s time to think about the issues facing Laguna Beach. What is, in your opinion, the most critical issue facing City Council candidates?

Number of voters: 123

Traffic and Street calming downtown

Votes: 54 43.9%


Bicycle, pedestrian lanes – Laguna Canyon Rd

Votes: 18 14.63%


Permanent housing for the homeless

Votes: 16 13.01%


Concerns over City spending

Votes: 14 11.38%


The Village Entrance plan

Votes: 12 9.76%


Improving relations with the Coastal Commission

Votes: 9 7.32%


Reader Poll 081914

If that vase you bought Saturday at a garage sale had a genie that popped up offering you only one supernatural ability, which would you choose?

Number of voters: 76

See into the future

Votes: 29 38.16%


Fly au Superman

Votes: 23 30.26%


Read minds

Votes: 14 18.42%


Control the weather

Votes: 10 13.16%


Reader Poll 080814

The November election is just around the corner. How will you vote this year?

Number of voters: 87

Early – by mail-in ballot

Votes: 60 68.97%


Old school – at the polling place

Votes: 22 25.29%


I am highly unlikely to vote

Votes: 5 5.75%


Yikes! I still need to register

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 072914

StuNewsLaguna began publishing in July of 2009. We are proud of our growth and plan to grow more. We’d love to know how long you’ve been a reader!

Number of voters: 122

Since 2009!

Votes: 76 62.3%


4 years

Votes: 14 11.48%


3 years

Votes: 13 10.66%


2 years

Votes: 8 6.56%


1 year

Votes: 6 4.92%


I am a new reader

Votes: 4 3.28%


Less than a year

Votes: 1 0.82%


Reader Poll 071514

Are you a vegetarian or have you ever been?

Number of voters: 128

No - I am omnivorous and would eat this poll if I could!

Votes: 79 61.72%


I’m not but I don’t eat red meat

Votes: 27 21.09%


Yes, without question

Votes: 20 15.83%


I’m Vegan, actually

Votes: 2 1.56%


Reader Poll 070114

Are you concerned about “big brother”? The city has installed new cameras at points leaving town and in our open spaces. Police cars have license plate readers. Are you ok with these devices?

Number of voters: 136

Yes, they are important for our safety

Votes: 90 66.18%


No, it’s an invasion of my privacy

Votes: 41 30.15%


I don’t have an opinion

Votes: 5 3.68%


Reader Poll 061714

Festival season is just around the corner! Our three major summer art festivals - Sawdust, Art-A-Fair, and Festival of Arts and the Pageant of the Masters are just about to begin. How many will you likely attend this summer?

Number of voters: 157

Two

Votes: 41 26.11%


Multiple times at multiple festials!

Votes: 39 24.84%


All three

Votes: 29 18.47%


None at all

Votes: 20 12.74%


I’m involved with the Festivals!

Votes: 13 8.28%


One

Votes: 11 7.01%


Just the Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 4 2.55%


Reader Poll 060314

We’re curious...just how much of a world traveler you are...how many continents have you been to?

Number of voters: 117

4

Votes: 23 19.66%


3

Votes: 22 18.8%


2

Votes: 22 18.8%


5

Votes: 20 17.09%


1

Votes: 14 11.97%


6

Votes: 10 8.55%


All 7!

Votes: 6 5.13%


Reader Poll 052014

We are Laguna Beach! With ‘beach season’ upon us, what is your favorite spot in town?

Number of voters: 151

Other

Votes: 31 20.53%


Woods Cove

Votes: 21 13.91%


Victoria

Votes: 17 11.26%


Oak St.

Votes: 12 7.95%


Crescent Bay

Votes: 12 7.95%


Treasure Island

Votes: 9 5.96%


Thalia St.

Votes: 8 5.3%


Fisherman’s Cove

Votes: 7 4.64%


Main Beach

Votes: 7 4.64%


Aliso Beach

Votes: 7 4.64%


Diver’s Cove

Votes: 6 3.97%


West St.

Votes: 6 3.97%


Thousand Steps

Votes: 4 2.65%


Table Rock

Votes: 2 1.32%


Brooks St.

Votes: 2 1.32%


Reader Poll 050914

Which (if any) of these technology topics Interests you most? We’d like to know as we are considering a new tech column feature

Number of voters: 97

Mac tips

Votes: 23 23.71%


PC tips and tricks

Votes: 18 18.56%


Not interested

Votes: 16 16.49%


Gadget reviews

Votes: 14 14.43%


Social media

Votes: 12 12.37%


Cyber crime

Votes: 12 12.37%


Internet marketing for business purposes

Votes: 2 2.06%


Reader Poll 042914

Get out there! The weather’s heating up and days are getting longer - meaning it’s prime hiking season! We have one of the most beautiful trail systems here in Laguna in our adjacent wilderness parks. Have you enjoyed these special trails?

Number of voters: 98

Yes - every once in a while

Votes: 34 34.69%


No - never have

Votes: 23 23.47%


Yes - regularly

Votes: 22 22.45%


Yes - but not for a long time

Votes: 19 19.39%


Reader Poll 041814

We would like to have an idea of our demographics – age wise. Please let us know your age range…we appreciate it!

Number of voters: 166

50-64

Votes: 64 38.55%


65+

Votes: 61 36.75%


35-49

Votes: 24 14.46%


21-34

Votes: 17 10.24%


Under 21.

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 040414

Do you believe in life after death?

Number of voters: 112

Yes

Votes: 74 66%


No

Votes: 38 33.9%


Reader Poll 032114

Are you a longtime local? Short time local? Ever wonder why longtime is one word and short time two words? How long have you lived in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 225

More than 15 years and I am a local

Votes: 166 73.78%


6-15 years for me – I know the ropes

Votes: 38 16.89%


I’ve been here between 1 and 5 years

Votes: 13 5.78%


I’m a real newcomer – less than a year

Votes: 4 1.78%


I only like to read about Laguna Beach

Votes: 4 1.78%


Reader Poll 030614

In our last poll, we asked: If you could, which of these historical figures would you most like to join for dinner and an evening of conversation? Here is the distaff version of that poll!

Number of voters: 126

Cleopatra

Votes: 27 21.4%


Mary, Mother of Jesus

Votes: 25 19.8%


Princess Diana

Votes: 21 16.6%


Mary Magdalene

Votes: 17 13.4%


Anne Frank

Votes: 15 11.9%


Mother Teresa

Votes: 8 6.3%


Joan of Arc

Votes: 7 5.5%


Eva Peron

Votes: 6 4.7%


Reader Poll 021514

If you could, which of these historical figures would you most like to join for dinner and an evening of conversation?

Number of voters: 139

Jesus

Votes: 52 37.4%


Abraham Lincoln

Votes: 37 26.6%


Aristotle

Votes: 17 12.2%


Mahatma Gandhi

Votes: 16 11.5%


William Shakespeare

Votes: 8 5.7%


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Votes: 4 2.8%


Napoleon Bonaparte

Votes: 3 2.1%


Muhammad

Votes: 2 1.4%


Reader Poll 020714

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have created quite some media controversy on many, many levels. Despite all this, will you be watching?

Number of voters: 144

I’ll watch a few events – and read about it online

Votes: 77 53.5%


Yes, I always enjoy the coverage – and will be glued to the TV

Votes: 38 26.3%


I won’t be watching it at all!

Votes: 29 20.1%


Actually, I’m going!

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 012414

Our 48th Annual Patriots Day Parade is coming up March 1 - it’s always one of our favorite events in town! It’s long been said that half of Laguna is in the parade - while the other half watches. What about you?

Number of voters: 97

I’ll be staying home

Votes: 34 35%


I will be watching this year

Votes: 29 29.8%


I will be in it this year

Votes: 22 22.6%


I’m not sure yet

Votes: 12 12.3%


Reader Poll 010714

Which of the remaining NFL teams “East of the Rockies” are you most likely to root for should they end up playing in this year’s Super Bowl?

Number of voters: 24

I still don't care who wins the Super Bowl!

Votes: 6 25%


Denver Broncos

Votes: 5 20.8%


New England Patriots

Votes: 4 16.7%


New Orleans Saints

Votes: 4 16.7%


Indianapolis Colts

Votes: 3 12.5%


Carolina Panthers

Votes: 2 8.3%


Reader Poll 123113

Now that the NFL regular season is over, it’s time to think of the 48th Super Bowl...of the west coast teams in the hunt, who are you pulling for? We’ll do other regions as we draw nearer to the game.

Number of voters: 71

San Diego Chargers

Votes: 20 28.2%


I don't care who wins!

Votes: 20 28.2%


Denver Broncos

Votes: 16 22.5%


San Francisco 49ers

Votes: 9 12.7%


Seattle Seahawks

Votes: 6 8.5%


Reader Poll 122013

Stu and Shaena both love music - although their tastes vary! If the music gods forced you to pick just one genre to listen to for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Number of voters: 91

Classical

Votes: 32 35.2%


Pop/Rock

Votes: 21 23.1%


Blues

Votes: 13 14.3%


Other

Votes: 8 8.8%


Jazz

Votes: 7 7.7%


Alternative

Votes: 5 5.5%


Country

Votes: 5 5.5%


Reader Poll 120613

How often do you go ‘over the hill’ (leave Laguna)?

Number of voters: 145

3-6 times a week

Votes: 49 33.8%


Once or twice a week

Votes: 43 29.7%


I leave town everyday

Votes: 22 15.2%


Hardly ever

Votes: 22 15.2%


I don't live in Laguna Beach!

Votes: 9 6.2%


Reader Poll 111913

It’s that time of the year – which raises a question; which of the following are you most looking forward to this year – including a couple that are out of town?

Number of voters: 143

Hospitality Night

Votes: 74 51.7%


Sawdust Winter Fantasy

Votes: 34 23.8%


Newport Beach Boat Parade

Votes: 16 11.2%


Montage Tree Lighting

Votes: 14 9.8%


Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

Votes: 5 3.5%


Reader Poll 110813

We have new eateries in Laguna - here or on the way - which one are you most looking forward to trying?

Number of voters: 81

Selanne Steak Tavern

Votes: 33 40.7%


South of Nick's

Votes: 22 27.2%


Driftwood Kitchen

Votes: 15 18.5%


Okura

Votes: 10 12.3%


Hearties

Votes: 1 1.2%


Reader Poll 102913

Restaurants – they are a-changin’ in our town! While some exciting new eateries are here and on the horizon – which of these landmarks will you miss the most?

Number of voters: 237

Royal Hawaiian

Votes: 74 31.2%


Sundried Tomato

Votes: 69 29.1%


The Cottage

Votes: 43 18.1%


The Beach House

Votes: 31 13.1%


Kentucky Fried Chicken

Votes: 20 8.4%


Reader Poll 101813

Who says Halloween is just for kids…do you plan to wear a costume this year?

Number of voters: 51

No

Votes: 28 54.9%


Yes

Votes: 23 45.1%


Reader Poll 100813

Where do you do most of your grocery shopping?

Number of voters: 115

I go out of town

Votes: 33 28.7%


Albertsons

Votes: 28 24.3%


Pavillions

Votes: 20 17.4%


Ralphs

Votes: 18 15.7%


Whole Foods

Votes: 16 13.9%


Reader Poll 092413

We all love music and most of us have a favorite all-time band. Our poll this time asks you to choose yours! Stu wanted Elvin Bishop but Shaena said NO! Oh yes, we know the Beatles are in a class of their own!

Number of voters: 114

Fleetwood Mac

Votes: 37 32.5%


The Rolling Stones

Votes: 35 30.7%


The Beach Boys

Votes: 21 18.4%


U2

Votes: 16 14%


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Votes: 5 4.4%


Reader Poll 091313

We’re coming up on 20 years since the 1993 firestorm that burned over 1,000 Laguna homes and destroyed 391. The Fire Dept. tells us we are coming into a very dangerous fire season… Do you have a disaster preparedness plan in place?

Number of voters: 52

No

Votes: 35 67.3%


Yes

Votes: 17 32.7%


Reader Poll 090313

As school starts, are the concerns that swirled about the Superintendent behind us?

Number of voters: 61

I have no idea

Votes: 27 44.3%


No

Votes: 21 34.4%


Yes

Votes: 13 21.3%


Reader Poll 082013

How would you rate the City Council’s efforts since the last election?

Number of voters: 131

Great job

Votes: 53 40.5%


Not doing their job

Votes: 33 25.2%


Ok job

Votes: 27 20.6%


Good job

Votes: 18 13.7%


Reader Poll 080913

147 votes were received about paying for undergrounding in Laguna Canyon. 61.9% said yes or maybe. What is the maximum tax you’d pay over 25 years?

Number of voters: 76

I am still saying not a dime!

Votes: 41 53.9%


Less than $250 per month

Votes: 30 39.5%


More than $1000 per month

Votes: 3 3.9%


$500 - $750 per month

Votes: 1 1.3%


$250 - $500 per month

Votes: 1 1.3%


$750 - $1000 per month

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 072613

City Council will soon estimate the costs of undergrounding in the Canyon. Experts believe it will be very costly. Will you support undergrounding if it involves a general obligation bond with homeowners taxed to fund the project?

Number of voters: 148

Yes - I will support no matter what the cost

Votes: 63 42.6%


No - I will not support if it involves taxing homeowners

Votes: 56 37.8%


Maybe - it will depend on the cost to homeowners

Votes: 29 19.6%


Reader Poll 070513

How would you rate our July Fourth fireworks show?

Number of voters: 66

It was an awesome show

Votes: 24 36.4%


Enjoyable for sure

Votes: 22 33.3%


I stayed inside

Votes: 13 19.7%


So–So at best

Votes: 7 10.6%


Maybe next year

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 071613

Leaving town this summer on vacation? How many days will you be out?

Number of voters: 61

Plan to enjoy a "staycation" in town

Votes: 22 36.1%


One week to 10 days

Votes: 21 34.4%


Three weeks or more

Votes: 9 14.8%


About two weeks

Votes: 6 9.8%


Still thinking about it

Votes: 3 4.9%


Reader Poll 062113

Festival Season It’s Here! Our three summer festivals are filled with entertainment for all. How often will you go to one or more of our summer festivals?

Number of voters: 92

Once or twice

Votes: 41 44.6%


Six times or more

Votes: 21 22.8%


Three to five times

Votes: 19 20.7%


Not at all

Votes: 11 12%


Reader Poll 060413

We are a beach town and summertime is almost here. Still...how often do you think you’ll actually put your toes on the sand this summer?

Number of voters: 80

Once or twice a week

Votes: 31 38.8%


Once or twice a month

Votes: 15 18.8%


Probably not at all – I’ll enjoy the view!

Votes: 13 16.3%


Once or twice all summer

Votes: 12 15%


Every day

Votes: 9 11.3%


Reader Poll 052113

The City Council is considering public video monitoring - installing video cameras at strategic locations. If you were secure that the video monitoring would only be used for public safety, would you be in favor?

Number of voters: 143

Yes - it sounds like it would make our town safer.

Votes: 97 67.8%


No - I don't trust the potential "Big Brother" use.

Votes: 28 19.6%


I would need much more information to decide.

Votes: 18 12.6%


Reader Poll 051013

There is a proposal on the board for the oft-discussed skate park – at Moulton Meadows. Will you support any type of skate park at Moulton Meadows?

Number of voters: 98

Yes

Votes: 53 54.1%


No

Votes: 39 39.8%


Undecided

Votes: 6 6.1%


Reader Poll 043013

Which one of the following ought to be the City Council’s Top Priority right now?

Number of voters: 63

Finalizing and executing the Village Entrance Plan

Votes: 28 44.4%


Revising the Downtown Specific Plan

Votes: 15 23.8%


Contract negotiations with Police & Fire

Votes: 12 19%


Putting in a skate park or various mini-parks

Votes: 8 12.7%


Reader Poll 041913

Now that you’ve read the story – and know that the new Penguin Café mascot just showed up – what sex do you think it is? Vote and then be ready to come up with a name for “it”.

Number of voters: 62

Don’t fret over its sex and just name it “Pat” or “Chris”

Votes: 28 45.2%


Female

Votes: 21 33.9%


Male

Votes: 13 21%


Reader Poll 040513

The City Council will consider going to black & white police cars instead of the blue on white units. All OC agencies except LB and Irvine are black & white. What is your preference?

Number of voters: 791

Black & White

Votes: 646 88.4%


Blue on White

Votes: 85 11.6%


Reader Poll 032613

We’re big fans of Laguna’s new radio station – KX 93.5 FM. It recently celebrated its 6-month anniversary in town. How often do you tune in?

Number of voters: 73

Every day

Votes: 22 30.1%


About once a week

Votes: 20 27.4%


I have never listened

Votes: 16 21.9%


Multiple times each week

Votes: 15 20.5%


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