I just want to say a word about my uncle Wayne Peterson of Laguna Beach. He is a good man, and a supporter of the arts and gay rights.
I was at the Festival in 1994. It was really nice, intimate event, but most of Orange County was raining that day so the turn out was small. Thelma Huston sang at one of the venues across the street and it was fabulous.
It is true that the city council wanted Laguna to be a city for everyone, not just another city of radicals that were pushing rent control and bloated wasteful budgets. Laguna has faired quite well by being on a sound financial footing sense then.