Riverain Wine has Local Ties PAGE 3 | NEWS Church Welcomes Same-Sex Weddings PAGE 6 | CRIER Fashion Meets Art on the Runway PAGE 10 | A&E “Our Town, Our Paper” lagunabeachindy.com August 12, 2016 | Volume XIII, Issue 28 PHOTO BY JONATHAN KIESWETTER Short-term Rentals Get Long-term “No” By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Facing a room full of residents and nearly 90 minutes of individual com-ments, the city council unanimously voted Tuesday to prohibit short-term rentals in residential zones. The council had two choices: to uphold a proposal from the city’s Plan-ning Commission that relegated short-term lodging to commercial zones and prohibited them in residential zones, or to support a subsequent proposed ordinance from a council subcom-mittee that recommended short-term rentals for a limited time each year in neighborhoods. The residents were there to voice their support for the Planning Com-mission’s version. Council members said they received hundreds of emails RENTAL, page 20 City Block Turns into Monster Draw Street Fair By Daniella Walsh | LBIndy Casey McQuillen showed off what he called “stupid doodles” but that were charming line drawings that might live in a kid’s inner comic book. His buddy Jonathan Jucaban meanwhile manipulated an outsized marking pen that made him look like a kid with a with a new toy. “We’re here for the first time and are just having fun,” said McQuillen, a Laguna Hills resident. A graphic designer, Jucaban noted that he was also screen printer and a registered nurse. The latter might have come in useful at this monthly First STREET FAIR, page 24 Artist Paulette Auster painting during the Sawdust Festival. Artistic Diversity Drives Council Vows the Sawdust’s 50th Year to Defeat Pot By Daniella Walsh | LBIndy Among the dense Sunday crowd of passengers waiting to board an outbound trolley at the Sawdust Art Festival, a woman cradled a bub-ble-wrapped package roughly the size of a tiny mummy. Michelle Sokol was ready to return to her home in Buena Park where she looked forward to ﬁ nding a special place for her latest Sawdust treasure, a sleek glass vase by Marcus Thesing. “I collect Marcus’ s work. I have several by now,” she said. Thesing’s booth features sleek mod-ernist and more earthy-hued vessels, assorted paperweights and new works he describes as “wave boxes,” and is one of the highlights at this year’s Sawdust. He is one of roughly 19 artists working in highly diverse permutations of glass making, offering a wide selection from delicate goblets, to glass assemblage to sleek modernist or nature inspired ves-sels. Thesing, it turns out, is a former apprentice/employee of John Barber, a fellow veteran Sawdust exhibitor. “I have also been at the Festival of SAWDUST, page 20 Dispensary Measure By Rita Robinson | LB Indy In a bold move, the city council unani-mously vowed to “work hard” on getting residents to defeat a medical marijuana dispensary measure on November’s ballot. In a special meeting on what was col-loquially termed “Marijuana Monday,” the council voted to take no action on a POT, page 26 INTERNATIONAL NETWORK BRE#01778230 A POWERFUL The power of international lies within our team. Surterre Properties ® is home to agents from around the world who speak over 16 different languages. This international team of agents has powerful connections worldwide to help you get your home sold.