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Laguna Beach

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%

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%

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


Votes: 32 35.2%


Votes: 21 23.1%


Votes: 13 14.3%


Votes: 8 8.8%


Votes: 7 7.7%


Votes: 5 5.5%


Votes: 5 5.5%

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%

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%

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%


Votes: 10 12.3%


Votes: 1 1.2%

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%

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

Number of voters: 51


Votes: 28 54.9%


Votes: 23 45.1%

Where do you do most of your grocery shopping?

Number of voters: 115

I go out of town

Votes: 33 28.7%


Votes: 28 24.3%


Votes: 20 17.4%


Votes: 18 15.7%

Whole Foods

Votes: 16 13.9%

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%


Votes: 16 14%

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Votes: 5 4.4%

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


Votes: 35 67.3%


Votes: 17 32.7%

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%


Votes: 21 34.4%


Votes: 13 21.3%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

We are a beach town and summertime is almost here. 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%

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%

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