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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 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 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%


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