Month: August 2021

Things to do in Long Beach: Biking, dining, surfing and more

Fall may be approaching, but Long Beach has offerings that extend beyond the summer.

The streets are still lined with people dining outside, the boardwalk remains full of pedestrians and cyclists, and the surfing — well, as the owner of Long Beach surf shop Kevin Sime puts it, “That’s the best time of year. The water is still warm; best swell action due to hurricanes and tropical storms.”

And the appeal extends beyond surfers. “Late summer, early fall is every local’s favorite time of the year,” states Angela Skudin, owner of The Codfish Cowboy clothing shop. “The mild weather makes

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Hotel Laguna could reopen restaurant and lobby soon

Laguna Beach residents and visitors may soon be able to return to one of the city’s iconic coastal landmarks, as city officials reaffirmed their intent to have the lobby and restaurant at the Hotel Laguna reopen in short order.

Marc Wiener, the city’s community development director, indicated during a report to the Laguna Beach City Council that he hoped that the restaurant could reopen to the public by the end of August.

“Hotel Laguna is a jewel of Laguna Beach, and we are incredibly excited to be reopening its doors to the community as an updated and refreshed new gathering

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Laguna Beach City Council reaffirms decision to reopen Hotel Laguna restaurant and lobby

The renovated restaurant at Hotel Laguna overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Co.

Hotel Laguna’s restaurant and lobby could open to the public by Aug. 31, a senior city staffer said Tuesday during a wide-ranging discussion with the City Council.

In the wake of public scrutiny of a June 29 closed session meeting about the historic hotel, the City Council voted 3-2 (Councilmembers Toni Iseman and George Weiss opposed) to concur with city staffers’ approvals to reopen the hotel lobby and restaurant.

“We’re looking forward to finally welcoming the community back to Hotel Laguna,” Laguna Beach Co.

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Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts are ‘epicenter’ of bed bug cases, attorney says

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — One South Carolina lawyer specializing in bed bug cases said 90 percent of his cases stem from Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts.

Trevor Eddy, owner of the Eddy Law Firm in Columbia, said his firm has worked on at least 45 cases with more than 200 total clients in recent years. Most cases are still in active litigation.

With this summer’s tourism boom and a shortage of workers at some hotels, Eddy said he’s seen an increase in people turning to his firm for help after bed bug bites. Eddy said most cases happen in

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